Piccadilly [London]: 30 March, 1895.. 1895.. Good. - 26 words penned in black ink on a sheet of cream letterhead, 7-5/8 inches high by 5 inches wide, with his address printed in blind at top right. Signed in the third person in the body of the letter: "Sir Algernon Borthwick presents his compliments...". There is some rubbing & light creasing to the top edge of the letterhead with a tiny area of soiling at bottom left. There are scraps of gray paper adhering to the verso where the letter has been removed from an album. Good.
Borthwick sends his compliments to a Mrs. Jackson and informs her that Lady Borthwick is abroad until May.
Sir Algernon Borthwick [1830-1908] was a British journalist, who inherited the proprietorship of the "Morning Post" from his father. Borthwick not only saved the newspaper from financial ruin, but also turned it into a paper with considerable political influence. In 1886, he was returned to Parliament as member for South Kensington, London, where he was a resolute opponent of Gladstone's Home Rule Bill for Ireland.