British home secretary (1788-1850) in the 1820s who instituted the police force, whose members were nicknamed 'bobbies' and 'peelers' after him; he later became Prime Minister. Third-person ALS, one page, 7.25 x 8.75, May 5, 1831. Third-person handwritten letter from his home at Whitehall Gardens, in part: "Robert Peel presents his Compliments…and returns his many thanks for the proofs of the Plates which are intended for the Life of Sir Thomas Lawrence. They are exceedingly interesting." In fine condition. Encapsulated in a PSA/DNA authentication holder.