Autograph Letter, signed: WELLESLEY, Arthur, Duke of Wellington

Autograph Letter, signed

WELLESLEY, Arthur, Duke of Wellington

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Approximately 7-1/4 x 4-1/2 inches. brown ink on cream paper, mounted and framed with colour portrait of Wellington, framed in gilt, overall size approximately 23 x 12.5 inches. Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG GCB GCH PC FRS (1 May 1769 Ð 14 September 1852), was a British soldier and statesman, a native of Ireland from the Anglo-Irish Ascendancy, and one of the leading military and political figures of the 19th century. Wellesley 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. A colonel by 1796, Wellesley 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 and Mysore in 1799 and as a newly appointed major-general won a decisive victory over the Maratha Confederacy at the Battle of Assaye in 1803.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 at the Battle of Vitoria in 1813. Following Napoleon'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 under BlŸcher, defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo. He was twice prime minister under the Tory party and oversaw the passage of the Catholic Relief Act 1829. He was prime minister from 1828Ð30 and served briefly in 1834. He was unable to prevent the passage of the Reform Act 1832 and continued as one of the leading figures in the House of Lords until his retirement. He remained Commander-in-Chief of the British Army until his death - wikipedia. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Autograph Letter, signed
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Book Condition: Faint fold marks, else fine

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WELLINGTON, ARTHUR WELLESLEY, DUKE OF (1769-1852); victor of Waterloo
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Book Description The writer identified in an early hand on the blank leaf; mounting stub on left hand margin, half inch clean edge tear on one fold. Without doubt addressed to Lady Harcourt whose husband, the 3rd Earl Harcourt, had died the previous day. He writes:"I have received your Ladyship's Note; and beg return you my thanks for having been so kind as to write to me at such a moment. I heard yesterday of the loss which you, His Majesty, and we all have sustained. I condole with you most sincerely; and I beg you to believe me your most faithful servant, Wellington". Bookseller Inventory # 16363

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WELLINGTON, Arthur Wellesley, duke of (1769-1852).
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Book Description Suggesting that if his presence at the Committee is not necessary, he would prefer not to attend, but promising to do so if needed. Provenance: from a collection formed by A.M. Broadley in 1903. Bookseller Inventory # 24867

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Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, First Duke
Published by Celorico, Portugal (1810)
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Book Description Celorico, Portugal, 1810. 4to, bifolium; watermark of G. Jones & Sons, 1809; previous folds, else about fine. Signed "Wellington." A letter of about ten lines addressed to the Honourable Admiral Daniel Berkeley regarding transportation of British troops from Portugal during the Peninsular War: "I enclose an extract [not present here] of a dispatch from the Secretary of State of the 5th of April; and I shall be much obliged to you if you will enable me, or if you will yourself give to the Earl of Liverpool, the information which He requires regarding the transports, and such other vessels in the [?] as may be applicable to the conveyance of troops, Horses, and military stores.". Bookseller Inventory # 44555

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