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British Admiral Charles W. Beresford wrote this letter in 1902 to accept a dinner invitation.
Autograph letter signed "Charles Beresford". Pencil notations at top left corner. 2 pages, 4½x6¾, 1 sheet folded, front and verso. Written at "247. 5th Avenue", Sept. 20. 1902. In part: "My dear Mr Hesper I shall be delighted to accept your kind invitation to dinner at the Metropolitan Club... I remember well a very cheery dinner we had together before. Yours very sincerely". Commander of the British Mediterranean fleet (1905-1907) and of the Channel Fleet (1907-1909), 1st Lord Beresford (1846-1919) was a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty from 1886 to 1888. He rose to Admiral in 1906. Beresford was a Conservative Member of Parliament for 20 total years between 1874 to 1916. Lightly toned, soiled, stained and creased. Handwriting has bled lightly in places but is legible. Random ink stains, which touch handwriting but not signature. Mounting remnants on back of letter. Light tear at bottom of spine of letter. Folded once and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.

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Born: February 10, 1846 in Baronstown, County Louth, England, United Kingdom
Died: September 6, 1919 in Langwell, Berriedale, Caithness, England, United Kingdom

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