PEEL Robert - Autograph Letter Signed 1836 to Marquess Wellesley
Robert PEEL (1788-1850)
Autograph Letter Signed to Marquess Wellesley, thanking him for a copy of his volume of Indian correspondence.
3 pages 8vo, Whitehall, 11 April 1836.
“I beg to offer you my best thanks for your kind attention in sending me an early copy of the recent publication of your Indian correspondence, and I can now add my sincere acknowledgments for the gratification I have derived from the perusal during the Recess of a considerable part of this most interesting volume. . .”
Wellesley’s time as Governor-General of India, from 1798 to 1805, was turbulent and his correspondence reflected the era. Concerns over French influence in India, the Mahratha wars and his younger brother Arthur Wellesley’s victory over Tipu Sultan at Seringapatam marked his time there, but so did continued conflict with the East India Company, leading to several attempts on his part to resign.
The leaves have become separated for all but a small portion at the top, there is a small early spindle hole at the top left corner of the letter, and the remains of mounting to the verso, but it remains in clear, legible condition.
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