Lot 874: Stewart William



2015-07-10 15:43:42

Lot 874: Stewart William: (1774-1827) British Lieutenant General, Served As Division Commander Under The Duke Of Wellington. Stewart Was Also An Acquaintance Of Lord Nelson Having Earlier Been Stationed On The Quarter-Deck Of Nelson'S Flagship Hms Elephant Throughout The Battle Of Copenhagen. Stewart Was Chosen For The Honour Of Carrying To London The Despatches Reporting The Victory And Nelson Wrote Praising 'Colonel Stewart Who Is An Excellent And Indefatigable Young Man, And Depend Upon It, The Rising Hope Of Our Army'. A.L.S., W Stewart, Two Pages, 4To, Horsham, 24Th October 1800, To Thomas Falkener. Stewart States That He Has Received His Correspondent'S Letter 'Respecting The Claims Of Your Deceased Son Enoch Falkener, Who Dies In St Domingo Under My Command' And Adds That He Remembers Falkener As A Drummer And That All Deceased Soldier'S Accounts 'Were Regularly Made Up To The Period Of Their Deaths, & The Balances Either Of Credit Or Debt Transmitted Home To The Agents'. Stewart Advises Falkener To Contact The London Agents Who Will 'Examine Your Sons Accts Sent Home For The Period, & Let You Know Whether You Have Anything To Receive, Or From Whom'. A Couple Of Light Stains And Some Minor Age Wear, Only Slightly Affecting A Few Words Of Text, But Not The Signature. About Vg International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £100 - 120
Write a response...

The bookmarklet lets you save things you find to your collections.

Note: Make sure your bookmarks are visible.


Click and drag the Collect It button to your browser's Bookmark Bar.

collect it