BULLER Sir Redvers - Typed Letter Signed 1901
Sir Redvers BULLER (1839-1908)
Typed Letter Signed (“Redvers Buller”) to W.R.H. Thwaites, declining an invitation to the Annual Banquet of the Sheffield and District Press Club.
1 page 8vo with integral blank leaf, Government House, Farnborough, 24 March 1901.
“I am sorry to say that a previous engagement will prevent my having the honour of accepting the invitation of the Committee of the Sheffield and District Press Club to their Annual Banquet on Saturday the 20th of April.”
Buller was awarded the Victoria Cross in 1879 for bravery under fire during the Zulu Wars. He continued to serve in South Africa, only returning to England at the end of 1900, not long before this letter. He was popularly hailed for his actions during the Boer War, and much in demand as a public speaker upon his return, but soon attracted considerable criticism and his time in the army came to an end by the end of the year.
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