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ANGLESEY (Henry William Paget, 1768-1854, M.P., Field Marshal, 2nd Earl Uxbridge, 1st Marquis)

Autograph Letter Signed to 'Messrs Waterfield and Balfour', saying it would have given him "infinite gratification" to "meet the wishes of the Members of a School of which I am proud to have been a Scholar", but does not feel able to apply to Prince Albert "to obtain the sanction of Her Majesty the Queen for the performance of the Annual Westminster Play, previously to the Funeral of her late Majesty ", Queen Adelaide, who had died on 2nd December, "when it is probable that all public Theatres will be closed", in a P.S. signed 'A.' on another matter, he feels he is "not a competent authority upon the cases in question" and advises them to consult the Dean [William Buckland], together with the Marquis's engaging engraved portrait by I. Thomson after Sir William Beechey, from the European Magazine, 1st October 1821, showing him head and shoulders, in profile but turning towards the artist, 8½" x 5½" in margins 9½" x 6½", the letter 4 sides 4to., Beau Desert, Staffordshire, 4th December two tiny pinholes at top of side 3, some original offset on side 4, portrait a trifle browned in places and remargined with one corner trimmed

Item Date:  1849
Stock No:  55426      £425

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ANGLESEY (Henry William Paget, 1768-1854, M.P., Field Marshal, from 1815 1st Marquess)

Signature from a letter, dated in another hand

Item Date:  1827
Stock No:  35941      £75

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ANON (apparently a French army officer in the French Revolutionary period or during the Peace of Amiens)

Interesting Autograph Letter, in French with translation, subscribed but not signed, to "Your Eminence", apparently from a servant of "poor L'ascasas" who "is no more, his illness was most extraordinary, he could not control it" in spite of taking "the waters at Valdagno [North West of Vicenza] and rode out here and there for several days", her husband sent the packet to him at Tressino [Trissino] "by a mounted orderly ... His will states that all the trinkets are to go to his wife" and details the provision for his heir aged 9, for a natural son in Italy, and "in England, for the education of a lad who is not his son, up to the age of 24 ... 14 Prussian florins a month ... I have not yet bought the two books as they promised me them '[in Italian] in sheets, not bound'. I will take care of everything when the nobility come back from their Willagiature [sic, country houses]. Vallis' baggage came through here to go to the Army of the Rhine by way of the Tyrol. He ... will go through Linz ... to see his wife" and perhaps to Vienna, "The new Commanding Officer is already established at Padua. No one believes any more that there will be war", 3 sides 8vo., no place. (probably Vicenza), 9th November n.y., c.

Item Date:  1800
Stock No:  19151      £250

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[ANSON (Baron George, 1697-1762, First Lord of the Admiralty) and Admiral Sir Peter WARREN (1703-1752, Irish Naval Officer)]

Fine Document listing the French ships that have been captured reporting that "Early this morning, Capt Dennis, of his Majesty's Ship the Confusion, arrived Express from the Admirals Anson & Warren, with Advice that on the 3rd Inst. they fell in with a French Fleet Outward Bound, and have taken the following Men of War, and Five Ships for the East Indies, with a Number of Others bound for other Ports. Capt. Granville, of the Faulkland Man of War, is Kill'd and Commodore Boscawen is wounded. Several of our Men of War were in Pursuit of about Twenty Eight Sail of Merchant Ships who had run from their Convoy ...", there is the a listing of the French Men of War, their guns and the men captured, "L'Invincible .. 74 guns ... 650 Men, Le Serieux .. 64 ... 550, Le Diamond ... La Gloire ... La Ruby ... Le Jafon .... Le Philibeus. ... Le Apollon ... La Thetis ... Le Diamond ..." coming to a total of 396 guns and 2910 Men, signed as examined by Yorke, 1 side folio, Lloyds, 16th May

Item Date:  1747
Stock No:  39785      £1750

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ARDEN (Charles George Percival, 1756-1840, Registrar of the Court of Admiralty 1790-1840, 1st Baron)

Autograph Letter in the third person to Mr Ross, at the Asylum for Female Orphans, asking him "to place this polling paper in the hands of some gentleman to vote as his proxy", 1 side small 8vo., St. James's Place, 11th June laid down by inner margin of blank fourth side

Item Date:  1829
Stock No:  12107      £25

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