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ALBEMARLE‚ General George Thomas Keppel‚ 6th Earl. 17466

ALBEMARLE‚ General George Thomas Keppel‚ 6th Earl.	17466	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Albemarle’‚ probably to his publisher‚ about the different number of pages in each of the two volumes. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ trace of mounting. 11 Grosvenor Square‚ 16 December 1851. George Thomas Keppel‚ 6th Earl of Albemarle (1799-1891)‚ joined the 3rd Battalion 14th Foot just six weeks before seeing action at the Battle of Waterloo. He wrote a number of travel books: Personal Narrative of a Journey from India to England‚ by Bussorah‚ Bagdad‚ The Ruins of Babylon‚ Curdistan‚ The Court of Persia‚ The Western Shore of the Caspian Sea‚ Astrakhan‚ Nishney‚ Novogorod‚ Moscow‚ and St. Petersburgh in the Year 1824. 2 vols‚ 1827); Personal Narrative of Travels in Babylonia‚ Assyria‚ Media and Scythia (1827); Narrative of a Journey across the Balcan (1831).

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ALBEMARLE‚ George Keppel‚ General‚ third Earl of. 15627

ALBEMARLE‚ George Keppel‚ General‚ third Earl of.	15627 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Albemarle’‚ to ‘My dear Dayrolls’ [Dayrolles]‚ discussing the behaviour of a young officer whom Albemarle commends to his correspondent’s protection‚ and his future career in the army. A fine one page example‚ 9 x 7 inches. London‚ 5 January 1756. General George Keppel‚ third Earl of Albemarle (1724-1772)‚ best known for his capture of Havana in 1762 during the Seven Years' War. He was aide-de-camp to the Duke of Cumberland‚ with whom he was present at the battles of Fontenoy and Culloden. He succeeded as the third Earl in 1754. In March 1762 he commanded ten thousand troops on board Admiral Pocock’s fleet in the secret expedition to attack Havana. “I believe him very good natured‚ & willing‚ but as he has deceived in one thing he may in all. If he does not endeavour by assiduity & application to his exercises to try to ingratiate himself with you‚ & atone for his past Conduct‚ I do beg I may know it...”

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American War. HAMPTON‚ Wade‚ General. 16897

American War. HAMPTON‚ Wade‚ General.	16897	Autograph Letter Signed ‘W.Hampton’‚ to John Compty‚ asking him to pay twenty dollars cash to the bearer‚ John Strutman‚ on Hampton’s behalf‚ in return for which Hampton will supply “good Indigo ...or if more agreeable repay the money as soon as I come from Town”. 1 page 7 x 6 inches‚ folds. 29 November 1783. Wade Hampton I (1752-1835) served in the American Revolution and was a member of Congress for South Carolina from 1795-1797 and from 1803-1805‚ and a presidential elector in 1801. He was a colonel in the United States Army in 1808‚ and was promoted to brigadier-general in 1809. He led the American forces in the Battle of Chateauguay in 1813. Thereafter‚ he acquired a large fortune land speculating. At his death it was told that he was the wealthiest planter in the United States‚ owning over 3‚000 slaves.

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AMHERST‚ Jeffrey‚ 1st Baron‚ Field-Marshal. 17510

AMHERST‚ Jeffrey‚ 1st Baron‚ Field-Marshal.	17510	Letter Signed ‘Amherst’ as Commander-in-Chief‚ to Captain Polson‚ 60th Foot‚ informing him that His Majesty has granted Polson “leave of absence for the recovery of your Health”. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition‚ a little dusty‚ with the integral blank leaf docketed by the recipient. Whitehall‚ 18 December 1781. The desirable autograph of General Jeffrey Amherst (1717-97) who commanded the British expedition against the French in Canada in 1758-60. In 1760 he was appointed governor-general of British North America. He had less success against Pontiac in the Indian rebellion which followed‚ and Amherst returned to England in 1763. In 1772 he became commander-in-chief‚ and in 1796 a field-marshal. Captain John Polson‚ 60th Foot‚ commanded the expeditionary force which set out from Jamaica in 1780 for an attack on Nicaragua‚ the expedition in which the 22 year old Horatio Nelson distinguished himself.

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ARMSTRONG‚ Sir William George. 15538

ARMSTRONG‚ Sir William George.	15538	Autograph Letter Signed‚ explaining that Sir John Lubbock is obliged to defer his visit to Cragside “for his explorations with you”. 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ one corner torn away (without loss of text)‚ otherwise good. Newcastle upon Tyne‚ 27 November 1866. Sir William George Armstrong (1810-1900)‚ inventor‚ known for the development of the Armstrong Gun‚ founder of the Armstrong Whitworth empire.

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ARRAN. Richard Butler‚ Earl of Arran‚ Lord Deputy of Ireland. 14279

ARRAN. Richard Butler‚ Earl of Arran‚ Lord Deputy of Ireland.	14279	Printed Commission‚ completed in manuscript‚ signed ‘Arran’ at head‚ as Lord Deputy of Ireland‚ appointing “John Braddock to be Major of the Militia Regiment of Foot under the Command of the Lord Mayor of Dublin as Collonel”. Countersigned ‘W.Ellis’. 17 x 11½ inches‚ the Earl’s wafer seal affixed‚ minor tears‚ stains and defects‚ lower left corner torn away. From the Enys Collection. At his Majesties Castle of Dublin‚ 8 July 1682. An impressive Irish Warrant or Commission. Richard Butler‚ 1st Earl of Arran‚ Baron Butler of Cloughgrenan‚ Viscount Tullough (1639 – 1686)‚ Irish peer‚ the fourth son of James Butler‚ 1st Duke of Ormonde. He was created Baron Butler of Cloughgrennan‚ Viscount Tulloogh and Earl of Arran (having purchased the Aran islands) in May 1662 in the Peerage of Ireland. In 1673‚ as a reward for his bravery in the sea fights against the Dutch‚ he was created Baron Butler of Weston in the Peerage of England.

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BACKHOUSE‚ Lieutenant-General Thomas Joseph. 16426

BACKHOUSE‚ Lieutenant-General Thomas Joseph.	16426	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to John Ridge‚ Spring Gardens‚ London‚ about the investment of money sent from India‚ explaining that his health confines him to Bath “and the idle throng that frequents it”. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ minor defects only‚ with the address leaf. 18 Henrietta Street‚ Bath‚ 5 January 1816. Uncommon. Lieutenant-General Thomas Joseph Backhouse (Manila 1764 - 1821) served in the American War (1780) and the West Indies‚ He saw distinguished service in the Montevideo Campaign (1806-07). He later commanded the garrison at Bombay.

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BADEN-POWELL‚ General Robert‚ 1st Baron. 16963

BADEN-POWELL‚ General Robert‚ 1st Baron.	16963 Typed Letter Signed ‘Robert Baden-Powell’ as Major-General‚ to Stilwell & Sons regarding a payment to Captain Stewart for pack saddles. 1 page 10 x 8 inches‚ folds‚ in good condition. 8 St. George’s Place‚ Hyde Park Corner [London]‚ 15 October 1901. Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell‚ first Lord Baden-Powell (1857-1941)‚ hero of Mafeking‚ founder of the Boy Scouts.

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BATH‚ John Granville‚ 1st Earl. 15577

BATH‚ John Granville‚ 1st Earl.	15577	An original Commission‚ signed ‘Bathe’ lower right‚ as Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall‚ appointing a Lieutenant “of that Troope of Horse consisting of Volunteers‚ whereof Jonathan Trelawney Esqr. is Captaine‚ to be raised within the said County‚ under my Command‚ for the service of His Majesty”‚ with the name left blank for Trelawney to complete. Vellum‚ 12½ x 9 inches‚ in an attractive calligraphic hand‚ with the armorial wafer seal‚ vertical folds‚ in good clean condition. St. James‚ 15 October 1661. The Trelawnys were staunch supporters of the Crown during the Civil War. John Granville‚ 1st Earl of Bath (1628 –1701)‚ English royalist statesman‚ whose highest position was Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. He accompanied Charles II to exile‚ and mediated with the Long Parliament. In 1660‚ Granville was instrumental in the negotiations between his cousin Monck‚ and Charles II that led to the restoration of the King. Shortly after the Restoration‚ he contested the succession of the Dukedom of Albemarle‚ but lost. He was presently created Earl of Bath‚ Viscount Granville‚ and Baron Granville‚ and invested a Privy Councillor two years later (in 1663). In 1665‚ he served as the titular Lord Lieutenant of Ireland‚ although he never went to Ireland (and is consequently not considered a true holder of that office). In about 1680 he rebuilt Stowe House in a grand style befitting his new noble status.

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BECKWITH‚ General Sir George. 16387

BECKWITH‚ General Sir George.	16387 Autograph Letter Signed‚ as Major-General‚ to Colonel Stanley‚ about the disposition of regimental officers. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ some paper loss at seal opening‚ clear of signature‚ integral leaf laid down on old album page‚ light stains. Danbury Camp‚ 16 August 1803. An elusive Revolutionary War signature. General Sir George Beckwith (1753 – 1823). Beckwith was commissioned into the 37th Regiment of Foot in 1771. He distinguished himself as a regimental officer in the American Revolutionary War. He fought with distinction in the New York and New Jersey campaigns in 1776‚ leading the British advance into Elizabethtown and Brunswick. In 1780 he took charge of British military intelligence in New York. After the war he worked for Sir Guy Carleton in Canada. His efforts were aimed at stirring up trouble in Vermont‚ Florida‚ Kentucky and Tennessee. At the time Britain thought the weak American government might ask for British help. He was then appointed Governor of Bermuda in 1797‚ Governor of Saint Vincent in 1806 and Governor of Barbados in 1810. He was made a K.B. for his Capture of Martinique in 1809 and also led a successful expedition against Guadeloupe‚ the last French possession in the area‚ in 1810. He attained the full rank of General in 1814. Sir George Beckwith was Commander-in-Chief‚ Ireland from 1816 to 1820. See his entry in Spies‚ Wiretaps‚ and Secret Operations: An Encyclopedia of American Espionage.

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BECKWITH‚ General Sir George. 16671

BECKWITH‚ General Sir George.	16671	Autograph Signature ‘Geo. Beckwith’ on the upper section only of an official letter about military enlistment bounty. 5 x 7½ inches‚ fine. Barbados‚ 1 November 1812. An elusive Revolutionary War signature. General Sir George Beckwith (1753 – 1823). Beckwith was commissioned into the 37th Regiment of Foot in 1771. He distinguished himself as a regimental officer in the American Revolutionary War. He fought with distinction in the New York and New Jersey campaigns in 1776‚ leading the British advance into Elizabethtown and Brunswick. In 1780 he took charge of British military intelligence in New York. After the war he worked for Sir Guy Carleton in Canada. His efforts were aimed at stirring up trouble in Vermont‚ Florida‚ Kentucky and Tennessee. At the time Britain thought the weak American government might ask for British help. He was then appointed Governor of Bermuda in 1797‚ Governor of Saint Vincent in 1806 and Governor of Barbados in 1810. He was made a K.B. for his Capture of Martinique in 1809 and also led a successful expedition against Guadeloupe‚ the last French possession in the area‚ in 1810. He attained the full rank of General in 1814. Sir George Beckwith was Commander-in-Chief‚ Ireland from 1816 to 1820. See his entry in Spies‚ Wiretaps‚ and Secret Operations: An Encyclopedia of American Espionage.

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BEDEAU‚ General Alphonse. 13966

BEDEAU‚ General Alphonse.	13966 Autograph Letter Signed‚ addressed ‘Mon cher General’‚ referring to his correspondent’s remniscences of 1848. In French. 1½ pages 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition‚ Bedeau’s name written at the head of the letter by a collector. Hotel de l’Europe‚ 29 June‚ no year given. Alphonse Bedeau (1804-1863)‚ French general‚ distinguished for service in the conquest of Algeria.

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BERBICE‚ British Guiana. 16165

BERBICE‚ British Guiana.	16165	Duplicate Estimate Pay Note of a Detachment of the 4th W.I. Regt. stationed in the Colony of Berbice for 30 Days Commencing the 25th April and ending the 24th May 1806. Signed by John Reed‚ Captain‚ 4th W.I. Regt. 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition‚ tipped on to part of an old album leaf. Berbice [British Guiana] 1806. This military document dates from an interesting period in the history of Guyana. In 1781 British forces occupied Berbice and neighbouring Demerara and Essequibo as part of the Fourth Anglo-Dutch War‚ but in January 1782‚ the colonies were recaptured by the French‚ who were allied with the Dutch‚ and who subsequently restored the colonies to Dutch rule with the Treaty of Paris of 1783. In 1796 the colony was captured by Great Britain‚ remaining in possession of the colony until 1802‚ when Berbice was restored to the Batavian Republic under the terms of the Treaty of Amiens. In September 1803 the British occupied the territory again‚ this time for good. In the Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1814‚ the colony was formally ceded to the United Kingdom‚ and with the ratification of this treaty by the Netherlands on 20 November 1815‚ all Dutch legal claims to the colony were rescinded. As part of the reforms of the newly acquired colonies on the South American mainland‚ the British merged Berbice with Demerara-Essequibo on 21 July 1831‚ forming the new crown colony of British Guiana‚ now Guyana.

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BERTHIER‚ Louis Alexandre‚ Prince de Wagram‚ Marshal of France. 12933

BERTHIER‚ Louis Alexandre‚ Prince de Wagram‚ Marshal of France.	12933	Letter Signed ‘Alexandre’ as Prince de Neuchatel‚ to Monsieur le Duc‚ telling him that Madame de Beaumont is each day requesting her husband’s return‚ on health grounds‚ and asking the Duke‚ if he thinks fit‚ to take up this matter with the Emperor‚ adding that Berthier will do the same. In French. 1 page 9 x 7½ inches‚ folded‚ in good condition. Paris‚ 21 November 1810. “Je le mettrai sous les yeux de S.M.” Alexandre Berthier (1753-1815)‚ Napoleon’s chief of staff from 1804. When Napoleon became emperor‚ Berthier was at once made a marshal of the empire. He took part in the campaigns of Austerlitz‚ Jena and Friedland‚ and was created duke of Valengin in 1806‚ sovereign prince of Neuchâtel in the same year and vice-constable of the empire in 1807. In 1808 he served in the Peninsular War‚ and in 1809 in the Austrian War‚ after which he was given the title of prince of Wagram. He was with Napoleon in Russia in 1812‚ Germany in 1813‚ and France in 1814‚ fulfilling‚ till the fall of the empire‚ the functions of "major-general" of the Grande Armée.

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BIDDULPH‚ Sir Thomas Myddleton. 11387

BIDDULPH‚ Sir Thomas Myddleton.	11387 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to General Gardiner‚ discussing the appointment he had been offered: “It was a matter which caused me much anxiety but I felt myself bound to do what was most agreeable to the Queen.” 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. Windsor Castle‚ 28 March 1877. General Sir Thomas Myddleton Biddulph (1809-1878)‚ courtier.

