Accession No.:

2011.4216
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Description

Envelope addressed to Viscount Hardinge from Sir George Catchart. This was the last letter from Cathcart before the battle of Inkerman on 5th November 1854, in which he was killed.

Inscription

Private.
General Viscount Hardinge [indec]
Horseguards London

G Cathcart.
[different handwriting] The last letter from Sir G. Cathcart before the battle of Inkerman
[stamped] 01-003

Notes

Alan Cole
Sir George Cathcart (1794-1854) was a British general and diplomat.
See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Cathcart

I purchased this item in an album owned by a close friend of Cathcart, so I presume the correctness of the statement on the reverse of the envelope.

Language

English

Associated Parties

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Place of Creation

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Creator

Date Created

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Collection

Military

Series

Army

Battle of Inkerman

Crimean War

Autographs

Object Type

Envelope

Category

Envelope

Materials

paper

Dimensions

w: 316, h: 200, d: -