|Description||Letter written from 40 Prince's Gardens [London], dated 12 July. Chamberlain writes that he sees no possible objection to the publication of the views of Lady Sophia's father on Sir [Henry] Bartle [Edward] Frere [1815-1884]'s policy. He makes reference to Lord Farrer's testimony [possibly Farrer Herschell, 1st Baron Herschell, 1837-1899] and the Bankruptcy Bill, adding that 'Lord Selborne was always to help with his advice and experience'.|
The recipient is probably Lady Sophia Matilda Palmer, comtesse de Franqueville (1852-1915), daughter of the 1st Earl of Selborne (1812-1895). Lady Sophia edited Lord Selborne's autobiographical 'Memorials', which were published after his death.