George V (1865-1936) a letter signed by The King (PF110)



2015-06-26 12:03:29

George V (1865-1936) a letter signed by The King (PF110)

Letter conferring the diplomatic appointment of R. J. Bowker, signed by King George V

George V (1865-1936) became King-Emperor in 1910. He sought to represent his subjects by relinquishing all German titles during the First World War, changing the name of the royal house from Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to Windsor. When domestic policies became strained, George promoted a national coalition, which saw Labour, Conservatives and Liberals join to form government.

Letter to R.J. Bowker, signed by George V Letter to R.J. Bowker, signed by George V

This letter of commission was sent to R.J. Bowker, to inform him of his appointment to Third Secretary, 22 November 1925. The document is n excellent condition, printed on high quality sturdy paper. It is signed by the king on the top left of the page, with an embossed official seal below.

George V's signature George V's signature

A cover letter from the foreign office is also included, dated 4th December 1925. It reads:

"Sir, I transmit to you a Commission which The King has been graciously pleased to grant to you under the Royal Sign Manual and Signet, constituting and appointing you Third Secretary in His Majesty's Diplomatic Service or Foreign Office. It should be understood that your appointment is regarded as of a probationary character for a period of two years."

(PF110) (G)

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