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

Formal Autograph Letter in the third person to Mr Hughes saying he "will be happy to be a Vice President of the Drury Lane Theatrical Board dinner this year, but regrets that it will not be in his power to attend ..." 1 side 8vo., on mourning paper, together with a contemporary engraving, Uxbridge House, 25th February

At Waterloo the Marquis, then Lord Uxbridge, commanded the Anglo-Belgian cavalry, contributing to the victory but losing his right leg. In a garden near the church at Waterloo there is a monument to the leg which is buried there. He was made Field Marshal in 1846 and at the time of his death was the only Field Marshal outside the royal family.

Item Date:  1826

Stock No:  41111      £225

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