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299
Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke
Estimate
2,0003,000
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299
Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke
Estimate
2,0003,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke
4 autograph letters signed ("Wellington"), 2 in French, the first written to the Austrian statesmen in the year of the Battle of Waterloo, 12 pp. on bifolia (various sizes), Vienna, London and vp, 16 March 1815–11 October 1846, to Prince von Metternich and others; condition varies. 
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Catalogue Note

Four letters written over thirty years of a momentous life

The earliest letter here is written at the time of the Congress of Vienna, confirming that Wellington will dine with Prince von Metternich at 8:00 in the evening on 16 March 1815. The second letter, written 2 September 1832 to George B. [surname illegible] in Brussels, concerns financial matters and a letter which was not received by Wellington, causing a certain amount of confusion.

Writing on 20 October 1839 to "My dear Stuart[?]," Wellington remarks on the honors bestowed on him, "…it was determined that my pension[?] could not be altered. I have been happy to have it; I am much obliged of them. I have had plenty of Patronage all my Life. I know what it is. I have no desire to have any more." The final letter, written 11 October 1846 to M. Brequet[?] in Paris, ordering two watches: one of less than 17 lignes in diameter and another of 13 lignes ("Le plus petit que vous avez"). 

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