[ Sir John Shelley, HRH Duke of York ] Valediction only of Autograph Letter Signed "J Shelley" to [HRH The Duke of York, Field-Marshall, C in C ] referring to recent victory of Waterloo.

Sir John Shelley [ 6th Baronet (1771–1852), landowner, Member of Parliament and amateur cricketer.]
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[Docketed ] 7 August 1812
SKU: 22511

Valediction of Letter only, 19 x 9cm, laid down on similar sized piece of paper, from collection of similar valedictions most of which mention the Duke of York as recipient. Text: "news from Ld Wellington, at which I sincerely rejoice | I have the honour to be Sir | with the greatest respect & attachment | Yr obdt Servt | J Shelley." Docketed by HRH (probably) or secretary (Date and Sender) and from a large collection of similar valedictions (similarly docketed), so often to the Duke of York ("Royal Highness" etc) that they may reveal the fate of his incoming correspondence, or part of it..