Political Military from Sophie Dupre

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thanking them for their letter and saying that she "did get a video-cassette of the TFI program: How very shabby and mingy of Mons GOULEY not to have sent you one, AND a large case of champagne (or some other elegant attention!). I'm glad 'your' ... was all right & did not shame you! We are… Read more
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image of Fine signature on vellum from a document (Sir George, 1784-1854, Governor of British Honduras, Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania, 1824-1836), Upper Canada, and Bombay, Lieutenant-General, 1st Bt.)

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with the words 'Lt Gov', 6" x 3½", no place, no date
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sending his "official reply [not present] respecting No. 72 Gunner James Anderson R.A.'s effects", 1 side 8vo., War Office, 29th March
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image of Autograph letter signed to 'My dear Graham', (Sidney Herbert, 1853-1914, M.P. and Cabinet Minister, 14th Earl)

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Col. Edward Ritchie Coryton Graham, b. 1858, Assistant Adjutant General in South Africa, saying he was delighted "to be able to do a good turn to an old friend, Bigge told me he had received the Queen's commands to write to you", he expects "most of the troops at the front have been indebted to you and your staff… Read more
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image of Signature on a small fragment of a letter, (Sir Henry, 1795-1857, K.C.B., Major-General, 1st Bart.)

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the verso mentions a "[Fi]eld Hospital", with his portrait engraved by Charles Holl "from authentic portraits in the possession of the family", showing him half length in uniform with decorations and the Order of the Bath, no date, c. 1860, the signature c. During the Mutiny Havelock recaptured Cawnpore after winning four victories and marching 120 miles… Read more
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image of Autograph Letter Signed to 'Dear Sir', (Charles Fitzroy, M.P., 1737-1797, from 1780 1st Baron, General & Politician)

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saying that "Miss Skinner being a Minor would prevent your wishes being comply'd with; my own Settlements shackle me, as much; & all that I can do to satisfy the wish of an old Friend and school fellow" is to assure him "of my leaving him quiet & undisturbed possession of his Land & my constant endeavour to influence… Read more
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image of Autograph Letter Signed to C. Upton, his agent at Derby, (Charles Stanhope, 1753-1829, M.P., General and Diplomat, from 1779 3rd Earl)

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saying "in regard to the Marble Quarry at Billinton Hill", that he has "every where ... seen such a quantity of very fine articles manufactured from the product of it ... that Mr. Brown must have had a very good bargain", and not to reduce the rent, to help with letting "the new Hall farm" (at Gawsworth) he encloses… Read more
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reposing especial trust and confidence in your Loyalty, Courage, and Good Conduct", and appointing him to the Union Defence Forces as 2nd Lieutenant in the Active Citizen Force, printed in a bold italics with typed (dot-matrix style) additions, large blind embossed seal of the Union, 13¼" x 17", Durban, 29th June a little browning in fold and small portion… Read more
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image of Autograph Letter Signed to C. Upton, his agent at Derby, (Charles Stanhope, 1753-1829, M.P., General and Diplomat, from 1779 3rd Earl)

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saying that the present occupier of New Hall Farm at Gawsworth "is a drunken idle Fellow, & has no one requisite to a Farmer but money which is rather a scarse commodity in that part of the World", so that "your idea of arranging that farm seems the best, viz. to divide it", he comments that "People in that… Read more
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