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ADOLPHUS FREDERICK‚ Duke of Cambridge. 16060

ADOLPHUS FREDERICK‚ Duke of Cambridge.	16060	A good Autograph Letter Signed ‘Adolphus Frederick’‚ to “My dear Lord”‚ referring to “The great success of the Armies of the Allies” and the possibility that the Duke will be required to go overseas‚ and therefore he is unable to accept his correspondent’s invitation. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition. Cambridge House‚ 9 November 1813. Adolphus Frederick‚ Duke of Cambridge (1774-1850)‚ tenth child of King George III and Queen Charlotte. In 1816 the Duke of Cambridge‚ on behalf of King William IV‚ was appointed to the viceroyalty of Hanover‚ which at the treaty of Vienna (1814) had been elevated from an electorate to a kingdom. His discreet administration helped to preserve the Hanoverian crown for his family. On the death of King William IV‚ the throne of Hanover passed to the Duke of Cumberland. “The great success of the Armies of the Allies has so altered the Situation of Germany that it is very probable I may soon be ordered to leave this Country ...”

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ANNE‚ Queen. 11167

ANNE‚ Queen.	11167 Warrant Signed ‘Anne R’ at head‚ addressed to Robert Earl of Oxford‚ Our high Treasurer‚ ordering the payment of £1000 to Matthew Decker “to reimburse him so much which he hath Supplyed to Our Trusty and Welbeloved Thomas Harley Esq at Rotterdam by Letters for Credit pursuant to Our Directions and for Our Special Service”. Countersigned ‘Oxford’. 14 x 9 inches‚ folds‚ in good clean condition‚ Treasury stamps‚ a few minor marginal tears only. Given at Our Court at Windsor Castle‚ 5 August 1712. Queen Anne (reigned 1702-1714). Sir Matthew Decker (1680-1749)‚ merchant‚ wrote two important tracts‚ Serious Considerations (1743) and An Essay on the Causes of the Decline in Foreigh Trade (1744). He was a strong supporter of the doctrine of free trade‚ and as such was an important forerunner of Adam Smith. Robert Harley‚ 1st Earl of Oxford (1661-1724)‚ statesman.

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AUGUSTUS FREDERICK‚ Duke of Sussex. 15348

AUGUSTUS FREDERICK‚ Duke of Sussex.	15348 Autograph Letter Signed‚ addressed to a doctor‚ bringing to his attention the welfare of Mr. Mitchel of the Red Lion at Cambridge. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches. Undated. Augustus Frederick‚ Duke of Sussex (1773-1843)‚ sixth son of King George III.

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AUGUSTUS FREDERICK‚ Duke of Sussex. 15449

AUGUSTUS FREDERICK‚ Duke of Sussex.	15449 A long Autograph Letter Signed ‘Augustus Fr’‚ to the Lord Provost of Edinburgh‚ postponing a visit proposed “by the Citizens of Edinburgh” for health reasons‚ explaining the symptoms which make it “imprudent on my part ... to risk so long a journey at such an advanced period of the Season”. 3 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ in fine condition‚ remains of guard where formerly mounted. Fareham‚ 6 September 1839. Augustus Frederick‚ Duke of Sussex (1773-1843)‚ sixth son of King George III.

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AUSTIN‚ William. 16656

AUSTIN‚ William.	16656 Autograph Letter Signed ‘William’‚ to Miss Harriet Maxwell‚ enquiring after Miss B’s scorched leg‚ as an excuse for wriitng a note to Harriet. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ minor blemishes‚ surface creases‚ small piece torn away on opening. Undated. William Austin (1802-1857)‚ “Willikin”‚ adopted son of Queen Caroline. “I dare say the table has not made any progress of late‚ you have only been occupied with parties and your dear Novels.”

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CAMBRIDGE‚ George‚ Duke of. 12900

CAMBRIDGE‚ George‚ Duke of.	12900	Autograph Letter Signed ‘George’‚ addressed “My dear Osborne”‚ revealing in full the telegram received from Gull about the critical health of the Prince (almost certainly the Prince of Wales‚ later King Edward VII). 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ folds‚ in good condition. Gloucester House‚ Park Lane‚ “Saturday morning”‚ probably December 1871. George William Frederick Charles‚ Duke of Cambridge (1819-1904)‚ the only son of George III’s seventh son‚ Adolphus Frederick. Sir William Withey Gull‚ first baronet (1816–1890)‚ physician. (Gull was suggested in the past as a suspect in the Jack the Ripper murders‚ related to an alleged royal/masonic conspiracy.) Gull attended the Prince of Wales during his severe illness from typhoid fever in 1871. The Prince began to recover on 14 December 1871. The Duke of Cambridge writes: “Gull telegraph to me from last night at 9.50: ‘No return of excess of fever tonight. Prince going on well as we ought to expect up to this time.’ This is mopre reassuring. I fear that on Thursday night he was in great danger but the crisis passed over.”

