Lot 905: Beresford Charles



2015-07-10 15:43:46

Lot 905: Beresford Charles: (1846-1919) British Admiral. A.L.S., Charles Beresford, Four Pages, 8Vo, H.M.S. King Edward Vii, Channel Fleet, 28Th September 1907, To Mr. Luard Of The Salters' Company In London. Beresford States That It Will Not Be Possible For Him To Be Present To Receive The Distinguished Honour Offered By The Salters' Company, Explaining 'I Have Received Orders To Hold Myself And The Fleet Under My Command In Readiness To Do Honour To The German Emperor….And I Should Not Be Able To Get Away From The Fleet While His Majesty Remains In The Country. The Programme For The Reception Of The Emperor Is Not Yet Complete So That I Cannot Tell You When H.M. Leaves…' And Concludes By Asking His Correspondent To Keep The Information Confidential, 'As My Orders Are Headed €Œconfidentialâ€'. With An Oval Received Stamp Of The Salters' Company At The Head Of The First Page. Together With A Second A.L.S., Charles Beresford, Three Pages, 8Vo, H.M.S. King Edward Vii, Channel Fleet, 29Th May 1908, To [Rennell Rodd] ('My Dear Minister'). Beresford Thanks His Correspondent For Their Charming Letter And States That He Will Be Delighted To See Him And Lady Rodd Again Although Can Not Be Certain About Dates, Adding 'If H.M. Intends To Visit Fleet Will You Kindly Let Me Know' And Further Explaining That He Will Go In Surprise With 'My Flag Flying' And That He Has Just Finished Entertaining The French. Also Including A Vintage Signed Postcard Photograph Of Beresford In A Half Length Pose Wearing His Naval Uniform And Cap. Signed With His Name Alone In Dark Fountain Pen Ink At The Base Of The Image. Generally Vg, 3 Rennell Rodd (1858-1941) British Diplomat & Politician. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £100 - 120
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