Lot 876: Somerset Fitzroy (1788-1855)



2015-07-10 15:43:42

Lot 876: Somerset Fitzroy (1788-1855) 1St Baron Raglan. British Field Marshal Who Served As Military Secretary To The Duke Of Wellington And Was Present At The Battle Of Waterloo (Where He Had To Have His Right Arm Amputated). Somerset Is Most Famous For His Role As Overall Commander Of The British Forces During The Crimean War, Where He Gave The Fateful Order Which Led To The Charge Of The Light Brigade. A.L.S., Fitzroy Somerset, Two Pages, 4To, Villa Toro, 26Th September 1812, To Charles Stuart. Somerset Responds To Stuart'S Official Letter To Lord Wellington Regarding Some Post Office Claims And Explains 'I Think It Best To Acquaint You That There Is A Very Considerable Sum Due By Us To The Portuguese Govt. On Account Of That Service And Colonel Scovell And Myself Are Making Every Exertion To Put The Accounts In Such A Form As That They Can Be Passed By The Commissary Of Accounts, But They Are Made Out So Irregularly That It Will I Apprehend Be Some Time Before The Whole Can Be Paid'. In Concluding Somerset Asks That No More Applications On The Subject Be Made To Wellington. With Remnants Of A Small Circular Red Seal Alongside The Signature. Vg Charles Stuart (1779-1845) British Diplomat, Envoy Extraordinary And Minister Plenipotentiary To Portugal And Brazil 1810-14, British Ambassador To France 1815-24, 1828-30 And British Ambassador To Russia 1841-44. Duke Of Wellington (1769-1852) Anglo-Irish Field Marshal & British Prime Minister 1828-30, 1834. George Scovell (1774-1861) British General And Code Breaker Who Played A Pivotal Role In Some Of Wellington'S Victories Over The French. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £100 - 150
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