ABEL SMITH (John, 1801-1871, M.P.)

Autograph Letter Signed signed with initials to William Pengelly, F.R.S., (1812-1894), saying that Pengelly's son Alfred "will have written you an account of our visit to the India House yesterday ... your son's transfer into the Geological Survey might be possible ... It was very pleasant to hear what a character yr son has brought with him to the India House", 4 sides 8vo., House of Commons, 28th February, n.y., c. xx

Abel Smith took an active part in the first Reform Bill, and advocated the admission of Jews to Parliament.

Item Date:  1867

Stock No:  18869      £45

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