ARTHUR WELLESLEY / FIRST DUKE OF WELLINGTON (1769-1852) Authentic, handwritten address panel and letter MENTIONING "WATERLOO" signed after having defeated Napoleon. Item display is from the respected manuscript dealers "Gallery of History". The letter itself still bears Wellington's wax seal.THIS IS THE ONLY LETTER WE COULD FIND MENTIONING WATERLOO IN PRIVATE HANDS.
Wellington was an Anglo-Irish solider and statesman, and one of the leading military political figures of 19th century Britain. Wellesley was known best for his famous victory in which he defeated Napoleon at Waterloo.
In this letter wellington writes:London May 1 1841Fm the Duke of Wellington presents his compliments to the lady Cooper.He has recieved and returned his best thanks to Her Ladyship for the Diary of the Church in the Village of Waterloo in the Netherlannds which she has been so kind to send the Duke.Please note: The line on the address panel that reads "WB Letter of D Wellington" is not handwritten or signed by him - the letter itself is signed twice as "The Duke of Wellington" & "The Duke".
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DUKE OF WELLINGTON * "WATERLOO" * Autograph Letter SIGNED * Arthur Wellesley
Elegantly framed and matted to custom-made, ornate 29.5" x 21" replica gold wooden frame. Gallery of History style Brown fabric mat with gold fillet over secondary brown mat, with THREE descriptive brass plaques. Autograph has been archivally mounted and has plastic protecting the face of the document, with striking reproduction painting of Wellington.