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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

(1826-1893), Politician, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and diarist

Sitter in 56 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 Maull & Polyblank
albumen print, arched top, published August 1858
NPG Ax7308

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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG Ax38695

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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by Henry Joseph Whitlock
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG x13387

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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by William Walker & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG x26557

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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by William Walker & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1863
NPG Ax68044

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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

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

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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by William Walker & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1863
NPG Ax9865

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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by William Walker & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1863
NPG Ax68162

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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by William Walker
bromide print, circa 1867
NPG Ax15847

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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1881
NPG Ax17654

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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by Lock & Whitfield
woodburytype, 1881 or before
NPG x28067

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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by York & Son
lantern slide, 1890s
NPG x3639

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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1891
NPG Ax15911

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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by Unknown photographer
albumen print
NPG x13384

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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by Unknown photographer
woodburytype
NPG x28068

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"The Cabinet Council, 1883" (Gladstone and 13 colleagues)

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 27 November 1883
NPG D44149

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