Sophie Dupré - Military or Naval

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BADEN-POWELL-55082-1.jpg BADEN-POWELL AT THE MOST IMPORTANT TIME IN HIS SCOUTING CAREER
BADEN-POWELL (Robert, Lord, 1857-1941, Defender of Mafeking & Founder of the Boy Scouts)

Exceptional early postcard photo signed "Robert Baden Powell" and dated with an autograph amendment next to the printed title "Chief of Scouts Lt Genl Baden Powell", he has overwritten the initials which must have been 'CB' with 'K.C.B.', the image shows him three quarters length in ceremonial scouting uniform & hat, leaning on a staff, 5½" x 3½", no place, November

Item Date:  1909
Stock No:  55082      £1250

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BARROW (Sir John, 1764-1848, Secretary of the Admiralty)

Fine Document signed, printed with the details filled in by hand, to Commander William Sidney Smith appointing him "Commander of His Majesty's Sloop Larne ... willing and requiring you forthwith to go on board and take upon you the Charge and Command of Commander in her accordingly strictly Charging and Commanding all the Officers and Company ..." 1 side oblong folio on vellum with fine papered seal and revenue stamp, Admiralty, 24th September

Item Date:  1832
Stock No:  39445      £175

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BATTENBERG (Prince Louis, 1854-1921, 1st Marquess of Milford Haven, Admiral, assumed the surname Mountbatten in 1917)

Autograph Letter Signed 'Louis Battenberg' to Lady Hunter, (Constance, wife, 1852, of Sir Paul Hunter, d. 1890, 2nd Baronet of Mortimer Hill, Berkshire). saying that "On receiving your note I went straight to the Duke of Connaught ... No reinforcements are likely to be sent out at present, but ... it is not impossible that the 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade may go", Prince Louis knows the Duke "had some news by telegraph from the Commander in Chief about the reinforcements during our stay at Nauplia" in the Peloponnese, "just a week ago, so you may make your mind quite easy ... With my best regards to Sir Paul & Miss Hunter", crowned monogram 'LB', 3 sides 8vo black-edged, Royal Yacht 'Osborne', Venice, 'Sunday' no date but circa

Item Date:  1879
Stock No:  56722      £175

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BATTENBERG (Prince Louis, 1854-1921, 1st Marquess of Milford Haven, Admiral, assumed the surname Mountbatten in 1917)

Autograph Letter Signed 'Louis Battenberg' to 'Dear Henderson', asking him "Would you care for the Coast Guard appointment at Liverpool? I am acting for the Private Secretary during his illness", 2 sides 8vo, no place, 5th March

Item Date:  1900
Stock No:  56723      £125

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BATTENBERG (Prince Louis, 1854-1921, 1st Marquess of Milford Haven, Admiral, assumed the surname Mountbatten in 1917)

Fine Autograph Letter Signed 'Louis Battenberg' to Lord Aberdeen, (John Campbell Gordon, 1847-1934, from 1870 7th Earl, from 1916 1st Marquess, twice Lord Lieutenant of Ireland), desiring "before leaving your hospitable waters ... to express ... my warmest thanks for your kind reception of, both, the Commander in Chief of the Fleet based in Ireland, and of the humble individual who has [the] honour of filling that important appointment", his "charming recollections of the Vice-Regal Lodge" are "only marred by the feeling that Lady Aberdeen" (Ishbel, 1857-1939), "greatly aggravated her indisposition by that same devotion to her duty as my hostess, which has ever characterised her attitude towards that other duty toward suffering humanity, which so many of us neglect", and hoping to entertain "Your Excellencies on board my Flagship on ... my next visit", Admiral's flag and 'LB' in red, 2 sides 4to, HMS Prince of Wales, Atlantic Fleet, off Kingstown, Ireland, 11th November

Item Date:  1909
Stock No:  56724      £175

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