British Victorian Churchman & Author Dean Stanley Signed Letter 1875
Fine signed letter dated 22nd November 1875 on embossed Deanery Westminster stationery from Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, (1815-1881), known as Dean Stanley, to William B. Flower, a friend and member of the Church of England, discussing his wife Augusta Elizabeth Frederica 5th daughter of Thomas Bruce 7th Earl of Elgin and Kincardine becoming godmother to the child of Flower and joking about the possible name of Augusta or Augustine. It is accompanied by its original envelope with Penny Red stamp and embossed back flap
He was an English churchman and academic. He was Dean of Westminster from 1864 to 1881. His position was that of a Broad Churchman and he was the author of a number of works on Church History.
"My dear Flower
Many congratulations - My dear wife will take no less interest, she says, in the little Augustine than she would have done in the little Augusta. I do not think so highly of Augustine the Father, as many people do - but he was xxx better than Augustus the Emperor.-
Will you not take advantage of the godmother's relationship to xxx in xxx xxx?
Envelope Size: 13.5 x 8 cm approx