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BOYD‚ Robert‚ Lieutenant Governor of Gibraltar. 17140

BOYD‚ Robert‚ Lieutenant Governor of Gibraltar.	17140 Original Warrant Signed by Major General Robert Boyd‚ and Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of the Town and Garrison of Gibraltar‚ to the Paymaster General‚ or William Sloper his Deputy at Gibraltar‚ authorising payment to John Sweetland “for Sundry Special Services for this Garrison”. Signed by Sweetland overleaf on receipt of 617 Mexico Dollars. 2 pp. 13 x 8 inches‚ wafer seal affixed‚ in very good condition. Gibraltar‚ 24 June 1775. Lieutenant-General Sir Robert Boyd (1710-1794). In 1756 he served at the Siege of Minorca‚ and attempted to reach Admiral John Byng's fleet in an open boat with a message from the besieged Garrison Commander William Blakeney. He subsequently became commissary general to the Marquess of Granby in Germany (1758 to 1759); he then rose through the officer ranks to be three-times Governor of Gibraltar (1776 to 1777‚ 1790 and 1790 to 1794). Boyd considered that his and General Sir William Green's work on the King's Bastion in Gibraltar was so important that he asked to be buried there.

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BRACKENBURY‚ General Sir Henry. 15280

BRACKENBURY‚ General Sir Henry.	15280	Autograph Letter Signed‚ congratulating Wilson on his new appointment. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4½ inches‚ filing hole upper left. 17A South Audley Street‚ 14 November 1888. An uncommon autograph. Henry Brackenbury (1837-1914) joined the British Army in 1856‚ served in the Central Indian Campaign in 1857–58 and the Franco-Prussian War in 1870–71. After making Wolseley's acquaintance‚ Brackenbury offered to join his Ashanti Campaign (1873–74) at which time he became part of the Wolseley ring‚ and later acted as his military secretary in the Zulu War of 1879–80. Wolseley thought highly of his talents and helped advance his career. However‚ Brackenbury was unpopular with other colleagues and with Lady Wolseley. He became Private Secretary to the Viceroy of India in 1880‚ acted as British Military attaché in Paris between 1881 and 1882‚ and then became assistant Under-Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. He had a senior role in the River Column in Egypt in 1884–85. His books included Narrative of the Ashantee War (2 vol.) 1874‚ and The River Column‚ 1885.

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CAMBRIELS‚ General Albert. 12100

CAMBRIELS‚ General Albert.	12100 Original Visiting Card‚ inscribed by Cambriels‚ unsigned. 2½ x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ traces of mounting on verso. Undated. General Albert Cambriels (1816-1891) fought at the Battle of Sedan and throughout the Franco-German War of 1870/71.

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CAMPBELL‚ Sir Edward Fitzgerald. 11725

CAMPBELL‚ Sir Edward Fitzgerald.	11725	A personal Autograph Letter Signed‚ to William Govett Romaine‚ hoping that he can intercede for Campbell with a prospective father-in-law‚ “the Baronet”‚ by providing an impeccable character reference. 4 pp. 5 x 3½ inches‚ in good condition. Undated‚ probably India [early 1850s]. Sir Edward Fitzgerald Campbell (1822-1882) served with distinction in the Punjab Campaign of 1848-49‚ was at the siege of Multan and at Gujarat. Campbell was at the Siege of Delhi‚ 1857‚ and became Military Secretary to Lord Canning when Governor-General‚ 1857-61. Another letter from the same correspondence‚ formerly in our stock‚ was dated from Calcutta in April 1852.

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CARADOC‚ General Sir John Francis‚ first Baron Howden. 12493

CARADOC‚ General Sir John Francis‚ first Baron Howden.	12493 A long Autograph Letter Signed ‘Howden’‚ to B.C.Williams‚ discussing family legacies and their historical background. 4 pp. 12 x 8 inches‚ generally in good condition‚ some light surface soiling only. Grimston‚ Tadcaster‚ 22 March 1825. General Sir John Francis Caradoc (1762-1839)‚ the only son of John Cradock‚ Archbishop of Dublin‚ fought in the campaign against the French in the West Indies in 1793 and was wounded at Martinique. In 1795 he was appointed Colonel of the 127th Foot‚ and placed on half-pay when that regiment was reduced in 1797. He was appointed Major-General in 1798‚ and served in the Irish Rebellion of 1798 as Quartermaster-General in Ireland‚ seeing action the Battle of Vinegar Hill. He accompanied Cornwallis in his campaign against the French forces landed in Ireland‚ and was severely wounded at the Battle of Ballinamuck. He was second in command in the advance on Cairo (1801)‚ Commander in Chief at Madras 1804-7‚ and took command of the troops in Portugal in 1808. In 1811 he was appointed Governor of the Cape Colony and commander of the forces on that station‚ resigning in 1814 and being succeeded by Lord Charles Somerset. The town of Cradock in the Eastern Cape‚ South Africa‚ is named after him.

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CARLOS de España. 17440

CARLOS de España.	17440	Autograph Letter Signed‚ thanking his friend for “votre aimable attention”‚ discussing military officers‚ acquaintances‚ and much else. In French. 3 pp. 8 x 6 inches‚ very fine. Madrid‚ 15 April 1826. Uncommon. Roger-Bernard-Charles Espagnac de Ramefort (1775 – 1839)‚ better known as Charles d'Espagnac or‚ from 1817‚ Carlos d'Espagne‚was a French-born Spanish general who saw distinguished service in the Peninsular War‚ and as governor of Barcelona. In his letters and dispatches‚ Wellington refers to him as Carlos de España. He fought at the Battle of the Gebora‚ and was wounded fighting under the orders of General Beresford at the Battle of Albuera. In March 1812‚ he was wounded again at the Siege of Badajoz‚ fighting under the orders of Wellington‚ under whose orders he also fought at Salamanca. He was again wounded at the Siege of Pamplona in 1813. He was briefly governor of Madrid before returning to the battlefield at the Battle of Bayonne and at Vitoria‚ where he was again wounded. He was murdered by Catalonian Carlists while crossing a bridge over the river Segre‚ near Organya‚ and his body was thrown into the river with a stone round its neck.

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CARMICHAEL‚ Lt. Gen. Hugh Lyle. 17516

CARMICHAEL‚ Lt. Gen. Hugh Lyle.	17516	Original Receipt Signed ‘Hu: Lyle Carmichael’ for an Allowance in lieu of Forage for the first quarter of 1804. 3 x 8 inches‚ in good condition. Jamaica‚ 1 April 1804. Lt. General Sir Hugh Lyle Carmichael (1764-1813)‚ 2nd West India Regiment. He was Commander-in-Chief of the British Forces at the Siege of Santo Domingo. He was Lieutenant Governor of Demerara from 1812 until his death the following year. He was a strong proponent of giving native Caribbean troops the same rights as ordinary British soldiers. Towards the end of 1812‚ the United States of America went to war with Britain. In September‚ American warships formed a blockade around Georgetown. Under Carmichael‚ a British force stationed in Georgetown launched a successful attack on the Americans and drove them from Guiana.

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CATHCART‚ Major-General Sir Charles. 11817

CATHCART‚ Major-General Sir Charles.	11817 Letter Signed ‘Cathcart’‚ with three lines in his hand‚ refering to the reward due to Joseph Wilson of General Gore’s Regiment of Dragoons‚ who was present at the seizure of 1437 pounds of smuggled tea at Aldeburgh (Suffolk). 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition. Camp at Carresbrook [Isle of Wight]‚ 26 July 1740. Charles Cathcart‚ 8th Lord Cathcart (1686–1740)‚ was a distinguished military officer who had served with Marlborough in Flanders‚ and particularly at the Battle of Sheriffmuir during the 1715 Jacobite Rebellion. He became a Major General in 1739 and in 1740 was appointed Commander-in-Chief of all British Forces in North America. He embarked at Spithead with his expeditionary force towards the end of 1740 but died at sea on 20 december. He is buried at Prince Rupert’s Bay‚ Dominica. In this letter Cathcart states that Joseph Wilson now belongs to Colonel Douglas’s Regiment of Marines under Cathcart’s command “in the present Expedition”‚ and asks his correspondent to give instructions to the Collector at Aldeburgh to send the money before Wilson proceeds.

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CATHCART‚ William Schaw‚ 1st Earl. 14333

CATHCART‚ William Schaw‚ 1st Earl.	14333	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Sir Herbert Taylor‚ about the prospects of James Ogilvy Fairlie‚ on the List of Candidates for a Cornetcy in the 2nd Regt. of Life Guards‚ thanking him for the satisfactory account of the King’s health‚ and for “your account of their R. Highnesses the Princess Augusta and The Duchess of Gloucester”. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ folds‚ in fine conditon‚ interal blank leaf. Cathcart House‚ 19 August 1829. General Lord Cathcart (1755-1843)‚ soldier and diplomat. Cathcart fought in the American War‚ notably at the storming of Forts Clinton and Montgomery (1777) and the Battle of Monmouth Court House‚ and was appointed major-commandant of loyalist Scots in America‚ called the Caledonian Volunteers. He then reverted to the British legion‚ which he commanded at the Siege of Charleston. Later he distinguished himself at the Battle of Buren (1795) in the Netherlands‚ the bombardment of Copenhagen (1807)‚ and as ambassador to Russia. Sir Herbert Taylor (1775-1839)‚ Private Secretary to George III from 1805‚ later Private Secretary to William IV‚ and confidential agent to George IV.

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CATHCART‚ William Schaw‚ 1st Earl. 16747

CATHCART‚ William Schaw‚ 1st Earl.	16747 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Cathcart’ as Commander of the Forces in Scotland‚ discussing the inadequate veterinary inspections and the cases of glandered horses as Haddington Barracks‚ indicating the correct procedures to be followed. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ with one line and signature overleaf‚ integral blank leaf‚ in good condition. 15 March 1811. General Lord Cathcart (1755-1843)‚ soldier and diplomat. Cathcart fought in the American War‚ notably at the storming of Forts Clinton and Montgomery (1777) and the Battle of Monmouth Court House‚ and was appointed major-commandant of loyalist Scots in America‚ called the Caledonian Volunteers. He then reverted to the British legion‚ which he commanded at the Siege of Charleston. Later he distinguished himself at the Battle of Buren (1795) in the Netherlands‚ the bombardment of Copenhagen (1807)‚ and as ambassador to Russia.

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CAVENDISH‚ Field Marshal Lord Frederick. 13311

CAVENDISH‚ Field Marshal Lord Frederick.	13311 Autograph Letter Signed‚ as Colonel of the 34th Regiment‚ addressed ‘My Lord’‚ reporting the state of his regiment‚ mentioning absences and exchanges. 2 pp. 9 x 7½ inches‚ in good condition‚ integral blank leaf docketed by the recipient. London‚ 7 October 1769. Field Marshal Lord Frederick Cavendish (1729-1803)‚ younger son of William Cavendish‚ 3rd Duke of Devonshire‚ served in the wars in Europe 1758-1762. He took command of the 34th Regiment in 1760. “... to begin with myself I doubt My Lord the Regt. is but in a shabby condition‚ but I have ordered an entire new sett of accoutrements & such as I hope will meet with your Excellency’s approbation at least‚ I understand they are such are approv’d of here‚ & I hope they will soon be ready to send over.”

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CHANZY‚ Auguste‚ General. 13964

CHANZY‚ Auguste‚ General.	13964 Autograph Letter Signed‚ introducing and recommending the talent of M. E.Delessert and describing his considerable experience in Algeria. In French. 1 page‚ with a few words and signature overleaf‚ 8 x 5 inches‚ printed heading of Le Gouverneur Général Civil de l’Algérie‚ Commandant en chef. Fine. Algiers‚ 6 October 1873. General Auguste Chanzy (1822-1883) took a prominent part in the campaign of the Loire army in 1870-71. He was appointed governor general of Algeria in 1873.

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CHATHAM‚ General John Pitt‚ 2nd Earl. 13848

CHATHAM‚ General John Pitt‚ 2nd Earl.	13848 Autograph Letter‚ in the third person‚ to Captain Elphinstone (later Admiral Lord Keith)‚ making an appointment for their meeting. 1 page 9 x 7½ inches‚ in good condition‚ with the original wrapper signed ‘Chatham’. Admiralty‚ 9 September 1790. John Pitt (1756-1835)‚ second Earl of Chatham‚ was the eldest son of William Pitt the Elder. In 1809 he took charge of the disastrous Walcheren Expedition. His younger brother‚ the prime minister‚ invited him to join his ministry in 1788 as first lord of the Admiralty.

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CHESTERTON‚ George Laval. 17223

CHESTERTON‚ George Laval.	17223	Autograph Letter Signed ‘G.L.Chesterton’‚ to Frederick William Hamstede‚ providing a remedy for Hamstede’s ill health‚ giving news of recent parties‚ “a very liberal supper”‚ news of friends‚ etc. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Cold Bath Fields‚ 11 September 1851. Uncommon. Captain George Laval Chesterton wrote a popular memoir entitled Peace‚ War‚ and Adventure: An Autobiographical Memoir (2 vols.‚ 1853). This described his military service with the Field Train of the Royal Artillery in the Peninsular War and in America‚ and as a volunteer with the Army of Columbia under Bolivar. In America he fought at Washington‚ Baltimore‚ and New Orleans during the War of 1812. He later became Governor of Cold Bath Prison and instituted reforms that changed a viciously corrupt prison into a well-managed one. Author of A Narrative of Proceedings in Venezuela‚ 1820; Peace‚ War‚ and Adventure‚ 1853; Revelations of Prison Life‚ 1856. “Tom Oakes has given a party. Riley and I were there‚ and we stayed till 3 a.m. We had rare fun‚ as a Mr. Newsome (with whom Tom has chambers) is a most funny fellow and kept us in a roar. We had a very liberal supper. I rode with Emily Pringle yesteday‚ and as we passed through Putneym we called upon Jerrold. He was at home and came out and had a chat ...”

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CLERMONT-TONNERRE‚ Gaspard De‚ Marshal of France. 15644

CLERMONT-TONNERRE‚ Gaspard De‚ Marshal of France.	15644	Manuscript Order‚ signed by Clermont-Tonnerre on behalf of the Marshals of France‚ demanding attendance at a tribunal. In French. 1 page 12 x 8 inches‚ in good condition‚ with the integral blank leaf. 28 January 1766. Gaspard de Clermont-Tonnerre (1688-1781)‚ Marshal of France. He had a successful military career in the armies of Louis XV‚ notably at defeat of Cumberland's Anglo-Dutch-Hanoverian forces at Battle of Fontenoy in 1745 alongside Marshal de Saxe. Clermont-Tonnerre led the decisive cavalry charge which defeated the tenacious but ill-led allied forces. After the Battle of Lauffeld in 1747 he was named Marshal of France.

