Letters of Benjamin Disraeli


The aim of the Disraeli Project is to make available accurate texts, reliably dated and fully annotated, of all extant letters of Benjamin Disraeli. Each volume includes an introduction, a name and subject index, and appendixes of related documents. The research and publication costs of the Benjamin Disraeli Letters are supported by a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The Disraeli Project exists within and is supported by Queen's University at Kingston.
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Benjamin Disraeli Letters: 1868, Volume X
Benjamin Disraeli Letters: 1868, Volume X
Edited by Michel Pharand, Ellen L. Hawman, Mary S. Millar, Sandra den Otter, and M.G. Wiebe

The volume contains 648 of Disraeli’s letters, 510 of them never before published and all copiously annotated – often with the other side of the correspondence included.

Published Sep 2014
Benjamin Disraeli Letters: 1865-1867, Volume IX
Benjamin Disraeli Letters: 1865-1867, Volume IX
Edited by Michel Pharand, Ellen H. Hawman, Mary S. Millar, Sandra den Otter, and M.G. Wiebe

This latest volume covers 1865 to 1867, crucial years leading up to Disraeli’s first ministry in 1868. The story is told through 697 letters, of which 525 have never before been published and 78 only in part.

Published Apr 2013
Benjamin Disraeli Letters: 1860-1864, Volume VIII
Benjamin Disraeli Letters: 1860-1864, Volume VIII
By Benjamin Disraeli, Edited by M.G. Wiebe, Mary S. Millar, Ann P. Robson, Ellen L. Hawman

This volume collects 556 of Disraeli's letters from a tumultuous period in European history – years that witnessed the Italian revolution, the Polish revolt against Russia, anxiety about Napoleon III's intentions in Europe, and the American Civil War.

Published Oct 2009
Benjamin Disraeli Letters: 1857-1859, Volume VII
Benjamin Disraeli Letters: 1857-1859, Volume VII
By Benjamin Disraeli, Edited by Mary S. Millar, Ann P. Robson, M.G. Wiebe

With an appendix of 115 newly found letters dating from 1825, as well as information on 219 unfound letters, full annotations to each letter, an exhaustive name-and-subject index and a comprehensive introduction, this volume will be a vital resource for new understanding of this enigmatic statesman.

Published Mar 2004
Benjamin Disraeli Letters: 1852-1856, Volume VI
Benjamin Disraeli Letters: 1852-1856, Volume VI
By Benjamin Disraeli, Edited by Ann P. Robson, Mary S. Millar, M.G. Wiebe

The latest volume in the critically acclaimed Letters of Benjamin Disraeli series contains or describes 952 letters (778 perviously unpublished) written by Disraeli between 1852 and 1856.

Published Dec 1997
Benjamin Disraeli Letters: 1848-1851, Volume V
Benjamin Disraeli Letters: 1848-1851, Volume V
By Benjamin Disraeli, Edited by J.B. Conacher, M.G. Wiebe

Part of the critically acclaimed Letters of Benjamin Disraeli series. This volume contains or describes letters written by Disraeli between 1848 and 1851.

Published Nov 1993
Benjamin Disraeli Letters: 1842-1847, Volume IV
Benjamin Disraeli Letters: 1842-1847, Volume IV
By Benjamin Disraeli, Edited by J.B. Conacher, M.G. Wiebe

Part of the critically acclaimed Letters of Benjamin Disraeli series. This volume contains or describes letters written by Disraeli between 1842 and 1847.

Published Mar 1989
Benjamin Disraeli Letters: 1838-1841, Volume 3
Benjamin Disraeli Letters: 1838-1841, Volume 3
By Benjamin Disraeli, edited by J.B. Conacher and M.G. Wiebe

This volume contains or describes letters written by Disraeli between 1838 and 1841.

Published Mar 1987
Benjamin Disraeli Letters: 1815-1834, Volume I
Benjamin Disraeli Letters: 1815-1834, Volume I

By Benjamin Disraeli

Edited by J.A.W. Gunn, John Matthews, Donald M. Schurman, and M.G. Wiebe

This volume includes 363 letters (many previously unpublished) from Benjamkin Disraeli's school boy days to his establishment in the Tory camp under the patronage of Lord Lyndhurst. Most prominent are Disraeli's letters to his sister, Sarah, with whom he corresponded frequently over several decades.

Published Apr 1982
Benjamin Disraeli Letters: 1835-1837, Volume II
Benjamin Disraeli Letters: 1835-1837, Volume II

By Benjamin Disraeli

Edited by J.A.W. Gunn, John Matthews, Donald M. Schurman, and M.G. Wiebe

The 334 letters in this volume cover the period from Disraeli's establishment in the Tory camp under the patronage of Lord Lyndhurst to his election to parliament in 1837. The most important issue to which they speak is the course of Disraeli's political ambitions.

Published Apr 1982