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CAROLINE‚ Queen. 10186

CAROLINE‚ Queen.	10186	Document Signed ‘CP’ as Princess of Wales‚ renouncing in favour of her brother William Duke of Brunswick her share “of Her Royal Highness the late Duchess of Brunswicks Marriage Portion”. 1 page 9 x 7½ inches‚ mourning border‚ intgral blank leaf. ‘Black Heath’ in Caroline’s hand‚ and Montague House‚ 28 March 1813 Caroline of Brunswick (1768-1821)‚ Queen of George IV. The Duchess of Brunswick‚ who was living in England‚ died on 23 March 1813. “This is to signify that I Caroline Princess of Wales do hereby formally renounce in favor of my Brother His Serene Highness William Duke of Brunswick all and whatever Right or Claim I may have to such Share of a certain Sum of Forty Thousand Pounds constituting a Part of Her Royal Highness the late Duchess of Brunswicks Marriage Portion‚ or of any Other Monies whatsoever vested in Foreign Funds or Elsewhere appertaining to Her said Royal Highness. To the which as One of the Younger Children of Her late Royal Highness I may be entitled‚ Now or Hereafter. CP”

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CHARLES II. Windsor Castle Furnishings‚ 1677. 15242

CHARLES II. Windsor Castle Furnishings‚ 1677.	15242	Original Manuscript Warrant Signed ‘Arlington’‚ addressed to Ralph Montagu‚ Master of the Great Wardrobe‚ or his deputy‚ signifying‚ in great detail‚ His Majesty’s pleasure that Montagu supplies to James Davids‚ Keeper of His Majesty’s Standing Wardrobe at Windsor Castle‚ the chairs‚ hangings‚ looking glasses‚ footstools‚ damasks‚ bed linen‚ etc.‚ all described in this Warrant‚ for the furnishing of His Majesty’s Little Bedchamber‚ His Majesty’s Personal Chamber‚ His Majesty’s Privy Chamber‚ Drawing Room‚ and other necessities for Windsor Castle‚ together with “One hundred & eighty yards of Greene Damaske to Hang his Majesty’s Bed Chamber” at Hampton Court. About 600 words on 2 pp. 12 x 7½ inches‚ with the integral blank leaf docketed on verso‚ minor repairs. 20 June 1677. An original document‚ signed by Henry Bennet‚ 1st Earl of Arlington (1618-1685)‚ at this time Lord Chamberlain‚ authorising and describing the furnishing of the new State Apartments. ‘In 1674 more old buildings and towers were destroyed during preparations for rebuilding the range of chambers forming the north-west section of the royal lodging. This was now replaced by a four-storied block of the plainest possible character externally‚ but containing within on the main floor a fine set of rooms begun to be decorated in 1676–7 with carvings by Grinling Gibbons and Henry Phillipps‚ and in 1678 with painted ceilings and gilded work by Verrio and Coussin. The other rooms forming the royal lodging‚ including the king's chapel and St. George's hall‚ were likewise refitted and decorated to correspond‚ and the whole formed into one splendid series henceforth called the State apartments.’ [A History of the County of Berkshire: Volume 3 (1923)] The Warrant begins with an order for “A purple & White Morella furniture for a Bed‚ & hangings‚ the Bed to be lyned with Satten‚ with two Chaires‚ and Six Stooles‚ suiteable‚ all trymed with twisted silke fringe‚ with knotts‚ & Buttons‚ as hath beene chosen by patternes.” The entire Warrant is devoted to descriptions of furnishings in similar detail: “... also a Cloth of State of Playne Welvett of an Azure colour Embroydred with his Majesty’s Armes with God & Silver as usuall‚ trymed with Gold & Silver fringes‚ A Greate Chaire‚ two stooles‚ & footstoole & Cushions‚ suiteable‚ Window Curtains of Blew Damaske...”

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CHRISTIAN of Schleswig-Holstein‚ Prince. 6648

CHRISTIAN of Schleswig-Holstein‚ Prince.	6648 Letter Signed‚ possibly autograph throughout‚ to Lord Barrington‚ regretting having to leave the dinner so soon‚ and thanking him for some information about House of Commons procedure. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ integral blank leaf laid down on part of an old album page. Frogmore House‚ 11 May 1868. Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein (1831-1917) married Pincess Helena (1846-1923)‚ third daughter of Queen Victoria.

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CLARENCE‚ Prince Albert Victor Christian Edward‚ Duke of. 17169

CLARENCE‚ Prince Albert Victor Christian Edward‚ Duke of.	17169	Part Document Signed ‘Albert Victor‚ Major Commanding X Royal Hussars’‚ the lower section of a “Descriptive Return of a man proposed for enlistment”‚ in this case for William Robert Bulcock‚ aged 18 years and 3 months‚ and above the signature the Duke has written: “I will take this Man.” 6½ x 8½ inches‚ folds‚ in good condition. Dublin‚ 19 October 1891. The uncommon signature of ‘Eddie’‚ Albert Victor Christian Edward‚ Duke of Clarence (1864-1892)‚ first son of Edward‚ Prince of Wales‚ and grandson of Queen Victoria. Fabricated rumours about him included a connection with the Jack the Ripper murders‚ and an association with the Cleveland Street scandal. Just as plans for both his marriage to Princess Mary of Teck and his appointment as Viceroy of Ireland were under discussion‚ Albert Victor fell ill with influenza in the pandemic of 1889–92. He developed pneumonia and died at Sandringham House in Norfolk on 14 January 1892‚ less than a week after his 28th birthday.

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EDWARD VII. 16893

EDWARD VII.	16893 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Albert Edward’ as Prince of Wales‚ to Sir Francis Grant‚ President of the Royal Academy‚ thanking him for his letter‚ rejoicing that Sir J.Fergusson’s operation was successful. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ Marlborough House stationery‚ in good condition‚ with the autograph envelope front‚ signed with initials AE. Marlborough House‚ Sunday Evening‚ undated. King Edward VII (reigned 1901-1910). Sir Francis Grant (1803-1878)‚ portrait painter‚ President of the Royal Academy.

