TANKERVILLE | Correspondence, 19th century
 TANKERVILLE | Correspondence, 19th century
 TANKERVILLE | Correspondence, 19th century
 TANKERVILLE | Correspondence, 19th century
 TANKERVILLE | Correspondence, 19th century
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TANKERVILLE | Correspondence, 19th century

Estimate: 1,500 - 2,000 GBP

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TANKERVILLE | Correspondence, 19th century

Estimate: 1,500 - 2,000 GBP

Lot Sold:1,250GBP
(3 bids, reserve met)

Lot Details

Description

TANKERVILLE, CHARLES BENNET, 5TH EARL OF

Bundle of c.45 letters to him and his wife Corisande, daughter of the Duc de Gramont


Correspondents include: George IV as Prince of Wales (2, relating to Ossulston's marriage and his father's opposition, with a draft letter to the Prince, 1804-6), Prince Frederick the Duke of York and Albany, Louis XVIII (to the Duc de Gramont), Marie Joséphine of Savoy (to Corisande on her marriage), Charles X (4 letters signed as "Charles Philippe"), Duc de Gramont, Charles Ferdinand Duc de Berry (4, only one signed), C.J. Fox (2), 6th Duke of Devonshire, Talleyrand, and Lord Holland, 1800s-1850s

[with:] small bundle of c.10 later personal letters, and an appointment signed and sealed by the Dean of Norwich; chiefly 19th century


Charles, 5th Earl of Tankerville (1776-1859) - Lord Ossulston before 1822 - enjoyed a close connection with the French court in exile through his marriage to the daughter of Antoine, Duc de Gramont, the Bourbon military commander and diplomat.


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English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations
Online bidding closed10 Dec 2019 | 03:44 PM GMT