Lot 1182: Berkeley, George



2015-09-16 14:12:26

Lot 1182: Berkeley George: (1753-1818) English Admiral Who Served In The American Revolutionary Wars And The Napoleonic Wars. Berkeley Governed The Supply Routes To Portugal And Spain Which Kept The Duke Of Wellington'S Armies In The Field During The Peninsula War. A.L.S., Admiral Berkeley, In The Third Person, One Page, 4To, Buenos Aires, 2Nd July 1811, To Charles Stuart. The Admiral Informs His Correspondent That 'Captain Lord Balgonie Has Directions To Receive On Board The Romulus….All Spanish Officers For Gallicia, & That By The General'S Fixing, She Is Intended To Sail Tomorrow'. With Slight Traces Of A Red Wax Seal To The Upper Left Corner. Together With Charles Richard Vaughan (1774-1849) British Diplomat, Minister To The United States 1825-35. A.L.S., Chas. R. Vaughan, One Page, 8Vo, Cadiz, 2Nd July 1811, To [Charles] Stuart ('My Dear Stuart'). Vaughan States, In Full, 'The Bearer Of This Is Captain D'Oyley Of The 1St Regt. Of Guards Whom I Beg To Recommend To Your Particular Attention. I Know That I Need Only Say That He Is A Friend Of Mine To Insure Him A Kind Reception With You'. Some Extremely Light, Minor Age Wear. Also Including William Harding Read (1775-1839) British Diplomat, Consul General In The Azores. A Personal Friend Of Pedro, Emperor Of Brazil. A.L.S., Wm. Harding Read, Three Pages, 4To, Ponta Delgada, 31St May 1811, To Charles Stuart. Read Politely Thanks His Correspondent For The Hospitality That They Had Shown In Lisbon The Previous Year, And Continues 'The Captain General Of These Islands, Was Pleased To Direct My Being Recognised "Ad Interim" As Consul General Of The Azores, On My Presenting Him The Commission Of His Royal Highness The Prince Regent….Untill The Usual Execution Be Obtained From Rio Janeiro….I Also Learnt Prior To My Leaving England That The Marquis Wellesley Had Been Pleased Officially To Communicate To You My Appointment….Notwithstanding All These Circumstances The Person Whom So Dishonorably Ejected Me From The Office Of Vice Consul Of This Island, Still Thinks Proper To Dispute The Validity Of My Appointment And Makes No Scruple Of Publicly Questioning The Right Of His Majesty'S Government To Appoint Its Own Servants…' And Concludes By Remarking That He Hopes, Despite Every Effort To Misrepresent His Conduct, Stuart Will Still Hold Him In Good Opinion. Some Light Age Wear And Minor Age Toning To The Extreme Edges. Vg, 3. Charles Stuart (1779-1845) British Diplomat, Envoy Extraordinary And Minister Plenipotentiary To Portugal And Brazil 1810-14, British Ambassador To France 1815-24, 1828-30 And British Ambassador To Russia 1841-44. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £100-120
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