Lot 879: Wellington Duke Of



2015-07-10 15:43:42

Lot 879: Wellington Duke Of: (1769-1852) Anglo-Irish Field Marshal & British Prime Minister 1828-30, 1834. Signed Free Front Envelope Panel, Addressed In His Hand To His Royal Highness The Duke Of Clarence At Bushey Park, Marked Private At The Head And Signed By Wellington With His Initial To The Lower Left Corner. Trimmed To The Edges, Just Touching The Signature And Text, And Neatly Laid Down. Together With A Portion Of An Autograph Letter (Signature Not Present), One Page, 8Vo (Trimmed), Walmer Castle, 15Th November 1840, Informing His Correspondent When He Will Be In Town And Suggesting A Meeting With Mr. Wright, Further Adding 'I Am Quite Well; And I Trust That You Will Find That I Have Followed Your Directions'. Large, Neat Tear To The Base, Just Affecting A Few Letters Of Text. Also Including Lord George Russell (1790-1846) British Soldier, Politician & Diplomat, Aide-De-Camp To Wellington In 1812 & 1817. L.S., G W Russell Lt Col, One Page, 4To, Brighton Barracks, 30Th July 1826, To The Quarter Master General Of The Forces. Russell Requests His Correspondent To 'Forward A Route To Major Badcock At Canterbury Barracks For The March Of Two Convalescent Men And Two Horses Of The Royal Irish Hussars From Thence To Brighton'. Further Including John Gurwood (1790-1845) British Colonel Who Served Under Wellington And Was Severely Wounded In The Early Stages Of The Battle Of Waterloo. Gurwood Also Served As Wellington'S Private Secretary And Edited The Wellington Despatches. Portion Of A D.S., J Gurwood, One Page, Oblong 8Vo, N.P., 24Th September 1836. The Manuscript Relates To A Package Of Books In The Kings Warehouse, Having Arrived From Gibraltar, And States, In Part, 'Lieut. Colonel John Gurwood Declares That The Books….Were Purchased In This Country In The Fair Way Of Trade, Were Sent Out Of This Country & Now Returned…' Neatly Mounted And With A Few Small Areas Of Paper Loss. Generally G To About Vg, 4 International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £100 - 150
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