Letters of Eustace James Anthony Balfour, 1854-1937 (bulk 1880-1914).


Letters of Eustace James Anthony Balfour, 1854-1937 (bulk 1880-1914).

The collection contains letters addressed to Eustace Balfour and his wife, Frances, among others. Many of the letter's authors were prominent British artists, politicians and scientists of the period. Issues discussed within the collection include the personal lives of Eustace and Frances Balfour as well as 19th and 20th century British art, politics and science. Correspondents include Arthur James Balfour, Georges-Ernest-Jean-Marie Boulanger, Ford Madox Brown, Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, William Benjamin Carpenter, Joseph Chamberlain, Walter Crane, Sir John Gilbert, William Holman Hunt, Henry James, Rudyard Kipling, Henry Charles Keith Petty-FitzMaurice, the Marquess of Lansdowne, Princess Louise, James Russell Lowell, John Morley, Richard Owen, and Robert Cecil, marquess of Salisbury.

83 pieces.1 box.


SNAC Resource ID: 6757823

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Balfour, Eustace, 1854-1911.

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Eustace James Anthony Balfour (1854-1912) was the son of James M. Balfour and Lady Blanche Balfour, sister of Robert Cecil, the marquess of Salisbury (1830-1903), and the brother of statesman Arthur James Balfour (1848-1930) and naturalist Francis Maitland Balfour (1851-1882). He became a painter and architect, and designed the rebuilding of the Crown Court church. Balfour's wife, Lady Frances Balfour (1858-1931), was the daughter of George Douglas Campbell, the eighth Duke of Argyll (1823-1900)...