Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby(1826-1893), Politician, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and diarist; Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery
Sitter in 57 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.
- Edward Smith Stanley, 13th Earl of Derby (grandfather)
- Charlotte Margaret Stanley (née Hornby), Countess of Derby (grandmother)
- Edward Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby (father)
- Emma Caroline Stanley (née Bootle-Wilbraham), Countess of Derby (mother)
- Frederick Arthur Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby (brother)
- Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby (nephew)
- Lady Isobel Constance Mary Gathorne-Hardy (née Stanley) (niece)
- Lady Louisa Emily Long (née Stanley) (aunt)
- Lady Charlotte-Elizabeth Penryhn (née Stanley) (aunt)
- Mary Catherine (née Sackville-West), Marchioness of Salisbury (later Countess of Derby) (wife)
- Hon. Algernon Francis Stanley (nephew)
- Sir Arthur Stanley (nephew)
- Ferdinand Charles Stanley (nephew)
- Hon. Frederick William Stanley (nephew)
- Sir George Frederick Stanley (nephew)
- Hon. Henry Thomas Stanley (uncle)
- Sir Victor Albert Stanley (nephew)
- Lady Emma Charlotte Talbot (née Stanley) (sister)
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