Rare Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, handwritten manuscript (PF355)



2015-06-26 12:15:44

Rare Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, handwritten manuscript (PF355)

The British Prime Minister between the years 1828 and 1830 signed this unique item to Lady Seymour

The Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, was the British Prime Minister between the years 1828 and 1830.

Before becoming Prime Minister, Wellesley was a soldier and fought during the Myrose War against Tipu Sultan. In 1803 he achieved a remarkable victory at Assaye during the subjugation of the Mahrattas.

Wellesley was knighted upon his return to England and in 1807 he was appointed chief secretary for Ireland.

During the Peninsular War (1808-1814), Wellesley was asked to assume command of the British Army, eventually forcing the occupying French to withdraw from Spain and Portugal.

Following Napoleon's abdication in 1814, Wellesley returned home to England was created Duke of Wellington.

The Duke of Wellington replaced Lord Goderich as prime minister in 1828. He served as British prime minister until 15th November 1830 when his government was defeated in a vote in the House of Commons.

Duke of Wellington autographed signed note

This unique item is a signed, handwritten note from the Duke of Wellington to Lady Seymour, dated July 1839. In the note, the Duke comments on a pamphlet he has received from Seymour and also on a Bill in which she has expressed interest and which is progressing through the House of Lords.

The note is written on a sheet of paper measuring 9.5" x 7.5". This sheet is folded in half and the note occupies one half measuring 7.5" x 4.7". The note features some light creasing where it has been prevously folded.

Thisitem is a superbpiece of historical memorabilia.

(PF355) (G)

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