Auction Date: 27/02/2018 at 10:30 am
1816 Passport - A large engraved pass-port issued by Henri Baron Fagel, Ambassadeur Extraordinaire et Plenipotentiaire de Sa Majeste le Roi des Pays Pas. It is issued in London on the 1st July 1816, to Henry Allen Johnson, Gentilhomme Anglais. Signed by Fagel. There are some tears without loss to the folds, presumably from having to regularly unfold it for inspection. The reverse bears a handwritten panel and official stamps, “Direction du la Police”. 470mm x 290mm. 1816. (Sir Henry Allen Johnson, 2nd Bt (1785- 1860), was tutor to The Prince of Orange and, having received a commission in the 81st regiment, accompanied him as his Aide-de-Camp to the Peninsula, where he served with Wellington. He fought in the Napoleonic Wars, including Ciudad Rodrigo, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria and Pyrenees, and was awarded the Knight, Royal Military Order of William of The Netherlands. This dates from the year after William was proclaimed Prince of Orange, and the final year of Johnson’s time at Christ Church, where he most probably with William, a fellow student at Oxford).