Manuscript letter signed to Sir James Graham relating a recommendation by Sir James Willoughby Gordon
Date Published: 1842
Binding: No binding
Autograph letter signed, 3 pages 4-3/8 x 7 inches, dated Horse Guards, Oct[ober] 11, 1841 to Sir James Graham, British statesman and, in 1841, Secretary of the Home Department. Last page docketing information. Some paper agetoning and spotting otherwise, very good condition.
A letter relating recommendation by Sir James Willoughby Gordon who was then Quartermaster-General to the Forces, making arrangements for the conveyance of a detachment of Troops to the Coast of Sutherland if required.
FitzRoy Somerset 1st Baron Raglan Field Marshal, first British commander in chief during the Crimean. An ambiguous order by Raglan in the Battle of Balaklava (October 25, 1854) led to the disastrous charge of the Light Cavalry Brigade under the 7th earl of Cardigan.
Sir James Graham, 2nd Baronet was a British statesman and confidant and adviser of prime minister Sir Robert Peel. He was First Lord of the Admiralty from 1830 to 1834. Graham became Secretary of the Home Department from September 1841 to July 1846 and again First Lord of the Admiralty from December 1852 until February 1855.
General Sir James Willoughby Gordon, 1st Baronet GCB GCH was a general officer in the British Army. He notably served as most long-standing Quartermaster-General to the Forces, holding the position for some 40 years.
Very Good. Item #8156