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EDWARD‚ Duke of Kent. 16190

EDWARD‚ Duke of Kent.	16190	Letter Signed ‘Edward’‚ to George Aust‚ Registrar and Secretary of the Royal College at Chelsea‚ recommending the case and merits of the Bearer‚ Thomas Matthews of the Royal Scots‚ whose fingers were amputated during service in North America‚ describing the circumstances and asking Aust to grant a Pension. 3 pp. 9½ x 8 inches‚ in good condition. Kensington Palace‚ 3 February 1814. With the neat signature of Edward‚ Duke of Kent (1767-1820)‚ fourth son of King George III‚ and the father of Queen Victoria. “...the Bearer‚ Thomas Matthews of the Royal Scots‚ who appears to have been a most deserving faithful Soldier‚ and as he has unfortunately lost the use of one hand from the amputation of the fingers rendered necessary by the effects of Frost when on service at Chambly in North America with the 1st Bn. - besides being wounded at the Capture of the Island of Guadaloupe 3 February 1810 - I do hope that it will be deemed a Case of that peculiar nature which will warrant some indulgence as to the rate of Pension to be granted him. At least these are my feelings on the poor man’s behalf.”

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ERNEST AUGUSTUS‚ Duke of Cumberland‚ King of Hanover. 16049

ERNEST AUGUSTUS‚ Duke of Cumberland‚ King of Hanover.	16049 Autograph Signature ‘Ernest’‚ taken from the end of an autograph letter. 2 x 5 inches‚ laid down. Undated. H.R.H. Prince Ernest Augustus‚ Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover (1771-1851)‚ fifth son of King George III and Queen Charlotte.

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ERNEST AUGUSTUS‚ Duke of Cumberland‚ King of Hanover. 16659

ERNEST AUGUSTUS‚ Duke of Cumberland‚ King of Hanover.	16659	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Ernest’‚ to Lord Bexley‚ Great George Street‚ Westminster‚ thanking him for the paper‚ which he has passed on to Lord Edward who intends to call on Bexley tomorrow. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine‚ with the original autograph wrapper‚ also signed ‘Ernest’. St. James’s Palace‚ 28 March 1829. H.R.H. Prince Ernest Augustus‚ Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover (1771-1851)‚ fifth son of King George III and Queen Charlotte.

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ERNEST AUGUSTUS‚ Duke of Cumberland‚ King of Hanover. 17315

ERNEST AUGUSTUS‚ Duke of Cumberland‚ King of Hanover.	17315	Autograph Signature ‘Ernest’‚ as Lieutenant-General commanding the South West District‚ on piece taken from a military document‚ with various officer signatures on both sides. 3 x 5 inches. Winchester‚ 4 November 1805. H.R.H. Prince Ernest Augustus‚ Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover (1771-1851)‚ fifth son of King George III and Queen Charlotte.

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FITZERNEST‚ George. 11488

FITZERNEST‚ George.	11488 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Captain Sherwill‚ agreeing to meet tomorrow‚ probably for exercise. 2 pp. 8 x 6 inches‚ black borders‚ integral address‚ fine impression of a black wax seal. Kew‚ Thursday night. Uncommon. George FitzErnest‚ natural son of Ernest‚ Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover. “I feel extremely sleepy‚ otherwise I would call upon you. Tomorrow I shall attempt to break my neck &c &c. I trust you find yourself better this day. If possible I will see you tomorrow. I find myself unwell‚ but continue to live by strong exercise. Adieu.”

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GEORGE II and the Garrison of Minorca‚ 16474

GEORGE II and the Garrison of Minorca‚ 	16474	Document signed twice ("George R" at head on recto and verso)‚ being an Establishment Book leaf for "The Charge of the Garrison of Minorca"‚ covering Fort St Anne and Fort St Philip‚ and overleaf the "Establishment of the Forces and Garrisons in the Island of Minorca" comprising "A Regiment of Foot" listed by "Field and Staff Officers"‚ "One Company" and "One Company of Grenadiers" (totalling £76‚087-5s-10d for the year); each page counter-signed by the Treasury Lords‚ Charles Sackville (Earl of Middlesex)‚ Henry Fox and George Lyttelton. On two sides of a single leaf‚ 18 x 11½ inches‚ ruled in red‚ remains of guard‚ in good clean condition. 1745/1746. King George II (reigned 1727-1760) signs (at the head of each page) the accounts for all the officers and men of the Garrison of Minorca. This leaf dates from the period of Pelham's first ministry of 25 December 1744 to 24 June 1746‚ during which Middlesex‚ Fox and Lyttelton served as Commissioners of the Treasury.

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GEORGE III. 16088

GEORGE III.	16088 Military Commission‚ signed ‘George R’ by the King upper left‚ appointing William Dawson to be Adjutant in the Thirty Fourth (or Cumberland) Regiment of Foot. Countersigned lower right by the Duke of Portland. Vellum 9 x 13 inches‚ royal wafer seal affixed‚ folds‚ light foxing stains. Our Court at Saint James’s‚ 19 July 1794. King George III (reigned 1760-1820). The commission also bears the uncommon signature of William H.Cavendish-Bentinck‚ Duke of Portland (1738-1809)‚ Prime Minister 1783‚ 1807-09. As home secretary (1794-1801) Portland favoured the use of surveillance and repression (with use of the militia) to counter the threat of radicalism.

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GEORGE III. 16091

GEORGE III.	16091	Military Commission‚ signed ‘George R’ by the King upper left‚ appointing William Dawson to be Captain in the 10th Royal Veteran Battalion. Countersigned lower right by Lord Hawkesbury (later the 2nd Earl of Liverpool). Vellum 12 x 15 inches‚ royal wafer seal affixed‚ fold‚ light surface creasing‚ generally good. Our Court at Saint James’s‚ 22 September 1808. King George III (reigned 1760-1820). Robert Banks Jenkinson‚ 2nd Earl of Liverpool (1770-1828)‚ Prime Minister 1812-27. He signed as Lord Hawkesbury until the death of his father in December 1808.

