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(1916-1919) saying that they "have tried quite unsuccessfully hitherto to get the Turks to exchange prisoners; but the Cabinet decided to-day to send me to confer with them in Switzerland ... This officer's case would of course be considered", 1 side 8vo., 6 Belgrave Square, S.W.1., 10th August
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arranging "to take the picture of Katharine Douglas at £10. 10 - ... can you let me have it on the 2nd June as it is intended for a birthday present" (1 May 1898), "I daresay ... I could obtain the permission of the Secr. of the Royal Academy or the President to let me have it for two… Read more
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saying that Lord Stanley "will be happy to present him at the next Levee" and to see him "on Saturday next", 1 side 8vo., Colonial Office, 27th February Stanley was Colonial Secretary under Peel, and later Prime Minister as Lord Derby.
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thanking him for his letter "of this day & accompanying Testimonials ... for employment in Ireland: but I should not act a friends part if I did not ... state that I know no likelihood of any occasion arising, on which His Excellency would have it in his power", in general "employment is given by promotion", and when not,… Read more
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about the forthcoming prints of Mr Henslow and Mr Selby (probably the naturalists, see DNB), thanking him for the gift of the latter, "I paid my subscription at Mr Rowney, where however they seemed to know very little about the matter", and suggesting Ransom send them "a further line", 2 sides 8vo., War Office, 18th April left margin trimmed… Read more
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1 side 1½" x 6", Whitehall, 28th September During the War of the Spanish Succession, Stanhope played an important part as Colonel of Foot Guards under Marlborough and in Spain, being a prisoner of the French for two years. On his release he worked hard to support the Hanoverian succession, and had chief charge of suppressing… Read more
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saying he has now "heard from Lord Newton ... that the Agreement made with the Turks (which has not been ratified by them) provides for the exchange of invalids, without reference to rank ... I understand that the War Office are unwilling to take up individual cases, but ... if the agreement is carried out, Major Alexander is almost… Read more
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