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Darwin Correspondence Project

Edward Henry Stanley, 15th earl of Derby

1826–93

Politician and diarist. BA (Trinity College), Cambridge, 1848. MP for King’s Lynn, 1848–69. Visited the West Indies twice, 1848–50. First secretary of state for India from 1858. Foreign secretary from 1874. Colonial secretary from 1882. Succeeded to the earldom in 1869.

Source

ODNB.

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