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GEORGE III. 17559

GEORGE III.	17559	Royal Warrant Signed ‘George R’ by the King at head‚ countersigned by the Duke of Portland‚ appointing Alexander McDouall to be First Lieutenant of a Company of the Association of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Kirkmaiden in the County of Wigton [Cumberland] “to serve without Pay‚ for the Protection thereof‚ in Case of any Emergency‚ at the Requisition of the Civil Power”. 1 page 13 x 8 inches‚ printed with manuscript insertions‚ upper corners lightly clipped‚ minor blemishes only‚ two small thins where mounted‚ in clean condition. Our Court at St. James’s‚ 1 January 1799. King George III (reigned 1760-1820). An unusual form of commission appointing militia to assist the local civil powers in the event of unrest. The commission also bears the uncommon signature of William H.Cavendish-Bentinck‚ Duke of Portland (1738-1809)‚ Prime Minister 1783‚ 1807-09. As home secretary (1794-1801) Portland favoured the use of surveillance and repression (with use of the militia) to counter the threat of radicalism.

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GEORGE III. 17562

GEORGE III.	17562	Autograph Letter Signed ('G.R.') to William Pitt‚ the Prime Minister‚ referring to communications with the Prince of Wales (probably in connection with his finances or his liaison with Mrs. Fitzherbert) indicating the necessity that these messages should be fully understood by the Prince‚ permitting Pitt to make any alterations. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ with second leaf endorsed by George Pretyman‚ Bishop of Lincoln ('G.L.')‚ biographer and confidant of William Pitt. Queen's House‚ 20 March 1785. King George III (reigned 1760-1820). Letters from King George III to any of his Prime Ministers are hard for collectors to find. “The shorter the Message in answer to the letter from the Prince of Wales can be framed the less room is there for its not being understood; with that view the enclosed has been drawn up‚ any alteration or addition Mr Pitt may think necessary will be willing [sic] received.”

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GEORGE IV and PEEL‚ Sir Robert. 15525

GEORGE IV and PEEL‚ Sir Robert.	15525 Document Signed by George IV as King‚ and by Robert Peel as Home Secretary‚ appointing David Cathcart as an ordinary Lord of Justiciary in Scotland to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of George Fergusson. 2 pp. 12 x 8 inches‚ folds‚ second leaf (secretarial confirmation of the appointment) removed. Embossed revenue stamp. In good condition. Given at Our Court at Carlton House‚ 30 March 1826. King George IV (reigned 1820-1830).

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GEORGE IV. 15697

GEORGE IV.	15697	Autograph Wrapper Front only‚ signed “G.P.R.” as Prince Regent‚ addressed by him to Her Royal Highness The Princess Mary‚ Windsor Castle. 3 x 5 inches‚ in good condition‚ mounted on part of an old album page‚ alongside a good example of the Royal Seal in red wax‚ with the monogram G.P.R. beneath a Crown. Undated. King George IV (reigned 1820-1830).

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GEORGE IV. 16964

GEORGE IV.	16964	Warrant Signed ‘George R’ at head‚ countersigned by William Huskisson‚ appointing James Dottin Maycock to the Council of the Island of Barbados 2 pp. 14 x 9 inches‚ folded‚ Royal wafer seal affixed‚ with an integral leaf addressed to Sir Henry Warde‚ Governor and Commander in Chief of the Island of Barbados‚ marked Duplicate (documents were sent overseas in duplicate‚ in case of loss at sea). Given at Our Court at Windsor‚ 25 May 1827. A fine original Warrant signed by the Prince Regent [later King George IV (reigned 1820-1830)]. William Huskisson (1770-1830)‚ statesman‚ the first man to be killed by a steam locomotive‚ was run down‚ ‘seeming like a man bewildered’‚ by the engine Rocket at the opening of the Liverpool to Manchester railway. James Dottin Maycock M.D.(d.1837) was the compiler of Flora Barbadensis: a catalogue of plants‚ indigenous‚ naturalized‚ and cultivated‚ in Barbados : to which is prefixed‚ a geological description of the Island (1830).

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GEORGE V. 14866

GEORGE V.	14866 Envelope addressed by King George V‚ unsigned: “Mrs. Asquith‚ 10 Downing Street‚ Whitehall‚ S.W.”‚ annotated by Margot Asquith‚ the addressee. 4 x 6 inches‚ one corner torn where opened‚ otherwise good. 1913. King George V (reigned 1910-1935). Margot Asquith‚ wife of H.H.Asquith‚ the Prime Minister‚ has written at the top of this envelope: “From the King in answer to a farewell letter I wrote at the end of London season 1913‚ when I was too seedy to go to the 2nd. ball. I had been to the 2 Courts & 1 ball.”

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GEORGE V. 15261

GEORGE V.	15261	Autograph Letter Signed “Believe me always most sincerely yours George”‚ to Lieutenant Lionel Sanders (one of his friends from the Navy)‚ about Sanders’ appointment as a Deputy Prison Governor‚ saying he is always ready to help any of his friends‚ wishing him a happy 1899. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in fine condition. York Cottage printed stationery. With the original autograph envelope‚ signed G by Prince George lower left‚ postmarked Kings Lynn and Portsmouth‚ Sandringham backstamp. York Cottage‚ Sandringham‚ 26 December 1898. King George V (reigned 1910-1935).

