ARTHUR WELLESLEY, 1ST DUKE OF WELLINGTON AUTOGRAPHED LETTER SIGNED. “Wellington, ” One Page, 4.5 x 7, JAN. 5TH 1820, famous British general who. Defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo. On, June 18, 1815, and latter. Served twice as British Prime Minister. Here hand writes a letter to a military friend. In Full: My Dear Shawe probably Col. Merrick Shawe who served with him in India. If you are disengaged Feb 8th to 15th – I shall be happy to see you at Stratfield Saye (his recently acquired country home), and I will endeavor to give you some sport (the Duke loved hunting and shooting more for the fresh air and exercise than for the sport itself). Comes with a vintage engraved portrait. Some mounting remnants on reverse not affecting the front and light foxing at top, otherwise in fine condition. NO REASONALBLE OFFER REFUSED! PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR OFFER! THIS IS AN ORIGINAL HAND SIGNED AUTOGRAPH. We do not sell reprints or facsimile autographs. This is our 31. We closed our retail galleries and now are totally internet sales oriented. We are a long-time member of UACC #RD338 and the Manuscript Society. Our collectibles make for fantastic additions to long standing collections, great starting points for new collectors looking for trusted authentic material, and make for a truly unique gifts for that special person in your life or corporate gift for a special client. History Makers Autographs offers one of the strongest guarantees available by any dealer. We unconditionally guarantee the authenticity of the document/artwork , without time limit, to the original purchaser. Every item we sell comes with a Certificate of Authenticity clearly stating this guarantee. International Buyers Please Note. The item “DUKE OF WELLINGTON (ARTHUR WELLESLEY) HANDWRITTEN LETTER SIGNED JAN. 5TH 1820″ is in sale since Thursday, April 4, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “stevnowli_0″ and is located in Nokomis, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Signed by: DUKE OF WELLINGTON (ARTHUR WELLESLEY)
- Autograph Authentication: HISTORY MAKERS AUTOGRAPHS
TWO PAGE LETTER DATED 2nd FEBRUARY 1829 HAND WRITTEN IN THE THIRD PERSON BY………….. Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. (1 May 1769 14 September 1852). Soldier and statesman who was one of the leading military and political figures of 19th-century Britain. Serving twice as Prime Minister. His victory against Napoleon. At the Battle of Waterloo. In 1815 puts him in the first rank of Britain’s military heroes. Wellesley was born in Dublin. Into the Protestant Ascendancy. He was commissioned as an ensign. In the British Army. In 1787, serving in Ireland as aide-de-camp. To two successive Lords Lieutenant of Ireland. He was also elected as a Member of Parliament. In the Irish House of Commons. He was a colonel by 1796, and saw action in the Netherlands. And in India, where he fought in the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War. At the Battle of Seringapatam. He was appointed governor of Seringapatam. In 1799 and, as a newly appointed major-general, won a decisive victory over the Maratha Confederacy. At the Battle of Assaye. Wellesley rose to prominence as a general during the Peninsular campaign. Of the Napoleonic Wars. And was promoted to the rank of field marshal. After leading the allied forces to victory against the French Empire. At the Battle of Vitoria. S exile in 1814, he served as the ambassador to France. And was granted a dukedom. During the Hundred Days. In 1815, he commanded the allied. Army which, together with a Prussian army. Defeated Napoleon at Waterloo. Wellington’s battle record. Is exemplary; he ultimately participated in some 60 battles during the course of his military career. Wellington is famous for his adaptive defensive style of warfare, resulting in several victories against numerically superior forces while minimising his own losses. He is regarded as one of the greatest defensive commanders of all time, and many of his tactics and battle plans are still studied in military academies around the world. He was twice British prime minister. As part of the Tory. Party: from 1828 to 1830, and for a little less than a month in 1834. He oversaw the passage of the Catholic Relief Act 1829. But opposed the Reform Act 1832. He continued as one of the leading figures in the House of Lords. Until his retirement and remained Commander-in-Chief of the British Army. A SIGN OF THE TIMES. WE HAVE BEEN IN THE AUTOGRAPH BUSINESS FOR OVER 20 YEARS AND WE ARE PROUD TO BE MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSAL AUTOGRAPH COLLECTORs CLUB. RD177 , AFTAL DEALER #022. HAS A CODE OF ETHICAL STANDARDS & BY-LAWS THAT WE ABIDE BY AND ALL OF OUR ITEMS ARE ISSUED WITH A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY WHICH IS YOUR LIFETIME GUARANTEE. ALL ITEMS LISTED ARE AUTHENTIC SIGNED ITEMS!!! WE DO NOT SELL COPIES , FACSIMILES OR PRE-PRINTS. CHEQUES ARE ONLY ACCEPTABLE WHEN DRAWN ON BRITISH BANKS IN POUNDS STERLING. See our other items. The item “DUKE OF WELLINGTON BATTLE OF WATERLOO VICTOR & PM 2 PAGE HAND WRITTEN LETTER” is in sale since Friday, December 7, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectables\Autographs\Certified Original Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “asignofthetimes2″ and is located in OLDHAM. