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Eustace James Anthony Balfour letters
mssHM 35000-35064  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administration Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Arrangement
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Eustace James Anthony Balfour letters
    Dates: 1854-1937
    Collection Number: mssHM 35000-35064
    Creator OR Collector: Balfour, Eustace James Anthony, 1854-1912, recipient
    Extent: 83 items
    Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
    The Huntington Library
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, California 91108
    Phone: (626) 405-2203
    Fax: (626) 449-5720
    Email: reference@huntington.org
    URL: http://www.huntington.org
    Abstract: The collection consists mostly of letters written to Eustace Balfour and his wife, Frances, from prominent British citizens.
    Language of Material: The records are in English.

    Administration Information


    Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please go to following web site  .

    Publication Rights

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Eustace James Anthony Balfour letters, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of I. Kerrison Preston, 1971.

    Biographical Note

    Eustace James Anthony Balfour (1854-1912) was the son of James M. Balfour and Lady Blanche Balfour, sister of Robert Cecil, the marquess of Salisbury (1830-1903), and the brother of statesman Arthur James Balfour (1848-1930) and naturalist Francis Maitland Balfour (1851-1882). He became a painter and architect, and designed the rebuilding of the Crown Court church. Balfour's wife, Lady Frances Balfour (1858-1931), was the daughter of George Douglas Campbell, the eighth Duke of Argyll (1823-1900). Her brother, John Douglas Sutherland Campbell, the ninth Duke of Argyll (1845-1914), was married to Princess Louise (1848-1939), the daughter of Queen Victoria (1819-1901). Lady Balfour was active as a churchwoman, suffragist and author.


    The collection is arranged alphabetically by author. It is housed in one box.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains letters addressed to Eustace Balfour and his wife, Frances, among others. Many of the letter's authors were prominent British artists, politicians and scientists of the period. Issues discussed within the collection include the personal lives of Eustace and Frances Balfour as well as 19th and 20th century British art, politics and science. Correspondents include Arthur James Balfour, Georges-Ernest-Jean-Marie Boulanger, Ford Madox Brown, Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, William Benjamin Carpenter, Joseph Chamberlain, Walter Crane, Sir John Gilbert, William Holman Hunt, Henry James, Rudyard Kipling, Henry Charles Keith Petty-FitzMaurice, the Marquess of Lansdowne, Princess Louise, James Russell Lowell, John Morley, Richard Owen, and Robert Cecil, marquess of Salisbury.

    Indexing Terms

    Personal Names

    Balfour, Arthur James, 1848-1930
    Balfour, Eustace James Anthony, 1854-1912, recipient
    Balfour, Frances, Lady, 1858-1931, recipient
    Boulanger, Georges-Ernest-Jean-Marie, 1837-1891
    Brown, Ford Madox, 1821-1893
    Burne-Jones, Edward Coley, 1833-1898
    Carpenter, William Benjamin, 1813-1885
    Chamberlain, Joseph, 1836-1914
    Crane, Walter, 1845-1915
    Gilbert, John, 1817-1897
    Hunt, William Holman, 1827-1910
    James, Henry, 1843-1916
    Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936
    Lansdowne, Henry Charles Keith Petty-FitzMaurice, Marquess of, 1845-1927
    Louise, Princess, Duchess of Argyll, 1848-1939
    Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891
    Morley, John, 1838-1923
    Owen, Richard, 1804-1892
    Salisbury, Robert Cecil, Marquess of, 1830-1903


    Art -- Great Britain -- 19th century
    Art -- Great Britain -- 20th century
    Artists -- Great Britain -- Correspondence
    Politicians -- Great Britain -- Correspondence
    Scientists -- Great Britain -- Correspondence

    Geographic Areas

    Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 19th century
    Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 20th century


    Letters (correspondence) -- England -- 19th century
    Letters (correspondence) -- England -- 20th century