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1st Duke of Wellington to the Duchess of Gloucester Cover Handwritten & Endorsed

£150.00

Fine and rare mourning cover addressed and endorsed by Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), known as "The Iron Duke", famous British soldier and statesman. He rose to prominence as a general during the Peninsular campaign of the Napoleonic Wars and was British Prime Minister twice under the Tory Party. The cover is addressed to Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester and is marked "Immediate", on the back flap is a fabulous black wax seal with an impression of his coat of arms.

"Immediate
Her Royal Highness
The Duchess of Gloucester
Gloucester House
W[ellingto]n"

Size: 10 x 6.5 cm approx.

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