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    Sale 5141

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts

    12 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 161

    MOORE, Sir John (1761-1809). Autograph letter to Colonel Hudson Lowe, Messina, 8 September 1806, politely urging him to reduce his dispatches to General Fox (Lieutenant-General Henry Edward Fox, his commander in Sicily) and to himself, when 'one or two moderate letters' would suffice, and Fox leaves his 'publick letters' to Moore; on an accompanying letter on refugees, who are to be sent to Palermo, not Messina; on 'Sir Sidney's Army ('if General Fox follows my advice, he will have nothing to do with them'), Sidney's 'presumption & folly' on the coast of Calabria and Captain Richardson's attempt to confine him, and on Hudson's account of the Calabrians and Neapolitans, 3¼ pages, folio (a few minor splits at folds); with 11 others, naval and military, 1806-1896, including Lord Beatty (three, 1836 and 1838), Edmund, 1st Baron LYONS, as Ambassador at the court of Athens (1846) and as Admiral (from HMS Agamemnon off Sevastopol, 1854, and 1856), Colin CAMPBELL, 1st Baron Clyde (to the Duke of Cambridge, 1863), Field Marshal Sir John Fox Burgoyne (1865), Colonel Redvers Buller (1880), Joseph, 1st Viscount Wolseley (1894), Frederick, 1st Earl Roberts (1896), together 27 pages, 8vo and one page, 4to; two envelopes.

    Moore had sailed to Sicily in June, where he recognized that 'possession of Sicily is a most important object, whether as a military post, or as a valuable colony (Life and Letters, 163). He succeeded Fox in July 1807.
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    MOORE, Sir John (1761-1809). Autograph letter to Colonel Hudson Lowe, Messina, 8 September 1806, politely urging him to reduce his dispatches to General Fox (Lieutenant-General Henry Edward Fox, his commander in Sicily) and to himself, when 'one or two moderate letters' would suffice, and Fox leaves his 'publick letters' to Moore; on an accompanying letter on refugees, who are to be sent to Palermo, not Messina; on 'Sir Sidney's Army ('if General Fox follows my advice, he will have nothing to do with them'), Sidney's 'presumption & folly' on the coast of Calabria and Captain Richardson's attempt to confine him, and on Hudson's account of the Calabrians and Neapolitans, 3¼ pages, folio (a few minor splits at folds); with 11 others, naval and military, 1806-1896, including Lord Beatty (three, 1836 and 1838), Edmund, 1st Baron LYONS, as Ambassador at the court of Athens (1846) and as Admiral (from HMS Agamemnon off Sevastopol, 1854, and 1856), Colin CAMPBELL, 1st Baron Clyde (to the Duke of Cambridge, 1863), Field Marshal Sir John Fox Burgoyne (1865), Colonel Redvers Buller (1880), Joseph, 1st Viscount Wolseley (1894), Frederick, 1st Earl Roberts (1896), together 27 pages, 8vo and one page, 4to; two envelopes.

    Moore had sailed to Sicily in June, where he recognized that 'possession of Sicily is a most important object, whether as a military post, or as a valuable colony (Life and Letters, 163). He succeeded Fox in July 1807.
    (12)


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