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From 1880 when he was appointed to Mr Gladstone's staff, to 1906 Edward Walter Hamilton (1847-1908) kept a political diary, in all 54 volumes each of 135 pages. Hamilton became Gladstone's PP in 1882 but soon returned to the Treasury, rising eventually to become Financial Secretary.
Hamilton knew all the leading political figures of his time, and the diary deals with Gladstone, Lord Rosebury, his best friend, and a succession of Chancellors of the Exchequer. the very valuable sections of this diary after 1885 concern Hamilton's work at that least well-known of the great offices of state, the Treasury, although he also comments on a broad spectrum of the late Victorian scene.
The TLS reviewer hailed the publication of the two earlier volumes of the Hamilton diary for 1880-1885 as "an event of real importance for everyone interested in nineteenth century politics."
- Hamilton, Sir Edward Walter, 1847-1908
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