Lot 896: Airey Richard

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Lot 896: Airey Richard: (1803-1881) British General Who Served As Quartermaster-General Under Lord Raglan In The Crimean War. Following Raglan'S Instructions Airey Issued The Fateful Order For The Charge Of The Light Brigade. A.L.S., Airey, Three Pages, 8Vo, Lowndes Square, 10Th April 1879, To Hopkins. Airey Asks His Correspondent 'Please, Be So Good As To Let Me Know What The "Papers" Relate To Which You Require' And Further Remarks 'I Have Been Searching Today Thro' A Great Mass, And Can Not Remember What You Refer To?' Airey Also Informs His Correspondent That He Will Be Staying At A Hotel In Upper Norwood For Ten Days ('For A Change Of Air') But Will Be Constantly Driving Backwards And Forwards. He Concludes By Stating 'I Have Various Printed Circulars, Regulations Etc. Do You Want Them?'. A Couple Of Very Light, Extremely Minor Areas Of Foxing, Vg International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £100 - 120
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