PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE OF THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON, AND A VICTORIAN LEATHER-COVERED DESPATCH BOX MARKED 'COMMANDER IN CHIEF'S OFFICE'
WELLINGTON, THE NAPOLEONIC WARS AND WATERLOO, a commemoration in the 200th anniversary year of the battle of Waterloo (Lots 1-50)
PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE OF THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON, AND A VICTORIAN LEATHER-COVERED DESPATCH BOX MARKED 'COMMANDER IN CHIEF'S OFFICE'

THE FIRST DATED '1825'

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PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE OF THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON, AND A VICTORIAN LEATHER-COVERED DESPATCH BOX MARKED 'COMMANDER IN CHIEF'S OFFICE'
THE FIRST DATED '1825'
The first comprising a letter of invitation to dine from guests at the Hotel de Bellevue, Bruxelles, and a response from the Duke, accompanied by the front of an addressed envelope bearing his signature as Arthur Wellesley, a folded paper bearing his wax seal noting 'Duke of Wellington seal when as Arthur Wellesley in India' (the seal possibly taken from Tipu Sultan's treasury at Seringapatam), and a letter and envelope front dated '1836'; the second of rectangular form, covered in black leather with gilt 'VR' cypher and lettering, by Wickwar & Co., 11 in. (28 cm.) long
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