[NAPIER (Francis, 1819-1898, 10th Baron, Envoy to Washington, 1857-1859, and his wife Anne Jane Charlotte, 1824-1911, née Lockwood)]

Invitation, made out to Commander A. Ferrer, to "a Ball in Honor of Lord and Lady Napier at Willard's", arms of the United States and Great Britain finely engraved by Dempsey, at the foot is a remarkable list of the Managers for the Ball, headed by rival politicians James M. Mason, Senator for Virginia, and William Henry Seward, Senator for New York, continuing with many other Senators, high ranking names from the Army, Navy and Marines, Professors, the Mayor and others from Washington, 53 names in all, printed by F. Philp, 1 side 5½" x 8" card, Washington, 17th February

'In the United States [Lord Napier] was considered to have been the most acceptable envoy they had up to that time received from Britain' (ODNB). His predecessor had been recalled for trying to enlist Americans in the Crimean War.

Item Date:  1859

Stock No:  53296      £30

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