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GEORGE V. 15262

GEORGE V.	15262 Autograph Letter Signed “Believe me most sincerely yrs‚ George”‚ to Lieutenant Lionel Sanders‚ his shipmate recently invalided out of the Navy‚ about George’s assistance in getting Sanders an appointment in the Prisons Department‚ referring to their time in the Navy together. 4 pp. 6 x 4 inches‚ fine. Mar Lodge‚ Braemar‚ 8 October 1898. King George V (reigned 1910-1935). “You will be a great loss to the Service. If I was going to have another ship tomorrow you would be the first person I should ask to come as my Navigator.”

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GEORGE V. 15263

GEORGE V.	15263	Letter Signed ‘George’‚ while recovering from typhoid at Sandringham during January 1892‚ just before the death of his elder brother‚ to Lionel Sanders‚ with whom he served in the Royal Navy‚ thanking Sanders for the letter and photograph sent from Malta‚ saying he is “getting stronger each day”‚ discussing the Navy. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ the text in the hand of a friend‚ signed by Prince George. In good condition‚ one small hole at centre fold. Sandringham Norfolk‚ 3 January 1892 [dated 1891 in error]. King George V (reigned 1910-1935). The letter is dated 1891‚ but this is a common error of year (made in January); in January 1891 Prince George was at sea in command of HMS Thrush. In January 1892 he was convalescing at Sandringham. In November 1891 Prince George‚ usually of exemplary health except for seasickness‚ suffered a serious bout of typhoid. He had barely recovered when Prince Albert Victor died of influenza and pneumonia. On 14 January 1892 Prince George thus became the second in line to the throne and in due course was encouraged‚ especially by his grandmother‚ to propose to his dead brother's fiancée. He mourned his brother‚ with whom his youth had been so closely intertwined. [DNB]

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GEORGE V. 15840

GEORGE V.	15840	Autograph Letter Signed ‘George’‚ to Sir Francis de Winton‚ expressing sympathy over his correspondent’s anxiety about his son in Uganda‚ asking to be informed by telegraph of any news. 3 pp. 6 x 4 inches‚ on his own writing paper bearing a monogram G upper left. In very good condition‚ black borders. Hotel Bristol‚ Paris [c.1892]. King George V (reigned 1910-1935). Sir Francis de Winton (1835-1901)‚ Comptroller and Treasurer of the household of the Prince of Wales.

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GEORGE V‚ King of Hanover. 15134

GEORGE V‚ King of Hanover.	15134 Signature as King‚ ‘Georg R’‚ cut from the end of a letter (to his uncle). Annotated on album page: The King of Hanover’s Signature given to me by H.R.H. Duchess of Gloster‚ Sept. 1852.” 2½ x 5 inches‚ mounted at corners. Undated. George V‚ King of Hanover (1819-78)‚ the only son of Ernest Augustus‚ King of Hanover and Duke of Cumberland‚ and a grandson of King George III of England. By 1833 he was totally blind‚ but acceeded to the throne in 1851.

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GREECE and HESSE‚ July 1914. 15790

GREECE and HESSE‚ July 1914.	15790 A series of 9 pages taken from an autograph book‚ bearing excellent examples of the full signatures of: Sophie Queen of Greece & Princess of Prussia; Wolfgang Prince of Hesse; Alexander Frederick Landgrave of Hesse; Philip Prince of Hesse; George Duke of Sparta; Paul Prince of Greeece; Margaret Princess Frederick Charles of Hesse & Princess of Prussia; Irene Princess of Greece; Richard Prince of Hesse; Christopher Prince of Hesse. 10 original autographs on 9 pp. 5½ x 7 inches‚ in very good condition. Eastbourne‚ July 1914. Uncommon signatures of members of the Royal families of Hesse and Greece‚ while in England on the eve of the First World War. Several children are among them. For example the young Prince Paul of Greece‚ here aged 13‚ became King of Greece in 1947.

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Hawaii. EMMA‚ Queen of the Sandwich Isles. 16986

Hawaii. EMMA‚ Queen of the Sandwich Isles.	16986 A fine dated original signature ‘Emma R’ on a piece of writing paper headed Upper Gore Lodge‚ Kensington Gore. Together with an original carte de visite photograph of Queen Emma (by John & Charles Watkins‚ 34 Parliament Street‚ London). 3 x 4 inches. London‚ 26 September 1865. Emma (born Emma Rooke)‚ Queen of the Sandwich Islands (1836-1885) reigned from 1855 as queen to Kamehameha IV. Queen Emma of Hawaii and her party arrived in England on 13 July 1865. On September 9th‚ Queen Emma was received by Queen Victoria. On December 5‚ 1865‚ Queen Emma and her party left for the Continent. Upper Gore Lodge was the residence of Lady Franklin (Jane Franklin‚ the widow of Sir John Franklin‚ the explorer). For an account of Lady Franklin’s friendship with Queen Emma‚ see Emma: Hawaii’s Remarkable Queen‚ by George S. Kanahele.

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KENT‚ Victoria Mary Louisa‚ Duchess of. 15245

KENT‚ Victoria Mary Louisa‚ Duchess of.	15245 A charming Autograph Note Signed ‘V’‚ sending New Year wishes‚ “Nach guter alter deutscher Sitte” (after the good old German custom)‚ regretting that she can not do this in person‚ so sending this note as a messenger through the air. 2 pp. 5 x 4 inches‚ decorated and perforated borders‚ integral blank leaf‚ in good condition. Undated. Victoria Mary Louisa‚ Duchess of Kent (1786-1861)‚ mother of Queen Victoria.

