The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District]
Mr. James Frederick Stuart-Wortley
Mr. James Frederick Stuart-Wortley occupied a seat in the House of Representatives in 1854. He arrived in the colony in 1851, was a man of means, and an accomplished gentleman. Mr. Stuart-Wortley resided only a few years in New Zealand, and then returned to England, where he became well known as a member of the House of Commons. The politico-social gatherings of his wife were so noted that Lord Beaconsfield laid the opening scene of his novel Endymion in her drawing-room.