[Lord Radstock [Granville Augustus William Waldegrave], philanthropist.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Radstock') to 'Baxter', giving three measures which he has put to Gladstone in a letter about 'the condition of the East [i.e. East End of London]'.

Lord Radstock [Granville Augustus William Waldegrave, 3rd Baron Radstock] (1833-1913), philanthropist and evangelist [William Ewart Gladstone, Liberal Prime Minister; the East End of London]
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'30 B. S. [i.e Baker Street, Portman Square, London] | Jan. 13 [no year]'.
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3pp, 12mo. Bifolium with mourning border. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. Folded twice. He reports that he 'wrote a line to Gladstone about the condition of the East urging the Govt. to take it up either by Equalization of Poor Rates, Emigration or Alteration of License System or all of these'. He considers that 'a good case is made out' and the measures he suggests 'wd do something'. He wonders whether the recipient might be able to 'put a few statistics together'. He thinks that 'the worst part is the permanent depression of the trading class wh takes away all vitality'. He has 'no time for more' as he is 'off to Brighton for the day', having '4 children with their 3 nurses in quarantine (nurses not ill thank God)'. He concludes with the news that Lady Radstock has been 'wonderfully helpful'. In margin: 'Gladstones letter is private of course'. See his entry in the Oxford DNB, which states that he 'frequently evangelized in London's East End'. The recipient was presumably Robert Baxter of 3 Park Street, Westminster, associated with Radstock as a member of the Evangelical Alliance.