No place: No Publisher, 1846. Unbound. Good. Item #012294
Handwritten Announcement/Proclamation nominating Joseph Lobb, Esquire to the position of Deputy Lieutenant for the town (and county of the town) of Southhampton. Dated 1846. Vellum. Single sheet, folded several times. 12 1/2 by 9 3/4 inches. Written on a single side only, in black ink, with a small title on the reverse. Blue pound/shilling paper stamp at the upper left corner, with a red, presumably wax, seal at the bottom right next to the signature of the Duke of Wellington (signed Wellington). A few other faint, official stamps present. A piece declaring that Joseph Lobb was nominated for a Deputy Lieutenant position, with all the official language that accompanies such an announcement. Apparently signed by Wellington at the bottom, although no provenance has come with this piece. Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, First Duke of Wellington, is perhaps best known for his actions and leadership at the Battle of Waterloo against Napoleon, although he did also serve brief stints as Prime Minister in Britain and in the House of Lords. Entry in an 1846 edition of the London Gazette does mention this commission signed by the Lord Lieutenant of the County of Southampton (which Wellington was serving as in 1846). GOOD condition. Horizontal and vertical fold creases present. Moderate faint wrinkling and general uneven browning, heavier to the blank side. Some scattered soiling and minor faint staining. Two tiny holes present in the lower horizontal fold crease. Paper rather curled.
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