Lot 406: [Victoria]

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Lot 406: [Victoria]: (1819-1901) Queen Of The United Kingdom Great Britain & Ireland 1837-1901. Buccleuch Duke Of (1806-1884) British Politician And Nobleman, Lord Privy Seal 1842-46. A.L.S., Buccleuch, Two Pages, 8Vo, Montagu House, 19Th May 1849, To Sir Robert Peel. The Duke Writes, In Full, 'You Will Be Sorry To Hear That A Man Fired A Pistol At The Queen'S Carriage On Constitution Hill As H.My. Was Coming From A Drive. The Man Was Arrested Instantly. No Damage Was Done To Any One'. With Blank Integral Leaf. A Letter Of Interesting Content And Association. About Ex Robert Peel (1788-1850) British Prime Minister 1834-35 & 1841-46. Queen Victoria Survived Several Assassination Attempts And Attacks During Her Reign, The One Referred To In The Present Letter Occurring When A Man Standing Within The Railings Of Green Park Fired At Her As She Drove Up Constitution Hill, Her Husband Prince Albert Riding At Some Distance In Front. The Queen Was Reportedly Largely Unfazed By The Incident, Instructing Her Coachman To Continue Driving And Subsequently Talking To Three Of Her Children Who Were Accompanying Her, In Order To Divert Their Attention. The Would-Be Assassin, An Irishman Named Hamilton, Was Arrested And Subsequently Sentenced To Seven Years' Transportation As His Pistol Was Found To Contain No Bullets.] International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction September 2015 Saturday, 26th September 2015 Estimate: £100-150
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