Lot 817: Godolphin Sidney



2015-07-10 15:43:33

Lot 817: Godolphin Sidney: (1645-1712) 1St Earl Of Godolphin. British Politician Who Served As First Lord Of The Treasury 1700-01 And Was Instrumental In Negotiating And Passing The Acts Of Union (1707) With Scotland, Which Created The Kingdom Of Great Britain. Bold Ink Signature (€˜Godolphin’) On A Slim Oblong 8Vo Portion Of A Document, Whitehall Treasury Chambers, 3Rd October 1709. The Portion Of The Document Bears Four Lines Of Manuscript Text To The Verso And Is Addressed To Lord Charles Halifax And To The Recto Appears Thirteen Lines Of Printed Text Relating To An Act Of Parliament Entitled €˜An Act For Granting An Aid To Her Majesty, To Be Raised By A Land Tax In Great Britain’. Some Slight Traces Of Former Mounting And Age Wear, Not Affecting The Text Or Signature, Otherwise Vg Charles Montagu (1661-1715) 1St Earl Of Halifax. English Poet & Statesman, Chancellor Of The Exchequer 1694-99, First Lord Of The Treasury 1697-99, 1714-15 & Auditor Of The Exchequer 1699-1714 International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £80 - 100
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