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Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh (1818-1887), Politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Secretary of State for India

Sitter in 31 portraits
Initially Private Secretary to William Gladstone at the Board of Trade, he entered Parliament in 1855. He served as President of the Board of Trade, Secretary of State for India, and Chancellor of the Exchequer. He was jointly responsible for one of the best-known social reforms of the century, was a financier of note, and loyally served two great Tory leaders, William Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli. His name is now most associated with the Northcote-Trevelyan Report of 1835, which advised on various aspects of civil service reform. It recommended the widespread use of an examination system and recruitment on merit in place of patronage and 'old corruption'.

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D36434

Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh

published by The Graphic, after Theodore Blake Wirgman
wood engraving, published 28 June 1884
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D36433

Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh

published by The Graphic, after Theodore Blake Wirgman
wood engraving, published 15 January 1887
NPG D36433

Ax27781

Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
woodburytype
NPG Ax27781

x12112

Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh

by Adolphe Paul Auguste Beau
albumen carte-de-visite, 1867
NPG x12112

Ax15851

Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh

by and published by William Walker
albumen print, published 1867
NPG Ax15851

Ax17524

Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh

by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1877
NPG Ax17524

x12113

Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1882
NPG x12113

x45716

Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1886 (circa 1882)
NPG x45716

D43453

Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh ('Statesmen No. 65.')

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 8 October 1870
NPG D43453