[Northwick; Crimea] Autograph Letter Signed "Northwick", art collector, to the Rev. A. Boyd, offering support for his "most humane & Patriotic views".

John Rushout, 2nd Baron Northwick (1770–1859), peer, landowner and collector of art works.
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Northwick P[ark], 20 Oct. 1854.

Four pages, 12mo, bifolium, good condition. He's jsu reeive notification of a meeting held recently "for the purpose of raisinhg a Subscription for the indigent Families of the Soldiers & Sailors whose lives have been sacrificed for their countries [sic] Glory in the disastrous Warfare in the East & of which you were the revered Chairman [...]" He is in concurrence, and has instructed his bank to pay him £100 "in aid of your most humane & Patriotic Views."

Signature ('Fitzroy Somerset') of Lord Fitzroy Somerset, later Lord Raglan, on frank to Colonel Brotherton.

FitzRoy James Henry Somerset [known as Lord FitzRoy Somerset], 1st Baron Raglan [Lord Raglan] (1788-1855), British army officer [The Charge of the Light Brigade; Battle of Balaklava; Crimean War]
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Merthyr Tydvil [Wales]. 11 June 1831.

On piece of 6.5 x 11.5 cm paper, cut from front of frank. Very good, on lightly-aged paper. With the red government postmark ('FREE | 11 JU 11 | 1831'). Reads 'London June seventh 1831 | Colonel Brotherton | Merthyr Tydvil | [signed] Fitzroy Somerset'.

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