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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 (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen print, arched top, late 1850s
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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen print, 1858
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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860-1865
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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by W. & D. Downey
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1861
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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1861
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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

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

by Henry Joseph Whitlock
albumen carte-de-visite, circa late 1860s
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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by Henry Joseph Whitlock
albumen carte-de-visite, circa late 1860s
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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by Thomas McLean & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1860s
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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by Henry Joseph Whitlock
albumen carte-de-visite, circa late 1860s
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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by Samuel Alexander Walker
albumen carte-de-visite, 1868 or before
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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 carte-de-visite, 1870?
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Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1870?
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