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Volume 37. The Safe Duke: Selected County Correspondence of Richard, Third Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, 1861–1889

edited by Ian Beckett (2016)

Transcriptions of 378 letters written by or to the Duke. Beginning with his elevation to the dukedom in 1861, the volume covers not only the management of the Stowe and Wotton estates but also the Duke’s role as lord lieutenant, management of the magistracy, involvement in local politics, philanthropic endeavours, and the promotion of railways such as the Brill Tramway. 362pp.

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