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Bibelotslondon Ltd is a UK registered company based in London Bridge dealing in ephemera and curiosities from Britain and around the world. Our diverse inventory is carefully chosen and constantly evolving. We work very hard to offer the highest quality works at competitive prices. Our inventory is listed online, and we strive to keep our website completely up to date, so our customers can easily check availability. We believe in offering clients items that are unique and rare for aficionados of the antique and collector’s world. Bibelot is a late nineteenth century word derived from the French word bel beautiful, meaning a small item of beauty, curiosity or interest. The word ephemera is derived from the sixteenth century Greek word ephmera meaning a printed or hand written paper not meant to be retained for a long period of time. Fine and rare handwritten and signed watermarked letter from the Duke of Clarence later King William IV (William Henry; 21 August 1765 20 June 1837). He was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of Hanover from 26 June 1830 until his death. In this letter the Duke refers to the Ecuadorian War of Independence fought from 1820 to 1822 between several South American armies and Spain over control of the lands of the Royal Audience of Quito, a Spanish colonial administrative jurisdiction from which would eventually emerge the modern Republic of Ecuador. The war ended with the defeat of the Spanish forces at the Battle of Pichincha on May 24, 1822. He further refers to “the infamous woman” undoubtedly meaning “Princess” Olivia Serres who spent much of her life claiming to be the product of an alleged secret marriage between Henry Duke of Cumberland (King George III’s brother) and the sister of her guardian. In 1822 she sued for the production of the will of George III in support of her claim, one daughter continued the claim into the 1860’s, which were eventually dismissed as based on forged evidence. The Duke also mentions Capt. Fox, later Major-General who married Mary FitzClarence the Duke’s second daughter by his mistress Mrs Jordan. She became the housekeeper of the State Apartments at Windsor Castle and he the equerry to Queen Adelaide and ADC to the Duke when he became King. The Marquis of Hastings to whom he also refers was Rowdon-Hastings, the Governor of Bengal. In the last 12 months or so, Venezuela, Peru, Guatemala, Panama, and San Domingo had achieved independence from Spain, and on the same day as this letter was written, Brazil from Portugal. Written from his London residence: Bushey House Octr 12 1822 Dear Sir, In answer to your two letters P. At the same time I feel you attentive to the Royal Family. As to the Chaos now going on in South America I agree with you that country must ultimately be independent of Old Spain, but it will require considerable time before any one in his senses were to undertake to put himself at the head of any one of those governments. I thank you for turning your thoughts towards Captain Fox whose head and heart are agreeably good and will be. I make no doubt, well received by the Marquis of Hastings and my daughter treated in the kindest possible manner by the Marchioness. I ever remain yours sincerely William. William, the third son of George III and younger brother and successor to George IV, was the last king and penultimate monarch of Britain’s House of Hanover. George III created him Duke of Clarence and St Andrews and Earl of Munster on 16 May 1789, He served in the Royal Navy in his youth and was, both during his reign and afterwards, nicknamed the “Sailor King”. He served in North America and the Caribbean, but saw little actual fighting. Since his two older brothers died without leaving legitimate issue, he inherited the throne when he was 64 years old. His reign saw several reforms: the poor law was updated, child labour restricted, slavery abolished in nearly all the British Empire, and the British electoral system refashioned by the Reform Act 1832. Though William did not engage in politics as much as his brother or his father, he was the last monarch to appoint a Prime Minister contrary to the will of Parliament. Through his brother, the Viceroy of Hanover, he granted that kingdom a short-lived liberal constitution. At the time of his death, William had no surviving legitimate children but he was survived by eight of the ten illegitimate children he had by the actress Dorothea Jordan, with whom he cohabited for 20 years. William was succeeded in the United Kingdom by his niece, Victoria, and in Hanover by his brother, Ernest Augustus I. Size: 22.5 x 18.5 cm approx. Photos form part of the description. The item “Duke Clarence King William IV Handwritten Signed Autograph Letter 1822 Ecuador” is in sale since Monday, March 12, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectables\Autographs\Uncertified Originals\Historical”. The seller is “bibelotslondon” and is located in london. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Type: Historical
- Sub-Type: Royalty
- Object: Signed Letters