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LEOPOLD I‚ King of the Belgians. 14844

LEOPOLD I‚ King of the Belgians.	14844 Autograph Note signed with initials‚ to General Grey‚ Windsor Castle‚ sending a letter which he has received. Mounted with the original Autograph Envelope Front‚ also signed by initials‚ for local delivery within the Castle. Both items 8 x 5 inches‚ neatly mounted on an old album page. Windsor Castle‚ 21 March 1864. Leopold I (1790 – 1865) was the first King of the Belgians (from 1831)‚ following Belgium's independence from the Netherlands. He was the founder of the Belgian line of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. His children included Leopold II of Belgium and Carlota of Mexico‚ Empress-Consort of Maximilian I of Mexico. He was a maternal uncle and adviser of Queen Victoria.

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LORNE‚ Marquess of. 17183

LORNE‚ Marquess of.	17183 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to the Rt. Hon. Gathorne Hardy‚ inviting him to join a consultation as to “the best mode of raising a fund for the augmentation of the incomes of the poorest Clergy of the Church of England.” 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. 1 Grosvenor Crescent‚ 14 June 1873. John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland Campbell‚ 9th and 2nd Duke of Argyll (1845-1914) married Princess Louise. He is better known by the courtesy title Marquess of Lorne and was Governor General of Canada from 1878 to 1883.

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MARY‚ Queen. 16018

MARY‚ Queen.	16018	Autograph Letter Signed ‘May’‚ to Mrs. Forbes‚ explaining that her brothers are unable to accept Mrs. Forbes’s kind invitation to Punchestown [Race Course‚ in Ireland]. 3 pp. 6 x 4 inches‚ fine. White Lodge‚ Richmond Park‚ Surrey‚ 5 April 1893. Mary [Princess Mary of Teck] (1867-1953)‚ Queen of Great Britain and Ireland‚ and the British dominions beyond the seas‚ and Empress of India‚ consort of George V. Princess Mary of Teck‚ known as May‚ became engaged to be married to Albert Victor‚ Duke of Clarence‚ who died in January 1892‚ a few weeks before the scheduled wedding. She married George‚ Duke of York [later King George V]‚ in July 1893.

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PLANTA‚ Margaret. 16797

PLANTA‚ Margaret.	16797	Autograph Letter Signed ‘M.Planta’‚ to Dr. Maton‚ Spring Gardens‚ London‚ about his present appointment‚ invoking “Her Majesty’s protection and approbation”‚ saying she has passed his letter to Princess Elizabeth‚ suggesting a day when he might visit and meet the Queen. 2½ pages 9 x 7½ inches‚ in good condition‚ address panel‚ small tear at seal opening. Windsor Castle‚ 22 April [believed to be 1806]. Margaret Planta (1754-1834)‚ English teacher and governess (and “personal attendant” according to Fanny Burney) to the Princesses at Windsor Castle. “Princess Elizabeth is at this time employed in improving and decorating her little Garden. I have not the least doubt that when finished it will be a delightful little spot.” William George Maton M.D. (1774 – 1835) was an English physician‚ a society doctor who became associated with the British royal family. He published on natural history and antiquarian topics.

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PRUSSIA. Wilhelm I‚ German Emperor. 17647

PRUSSIA. Wilhelm I‚ German Emperor.	17647	Official Manuscript Document signed by Wilhelm as King of Prussia. 1 page 11 x 9 inches‚ in good condition. Konigsburg‚ 18 October 1861. Wilhelm I was King of Prussia (1861-1888) and the first German Emperor (18 January 1871–March 9‚ 1888). On 2 January 1861 Frederick William died and William ascended the throne as William I of Prussia.

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Royalty. EDWARD VIII‚ GEORGE VI‚ QUEEN MARY‚ January 1936. 16987

Royalty. EDWARD VIII‚ GEORGE VI‚ QUEEN MARY‚ January 1936.	16987	Lower section only of a War Office document bearing the signatures ‘Mary R’ (Queen Mary)‚ ‘Edward P’ ( Edward‚ Prince of Wales‚ later King Edward VIII and Duke of Windsor)‚ ‘Albert’ (later King George VI) and Duff Cooper (1890-1954‚ politician‚ diplomat and author)‚ Secretary of War. 4½ x 7 inches‚ in good condition‚ some paper adhering where an official note had been attached. 17 January 1936. Signed three days before the death of King George V on 20 January 1936‚ on which day Edward ascended the throne as King Edward VIII.

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SECKENDORFF‚ Count Gotz von. 17376

SECKENDORFF‚ Count Gotz von.	17376 A series of 6 Autograph Letters Signed‚ to George Wallis‚ writing on behalf of the Crown Princess‚ acknowledging expressions of sympathy‚ announcing visits to England‚ thanking him for the etching‚ discussing collecting interests‚ etc. 6 letters‚ 16 pp. in good clean condition. Together with an autograph letter‚ probably a draft‚ from Wallis to Count von Seckendorff (1887). San Remo‚ Potsdam‚ Berlin‚ 1881-1888. Count Gotz von Seckendorff‚ Private Secretary to Crown Princess Victoria. “H.R.H. The Crown Princess is much obliged to you that you kindly thought of Her‚ but rarely going in for China‚ I thought it better not to bid.”

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SOPHIA‚ Princess. 13925

SOPHIA‚ Princess.	13925 Autograph Letter‚ in the third person‚ to Mr. Davis at Bushey Park‚ thanking him for the report‚ discussing the progress of a patient‚ and other matters. 13 lines on 1 page 8 x 6 inches‚ laid down‚ with the integral address leaf‚ a few old stains. 5 September‚ no year given. Uncommon. The Princess Sophia (Sophia Matilda‚1777-1848)‚ the twelfth child and fifth daughter of King George III and Queen Charlotte.

