On This Day
Military or Naval
Naval or Military
Stage & Screen
Travel & Exploration
(George Stewart, 1768-1834, 8th Earl, Admiral)
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Collingridge,
saying "The Carriage your House built for me 1797 I have left behind me in Edinburgh having finished its Career ... I wish a substantial and perfect Coach ... ready for my arrival in Town ... the first week in March ... Many more letters must pass ... I shall only say now that I want a Close Coach and tho' fashionable ... of medium Dimensions for a family, not heavy, tho' substantial for long journeys to this distant part of the world", he specifies the windows "I ... have had no Carriage built but by your House, and will not in London if you serve me equally well", adding only "Your springs ... were never so easy as from other Houses", and directing that they "correct this Error", 2 sides 8vo., Galloway House, Dumfries, 25th December n.y., c.
As Captain, the Earl distinguished himself at the taking of Guadaloupe, in April 1794, and at Cape St. Vincent. He married a sister of the famous Marquis of Anglesea.
Add to Wish List
TERMS & CONDITIONS