Autograph Signature on part of document

Sir Charles Yorke (1790-1880), General in the British Army
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SKU: 8192

A piece of laid paper, roughly 8 x 20 cm, cut from a document by an autograph collector. Yorke's signature, large (4.5 x 7 cm) and bold, is in the bottom right-hand corner. The surviving text is in a secretary's hand, and reads: '<...> of Our Reign. | By His Majesty's Command. | C Yorke | Our Trusty and Wellbeloved William Gordon Esqr General in Our Army & Col of Our 71st (Highland) Regiment of Foot or to the Officer appointed by him to raise Men for Our said Regiment'. According to Yorke's entry in the Oxford DNB, 'In May 1854 he succeeded Colonel Airey as military secretary at headquarters in England, and consequently did not serve in the Crimea. As military secretary he was responsible for much of the paperwork at military headquarters in London.'