Benjamin Disraeli Letters

Benjamin Disraeli Letters: 1848-1851, Volume 5

M.G. WIEBE General Editor
J.B. CONACHER Co-editor
MARY S. MILLAR Research Associate
Series: Letters of Benjamin Disraeli
Volume: 5
Copyright Date: 1993
Pages: 592
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    Benjamin Disraeli Letters
    Book Description:

    Part of the critically acclaimed Letters of Benjamin Disraeli series. This volume contains or describes letters written by Disraeli between 1848 and 1851.

    eISBN: 978-1-4426-7128-7
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents (pp. v-v)
  3. ILLUSTRATIONS (pp. vi-vi)
  4. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS (pp. vii-viii)
  5. INTRODUCTION (pp. ix-xx)

    ‘When Chaos comes,’ Disraeli wrote to the banker Henry Drummond on 4 May 1848, ‘and we have an opportunity of creating order, we may set about working’ to redesign the system of government; ‘at present,’ he added, ‘we must be less methodical, a little more bungling & practical’ (1643a). The motif of imminent disorder only barely held off pervades Disraeli’s personal and political affairs in the years 1848-51 covered by the 600 letters of this volume, a spectre he was not able to dispel as easily as he discounted the prospect of an English revolution in 1848. In every aspect of...

  6. EDITORIAL PRINCIPLES (pp. xxi-xxii)
  7. DISRAELI CHRONOLOGY 1848-1851 (pp. xxiii-xxxiii)
  9. Chronological List of Letters 1848-1851 (pp. xli-lx)
  10. [Illustrations] (pp. lxi-lxiv)
  11. BENJAMIN DISRAELI LETTERS: 1848–1851 (pp. 3-508)

    Carlton Club [Saturday] 29 January 1848


    ORIGINAL: BEA [R2-2]

    My dear Lord Granby, The Library at | the Carlton | Jan. 29. 1848 I returned to Grosvenor Gate yesterday evening, a few days earlier than I had intended, in order to catch G[eorge] B[entinck], who, I fancied from a letter just received, was at Harcourt House; but he had fled in the morning to Wimpole.¹

    Had I seen him, we should have conferred on a subject / on wh: I wish now to write to you, but tho’ I would not lose a post, I am scarcely...

  12. APPENDIX I PRE-1848 LETTERS NEWLY FOUND (pp. 509-522)
  13. APPENDIX II ‘De la méditation en Italic’ (pp. 523-525)
  14. APPENDIX III Lists of possible cabinets (pp. 526-527)
  15. APPENDIX IV Petition from the Bucks Real Property Society (pp. 528-529)
  16. APPENDIX V Disraeli’s memoirs, extracts 1848-51 (pp. 530-539)
  17. APPENDIX VI Disraeli in Men of the Time (pp. 540-541)
  18. RECIPIENTS, VOLUME FIVE (pp. 542-544)
  19. INDEX TO VOLUME FIVE (pp. 545-591)

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