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COLE‚ General Sir Lowry. 17319

COLE‚ General Sir Lowry.	17319	Autograph Letter Signed‚ about the departure of the Ariadne for the Cape of Good Hope‚ hoping that his correspondent will prevail upon Captain Moorsom to take a letter to Cole’s brother-in-law. 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ neatly inlaid. Farnham‚ Surrey‚ 5 August 1822. Uncommon. General Sir Galbraith Lowry Cole (1772-1842) was commissioned a cornet in 1787‚ and served in the West Indies‚ Ireland‚ and Egypt. He served as brigadier general in Sicily and commanded the 1st Brigade at the Battle of Maida in 1806. He was colonel of the 27th Foot‚ commanded the 4th Division in the Peninsular War under Wellington‚ and was wounded at the Battle of Albuera in which he played a decisive part. He was also wounded‚ much more seriously‚ at Salamanca. Cole was Governor of Mauritius (1823-28) and Governor of the Cape Colony (1828-33).

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COLLINS‚ Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur. 12583

COLLINS‚ Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur.	12583 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to E.Flower‚ thanking him on behalf of Princess Louise for the gift “which will be a pleasant memento of her interesting visit to Stratford on Avon‚ when you received her so hospitably”. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. Kensington Palace‚ 17 September 1888. Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Collins (1845-1911)‚ Comptroller and Equerry to Princess Louise (1880-1900)‚ served in South Africa and received the 1879 Medal.

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COOTE‚ General Sir Eyre. 17495

COOTE‚ General Sir Eyre.	17495 Autograph Order to Pay £165 to the Honble. Commissioner Boyle‚ signed ‘Eyre Coote’. 9 x 7 inches‚ neatly inlaid‚ in good condition. With a separate small portrait. London‚ 25 June 1813. General Sir Eyre Coote (1762-1823) served in the American War as an ensign in the 37th Foot‚ and carried the colours at the Battle of Brooklyn (1776); he served in most of the campaigns in that war. During the Napoleonic Wars Eyre Coote saw distinguished service in Holland‚ Egypt‚ the Walcheren Expedition. He was also lieutenant governor and commander in chief at Jamaica. Tropical service affected his brain‚ and led to eccentricities of behaviour which culminated in his dismissal from the army in 1816.

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D’URBAN‚ General Sir Benjamin. 17502

D’URBAN‚ General Sir Benjamin.	17502 The second page only of an autograph inventory of “Three other cases of Plate afterwards deposited in the Ordnance Stores upon Sir Benjm. D’Urban’s going to England in 1846.” Signed ‘B.D’Urban’. 8 x 10 inches‚ lower edge torn with loss of a few words. 1846. An uncommon military autograph. Lieutenant-General Sir Benjamin D'Urban (1777-1849)‚ Peninsular War veteran‚ general and colonial administrator‚ known for his frontier policy when he was the Governor of the Cape. He occupied Natal. The name of Durban was given to Port Natal. In January 1847 D’Urban was transferred to the cmmand of the forces in Canada.

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DALHOUSIE‚ George Ramsay‚ 9th Earl. 17588

DALHOUSIE‚ George Ramsay‚ 9th Earl.	17588	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Dalhousie’‚ on his arrival at Leith after service in Canada‚ to “My dear Campbell” about arrears of pay “in spite of the War Office”‚ thanking him for his letter about the Burmese. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ minor blemishes only. Coulstoun‚ 3 December 1828. See the Dictionary of Canadian Biography. George Ramsay‚ 9th Earl of Dalhousie (1770-1838)‚ army officer and governor-in-chief of British North America‚ took part in the Walcheren expedition. In 1812 he assumed command of the 7th division and served under Wellington in Spain and France‚ with the local rank of lieutenant-general‚ confirmed as full rank in June 1813. In 1819 he was appointed governor-in-chief of British North America. “I return your letter about the Burmese‚ I hope they will see it wise to pay the debt like honest men.”

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DALLING‚ General Sir John. 16877

DALLING‚ General Sir John.	16877	Autograph Letter Signed ‘John Dalling’ [as Governor of Jamaica‚ to Captain Elphinstone‚ later Admiral Lord Keith]‚ about the bearer of dispatches from the Governor of Curacao‚ quite content that Elphinstone had opened Dalling’s letter “but I wish you had brought the Vessel into Port”. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ fine. St. Mary‚ Jamaica‚ 29 April 1779. General Sir John Dalling (1731-1798)‚ served with the British forces under James Wolfe that participated in the Gulf of St. Lawrence Campaign (1758) and captured Quebec from France in 1759. Dalling was Governor of Jamaica from 1777 to 1782 and commander-in-chief of the forces in Madras (Fort St. George)‚ from 1784 to 1786. He was made a colonel of the 60th Foot in 1776 and‚ having been promoted to lieutenant-general in the army in 1782‚ he became colonel in the 37th Foot in 1783. He was promoted to full general in 1796.

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DYER‚ Major-General Sir Thomas Richard. 16166

DYER‚ Major-General Sir Thomas Richard.	16166 Autograph Letter Signed‚ as Assistant Quarter Master General‚ to the Quarter Master General of the Forces‚ saying that he is commanded by the Duke of Cambridge to permit the Blackheath Local Militia to assemble at Blackheath “for the purpose of training at Exercise”. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition. Horse Guards‚ 29 April 1811. Major-General Sir Thomas Richard Dyer served in Flanders (1793)‚ Egypt (1800-01) and Spain (1808).

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ERSKINE‚ Sir James St Clair‚ 2nd Earl of Rosslyn. 16114

ERSKINE‚ Sir James St Clair‚ 2nd Earl of Rosslyn.	16114	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Rosslyn’‚ to “My dear Gordon”‚ about allowing the four Troops of the 9th to move from Northampton to Nottingham. 2 pp. 8 x 6 inches‚ in good condition‚ integral blank leaf docketed on receipt. St James’s Square‚ 14 June 1813. General James St Clair-Erskine‚ 2nd Earl of Rosslyn (1762-1837) was commissioned in the 21st Light Dragoons in 1778. Erskine was assistant Adjutant-General in Ireland in 1782. In 1793 became Adjutant-General‚ in which capacity he served at the Siege of Toulon and Corsica. In 1795 was promoted to colonel and appointed Aide-de-Camp to King George III. He became a major-general in 1798‚ lieutenant-general in 1805 and general in 1814. In 1806 he was a member of the special mission to Lisbon which resulted in Sir Arthur Wellesley (later Duke of Wellington) being sent to the Peninsula. He also saw action in Denmark and the Netherlands.

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FAUCITT‚ Colonel William. 9857

FAUCITT‚ Colonel William.	9857	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Wm Faucitt’‚ to John Calcraft‚ discussing in detail a law suit against Sir James Pennyman‚ agreeing to assist in the case of a soldier formerly in his regiment‚ and reporting news. 3 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition. Hampstead‚ 12 January 1771. Colonel William Faucitt of the Guards‚ translator of the Regulations of the Prussian Infantry‚ was employed in Germany in 1775 raising troops for service in the Mediterranean and later in America. “When I was in Town yesterday‚ I hunted after a little news for you‚ but cou’d pick up none that was material. Nobody cou’d tell me‚ who wou’d succeed Lord Sandwich‚ as Secretary of State‚ tho’ there was a Report about‚ that Lord Suffolk had been sollicited to take it‚ which very few gave credit to. The great question‚ whether Peace of War‚ still undecided. I am so starv’d with Cold‚ I can hardly hold my Pen.”

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FAULKNER‚ A.Brooke. 3257

FAULKNER‚ A.Brooke.	3257	Autograph Letter Signed [to the editor of the Globe]‚ hurrying off a proof of his poem for publication‚ having made some corrections. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ left margin slightly ragged where mounted. Cheltenham‚ 31 December 1828. Sir Arthur Brooke Faulkner M.D. (1779-1845)‚ Irish physician to the forces‚ served on the staff in Spain‚ Holland‚ Sicily and Malta (where he introduced quarantine measures against the plague in 1813)‚ and published works of continental travel. In 1810 he published a tract‚ ‘Considerations on the Expediency of Establishing an Hospital for Officers on Foreign Service’. In this letter he writes. ‘I have added a remark to be put in the poem & a foot-note relative to the Duke of Wellington’s letter‚ which I think you will admit the expediency of inserting.’

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FLANDERS CAMPAIGN 1793-1795. Retreat to Northern Germany 1795. 16782

FLANDERS CAMPAIGN 1793-1795. Retreat to Northern Germany 1795.	16782 An original Campaign Letter Signed by George Monro serving with the British Forces in Germany‚ to Charles Stewart‚ Writer to the Signet‚ Edinburgh‚ discussing remittances‚ the Treasury failure to advance pay‚ the miscarriage of letters‚ etc. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition‚ with the integral address leaf‚ postal markings (Germany to London 1s.‚ London to Edinburgh 7d‚ total 1/7d.) Stade [Northern Germany]‚ 15 June 1795. “P.S. I suppose we shall soon join the Austrian Army.” Austria remained faithful to the Grand Alliance. The remains of the British force had embarked from Bremen on 13 April 1795. A small force remained behind to protect Hanover.

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FOLEY‚ General St George Gerald. 13907

FOLEY‚ General St George Gerald.	13907	A rare Autograph Letter Signed‚ during the China War‚ to Sir Henry Storks‚ asking to be excused the mistake of “docketing General Ashburnham’s Despatches in the Foreign Office manner”. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Hong King‚ 10 July 1857. General St George Gerald Foley (1814-1897) served in the Crimea (1855-56) and in China (1857-61). He became Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey (1874-79). Sir Henry Knight Storks (1811-1874)‚ soldier and colonial governor.

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FORSTER‚ Thompson‚ amy surgeon. 16950

FORSTER‚ Thompson‚ amy surgeon.	16950 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Soley‚ Surgeon‚ in Bloomsbury‚ hoping he and Mrs. Soley will visit‚ discussing their health‚ life in retirement‚ the weather‚ etc. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ address panel‚ in good condition. Southwell‚ 1 September 1828. Thompson Forster‚ army surgeon‚ Surgeon to Guy’s Hospital from 1778-1804‚ and a Master of the Royal College of Surgeons. He was the author of a journal: Diary of Thompson Forster‚ Staff Surgeon to His Majesty's Detached Hospital in North America‚ October 19th 1775 to October 23rd 1777.

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FOX‚ Charles Richard. 15659

FOX‚ Charles Richard.	15659	Autograph Letter Signed‚ admiring his correspondent’s Remarks on the Coins of Ephesus. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 15 Clarges Street‚ 23 January 1842. General Charles Richard Fox (1796 –1873). After some service in the Royal Navy‚ Fox entered the Grenadiers‚ and was known in later life as a collector of Greek coins.

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GALLIFET‚ Marquis de‚ General. 16467

GALLIFET‚ Marquis de‚ General.	16467 Autograph Letter Signed‚ about forwarding a letter to Colonel Villiers. In French. 1 page 10 x 8 inches‚ tipped on to an old album page‚ in good condition. Camp de Chalons‚ 3 August 1882. Gaston Alexandre Auguste‚ Marquis de Galliffet‚ Prince de Martignes (1830-1909)‚ French general‚ known for his action in the suppression of the 1871 Paris Commune.

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GARDNER‚ General William Henry. 17053

GARDNER‚ General William Henry.	17053 A lengthy Autograph Letter Signed‚ to his friend‚ Captain ffarington R.N. at Wood Vale‚ West Cowes‚ Isle of Wight‚ lamenting a family death‚ imparting other family news‚ hoping that the family can visit his correspondent‚ “provided you can receive so large a party”. 3 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ with address panel (Portsmouth postmark)‚ torn at seal opening‚ otherwise good. Gatcombe‚ 1 September 1834. General the Hon. William Henry Gardner (1774-1856)‚ Royal Artillery‚ aide de camp to Lord Chatham in the Walcheren Expedition.

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GORDON‚ Charles George. 17560

GORDON‚ Charles George.	17560 Autograph Letter Signed ‘C.G.Gordon’‚ to Captain Bailey‚ asking him to find out whether Gordon’s friend Jamieson has been elected to the Royal Geographical Society‚ providing Jamieson’s address in Cork for the answer. With a note by Bailey on verso forwarding this enquiry. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ folds‚ in good condition. [Probably Gravesend] 27 January 1868 General C.G.Gordon (1833-1885)‚ the Victorian hero who died at Khartoum. “The Stewards are pretty well”: Gordon sent stamps to ten year old O’Hara Steward‚ who had lost his father in 1867.

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GRANBY‚ John Manners‚ Marquis. 9000

GRANBY‚ John Manners‚ Marquis.	9000	Printed Warrant‚ completed in manuscript‚ signed ‘Granby’‚ addressed to Lieutenant General Conway of the Ordnance‚ testifying to “the Loyalty‚ Integrity‚ and Abilities of the Bearer hereof Wastel Ripley and that he is fit to be entrusted in His Majesty’s Store-houses”‚ nominated here to be “one of the Labourers in Ordinary belonging to this Office”. 15 x 9½ inches‚ wafer seal affixed‚ integral blank leaf‚ horizontal folds‚ a few minor tears at folds‚ creases‚ etc. The Office of Ordnance‚ 4 December 1769. A handsome and uncommon Ordnance document. John Manners (1721-1770)‚ Marquis of Granby‚ served in Cumberland’s army against the Young Pretender. He became the commander in chief of the British contingent in Germany during the Seven Years’ War (from 1759); commander in chief of the forces‚ 1766.

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GURWOOD‚ John. 17601

GURWOOD‚ John.	17601	Autograph Letter Signed‚ M.B.Sampson[?]‚ making the arrangements to meet Mr. Heath‚ noting that “I do not go to the Tower until 1st August” (as Deputy Lieutenant). 1 pages 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 70 Lowndes Square‚ 20 July 1844. Colonel John Gurwood (1790-1845) served in the Light Division of Wellington's army throughout the earlier Peninsular campaigns‚ and at Ciudad Rodrigo (19 January 1812) he led one of the forlorn hopes and was severely wounded. For his gallant conduct on this occasion Wellington presented Gurwood with the sword of the French governor of Ciudad Rodrigo. A little later‚ transferring to the 9th Light Dragoons‚ he was made brigade-major to the Guards' cavalry which had just arrived in the Peninsula. In the latter part of the war he served as brigade-major to Lambert's brigade of the sixth infantry division‚ and was present at the various actions in which that division played a conspicuous part— the Nivelle‚ the Nive‚ Orthes and Toulouse. In 1814‚ he transferred to the 10th Hussars. He was wounded at Waterloo. He was for many years the duke of Wellington's private secretary‚ and was entrusted by him with the collection and editing of the Wellington Despatches‚ which occupied Gurwood from 1837 to the end of his life.

