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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby (1826-1893), Politician; Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and diarist

Sitter in 54 portraits
A statesman whose father served as Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Although Stanley was more liberal than his father, he was elected a Tory MP in 1848. He remained in the Conservative Party until 1880 when he changed his allegiance and joined the Liberal Party. In his father's second administration he held the office of Secretary of State for the Colonies before becoming President of the Board of Control. He was responsible for the India Bill of 1858 in the House of Commons, and was appointed the first Secretary of State for India. The publication of his diaries after nearly a century furnished historians with one of the richest sources for his age.

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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, 1870?
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'The Man We All Have Confidence In'

by Enoch Steele, after W.R.S.
albumen carte-de-visite, 1874?
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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by Arthur James ('A.J.') Melhuish
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1875
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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by Arthur James ('A.J.') Melhuish
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1875
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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by Arthur James ('A.J.') Melhuish
woodburytype on programme page, published 27 February 1875
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Ax132897

'Politicians - Conservative'

published by Hughes & Edmonds
albumen print, published 1876
NPG Ax132897

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'Politicians - Conservative'

published by Hughes & Edmonds
albumen carte-de-visite, 1876
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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1891
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D35125

Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby when Lord Stanley

by W. Joseph Edwards, published by James Sprent Virtue, after a photograph by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
stipple engraving, 1861 or before
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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby when Lord Stanley

by W. Joseph Edwards, published by James Sprent Virtue, after a photograph by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
stipple engraving, 1861 or before
NPG D6836

D1396

The House of Commons, 1860

by Thomas Oldham Barlow, after John Phillip
mezzotint, 1863 or after
NPG D1396

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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by William Holl Jr, after George Richmond
stipple engraving, 1863 or after
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D23045

Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by Faustin Betbeder ('Faustin')
chromolithograph, 1874
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D35126

Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

printed by T. Brooker, published by B. Brooks & Sons
stipple engraving, published 20 March 1878
NPG D35126

D35128

Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

printed by The Pictorial World, published by Riddle & Couchman, after Fradelle
chromolithograph, published 14 April 1883
NPG D35128

Ax27796

Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
woodburytype
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Ax7308

Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen print, arched top, published August 1858
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