This underprint is believed to have been for the use of Mr. Mitchell Henry (1826–1910) of Manchester while standing for parliament as an MP in 1868. His campaign committee was based at:
82, Market Street,
Mitchell Henry actually withdrew his candidacy from the poll on this occasion and did not become an MP until 3 years later when elected as the MP for the County Galway constituency of Northern Ireland in 1871. He served Galway at Westminster for the next 15 years.
Mitchell Henry was the surgeon son of the merchant and owner of A. & S. Henry & Co. (see Type 30 - 32 and underprints PP89 – 106). Mitchell Henry became head of the family firm in 1862 when his father died.
He is best known as the founder of the Manchester Evening News newspaper. He was educated in London and at University College Cambridge where he read for a degree in medicine, eventually becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons.
See the Kylemore Abbey web site for more information on Mitchell Henry and his association with Ireland and particularly Kylemore Abbey itself (which he had built for his wife).
1864. Unofficial underprint type 33 (over the gum) in black.
PP110 1d lake-red (SG 43 or G1)