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SPAIN. Elisabeth Farnese‚ Queen of Spain. 16204

SPAIN. Elisabeth Farnese‚ Queen of Spain.	16204 Letter Signed ‘Yo La Reyna’ as the new Queen of Spain‚ countersigned by Joseph de Grimaldi‚ to the Duc de Noailles‚ thanking him for his letter of 6 January welcoming her into these Kingdoms. In Spanish. 1 page 12 x 8 inches‚ disinfection slits‚ old repair to vertical tear‚ foxed. Old title label. Buen Retiro [Madrid]‚ 4 March 1715. Elisabeth Farnese (1692-1766) was Queen of Spain as the wife of King Philip V. She exerted great influence over Spain's foreign policy and was the de facto ruler of Spain from 1714 until 1746. From 1759 until 1760‚ she governed as regent. On 16 September 1714 she was married by proxy at Parma to Philip V of Spain. Adrien Maurice de Noailles‚ 3rd Duke of Noailles (1678–1766).

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SPAIN. Infanta Beatriz of Spain‚ Princess di Civitella-Cesi. 15039

SPAIN. Infanta Beatriz of Spain‚ Princess di Civitella-Cesi.	15039	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to ‘Dearest Elizabeth’‚ thanking her for the flowers and the fruit‚ hoping to meet in Spain‚ etc. 2 pp. 8 x 6 inches‚ pin hole‚ otherwise good. Grosvenor Hotel‚ London‚ 14 December 1929. Infanta Beatriz of Spain‚ Princess di Civitella-Cesi (Doña Beatriz Isabel Federica Alfonsa Eugenia Cristina María Teresa Bienvenida Ladislàa de Borbón y Battenberg) (22 June 1909 – 22 November 2002) was a daughter of King Alfonso XIII of Spain and Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg.

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TECK. Alexander George‚ Earl of Athlone. 16657

TECK. Alexander George‚ Earl of Athlone.	16657 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Alexander George of Teck’‚ as a 17 year old schoolboy about to return to Eton‚ to Mrs. Richards‚ thanking her for the brush she has given him for his birthday‚ glad she is back “in dear old England”. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ with the original franked envelope. White Lodge‚ Richmond Park‚ 19 April 1891. Alexander George of Teck‚ Earl of Athlone (14 April 1874-1957). He was Governor-General of the Union of South Africa (1923-1931) and Governor-General of the Dominion of Canada (1940-46). When Prince Alexander was nine years old‚ his parents for two years fled the United Kingdom for continental Europe to escape their high debts; but the Prince remained at Eton College before moving on to the Royal Military College‚ Sandhurst.

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TECK‚ Francis‚ Duke of. 6644

TECK‚ Francis‚ Duke of.	6644 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Teck’‚ to Messrs.Cape‚ hoping to buy tobacco direct from them‚ because he has enquired “at severalof the West End Tobaccconists‚ without being able to get yr excellent mixture (as provided to the 2d Life Guards)”. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ centre fold tear neatly repaired. White Lodge‚ Richmond Park‚ 16 January 1887. Francis‚ Duke of Teck (1837–1900)‚ husband of Mary Adelaide‚ and father of the future Queen Mary.

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TECK‚ Prince Alexander of. 11497

TECK‚ Prince Alexander of.	11497 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Alexander George of Teck’‚ to Mrs. Richards‚ thanking her for the present and describing his holiday at Cannes. 3½ pages 7 x 4½ inches‚ folds‚ one small stain‚ otherwise very good. Villa Nevada‚ Cannes‚ 24 February 1904. Major-General Alexander Augustus Frederick William Alfred George Cambridge‚ 1st Earl of Athlone (born Prince Alexander of Teck; 1874-1957). Prince Alexander of Teck was the fourth child and third son of Prince Francis‚ Duke of Teck‚ and Princess Mary‚ Duchess of Teck. Although his mother was a granddaughter of King George III and cousin to Queen Victoria‚ Athlone‚ as the son of a prince of Teck‚ in Württemberg‚ was styled from birth as His Serene Highness and held the title Prince Alexander of Teck. He served as Governor-General of the Union of South Africa‚ the country's fourth‚ and as Governor General of Canada‚ the 16th since that country's confederation.

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TECK‚ Princess Mary Adelaide‚ Duchess of. 16698

TECK‚ Princess Mary Adelaide‚ Duchess of.	16698 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Mary Adelaide’‚ to Mrs. Broughton‚ referring to the “fearfully busy time” of Christmas and the New Year‚ explaining that their travels prevent her and her daughter Mary from attending Mrs. Broughton’s dance‚ adding that Algy “will be much too shy to go alone”. 4 pp. 6 x 4 inches‚ embossed monogram‚ light toning‚ in good condition‚ minor wear only. White Lodge‚ Richmond Park‚ 4 January 1886. Princess Mary Adelaide (1833-97)‚ Duchess of Teck‚ mother of Queen Mary‚ consort of George V. Mary Adelaide was the youngest of the three children of the seventh son of George III‚ Adolphus Frederick‚ Duke of Cambridge (1774–1850)‚ and his wife‚ Princess Augusta (1797–1889).