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HAMILTON‚ General Sir Ian. 16599

HAMILTON‚ General Sir Ian.	16599 A good Autograph Letter Signed ‘Ian Hamilton’‚ to “My dear Frankie”‚ describing his work in South Africa as Chief of Staff to Lord Kitchener‚ after expressing his concern over the illness of Mrs. Rupert: “The very name is a spell to raise pleasant images of beauty in this forlorn land.” 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in fine clean condition. Johannesburg [South Africa]‚ 19 January 1902. General Sir Ian Hamilton (1853-1947) served in Afghanistan (1878)‚ the Boer Wars‚ and led the Gallipoli expedition (1915). In the Second Boer War he was attached to the Natal Field Force as acting adjutant general and commanded the infantry at the Battle of Elandslaagte. He took part in the Battle of Wagon Hill at Ladysmith and was frequently mentioned in despatches. He was knighted in 1902‚ was promoted major general‚ received a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath and became Chief of Staff to Lord Kitchener. “I am working very hard & am glad to think I am really taking something off the great K’s shoulders. I do the dispatches & home Telegrams and see all the heads of Departments & settle all but really matters involving a principle‚ so he has time to run about & see things for himself for from 2 to 5 days every week.”

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HAMLEY‚ General Sir Edward. 7578

HAMLEY‚ General Sir Edward.	7578	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Edward Hamley’‚ to Mrs.Ford‚ accepting an invitation. 1½ pages 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. From the Enys Collection. Palace Chambers‚ Ryder Street‚ 3 February 1888. General Sir Edward Bruce Hamley (1824–1893) served throughout the Crimean War. He sent Blackwood's a series of letters from the Crimea‚ republished as The Story of the Campaign of Sebastopol (1855)‚ vividly portraying the siege. Hamley became a distinguished military hstorian. In 1890 he wrote his masterly one-volume War in the Crimea. He also served in the Egyptian campaign of 1882.

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HARCOURT‚ Field Marshal William‚ 3rd Earl. 16367

HARCOURT‚ Field Marshal William‚ 3rd Earl.	16367 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Wm. Harcourt’‚ discussing the likely effects of an exchange of regiments between Captain Havell and Captain Wood. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ minor blemishes‚ a few neat repairs. St Leonards‚ 27 December 1789. Field Marshal William Harcourt‚ 3rd Earl Harcourt (1743 – 1830) served as an aide-de-camp to Lord Albemarle for the expedition to Havana during the Seven Years' War. He also commanded his regiment at the Battle of White Plains and then captured General Charles Lee at Basking Ridge during the American Revolutionary War. After that he commanded the British Cavalry at the Battle of Willems during the Flanders Campaign. He succeeded the Duke of York as commander during that campaign and oversaw the British retreat and their final evacuation from Bremen.

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HARRINGTON‚ Charles Stanhope‚ 3rd Earl. 17511

HARRINGTON‚ Charles Stanhope‚ 3rd Earl.	17511	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Harrington’‚ to Sir George Yonge‚ Secretary at War‚ setting out the possibilities for the promotion of Brevet Major St. Clair. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ a few minor stains and tear only. Windsor‚ 10 December 1791. Charles Stanhope‚ Earl of Harrington (1753-1829)‚ aide de camp to General Burgoyne in America in 1777‚ brigadier general in Jamaica (1780-1782)‚ Commander in Chief of the Forces in Ireland 1805-1812.

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HASTINGS‚ Francis Rawdon-Hastings‚ 1st Marquis. 15721

HASTINGS‚ Francis Rawdon-Hastings‚ 1st Marquis.	15721 An original printed Commission‚ completed in manuscript and signed ‘Moira’ as Master-General of His Majesty’s Ordnance. appointing Thomas French to be One of the Company of Gentlemen Cadets in the Royal Regiment of Artillery. Countersigned by Calcraft‚ Clerk of Ordnance‚ and by Lt. Col. Thomas Sutton‚ Secretary. 15 x 9 inches‚ with the wafer seal of the Master-General of the Ordnance affixed‚ in good condition‚ minor repairs at folds. Office of Ordnance‚ 5 March 1806. Francis Rawdon-Hastings (1754-1826)‚ 1st Marquis of Hastings‚ 2nd Earl of Moira‚ served with distinction in the American War of Independence‚ and became Governor General of India in 1813. His campaigns against the Mahrattas helped to establish the supremacy of British power throughout India. He purchased Singapore Island in 1819. He was appointed Governor of Malta in 1824. He died at sea off Naples two years later.

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HAVANA EXPEDITION 1762. The Commission of Philip Skene as Town Major. 16498

HAVANA EXPEDITION 1762. The Commission of Philip Skene as Town Major.	16498	The original Commission‚ signed ‘Albemarle’ by George Earl of Albemarle‚ Commander in Chief of a Secret Expedition‚ countersigned by Captain John Hale‚ appointing Captain Philip Skene to be “Town Major to the Havana”. Vellum‚ 15 x 9½ inches‚ folds‚ in very good clean condition. With Albemarle’s blind-stamped wafer seal affixed upper left. Havana [Cuba]‚ 14 August 1762. On 13 August 1762‚ the capitulation of Havana was signed. On 14 August the British entered the city. Philip Wharton Skene (1725 –1810) was a Scottish officer in the British army‚ New York state "patroon"‚ and a figure in the Saratoga campaign of the American Revolution. He enlisted in the British army in 1739 and saw much action: the Battle of Porto Bello (1739)‚ the Battle of Cartagena de Indias (1741)‚ the Battle of Fontenoy (1745)‚ and the Battle of Culloden (1746). In 1756 he arrived in the British colonies in North America. In February 1757 he was promoted to the command of a company in the 27th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Foot. He was wounded in Lord Howe's 1758 attack on Fort Ticonderoga. With the encouragement of Lord Amherst he started a small settlement at the head of Lake Champlain‚ purchasing land in the area. In 1762 Skene was sent to the Caribbean and took part in the capture of Havana‚ being the first through the breach into Morro Castle. sold his commission in 1769. In 1770 he became a resident of his new community. Over the next 5 years he made many improvements to his property‚ such as a road to Salem‚ New York and on to Bennington known as "Skene's Road". He built mills‚ storehouses‚ and boats‚ including the schooner Katherine that later became the USS Liberty when seized by the patriots. See Wikipedia and other sources for his service with Burgoyne and his later biography.

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HOCHE‚ Lazare‚ General. 15712

HOCHE‚ Lazare‚ General.	15712 Letter Signed ‘L.Hoche’‚ to General Grouchy‚ Chief of Staff‚ asking him to promulagate a decree issued by the Committee of Public Safety. 1 page 9 x 7½ inches‚ in good condition‚ letter heading of l’Armée de l’Ouest with the motto “Res non verba”. Nantes‚ 8 frimaire l’an 4 [29 November 1795]. Louis Lazare Hoche (1768-1797)‚ Revolutionary general‚ was promoted from corporal (1789) to general of brigade and general of division‚ commanding the army of the Moselle (1793); served with distinction in Alsace (1793)‚ in suppressing the Vendean insurrection (1795-96)‚ and in fighting the Austrians at Neuwied and Altenkirchen (1797). He was appointed in 1796 to command the troops destined for the invasion of Ireland‚ but a storm separated Hoche from the expedition and the fleet was forced to return to Brest.

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HOME‚ William‚ 8th Earl. 16251

HOME‚ William‚ 8th Earl.	16251 A lengthy Autograph Letter Signed‚ as Governor of Gibraltar‚ three months before his death‚ addressed “My dear Lord [Holdernesse]”‚ preferring “the Active Station to that very Idle one‚ which has long been irksome to me”‚ his illnesses‚ the possibility of being given a Cavalry Regiment‚ and related matters. 3 pp. 9 x 7½ inches‚ in good condition. Gibraltar‚ 26 January 1761. Lieutenant General William Home‚ 8th Earl of Home (1681 – 28 April 1761)‚ Governor of Gibraltar between 1757 and 1761. He fought at the Battle of Prestonpans in 1745 under Sir John Cope. He was given command of the Glasgow volunteer regiment of foot which was given orders to defend Stirling. He did well as most of the Jacobite forces were in England making their way to Derby with Bonnie Prince Charlie.

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HOPE‚ General Sir John. 16428

HOPE‚ General Sir John.	16428	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Hopetoun’‚ as Earl of Hopetoun (following the death of his half-brother on 29 May)‚ to Messrs. Spottiswoode‚ Solicitors in Sackville Street‚ London‚ about sending a Patent to James Hope in Edinburgh. 2 pp.9 x 7 inches‚ with the address leaf (also signed by Hopetoun). Rankeillour‚ 30 June 1816. General Sir John Hope‚ fourth Earl of Hopetoun (1765-1823) served at the Battle of Alexandria (1801)‚ under Moore at Corunna‚ and under Wellington during the Peninsular War. He had his horse shot under him at the siege of Bayonne. “The pupil and friend of Abercromby‚ the friend of Moore‚ and‚ in Wellington’s words “the ablest man in the Peninsular Army”.

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Hungary. KLAPKA‚ Gyorgy‚ General. 17286

Hungary. KLAPKA‚ Gyorgy‚ General.	17286 Original signature‚ taken from the end of a letter‚ mounted on an old album page beneath a carte de visite photograph of General Klapka. Overall page size 8 x 6 inches‚ in good condition. Undated. General Gyorgy Klapka (1820-1892)‚ general‚ Hungarian nationalist‚ one of the leaders in the revolutionary war of 1848–49.

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India. BHOPAL. William Henry Rickards‚ Political Agent 1859. 15748

India. BHOPAL. William Henry Rickards‚ Political Agent 1859.	15748	Letter Signed ‘W.H.Rickards’ as Political Agent in Bhopal‚ to Brigadier Parke‚ Commanding 2nd Brigade‚ Rajpootana Field Force‚ Camp via Neemuch‚ requesting a payment‚ “being hire of torch-bearers from Bhopal to Hoshungabai”. 1 page 12 x 8 inches‚ one filing hole‚ fine. Bhopal Agency‚ Sehore‚ 29 November 1858. Sehore had played a significant part in the Indian Mutiny‚ and was briefly free of British rule‚ but the mutiny was crushed there by Sir Hugh Rose with many reprisals.

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India. COMBERMERE‚ Stapleton Cotton‚ Viscount‚ Commander-in-Chief. 15737

India. COMBERMERE‚ Stapleton Cotton‚ Viscount‚ Commander-in-Chief.	15737	An original Military Commission‚ signed ‘Combermere’‚ as Commander in Chief‚ appointing A.Shedden to hold the Rank of Surgeon in the King’s Army in the East Indies only. 10 x 15 inches‚ printed with manuscript insertions‚ wafer seal affixed‚ a few marginal blemishes‚ generally in good condition. [Fort William deleted] Bengal‚ 20 August 1828. Sir Stapleton Cotton (1773-1865)‚ first Viscount Combermere‚ served in India as colonel of the light dragoons 1794-98. He served in the Peninsular War‚ and in 1810 was appointed to the command of the whole allied cavalry. Later he was commander-in-chief in Ireland (1822-25) and commander in India (1825-30)‚ where in 1827 he captured the fortress of Bhurtpoor. Alexander Shedden (1791-1867) was admitted a Member of The Royal College of Surgeons in 1813‚ was appointed assistant-surgeon to the 7th Madras Light Cavalry and in 1828 was appointed surgeon to the king's Army in the East Indies. On the verso of this commission he is identified as A.Shedden Esqr. Surgeon of 52nd Regt. N.I. [Native Infantry].

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INDIA. William M.Smyth‚ Bengal Engineers. 17446

INDIA. William M.Smyth‚ Bengal Engineers.	17446 Two lengthy Autograph Letters Signed by William Matthew Smyth‚ Captain‚ Corps of Engineers‚ to his mother‚ and to Captain Tom Smyth R.N.‚ in England‚ discussing family news‚ appointments in India‚ politics‚ his own appointment‚ and much else. 7 pp.‚ folded‚ in very good clean condition‚ legible‚ no postal markings. Kisheragheer and Berhampore [West Bengal]‚ 1841 & 1843. “I have taken pen‚ ink and paper on a small boat in which I am proceeding to Calcutta.” “I have a pleasant enough appointment but the climate here is very bad and I have had a little more sickness than is pleasant‚ but only slight fevers that have none done me very much damage as yet ... I ought to make money but I go down to Calcutta too often & keep too many horses. However‚ these enjoyments keep up the spirits ...” After the Mutiny (1857) it was decided that all artillery and engineers in India should be part of the British Army. On 1 April 1862 the Bengal‚ Bombay‚ Madras Engineers were amalgamated into the Corps of Royal Engineers.

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KEATE‚ Thomas. 7179

KEATE‚ Thomas.	7179 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to James Window‚ 30 Charing Cross‚ asking him to supply “all necessary information relating to the Deductions from the Pay of The Physician General and Surgeon General”. 1 page 10 x 8 inches‚ lightly tipped on an album page‚ in good condition. Army Medical Board Office‚ 18 May 1805. Thomas Keate (1745–1821)‚ Surgeon General to the Army‚ Fellow of the Royal Society. He was the uncle of John Keate‚ the headmaster of Eton.

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KEPPEL‚ General Sir William. 14909

KEPPEL‚ General Sir William.	14909 Autograph Letter Signed‚ discussing the Reduction of the Second Battalion. 1 page 9 x 7½ inches‚ in good condition‚ integral blank leaf. 16 June 1814. General Sir William Keppel (d.1834)‚ Governor of Martinique (1796-1802) during the British occupation. In 1827 he became Governor of Guernsey.

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LANDMANN‚ Isaac. 0321

LANDMANN‚ Isaac.	0321 Receipt for £50‚ with Treasury stamp‚ signed ‘I.Landmann’. 7 x 2 inches‚ lightly mounted. August‚ 1811. Isaac Landmann (1741-1826)‚ professor of artillery and fortification.

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LEADER‚ Major William N. 17347

LEADER‚ Major William N.	17347 Autograph Letter Signed‚ on his return from Ireland‚ to Walter Goodman‚ the artist‚ about supporting Goodman’s younger brother for membership of the Club‚ 3 pp. 6½ x 4½ inches‚ mounted on an old album page with newspaper obituaries‚ wood engraved portrait of Leader. On the verso of one album page is an autograph letter signed by Frank Topham‚ the illustrator‚ addressed to Walter Goodman. Pembridge Club‚ Bayswater‚ 7 March 1877. Major William N.Leader‚ Daily Telegraph Correspondent with the Turks‚ died of fever at Philippopolis‚ 16 October 1877.

