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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 William Walker & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1863
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Ax68045

Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by William Walker & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1863
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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by William Walker & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1863
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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by William Walker & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1863
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Ax15847

Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by William Walker
bromide print, circa 1867
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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870?
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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, 1870?
NPG x197291

x197099

'The Man We All Have Confidence In'

by Enoch Steele, after W.R.S.
albumen carte-de-visite, 1874?
NPG x197099

Ax17654

Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1881
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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by Lock & Whitfield
woodburytype, 1881 or before
NPG x28067

x3639

Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by York & Son
lantern slide, 1890s
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Ax15911

Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1891
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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by Unknown photographer
albumen print
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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by Unknown photographer
woodburytype
NPG x28068