Lot 418Military Wellington and Waterloo a particularly fine ms...

Auction Date: 26/11/2014 at 01pm

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Military Wellington and Waterloo a particularly fine ms document being the Abstract of Pay dated Head Quarters October 24th 1817 listing pay due to the Duke of Wellington and his officers from August to October (totalling just under ?7,500). Listed are the major names who fought at Waterloo, including Wellington himself, Lord Hill, Lord Edward Somerset, Sir Noel Hill, Lord Charles Fitzroy, and Sir Colin Campbell. The document is in fine condition, written in a very neat hand on 8pp folio, and signed by Sir George Murray at the end. A most revealing and informative document on the pay structure of the British Army in the aftermath of Waterloo. Wellington was paid just over ?1,170 for the period, while Lord Hill received just over ?430.

Hammer Price: £180.00

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