Autograph letter signed.
8vo. 1 p. Includes a photographic portrait (100 x 145 mm).
To Lord Frederick Cavendish (1836-1882), then Financial Secretary to the Treasury: "Will you read the enclosed & speak to me about it at your leisure [...]".
In 1872 Brand was elected speaker of the House of Commons, and retained this post till February 1884. In 1881 he was appointed a Knight Grand Cross to the Most Honourable Order of the Bath.
On stationery with stamped ensign of the "House of Commons". Letter and photograph with traces of old mounting on verso.