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    [19th Century British Military Leaders] Earl of Cardigan and Fitzroy Somerset (Lord Raglan) Signed Documents and Duke of Wellington Ephemera.
    Includes: 1.) Pay authorization dated June 16, 1841 for mess money for an officer in charge of the guard over convicts, one page, 8 x 12-inches, signed Fitzroy Somerset. 2.) Letter to the quarter master requesting an escort to accompany prisoners to a military prison, dated March 14, 1851, one page, 8 ¼ x 8 ½-inches, signed by British Field Marshal James Brudenell, Earl of Cardigan. 3.) Lord Wellington [Arthur Wellesley] (1769-1852) engraved funeral invitation, 7 ½ x 9 ¼-inches, mounted to a backing sheet. Sold with a portrait of Wellington, 6 ½ x 10 ¼-inches, engraved by H. T. Ryall after the original by Sir Thomas Lawrence.

    Condition: 1.) Very good. A bright, legible document with some toning along the edges and old fold creases. 2.) Very good. Legible with some damp staining along the edges, mostly at the lower edge. 3.) Very good. The invitation has old fold creases and some slight toning. The portrait has scattered foxing with some toning and damp along the edges.
    From the L. B. Paul Collection


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2019
    9th Sunday
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