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VICTORIA‚ Princess Royal. 14402

VICTORIA‚ Princess Royal.	14402 Autograph Envelope‚ addressed to General Grey‚ Norman Tower [Windsor Castle]‚ signed lower left‚ “C. Prs of P” as Crown Princess of Prussia. 3½ x 8½ inches‚ part of the flap torn away‚ Windsor Castle crest remaining on verso‚ mounted on an album leaf‚ her crest (from other correspondence) mounted above. Annotated by Grey on verso‚ and dated 15 December 1868. Uncommon. Victoria‚ Princess Royal (1840 –1901) was the eldest child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. She was created Princess Royal of the United Kingdom in 1841. She became German Empress and Queen of Prussia by marriage to German Emperor Frederick III. After her husband's death‚ she became widely known as Empress Frederick.

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VICTORIA‚ Princess Royal. 17400

VICTORIA‚ Princess Royal.	17400	Autograph Letter Signed ‘V’‚ to “Ma bien chère Rollet” [’Rollet’‚ Madame Rollande‚ governess to the royal children]‚ reporting on events at Osborne‚ progress in cookery‚ a visit from little Bulgarian children‚ and so on‚ but exclaiming that life is “très ‘dull’ sans toi”. In French. 2 pp. 7½ x 4½ inches‚ with the original address panel [”By Messenger”] pasted on verso of the integral blank leaf‚ addressed to Madame Rollande de la Sange‚ Buckingham Palace‚ signed lower left “Princess Ro.” Osborne‚ Saturday‚ undated [c.1855]. Royal mail‚ privately carried by Messenger between Osborne and Buckingham Palace. Victoria‚ Princess Royal (1840 –1901) was the eldest child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. She was created Princess Royal of the United Kingdom in 1841. She became German Empress and Queen of Prussia by marriage to German Emperor Frederick III. After her husband's death‚ she was known as Empress Frederick.

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VICTORIA‚ Queen. 15825

VICTORIA‚ Queen.	15825 Autograph Letter in the third person: “The Queen approves the Draft but has made one slight verbal Alteration. She wishes to have a Copy of it.” 1 page 7½ x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ a few light traces of mounting on verso. 31 January 1866. A note entirely in the hand of Queen Victoria (reigned 1837-1901).

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WILLIAM FREDERICK‚ Duke of Gloucester. 13113

WILLIAM FREDERICK‚ Duke of Gloucester.	13113 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Sir Claudius Hunter‚ regretting that he is unable to provide any Tickets for the Coronation [of King George IV]. 1 page 10 x 8 inches‚ folds‚ a few foxing spots along left edge‚ otherwise fine. Gloucester Lodge‚ 18 June 1821. “I have long since disposed of more than I now have reason to think I shall have at my command.” Prince William Frederick (1776-1834)‚ Duke of Gloucester‚ nicknamed ‘Silly Billy’‚ son of Prince William Henry‚ Duke of Gloucester‚ brother of King George III. Sir Claudius Hunter (1775-1851)‚ Lord Mayor of London in 1811.

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WILLIAM FREDERICK‚ Duke of Gloucester. 13704

WILLIAM FREDERICK‚ Duke of Gloucester.	13704	Autograph Letter Signed ‘William Frederick’‚ regretting that the weather makes it impossible to shoot this morning‚ but nevertheless looking forward to visiting his correspondent at the Hall. A good one page example‚ 9 x 7 inches‚ fine‚ folds. Liverpool‚ 29 October [1804]. Found among the papers of the Blackburne family of Orford Hall‚ Warrington. Prince William Frederick (1776-1834)‚ Duke of Gloucester‚ nicknamed ‘Silly Billy’‚ son of Prince William Henry‚ Duke of Gloucester‚ brother of King George III.

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WILLIAM FREDERICK‚ Duke of Gloucester. 16097

WILLIAM FREDERICK‚ Duke of Gloucester.	16097	Autograph Letter Signed ‘William Frederick’‚ expressing his interest in all that concerns Cambridge University‚ discussing news of appointments‚ and asking for confirmation of a newspaper report. 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ fine. Bagshot Park‚ 9 October 1825. Prince William Frederick (1776-1834)‚ Duke of Gloucester‚ nicknamed ‘Silly Billy’‚ son of Prince William Henry‚ Duke of Gloucester‚ brother of King George III. From 1811 until his death he was Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. “In the Morning Post of yesterday it is stated that the Heads of Colleges in our University went over with an Address to the Duke of York at Newmarket. It is not mentioned in the Cambridge Paper nor in any Letter I have received from Cambridge. What is the Fact?”

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WILLIAM FREDERICK‚ Duke of Gloucester. 16104

WILLIAM FREDERICK‚ Duke of Gloucester.	16104 Military Warrant Signed ‘William Frederick’ as Lieutenant General commanding the North-West District‚ requiring the Officer commanding the Prescot Infantry to march from Preston to Blackburn. Printed‚ with manuscript insertions‚ 12½ x 8 inches‚ in good condition. London‚ 12 May 1804. Prince William Frederick (1776-1834)‚ Duke of Gloucester‚ nicknamed ‘Silly Billy’‚ son of Prince William Henry‚ Duke of Gloucester‚ brother of King George III.

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WILLIAM IV. 17115

WILLIAM IV.	17115 Autograph Letter Signed ‘William’‚ to Sir L.H.Halsted [but probably Lawrence William Halsted] at St. Germain en Laye‚ rejoicing that Lord Melville has promoted Halsted’s son. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ in fine condition‚ folded‚ with the original autograph wrapper‚ signed ‘Clarence’‚ with red wax seal. Bushey House‚ 12 February 1829. King William IV (reigned 1830-1837). Edward Pellew Halsted‚ son of Admiral Sir Lawrence William Halsted‚ obtained his first commission in the Navy on 28 January 1829. He served in China in the naval operations of 1842. Sir Lawrence William Halsted GCB (1764 – 1841) was an officer of the Royal Navy who served during the American War of Independence and the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.

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