DR. JOHN SUTHERLAND
9 Jan. 1861
On War Office reform; Lord de Grey's argument for making the Permanent Under Secretaries equal with the Heads of Departments is quite conclusive; reform should be pressed forward before Lord de Greyl goes.
4p B.M. Add.MSS.45751.f.168
1. George Frederick Samuel Robinson, Earl de Grey and Ripon, Ist Marquis of Ripon (1827-1909); at this time Under Secretary for War. After Sidney Herbert's death de Grey was appointed Secretary for War; in 1866 Indian Secretary; in 1880 Viceroy of India. Throughout the remainder of Ripon's active life the two were in continuous correspondence (See B.M. Add.MSS.45778 for Ripon's letters to F.N. between 1861-1892, supplementary to a parallel correspondence in the Ripon Papers, B.M. Add.MSS.43546; for an account of their association see Cook; for account of life and work of Ripon see Lucien Wolf, Life of the First MArquis of Ripen, 2 Vols., London, John Murray, 1921.)
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