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MACGREGOR‚ Sir Charles Metcalfe. 17490

MACGREGOR‚ Sir Charles Metcalfe.	17490	Autograph Letter Signed ‘C.M.Macgregor’‚ to “My dear Baker” [Colonel J.D.Baker]‚ about speaking to “Sir Fredk.” [Frederick Roberts] about the comand of the Division‚ explaining that “the Duke [of Cambridge] had made a considerable fuss abt your getting a B[riga]de”‚ assuring Baker of his continuing support. etc. 1 page 8 x 6 inches‚ folds‚ minor blemishes. Jellalabad [India]‚undated [probably about 1879]. “Can I do anything for you at Jellalabad?” Probably written duing the Second Afghan War. Major-General Sir Charles Metcalfe MacGregor (1840 – 5 February 1887) was an Anglo-Indian explorer and geographer; also Quartermaster General for the British Army in India‚ the head of the Intelligence Department for the British Indian Army and served under Frederick Roberts in the Second Anglo-Afghan War. The MacGregor Medal is awarded in his honour. Author of Narrative of a journey through the province of Khorassan and on the n.w. frontier of Afghanistan in 1875 (1879); Wanderings in Balochistan (1882); The Defence of India: a strategical study (1884). After the Second Afghan War‚ training of men in intelligence gathering became the responsibility of the Quartermaster General and MacGregor served in this role for the East Indies until 1885.

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MAITLAND‚ Lieut.-Gen. Sir Thomas. 16153

MAITLAND‚ Lieut.-Gen. Sir Thomas.	16153 Warrant Signed‚ as Governor of Ceylon‚ authorizing Robert Boyd‚ Acting Deputy Pay-Master General‚ Kings Troops‚ to make payments to Robert Pollock‚ Paymaster of the 51st. Regiment. Local printing‚ completed in manuscript. 12½ x 8 inches‚ some light stains‚ tracing of mounting. The King’s House‚ Colombo [Ceylon]‚ 1 November 1805. Lieutenant-General Sir Thomas Maitland (1759–1824)‚ Governor of Ceylon (1805-1811)‚ where he built the Governor’s mansion at Mount Lavinia. Maitland was appointed as Governor of Malta on 23 July 1813‚ when the island became a crown colony instead of a protectorate. While he was Governor of Malta‚ Maitland also served as Lord High Commissioner of the Ionian islands during 1815 to 1823‚ while the islands were a British protectorate.

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MAPLETON‚ Henry‚ Staff Surgeon. 13908

MAPLETON‚ Henry‚ Staff Surgeon.	13908	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to “My dear Bird”‚ thanking him for the photograph‚ saying he has just returned from the country. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 6 Whitehall Yard‚ 5 June 1862. Uncommon. Henry Mapleton (1815-1879) M.D. served in the Crimea on Lord Raglan's personal staff. In February 1855 Mapleton had sent home a “Report ... relative to the sanitary condition of the army in the East” strongly condemning the hospitals and barracks‚ the defective drainage and privies‚ from all of which he predicts the rapid onset of epidemics of hospital gangrene‚ plague and typhus. He made a number of recommendations regarding the practice of drilling in the sun‚ modifications of clothing‚ food etc. none of which were followed up. The report was ordered to be produced before the House of Commons in June 1857. (Parliamentary Papers‚ 1957-58‚ xxxvii‚105). On the reorganisation of the Army Medical Department‚ Mapleton was appointed head of the Medical Branch.

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MARLBOROUGH‚ Charles Spencer‚ 3rd Duke. 16186

MARLBOROUGH‚ Charles Spencer‚ 3rd Duke.	16186	A brief Autograph Letter Signed ‘Marlborough’‚ saying that the powder and mantlets have arrived. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ light damp stains. Byfleet Camp‚ 25 August 1756. Charles Spencer‚ 3rd Duke of Marlborough (1706-1758)‚ Master-General of the Ordnance (1755)‚ Commander in Chief of the Forces in Germany (1758). He makes several appearances in the Memoirs of Lord Hervey‚ in connection with the Court intrigues of the 1730s.

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MARLBOROUGH‚ John Churchill‚ 1st Duke. 16473

MARLBOROUGH‚ John Churchill‚ 1st Duke.	16473 Military pass signed ("Le duc de Marlborough")‚ counter-signed by Marlborough's secretary and diplomatic agent‚ Adam de Cardonnel‚ on behalf of the bearer‚ who has been sent to the French army to fetch back a runaway courier‚ ("...un de nos Trompettes allant a L'Armé de France reclamer un coureur de Mon.s Le Lieu.t General Hompesch qui a Vollé son Maître..."). Single leaf‚ 12 x 8 inches‚ minor wear‚ fold marks and staining but overall in good and attractive condition‚ Marlborough’s own signet in red wax affixed. Camp at Weissemburg‚ 23 September 1704. A fine example of the autograph signature of one of Britain’s most famous military commanders‚ John Churchill (1650-1722)‚ first Duke of Marlborough‚ victor of the Battle of Blenheim. Marlborough had secured his great victory four-and-a-half weeks earlier‚ on 13 August 1704. At the battle‚ Lieutenant-General Graf von Hompesch had commanded the second line of cavalry in the centre‚ under Charles Churchill.

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MASSENA‚ André‚ duc de Rivoli‚ Marshal of France. 15251

MASSENA‚ André‚ duc de Rivoli‚ Marshal of France.	15251 Letter Signed ‘Massena’‚ with a second signature of Massena on the address leaf‚ to Citizen Gibé‚ a lawyer in Paris‚ wishing to buy land to the value of 200‚000 francs‚ even if it is “un bien national” (confiscated from émigrés). In French. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ in superb condition‚ with the integral address leaf‚ also in good condition (torn at seal opening only). le 5 messidor an 10 [24 June 1802]. Uncommon. Two signatures of André Massena (1758-1817)‚ duc de Rivoli‚ prince d’Essling‚ Marshal of France‚ who was commander in chief of the French army in Spain (1810-1811).

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METHUEN‚ Field Marshal Lord. 17497

METHUEN‚ Field Marshal Lord.	17497	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Arthur Fortescue‚ reminiscing about service in Africa‚ news of former colleagues‚ plans to meet‚ etc. 4 pp. 7 x 5 inches‚ minor blemishes only. Avon Tyrrell‚ Ringwood‚ 24 September 1895. “... there was no one I was fonder of than yourself in S.Africa‚ and no officer gave me more loyal support.” Field Marshal Paul Sanford Methuen‚ 3rd Baron Methuen‚ (1845-1932). Methuen served in the army in the Gold Coast (Ashanti War) and in the Bechuanaland Protectorate. He achieved the rank of Lieutenant General in 1899‚ and fought in the Battle of Magersfontein in the Second Boer War. There he was defeated by the Boers on December 11‚ 1899.

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MICAS‚ Jean-François‚ General. 14730

MICAS‚ Jean-François‚ General.	14730 Letter Signed‚ to an official in Paris‚ sending the individual bills for the military kit necessary for two Artillery officers. In French. 1 page 11 x 7 inches‚ fine. Toulon‚ 2 August 1813. General Jean-François Micas (1749-1825) fought throughout the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars‚ and commanded the armoury at Toulon‚ 1808-1814.

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MILITIA. Royal Sussex Regiment of Militia‚ 1813. 15886

MILITIA. Royal Sussex Regiment of Militia‚ 1813.	15886 Original Certificate of Discharge‚ signed by the Major in command‚ for a Private Samuel Daw‚ acknowledging receipt of all pay and clothing‚ “and twenty one days pay to take me home”. Together with an official certificate (1826) permitting Daw to set up and exercise any Trade in any town in the kingdom. 8 x 6 inches‚ folds‚ old repairs‚ worn‚ having been carried about‚ probably as a reference for employment. Printed in Ipswich. Signed and dated 9 January 1813.

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MITCHELL‚ John‚ Major-General. 15821

MITCHELL‚ John‚ Major-General.	15821 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to the Earl of Gosford confirming he has paid for a seat on the Coach from Belfast to Dublin for Lord Brabazon. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ laid down‚ some creases and blemishes. 7 January 1835. Major-General John Mitchell (1785–1859)‚ soldier and military writer. On 5 Dec. 1804 he was promoted to a lieutenancy in the 1st royals‚ and went with the 1st battalion of his regiment to the West Indies. On 1 Oct. 1807 he was promoted captain in the 1st royals. In 1809 he joined the 3rd battalion of his regiment at Walcheren‚ and was present at the siege of Flushing. He served with the same battalion in the Peninsula from 1810 to 1812‚ and was present at the battles of Busaco and Fuentes d'Onoro in the action of Sabugal‚ and in those of the retreat of Massena. He accompanied the 4th battalion on the expedition under Major-general Gibbs to Stralsund in 1813‚ but served on the staff as a deputy assistant quartermaster-general. He also served in a similar capacity in the campaign of 1814 in Holland and Flanders‚ and with the head-quarters of the army of occupation in Paris. His knowledge of languages made him of use to Wellington in correspondence and negotiations with the allied powers. He wrote a number of important works of miitary biography and strategy.

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MOORE‚ Lieutenant-General Sir John. 17216

MOORE‚ Lieutenant-General Sir John.	17216 Autograph Signature taken from the end of a letter: “I have the honour to remain faithfully‚ John Moore”. 2 x 4½ inches‚ in fine condition. Undated. The signature of a hero‚ General Sir John Moore (1761-1809)‚ who fell at Corunna.

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MORTIER‚ Edouard‚ Duc de Trévise‚ Marshal of France. 13695

MORTIER‚ Edouard‚ Duc de Trévise‚ Marshal of France.	13695	Letter Signed as Marshal‚ and as the Duc de Trevise‚ to the Prefect of Tura‚ about military personnel. In French. A good one page example‚ 12 x 8 inches‚ folds. Ministry of War‚ Paris‚ 7 January 1835. Edouard Mortier‚ Duc de Trévise (1768-1835)‚ Marshal of France‚ distinguished himself in Friedland (1807)‚ in Spain (1808-09)‚ and in the Russian campaign (1812) when he was appointed Governor of Moscow. Premier of France (1834-35). In 1835 he was killed by the terrorist Fieschi’s bomb at the National Guard review attended by Louis Philippe. 150 Letter Signed as Marshal‚ and as the Duc de Trevise‚ to the Prefect of Tura‚ about military personnel. In French. A good one page example‚ 12 x 8 inches‚ folds. Ministry of War‚ Paris‚ 7 January 1835. Edouard Mortier‚ Duc de Trévise (1768-1835)‚ Marshal of France‚ distinguished himself in Friedland (1807)‚ in Spain (1808-09)‚ and in the Russian campaign (1812) when he was appointed Governor of Moscow. Premier of France (1834-35). In 1835 he was killed by the terrorist Fieschi’s bomb at the National Guard review attended by Louis Philippe.

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MURRAY‚ General Sir George. 16484

MURRAY‚ General Sir George.	16484	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to a Royal Navy captain‚ returning a Certificate from the Duke of Wellington relating to Murray’s admission to the Royal Geographical Society. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ remains of album page on verso. 5 Belgrave Square‚ 1834. General Sir George Murray (1772-1846) was Wellington’s quartermaster-general in the Peninsula. In 1799 he was made a Lieutenant-Colonel‚ entering the Quartermaster General's Department and making his considerable reputation as Quartermaster General (1808–11) during the Peninsular War‚ under the Duke of Wellington‚ and receiving promotion to Colonel in 1809. After a brief period as Quartermaster General in Ireland‚ Murray returned to the Peninsular Campaign as Major-General (1813-14)‚ and was invested with the Order of the Bath in 1813. He was briefly in Canada from December 1814 to May 1815 where he was appointed provisional Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada and reviewed the defences of Canada. He quickly returned to Europe following Napoleon's escape from Elba‚ but arrived too late to take part in the Battle of Waterloo. The Murray River and Mount Murray in Australia and Murray House in Hong Kong are named in honour of him. The city of Perth‚ Western Australia is also (indirectly) named in his honour‚ as it was his birthplace.

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MURRAY‚ General Sir George. 17065

MURRAY‚ General Sir George.	17065 Autograph Note‚ unsigned‚ to Edward Drummond: “I should like to say a Word to the Duke some time today - Pray let me know whether it will be convenient.” 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ with the address leaf‚ signed ‘GM’. Black wax armorial seal. Undated. General Sir George Murray (1772-1846) was Wellington’s quartermaster-general in the Peninsula. He joined the army in Flanders after Waterloo‚ and remained with the army of occupation for three years as chief of staff. Edward Drummond (1792-1843) was Private Secretary to a succession of British Prime Ministers: George Canning‚ Lord Goderich‚ the 1st Duke of Wellington‚ and Robert Peel. On 20 January 1843‚ while serving as Personal Secretary to Peel‚ he was shot by Daniel M'Naghten (or McNaughton)‚ who had developed delusions about the Tory government.

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NAPIER OF MAGDALA‚ Robert Cornelis‚ 1st Baron. 15863

NAPIER OF MAGDALA‚ Robert Cornelis‚ 1st Baron.	15863 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Napier of Magdala’‚ to General Gardiner‚ discussing an important committee appointment. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. 38 Cornwall Gardens‚ undated. Lord Napier of Nagdala (1810-90) served in campaigns in India and distinguished himself at the siege of Lucknow during the Indian Mutiny. After the Abyssinian Expedition of 1868‚ Napier of Magdala became commander in chief in India.

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NAPIER‚ General Sir Charles James. 14852

NAPIER‚ General Sir Charles James.	14852 Autograph Letter Signed‚ as Commander in Chief‚ addressed “Dear Madam”‚ saying he has given her brother leave to come to Simla following his “misfortune”‚ and knowing she is “alone and not acquainted with anyone”‚ saying that he will make a point of calling on her. 3 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ worn at folds‚ with a few holes and blemishes‚ but in clean legible condition. Simla‚ 30 August 1850. General Sir Charles James Napier (1782-1853)‚ conqueror of Sind‚ Commander in Chief in India 1849-50. “I am ignorant if your name is Swift‚ or if you are his sister in law? He does not mention‚ so I take the chance of my messenger finding out where you live by the name of Swift!”

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NAPIER‚ General Sir Charles James. 15728

NAPIER‚ General Sir Charles James.	15728 Autograph Letter Signed‚ a few days before departing for India as Commander-in-Chief‚ to “My dear Bradamant”‚ referring to the number of letters he has to answer‚ discussing Edmund in India‚ and Sir Edward Campbell “who is at Mooltan and the Fort is not taken - I fear it will be the toughest job of any I have yet had ...” 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. London‚ 2 March 1849. General Sir Charles James Napier (1782-1853)‚ Governor of Sind (1843-47)‚ Commander in Chief in India (1849-50). His appointment as Commander-in-Chief in India was announced in the House of Commons on 6 March 1849. “... all sorts of people are plaguing me about their children in India thinking I am going there which I am not‚ but their Quantity of letters will send me to kingdom come.”

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NIEL‚ Adolphe‚ General. 14304

NIEL‚ Adolphe‚ General.	14304	Autograph Letter Signed‚ as Marshal of France‚ making an appointment with a doctor (“even though it’s Christmas” - trans.) In French. A good one page example‚ 8 x 5 inches. Paris‚ 24 December 1868. Adolphe Niel (1802-1869)‚ French general‚ statesman and Marshal of France‚ served in Algeria in the 1830’s. In 1855 he was sent to the Crimea to direct military engineering. Niel directed the siege operations at the Battle of Malakoff.

