HE WAS BLINDED IN A SHOOTING ACCIDENT AT THE AGE OF 25 BUT WENT ON TO COMPLETE HIS STUDIES IN ECONOMICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE. WHILE THERE HE ATTENDED THE EVOLUTION DEBATES AND DEFENDED THE LOGIC BEHIND CHARLES DARWIN’S THEORIES, WHICH SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECTED ITS ACCEPTANCE. HE WAS ELECTED A MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT AND CAMPAIGNED FOR WOMEN’S SUFFERAGE.
FAWCETT, HENRY (1833-84) SIGNED CARD, “Henry Fawcett, 11th February 1875”, by the British academic, statesman, and economist, who published his Manual of Political Economy (1863) and became Professor of Political Economy at Cambridge. In 1880 he was appointed Postmaster General and introduced many innovations including encouraging saving through the Post Office Savings Bank, parcel post, postal orders, etc. And, he is considered among the important British reformers. The card is in fine condition, with minor age toning.