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OFFICE OF ORDNANCE. James Craggs‚ Postmaster General. 16245

OFFICE OF ORDNANCE. James Craggs‚ Postmaster General.	16245	Official letter signed by William Bridges‚ C.Musgrave‚ and James Craggs‚ about a bill due from Edward Lascelles‚ merchant in Antigua. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ damp staining‚ occasional defects. Office of Ordnance‚ 30 August 1709. James Craggs the Elder (1657-1721). He was in business as an army clothier and held several official positions‚ becoming joint Postmaster-General in 1715; and‚ making the most of his opportunities in all these capacities‚ he amassed a great deal of money. Craggs also increased his wealth by mixing in the affairs of the South Sea Company‚ but after his death an act of parliament confiscated all the property which he had acquired since December 1719.

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ORDNANCE. Cowes Castle 1700. 6763

ORDNANCE. Cowes Castle 1700.	6763 Letter Signed by William Boulter‚ Assistant Surveyor at the Office of Ordnance‚ to John Hooper‚ Storekeeper to the Office of Ordnance at Portsmouth‚ announcing his visit to Cowes “upon your intimation to the board of the dangerous condition of Cows Castle”‚ and asking him to arrange lodging. 1 page 11 x 7 inches‚ with the address leaf‚ wormholes and other minor defects‚ folds‚ but in clean legible condition. Office of Ordnance‚ 2 November 1700.

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PAGET‚ General Sir Edward. 16668

PAGET‚ General Sir Edward.	16668 Autograph Signature‚ ‘Edwd. Paget‚ General’ as Commander in Chief in India. 2½ x 4 inches‚ in good condition. [1824] General Sir Edward Paget (1775-1849) lost his right arm in the action before Oporto‚ 12 May 1809. As commander-in-chief in the East Indies‚ Paget conducted the Burmese campaigns of 1824-25.

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PALLISER‚ Major Sir William. 16621

PALLISER‚ Major Sir William.	16621 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to F.Wardell‚ The Bolton Arms‚ Earls Court Road‚ about a legal dispute. A good one page example‚ 8 x 5 inches. 19 Earls Court Square‚ 29 December 1877. Major Sir William Palliser (1830 –1882) was an Irish-born politician and inventor‚ Member of Parliament for Taunton from 1880. He was a brother of Captain John Palliser‚ a geographer and explorer. He saw active service in the Crimean War. Palliser patented 21 ordnance-related inventions‚ including the armour-piercing Palliser shot. He designed the "Palliser conversion" technique which was used successfully to convert many of Britain's obsolescent but still serviceable smoothbore muzzle-loading guns into more modern rifled muzzle-loaders ("RML") in the late 1860s and the 1870s.

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PELISSIER‚ Aimable Jean Jacques‚ Marshal of France. 13693

PELISSIER‚ Aimable Jean Jacques‚ Marshal of France.	13693 Autograph Letter Signed‚ as Duc de Malakoff‚ while serving as Governor-General of Algeria‚ to the president of the Imperial Court in Alger‚ discussing a senior appointment. In French. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ a few minor blemishes only‚ embossed ducal crest. Alger‚ 14 February 1863. Marshal Pelissier (1794-1864)‚ Duke of Malakoff‚ served in Spain‚ Greece and Algeria. In 1855 he succeeded Marshal Canrobert as commander-in-chief of the French forces before Sevastopol.

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PENINSULAR WAR. Colonel the Hon. Robert Laurence Dundas‚ Royal Staff Corps. 1813. 16846

PENINSULAR WAR. Colonel the Hon. Robert Laurence Dundas‚ Royal Staff Corps. 1813.	16846 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Robt. L.Dundas‚ Major Rl. Staff Corps & Lt. Col.’‚ to Colonel Brown‚ Royal Staff Corps‚ about the purchase at Oporto of uniforms for the Spanish recruits‚ discussing who is chargeable for the expense‚ being prepared initially to pay the tradesman’s bill himself. Local mail‚ 2 pp. 9½ x 7½ inches‚ folded‚ in good condition‚ integral address leaf (marked H.M.S.)‚ old repair‚ blank section cut away. Quintal de Bruta [Spain]‚ 11 February 1813. Colonel the Hon. Robert Laurence Dundas (1780-1844)‚ Royal Staff Corps‚ was present at Talavera‚ Busaco‚ Fuentes d'Onor‚ Salamanca‚ Vittoria‚ the Pyrenees‚ the Nivelle‚ the Nive and Toulouse in the Peninsular War‚ 1810-1814. He also served at the Helder (1799)‚ Egypt (1801) and Hanover (1805). “It was a measure indispensably necessary at that time‚ as the men were in such a state of filth & nakedness‚ as had already introduced a congious fever among them. ... 75 Suits (grey jackets & pantaloons) have been purchased for the Spaniards‚ and the expence is about 86 pounds sterling.”

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PENINSULAR WAR. Deputy Commissary Thomas Dunmore‚ 1811. 16788

PENINSULAR WAR. Deputy Commissary Thomas Dunmore‚ 1811.	16788 Letter Signed by Thomas Dunmore‚ Deputy Commissary General at Lisbon‚ to Charles Stuart‚ requesting him to exert his influence with the Portuguese to obtain 100 Carts for the immediate conveyance to Elvas of “two thousand sets of hospital bedding and considerable surgical and hospital assistance”. 2 pp. 12 x 8 inches‚ light toning‚ otherwise good. Lisbon‚ 22 May 1811. Thomas Dunmore‚ Commissary‚ forwards this urgent request from General Peacocke‚ to Charles Stuart‚ British Ambassador‚ in the aftermath of the Battle of Albuera (16 May 1811).

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PENINSULAR WAR. General Sir Henry Frederick Campbell‚ Spain 1812. 16845

PENINSULAR WAR. General Sir Henry Frederick Campbell‚ Spain 1812.	16845 An original Campaign Letter signed by Campbell‚ sent as official mail (marked ‘Service’) to Lt. Colonel Lord Blantyre or Officer Commanding The Highland Brigade‚ sending a route of march‚ suggesting a village to occupy‚ reporting on the progress of the siege (of Badajoz‚ “two Breaching Batteries‚ one of 12 & one of 8 24 Pounders were to open this day within 200 yarsd of the wall”)‚ regretting a blunder by which mail had been received but “the Bags were sent back to Elvas unopened”. 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ with the integral address leaf‚ in fine condition. Maguilla [Spain]‚ 31 March 1812. Rare local mail carried by miltary staff. General Sir Henry Frederick Campbell (1769-1856) went to Portugal in December 1808 as brigadier-general commanding the 2nd Brigade of Guards. He was present at the Battle of the Douro in May 1809 and at the Battle of Talavera. At Talavera he was wounded in the face and had to return to the United Kingdom; on 1 February 1810 he received the thanks of Parliament for his part in the battle and on 25 July he was promoted to major-general. He returned to Portugal in April 1811 to resume command of his brigade‚ then commanded the 1st Division during 1812 at the siege of Cuidad Rodrigo‚ the battle of Salamanca and the siege of Burgos. On 3 December he was again thanked by Parliament‚ for his services at Salamanca. For Talavera and Salamanca he was awarded the Army Gold Medal with one clasp; on 2 October 1813 he was made third major of the 1st Foot Guards‚ and on 4 June 1814 he was promoted to lieutenant-general. “... you will march on the 2d. of April & join us at Usagre & in the meantime you may occupy the Village of Vilia Garcias‚ or remain as you are in the Bivouac near it‚ as you judge best‚ according to the Weather &c. We have nothing new here; the Enemy in our Front are encamped near Fuenteocano; nothing nearer to us.”

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PENINSULAR WAR. Henry Dutton‚ Private‚ 14th Light Dragoons‚ deserter. 17469

PENINSULAR WAR. Henry Dutton‚ Private‚ 14th Light Dragoons‚ deserter.	17469	Autograph Letter Signed‚ while in detention on HMS Dido‚ to Richard Richardson‚ Capenhurst‚ near Chester‚ lamenting his plight‚ referring to the distress suffered by the Army in Portugal‚ appealing for funds at this critical moment in his life. 3 pp. 10 x 7 inches‚ in fine condition‚ Cowes straight line postal marking HM Ship Dido‚ Isle of Wight‚ 8 August 1811. A recent discovery‚ worthy of more research. In the General Orders it is recorded that at a General Court Martial at Lisbon on 15 January 1811‚ Henry Dutton‚ Private in the 14th Light Dragoons‚ was charged with desertion on or about 26th May 1810. The Court declared Dutton to be guilty‚ and he was sentenced “to be transported as a felon for the space of seven years‚ and at the expiration of such term of years‚ to be at the disposal of His Majesty for service as a soldier in any of His Majesty’s forces at home or abroad for life ...” This meant transportation to New South Wales‚ and then to serve as a soldier in the corps stationed in that colony. In a well written letter‚ Dutton reminds his friend of “those happy times which did once exist under your hospitable roof”‚ and begs “in an Hour of distress‚ a temporary aid of pecuniary matters ...”‚ referring to the loss of his clothes‚ and urging “that this application is by no intention an Introduction to a second call upon your generosity‚ but urged at a moment of real distress‚ and upon the eve of leaving this Country again for a foreign station.” He adds in a postscript that “we expect to leave this in about Ten days.” Whether Dutton served his sentence‚ or served as a soldier again‚ we have not yet discovered. 250PENINSULAR WAR. Henry Dutton‚ Private‚ 14th Light Dragoons‚ deserter. 17469 Autograph Letter Signed‚ while in detention on HMS Dido‚ to Richard Richardson‚ Capenhurst‚ near Chester‚ lamenting his plight‚ referring to the distress suffered by the Army in Portugal‚ appealing for funds at this critical moment in his life. 3 pp. 10 x 7 inches‚ in fine condition‚ Cowes straight line postal marking HM Ship Dido‚ Isle of Wight‚ 8 August 1811. A recent discovery‚ worthy of more research. In the General Orders it is recorded that at a General Court Martial at Lisbon on 15 January 1811‚ Henry Dutton‚ Private in the 14th Light Dragoons‚ was charged with desertion on or about 26th May 1810. The Court declared Dutton to be guilty‚ and he was sentenced “to be transported as a felon for the space of seven years‚ and at the expiration of such term of years‚ to be at the disposal of His Majesty for service as a soldier in any of His Majesty’s forces at home or abroad for life ...” This meant transportation to New South Wales‚ and then to serve as a soldier in the corps stationed in that colony. In a well written letter‚ Dutton reminds his friend of “those happy times which did once exist under your hospitable roof”‚ and begs “in an Hour of distress‚ a temporary aid of pecuniary matters ...”‚ referring to the loss of his clothes‚ and urging “that this application is by no intention an Introduction to a second call upon your generosity‚ but urged at a moment of real distress‚ and upon the eve of leaving this Country again for a foreign station.” He adds in a postscript that “we expect to leave this in about Ten days.” Whether Dutton served his sentence‚ or served as a soldier again‚ we have not yet discovered.

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PENINSULAR WAR. James Pipon‚ Deputy Commissary General. 16786

PENINSULAR WAR. James Pipon‚ Deputy Commissary General.	16786	Letter Signed‚ to Sir Charles Stuart‚ asking him to intervene to ensure the return to the British Commissariat of the Magazine lent for a short time only to the Governor of Villa Franca. 2 pp. 13 x 8 inches‚ a few minor blemishes only. Lisbon‚ 10 February 1813. Sir Charles Stuart (1779-1845)‚ was appointed British envoy to Portugal in 1810. His services at the Portuguese Court were invaluable to Wellington. James Pipon (1770-1837) obtained his first post in the Commissariat in 1797 and spent a year at Guildford. In 1800 he was posted for overseas duty with General Abercromby's expedition to Egypt. He then worked in Malta organising supplies for the capture of Minorca. On his return to England in 1803 he went back to Kent and was stationed at Tunbridge‚ Rochester and finally Canterbury. He was then based in the Severn District at Bristol in 1804. In 1805 he married Elizabeth Dobbyn Hodges and was promoted to Deputy Commissary-General for a campaign to North Germany commanded by General George Don. In 1808 Pipon went to Portugal with Wellington's expedition. He worked in Lisbon until 1819 when he became Seigneur of Noirmont in Jersy on his father's death and returned to Jersey in April 1820.

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PERRIN‚ Claude Victor‚ Duc de Belluno‚ Marshal of France. 13696

PERRIN‚ Claude Victor‚ Duc de Belluno‚ Marshal of France.	13696	Letter Signed‚ as Minister of War and Marshal of France‚ to Lacoste de Nicolai‚ cadet‚ informing him of his promotion to sous-lieutenant in the Regiment de Chasseurs de la Meuse. In French. 1 page 12 x 8 inches‚ folds‚ with the integral address leaf‚ various postal markings‚ early repairs. Paris‚ 25 October 1822. Claude Victor Perrin (1764-1841)‚ Duc de Belluno‚ Marshal of France‚ entered the army in 1781 and fought throughout the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. In 1802 he was Governor of Louisiana for a short time. He distinguished himself at the battles of Saalfeld and Jena‚ and after Friedland he was made marshal. He took a prominent part in the Peninsular War‚ until his appointment in 1812 to the command of a corps in the invasion of Russia.

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PITT‚ William Augustus. 14549

PITT‚ William Augustus.	14549	Four Autograph Letters Signed [to military agents]‚ discussing army appointments‚ financial matters‚ promotions‚ etc. 4 pp. 9 x 7½ inches‚ in good condition. Kingston‚ Lewes‚ Lower Barracks; 1803-1808. General Sir William Augustus Pitt (c. 1728 - 1809) served in the Seven Years War‚ and was severely wounded and taken prisoner at the Battle of Kloster Kampen in 1760. In 1794 he was given the shore command of the Portsmouth defences‚ a post he retained until 1809. “From a letter I have just recd. from Ensign Villiers of the New South Wales Corps‚ on board the Recovery at Portsmouth‚ I find Mr. Vernon the Taylor has taken out a writ against him for about £30 ...”

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PULTENEY‚ General Sir James Murray. 17025

PULTENEY‚ General Sir James Murray.	17025 Letter Signed‚ discussing the rent of Marble Hill‚ enquiring to whom payment should be made. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ signature overleaf‚ in good condition. 28 October 1803. General Sir James Murray Pulteney (1755-1811) served in the American War of Independence. He was wounded at the ankle during the Battle of Brandywine in September 1777. He was attached as adjudant to the Frederick‚ Duke of York in April 1793‚ fighting in Flanders‚ and was promoted to major-general in December. In 1794‚ he received command of the 18th Regiment of Foot and led his regiment to suppress the Irish Rebellion of 1798.

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RAGLAN‚ Fitzroy Somerset‚ Lord. 16451

RAGLAN‚ Fitzroy Somerset‚ Lord.	16451 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Fitzroy Somerset’‚ thanking Lady Barrington “a thousand times” for the beautiful flowers. A good one page example‚ 7½ x 4½ inches‚ neatly laid down on part of a Victorian album leaf. Stanhope Street‚ 12 June 1847. Lord Raglan (1788-1855)‚ commander in chief of the army in the Crimea.

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RAGLAN‚ Fitzroy Somerset‚ Lord. 17621

RAGLAN‚ Fitzroy Somerset‚ Lord.	17621	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Raglan’‚ to Lord Keane‚ about G.P.Stoddard’s request for permanent employment in the Bombay Baroda and Central India Railway Company‚ explaining he is the son of a Captain in the 94th who died in India. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ with the integral blank leaf (old repairs)‚ and the separate autograph address panel also signed ‘Raglan’‚ indicating that Stoddard himself was the bearer of this letter. Ordnance office‚ 31 August 1853. Lord Raglan (1788-1855)‚ commander in chief of the army in the Crimea.

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RICHMOND‚ Charles Gordon-Lennox‚ 5th Duke. 16641

RICHMOND‚ Charles Gordon-Lennox‚ 5th Duke.	16641 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Richmond’‚ to the Editor of the English Gentleman‚ giving his views on “the Protectionists”. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Marked Private. Goodwood‚ 30 March 1846. Charles Gordon-Lennox‚ 5th Duke of Richmond (1791-1860)‚ was aide-de-camp to Wellington in the Peninsula and France (1810-14). During the campaign in the Netherlands he was aide-de-camp to the Prince of Orange‚ and after the prince had been wounded at Waterloo‚ joined Wellington’s staff as an extra aide-de-camp. He was Postmaster General from 1830 to 1834.

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RICHMOND‚ Charles Gordon-Lennox‚ 5th Duke. 16995

RICHMOND‚ Charles Gordon-Lennox‚ 5th Duke.	16995 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Richmond’‚ while serving as Postmaster General‚ to Lord Auckland‚ saying he will mention Mr. Bicknell’s name to Melbourne‚ in connection with the turnpikes. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4½ inches. London‚ 24 August 1833. Charles Gordon-Lennox‚ 5th Duke of Richmond (1791-1860)‚ was aide-de-camp to Wellington in the Peninsula and France (1810-14). During the campaign in the Netherlands he was aide-de-camp to the Prince of Orange‚ and after the prince had been wounded at Waterloo‚ joined Wellington’s staff as an extra aide-de-camp. He was Postmaster General from 1830 to 1834.

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RICHMOND‚ Charles Gordon-Lennox‚ 5th Duke. 17542

RICHMOND‚ Charles Gordon-Lennox‚ 5th Duke.	17542 utograph Letter Signed ‘Richmond’‚ to “My dear Colonel”‚ about the names of gentlemen to be recommended to the Lord Chancellor. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in very good condition‚ one pinhole. London‚ 1 March 1844. Charles Gordon-Lennox‚ 5th Duke of Richmond (1791-1860)‚ was aide-de-camp to Wellington in the Peninsula and France (1810-14). During the campaign in the Netherlands he was aide-de-camp to the Prince of Orange‚ and after the prince had been wounded at Waterloo‚ joined Wellington’s staff as an extra aide-de-camp. He was Postmaster General from 1830 to 1834.

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ROBERTS‚ Frederick Sleigh‚ 1st Earl. 14132

ROBERTS‚ Frederick Sleigh‚ 1st Earl.	14132	Autograph Letter Signed‚ as Commander in Chief in India‚ to Lady Cavagnari‚ inviting her to call in the afternoon‚ “but please do not come out in the heat”. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4½ inches. Captain Keats’ House [India‚ ?Ralwalpindi]‚ 25 March 1891. Frederick Sleigh Roberts (1832-1914)‚ Field Marshal‚ Commander in Chief in India‚ hero of the Relief of Kandahar. He won the Victoria Cross in the Indian Mutiny. Lady Cavagnari was the widow of the slain British resident in Kabul.

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ROBERTS‚ Frederick Sleigh‚ 1st Earl. 16109

ROBERTS‚ Frederick Sleigh‚ 1st Earl.	16109 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to General Sir David Woods “about young Lawson”‚ discussing his prospects‚ explaining that “I can promise him a Bengal Corps‚ but I am afraid there is no chance of his getting Gurkhas.” 2½ pages 7 x 4½ inches‚ folds‚ in good condition (one light horizontal stain) Head Quarters of the Army in India‚ 13 December 1891. Frederick Sleigh Roberts (1832-1914)‚ Field Marshal‚ Commander in Chief in India‚ hero of the Relief of Kandahar. He won the Victoria Cross in the Indian Mutiny.

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ROCHAMBEAU‚ Donatien Marie Joseph de Vimeur‚ Vicomte de. 13724

ROCHAMBEAU‚ Donatien Marie Joseph de Vimeur‚ Vicomte de.	13724	Letter Signed ‘Dtn Rochambeau’‚ to Citoyen Lequoy Mongiraud‚ the civilian administrator‚ about the necessity for rigorous economy in the distribution of rations to the troops. In French. 1 page 12 x 8 inches‚ printed heading‚ one piece cleanly cut away diagonally at left margin with loss of a few words‚ just touching signature‚ old repairs‚ otherwise good. Armée de Saint-Domingue‚ Au Quartier-général du Cape‚ [Haiti] 28 nivose an 11 [18 January 1803]. Some damage‚ but an evocative record of this chapter in French colonial history. Donatien-Marie-Joseph de Vimeur‚ vicomte de Rochambeau (1755 – 1813)‚ soldier‚ the son of Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur‚ comte de Rochambeau‚ He served in the American Revolutionary War as an aide-de-camp to his father. In the 1790s‚ he participated in an unsuccessful campaign to re-establish French authority in Martinique and Saint Domingue. Rochambeau was later assigned to the French Revolutionary Army in the Italian Peninsula‚ and was appointed to the military command of the Ligurian Republic. In 1802‚ he was appointed to lead an expeditionary force against Saint Domingue (Haiti) after General Charles Leclerc's death. His remit was to restore French control of their rebellious colony‚ by any means. Historians of the Haïtian Revolution credit his brutal tactics for uniting black and gens de couleur soldiers against the French. After Rochambeau surrendered to the rebel general Jean-Jacques Dessalines in November 1803‚ the former French colony declared its independence as Haïti‚ the second independent state in the Americas. At the Surrender of Cap Français‚ Rochambeau was captured aboard La Surveillante frigate by a British squadron under the command of Captain John Loring and returned to England as a prisoner on parole‚ where he remained interned for almost nine years. He was exchanged in 1811‚ and returned to the family château‚ where he resumed the work of classifying the family's growing collection of maps‚ which his father had begun. He also enriched the collections with new acquisitions‚ in particular ones contributed by the military campaigns of his son‚ Auguste-Philippe Donatien de Vimeur‚ who served as the aide-de-camp for Joachim Murat and was with Murat's cavalry in the Russian campaign in 1812. He was mortally wounded in the Battle of Nations‚ and died three days later at Leipzig‚ at the age of 59.

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ROYAL SCOTS‚ Maine‚ America‚ December 1814. 17398

ROYAL SCOTS‚ Maine‚ America‚ December 1814.	17398	The original Military Estimate of the Sums required for the use of the Detachment of the 1st Regiment of Royal Scots attached to the 1st Battalion 62nd Regiment‚ 25 November to 24 December 1814. Signed by Major James Butler‚ Lieutenant-Colonel David Ximines (commanding the 62nd Regiment in America)‚ and R.Tucker‚ the Deputy Quarter Master General. 1 page 12 x 7 inches‚ one wormhole‚ light traces of mounting‚ in good condition. Castine [Maine]‚ 8 December 1814. In August and September 1814‚ Sir John Coape Sherbrooke sent a naval force and 500 British troops to conquer Maine and (again) establish the colony of New Ireland. In 26 days‚ they succeeded in taking possession of Hampden‚ Bangor‚ and Machias‚ destroying or capturing 17 American ships. They won the Battle of Hampden (losing two killed while the Americans lost one killed) and occupied the village of Castine for the rest of the war. Lieutenant-General Sir David Ximenes (1777 - 1848) had commanded the 62nd Regiment at the capture of Genoa before taking command at Castine.

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SABINE‚ Edward. 16632

SABINE‚ Edward.	16632	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to J.G.Jeffreys‚ offering him the post of local Treasurer at the meeting of the British Association at Swansea. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4½ inches. Jeffreys’ draft acceptance reply on verso. Woolwich‚ 16 August 1847. General Sir Edward Sabine (1788-1883)‚ physicist‚ soldier and explorer; astronomer to expeditions of John Ross (1818) and William Edward Parry in search of the Northwest Passage (1819-20). Sabine researched terrestrial magnetism. He was joint commissioner with Sir John Herschel acting with the French commission to determine the difference in longitude between Paris and Greenwich. John Gwyn Jeffreys (1809-1885)‚ conchologist‚ author of British Conchology‚ 5 vols. 1862-69.

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SABINE‚ Edward. 17595

SABINE‚ Edward.	17595	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Professor Wheatstone‚ King’s College‚ Somerset House‚ asking if it would suit him to meet at Captain Beaufort’s “on the subject of the Electrical Observations to be made at the Magnetic Observatories”‚ adding that Mr. Snow Harris has promised to join the meeting. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ minor blemishes only‚ with the address leaf. Undated. General Sir Edward Sabine (1788-1883)‚ President of the Royal Society‚ physicist‚ soldier and explorer; astronomer to expeditions of John Ross (1818) and William Edward Parry in search of the Northwest Passage (1819-20). Sabine researched terrestrial magnetism. Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort (1774-1857)‚ Hydrographer to the Navy. Charles Wheatstone (1802-1875)‚ scientist and inventor‚ a major figure in the development of electric telegraphy. Sir William Snow Harris (1791–1867) was an English physician and electrical researcher.

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SABINE‚ General Joseph. 16457

SABINE‚ General Joseph.	16457	Campaign Letter Signed ‘Jos: Sabine’‚ addressed My Lord‚ thanking him for the Letters and discussing the defence of Ghent. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ lower edge ragged‚ minor tears‚ lightly toned. Ghent‚ Wednesday one a Clock in the afternoon‚ undated [c.1709-12]. Sabine reports which regiments are in the town‚ and asserts “that I am not in the least apprehensive of their surprising the Castle‚ or shall it be in their Power‚ The Magistracy and Burghers hate the very Name of a Hollander and are entirely enclin’d for us.” General Joseph Sabine (1661-1739) fought at the Siege of Namur in 1695. He subsequently served in Flanders throughout the War of Spanish Succession‚ commanding his Regiment at the Battle of Blenheim in 1704‚ at the Battle of Oudenarde in 1708 and then at the Siege of Lille later that year. He was given command of the Citadel at Ghent where he had to put down a mutiny in 1712. Then in 1716 he commanded a Brigade sent to confront the Pretender's Army at Perth. Later that year he became Commander of the British Army throughout Scotland.

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SALE‚ Sir Robert. 13285

SALE‚ Sir Robert.	13285	Autograph Note in the third person to Mr. James Stewart‚ presenting beneath his signature as Major-General. 10 x 8 inches‚ thin paper‚ some minor defects. With an India cover addressed (in another hand) to James Stewart in London‚ postmarked in arrival 7 August 1843. Undated. Major-General Sir Robert Henry Sale (1782-1845) was besieged for six months in 1841-42 in Jalalabad until relieved by Pollock. He died fighting the Sikhs in December 1845. His wife‚ Lady Sale‚ wrote an account of her adventures in a Journal of the Disasters in Afghanistan (1843). Sale served in India from 1798 and commanded the 13th Foot during the First Burmese War (1825-26). Sale then commanded his regiment at a succession of Indian garrisons: Berhampore‚ Dinapore‚ Agra‚ and Kurnaul. On 28 June 1838‚ at Kurnaul‚ he was promoted brevet colonel. In October he was made commander of the 1st Bengal brigade in the army of the Indus‚ which was destined for the invasion of Afghanistan.

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SANDWITH‚ Humphry. 11392

SANDWITH‚ Humphry.	11392 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to ‘My dear Brodie’‚ asking him to attend a practice lecture at his home on Modern Turkey Social & Political. 1 page‚ 7 x 4½ inches‚ horizontal folds. Wimbledon‚ 29 November 1875. Humphry Sandwith (1822-1881)‚ army surgeon‚ head of the medical staff during the Siege of Kars (1855)‚ author of A Narrative of the Siege of Kars (1856) and other books on Turkey.

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SÉRURIER‚ Jean Mathieu Philibert‚ Marshal of France‚ and others. 13694

SÉRURIER‚ Jean Mathieu Philibert‚ Marshal of France‚ and others.	13694 Manuscript Certificate de Service for Pierre Augustin Marthe‚ fusilier‚ confirming his wound at the Siege of Toulon‚ and his service since the Revolution‚ signed by 12 officers‚ including Sérurier as General of division. 1 page 12 x 8 inches‚ small piece torn from lower margin‚ otherwise good. Au Chateau de Carline‚ 10 floreal an 3me [29 April 1795] An uncommon signature (and many others waiting to be identified) on an attractive military certificate. Jean-Mathieu-Philibert Sérurier‚ 1st Comte Sérurier (1742—1819)‚ Marshal of France‚ fought in the French Revolutionary Wars in the army of the Alps (1795) and under Napoleon in the Italina Peninsula in the battles of Vico‚Mondovi‚ Catiglione and in the siege of Mantua.. He was Governor of Venice (1801) and Lucca (1798). He helped Bonaparte to carry out the 18 Brumaire coup (November 1799).

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SEYMOUR‚ Algernon‚ Earl of Hertford‚ seventh Duke of Somerset. 6570

SEYMOUR‚ Algernon‚ Earl of Hertford‚ seventh Duke of Somerset.	6570 Letter Signed ‘Hartford’‚ asking his correspondent (possibly Judge-Advocate Watkins‚ secretary to the 2nd Duke of Ormond) to put before the Duke of Ormond the case of Hertford’s eldest ensign‚ Roger Combes‚ who is to be promoted Lieutenant in the place of Lieutenant Tyrell‚ who has been killed. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ in good clean condition‚ four wormholes. Probably Flanders [docketed 25 April 1712]. Algernon Seymour‚ Earl of Hertford‚ seventh Duke of Somerset (1684-1750)‚ was a He was a distinguished soldier‚ serving as a volunteer at Oudenarde in 1708‚ aide de camp to Marlborough at Malplaquet in 1709‚ and colonel of the fifteenth regiment of foot from 23 October of that year. He saw active service in this capacity during the campaigns of 1710‚ 1711‚ and 1712. He was governor of Minorca‚ September 1737–March 1742; governor of Guernsey‚ March 1742 until his death; and colonel of the Horse Guards regiment from 1740 until his death‚ with a brief interval in early 1742 when he lost the regiment on the fall of Walpole. Hertford was also president of the Society of Antiquaries from 1724 to 1749. Horace Walpole thought him ‘as good a man as lives’ (Walpole‚ Corr.‚ 18.522). Ormond was in Flanders at this time‚ having been appointed colonel of the first troop of foot guards‚ andcommander-in-chief of the armed forces in England and Holland.

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SHERBROOKE‚ Major-General John Coape. 16139

SHERBROOKE‚ Major-General John Coape.	16139 Original Warrant Signed by Sherbrooke‚ Commanding His Majesty’s Forces in the Island of Sicily‚ assigning large sums on the enclosed Abstract (here present‚ attached to the Warrant) for the payment for the subsistence of the Regiments and Corps under his command. Countersigned by George Airey [later General Sir George Airey‚ 1761-1833] as Military Secretary. 1 page 12 x 8 inches‚ in good condition‚ followed by the Abstract. Messina [Sicily]‚ 1 January 1808. Uncommon. Sherbrooke commanded the troops in Sicily until the arrival of Sir John Stuart in June 1808. Sir John Coape Sherbrooke (1764 – 1830)‚ soldier and colonial administrator. After serving in the British army in Nova Scotia‚ the Netherlands‚ India‚ the Mediterranean (including Sicily)‚ and Spain‚ he was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia in 1811. During the War of 1812‚ his policies and victory in conquest of present day Maine‚ renaming it the colony of New Ireland‚ led to significant prosperity in Nova Scotia. Sherbrooke was second in command to Wellington in the campaign of 1809‚ and distinguished himself at the Battle of Talavera.

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St‚ Helena. SIR HUDSON LOWE‚ Governor. 17007

St‚ Helena. SIR HUDSON LOWE‚ Governor.	17007	An original Letter Signed ‘H.Lowe’‚ as Governor of St. Helena‚ to His Excellency Rear Admiral Sir Pulteney Malcolm‚ questioning the need for an exact inventory of the articles imported by Mr. Lusan on Government ships‚ the necessity for using any spare tonnage above what is needed for the victualling of the squadron‚ discussing the supply of cattle‚ wine‚ and barley‚ mentioning the ships Adamant and David going to the Cape‚ etc. About 300 words on 4 pp. folio‚ in good condition‚ entlrely legible. Plantation House [St. Helena]‚ 28 December 1816. Lt.-General Sir Hudson Lowe (1769-1844)‚ Governor of St. Helena (1815-1821). Admiral Sir Pulteney Malcolm (1768-1838) was Commander in Chief of the St.Helena station in 1816-17. Unlike Hudson Lowe‚ Malcolm remained on good terms with Napoleon‚ and made a valuable record of their conversations. Letters by Hudson Lowe as Governor of St.Helena are uncommon. Lowe’s attachment to the detailed regulation of all life on St. Helena is well known.

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TALBOT‚ Major-General Sir Reginald Arthur James. 15090

TALBOT‚ Major-General Sir Reginald Arthur James.	15090 Autograph Letter Signed‚ as Commander of the British Forces in Egypt‚ addressed “Monseigneur”‚ extending an invitation. In French. 1 page 8 x 6½ inches‚ folds‚ in good condition. Head Quarter House [Egypt]‚ 7 February 1899. Uncommon. Major General Hon. Sir Reginald Arthur James Talbot (1841 - 1929) had both a distinguished political and military career. He served in the Zulu War (1879)‚ with the Life Guards; in the Egyptian Campaign (1882); and in the Nile Expedition (1884 - 5)‚ where he was mentioned in dispatches. Later he was Military Attache in Paris (1889 - 95); in command of the Calvary Brigade at Aldershot (1896 - 99); and commanded the army of occupation in Egypt (1899 - 1903). His final tour of duty was as Governor of Victoria‚ Australia (1904 - 08).

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TAYLOR‚ General Sir Herbert. 16232

TAYLOR‚ General Sir Herbert.	16232 Autograph Letter in the third person‚ to Edward Ellice‚ saying that Taylor “has been honored with the King’s Commands to refer to Him the enclosed Applications for the Consideration of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury”‚ and awaits his correspondent’s answers. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition. St. James’s‚ 7 March 1831. General Sir Herbert Taylor (1775-1839)‚ Private Secretary to George III from 1805‚ later Private Secretary to William IV‚ and confidential agent to George IV.

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Victoria Cross. ROBERTS‚ Frederick Sleigh‚ 1st Earl. 14599

Victoria Cross. ROBERTS‚ Frederick Sleigh‚ 1st Earl.	14599 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Roberts’‚ to Major Tudor Craig‚ discussing accounts. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4½ inches‚ with the original envelope (signed ‘R’ lower left‚ traces of mounting on verso)‚ a few very light foxing spots only. Englemere‚ Ascot‚ 17 July 1909. Frederick Sleigh Roberts (1832-1914)‚ Field Marshal‚ Commander in Chief in India‚ hero of the Relief of Kandahar. He won the Victoria Cross in the Indian Mutiny.

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Victoria Cross. ROBERTS‚ Frederick Sleigh‚ 1st Earl. 15522

Victoria Cross. ROBERTS‚ Frederick Sleigh‚ 1st Earl.	15522 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Roberts’‚ to Major Craig‚ informing him that he can not be present at Caxton Hall because he has been invited to the Military Tournament‚ and regretting he is denied the opportunity of assisting H.R.H. Princess Christian. 2½ pages 7 x 4½ inches‚ in fine condition. 47 Portland Place‚ 18 May 1905. Frederick Sleigh Roberts (1832-1914)‚ Field Marshal‚ Commander in Chief in India‚ hero of the Relief of Kandahar. He won the Victoria Cross in the Indian Mutiny.

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VYSE‚ General Richard. 15663

VYSE‚ General Richard.	15663	Autograph Letter Signed ‘R.Vyse’‚ to the Quarter Master General‚ sending returns for the local Yorkshire Militia. 1 page 12 x 8 inches‚ in good condition. Annotation on verso indicating the militia are to march to Pontefract. Beverley‚ 15 March 1811. Richard Vyse (1746–1825)‚ army officer‚ received the command of the 1st dragoon guards on 28 May 1784‚ and during the Revolutionary War served in Flanders in command of a brigade under the duke of York. He distinguished himself on several occasions‚ particularly at the battle of Le Cateau on 25 April 1794‚ where‚ at the head of two brigades of heavy cavalry‚ he significantly contributed to the victory‚ and at the evacuation of Ostend‚ which he superintended on 1 July. Vyse was promoted major-general on 2 October 1794‚ and lieutenant-general on 1 January 1801. He became general on 1 January 1812‚ and died at Lichfield on 30 May 1825.

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WATERLOO. Lt. William Havelock‚ 43rd Foot‚ aide-de-camp to Count Alten. 17496

WATERLOO. Lt. William Havelock‚ 43rd Foot‚ aide-de-camp to Count Alten.	17496	Autograph Signature ‘W.Havelock’ as Lt. Colonel‚ 14th Light Dragoons‚ cut from a military letter or document. 1 x 3 inches‚ laid down on part album page. Dated in pencil 1845. Rare. Lieutenant-Colonel William Havelock (1793-1848). He carried one of the colours of the 43rd at the passage of the Coa River in 1810‚ and was present in all the subsequent actions in which the light division was engaged to the end of the Peninsular War‚ spending time as aide-de-camp to Major-general Charles‚ Baron Alten. Havelock was Alten's aide-de-camp at the battle of Waterloo and at the occupation of Paris. He became major 4th Light Dragoons in 1830‚ and exchanging into the 14th light dragoons‚ became lieutenant-colonel of that regiment in 1841. He commanded it in the field under Sir Charles Napier‚ and with the Bombay troops sent to reinforce Lord Gough's army during the Second Anglo-Sikh War. He fell mortally wounded at the head of his regiment in a charge on the Sikhs at the battle of Ramnagar‚ on the banks of the River Chenab‚ on 22 November 1848. Heavily wounded‚ after eleven of his troopers had been killed beside him‚ he was left for dead on the field.

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Waterloo. SMITH‚ Lieut. General Sir Harry. 16687

Waterloo. SMITH‚ Lieut. General Sir Harry.	16687	Original Signature‚ as Governor‚ taken from a letter. 1½ x 3½ inches‚ fine. Undated [probably 1847 or later]. Sir Harry George Wakelyn Smith (1787-1860)‚ the victor at Aliwal and governor of the Cape of Good Hope during the Kaffir War‚ was major of brigade at the Battle of Waterloo‚ and served in numerous theatres of war‚ including New Orleans (1814). On 3 September 1847 Smith was appointed Governor of the Cape. His classic Autobiography was published posthumously in 1901.

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WAVELL‚ Arthur Goodall. 9870

WAVELL‚ Arthur Goodall.	9870	Autograph Letter Signed ‘A.G.Wavell’‚ to Calverley Trevelyan‚ sending him “the little pamphlet” which he had mentloned to Trevelyan the previous day‚ enquiring “in what way I can be of any service to you during your intended journey & trust we shall hereafter meet in Mexico”. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ integral address leaf‚ his seal in red wax also present. [England] Watermarked 1826. Uncommon. Arthur Goodall Wavell (1785-1860) fought in the Peninsular War‚ and with the revolutionary army of Chile. Sent to Mexico‚ Wavell accepted a commission as a brigadier general in the Mexican army and was quickly promoted to major general. In Mexico he published textbooks on infantry and cavalry tactics and a code of regulation as well as several pamphlets on the defence of various regions of the country. While he was in the Chilean service Wavell had met Moses Austin and developed an enthusiasm for his colonization scheme in Texas. In 1826 the vice governor of Coahuila and Texas‚ Ignacio de Arispe‚ granted Wavell's request for colonial rights‚ giving him a six year time limit to complete the colonization of what is now Lamar‚ Red River‚ and Bowie counties as well as portions of Fannin and Hunt counties and Miller County‚ Arkansas. For Wavell’s adventurous career‚ see the Handbook to Texas Online. He was the grandfather of Field Marshal Sir Archibald Wavell. In 1827 he published a 71 pp. pamphlet‚ Notes and Reflections on Mexico‚ Its Mines‚ Policy‚ &c. By a Traveller‚ Some Years Resident in That and Other American States. This is probably “the little pamphlet” referred to in the letter‚ a publication aimed at prospective colonists.

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WEBBER‚ Charles Edmund. 11544

WEBBER‚ Charles Edmund.	11544	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Griffith‚ regretting Webber’s absence from a committee meeting. 1 page 6 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ light toning. 17 Egerton Gardens‚ 1 March 1896. Major-General Charles Edmund Webber (1838-1904)‚ Royal Engineers‚ was employed by the Post Office (1869-1871) to assist in the construction and organisation of the Telegraph Service. He served in the Indian Mutiny (1857-59)‚ the Zulu War (1879) and the Egyptian Expedition (1882). He accompanied Sir G. Wolseley to Natal in May‚ 1879. He was appointed A.A.G. and A.Q.M.G. of lines of communications under Major-Gen. Clifford on 28th June. He became Senior Staff Officer for the lines from Natal through Western Zululand from that date until the final evacuations in Sept.‚ including the superintendence and local direction of the execution of the orders for the breaking up of the 1st Division and the formation of new columns‚ followed by the final evacuations and removal of the army and all its material from the forts and positions of Zululand and on the frontier of Natal.

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WETHERALL‚ General Sir George Augustus. 17027

WETHERALL‚ General Sir George Augustus.	17027 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Colonel Hamilton‚ discussing the interim arrangements for billets during the painting and papering of the Officers Quarters in Salford Barracks. 3 pp.7 x 4½ inches. 9 April 1863. General Sir Augustus Wetherall (1788-1868)‚ Adjutant General in the Crimea. General Wetherall is famous for his services during the rebellion in Canada of 1837/38 during which he was the Commander of the Royals' 2nd battalion in the Battle of Saint-Charles. After the victory‚ he and his troops unearthed the Colonne de la liberté‚ a column erected in Saint-Charles by the Patriotes for the Assembly of the Six Counties‚ and brought it back as a war trophy to Montreal‚ along with a number of prisoners.

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WILLIAMS‚ General Sir William Fenwick. 13844

WILLIAMS‚ General Sir William Fenwick.	13844 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to ‘My dear Dewar’‚ hoping to meet up with some friends: “My days are now but few.” 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. 69 Berners Street‚ Oxford Street‚ 19 October 1865. General Sir William Fenwick Williams (1800-1883)‚ the defender of Kars. Williams surrendered Kars (a fortified city in Turkish Armenia) to the Russians with honour in November 1855‚ and went into captivity in Russia. In 1856 he returned to England as a hero and was created baronet “of Kars”. Williams went to Canada as commander of the forces. In 1865 he was given the government of Nova Scotia.

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WILLIAMS‚ General Sir William Fenwick. 16642

WILLIAMS‚ General Sir William Fenwick.	16642	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Miss Dempster‚ hoping to arrange a visit. 3 pp. 6 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ traces of mounting. 9 Charles Street‚ St. James Square‚ 21 May 1876. General Sir William Fenwick Williams (1800-1883)‚ the defender of Kars. Williams surrendered Kars (a fortified city in Turkish Armenia) to the Russians with honour in November 1855‚ and went into captivity in Russia. In 1856 he returned to England as a hero and was created baronet “of Kars”. Williams went to Canada as commander of the forces. In 1865 he was given the government of Nova Scotia.

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WILLIAMS‚ General Sir William Fenwick. 17066

WILLIAMS‚ General Sir William Fenwick.	17066 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to “My dear Haliburton”‚ from Woolwich Garrison‚ making arrangements to meet‚ referring to the day they met on the eve of his sailing for Halifax. 4 pp. 6 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. Woolwich‚ 29 December 1858. General Sir William Fenwick Williams (1800-1883)‚ the defender of Kars. Williams surrendered Kars (a fortified city in Turkish Armenia) to the Russians with honour in November 1855‚ and went into captivity in Russia. In 1856 he returned to England as a hero and was created baronet “of Kars”. Williams went to Canada as commander of the forces. In 1865 he was given the government of Nova Scotia. “I have marked the 7th proximo in the book of fate‚ & will take up my lodging for the night‚ in order to’shoulder my crutch’ upon the campaign across the water!”

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YORKE‚ Joseph‚ Baron Dover. 1010

YORKE‚ Joseph‚ Baron Dover.	1010 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Dover’‚ to Sir George Yonge‚ secretary at war‚ asking for military commissions to be prepared for a Cornet Gregory in the Life Guards‚ and for his successor‚ Lieutenant Tyrwhitt. 1 page 9 x 7.5 inches. In good condition. Integral blank leaf. Hill Street‚ 12 February 1790. Joseph Yorke‚ Baron Dover (1724-92)‚ diplomat‚ fought at Fontenoy and Culloden‚ and became ambassador to The Hague.

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