HistoryForSale Autographs
Join our email mailing list: 
 

Print Document Description  Print this page Questions about authenticity? Click Here

ADMIRAL GEORGE KEITH (VISCOUNT KEITH) ELPHINSTONE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 320251

 
ADMIRAL GEORGE KEITH ELPHINSTONE (VISCOUNT KEITH)
Undated letter inviting friends to stay at his cabin on Malta
Autograph Letter signed: "Keith", 1 page with integral blank, 7¼x9¼. No place, no date ("28th"). To Mrs. Tom Pollard, in full: "If P and you are really going to Malta and will take my Cabin and such fare as I can give you, I will with pleasure accommodate you and I hope on the morrow evening or day following. I have been ill and am not yet able to go about. Yours faithfully ever". George Keith Elphinstone (1746-1823) joined the Royal Navy at age 14. On a voyage to the East Indies, he parlayed a loan from his uncle into a personal fortune. During the American Revolution, Elphinstone commanded the HMS Warwick, fighting privateers, participating in the attack on Charleston and capturing a the 50-gun Dutch warship. During the wars with France, he participated in the capture of Toulon, leading a successful combat mission ashore. Promoted to Rear Admiral in 1794, he participated in the capture of the Dutch Cape Colony (1795) and defeated a Dutch squadron at Saldanha Bay. He convoyed the British army to Aboukir for the re-conquest of Egypt from Napoleon. By now a full Admiral, he was Commander in Chief for the North Sea (1803-1807) and English Channel (1812, charged with preventing a French invasion). Elevated as Viscount Keith in 1814, he personally conveyed Britain's surrender terms to Napoleon. Elphinstone appears in several of Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin maritime novels. Multiple folds. Toned. Corners lightly worn and creased. Surface creases. Ink notes (unknown hand) on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.


For more documents by these signers click the names below:

ADMIRAL GEORGE KEITH ELPHINSTONE  


This website image contains our company watermark. The actual document does not contain this watermark.
 
Our Signer Sales Event is Here!!!
15% to 20% OFF MOST DOCUMENTS OVER $100!
Try our Make-An-Offer Feature!
  Add to your purchase our informative and authoritative Handbook of Historical Documents for only $19.95 (normally $39.95). This 253 page hardcover volume makes a great gift for anyone interested in the autograph and manuscript collecting field! Click Here for more information.
Act Now as this Promotion Ends 4/29/2018
* Limit one discount per document.
  $400.00 (USD)
Limited-Time-Only Price:   $320.00 (USD)
Price shown is the final price for this document.
Other discounts are not applied to this document

Click here to pop open a floating
Shopper's Currency Converter window.

Make Best Offer on this document


All documents are being offered on a first-come first-serve basis and are sold unframed unless otherwise specified.


This website requires that cookies be enabled in your browser.




Whether looking for corporate, birthday or luxury gifts, nothing makes a more perfect and unique gift than an autographed item for someone special! Imagine the thrill of receiving an autographed item from one's hero or signed on the anniversary of one's birthday. Click here for our Gift Locator Tool.

    
ADMIRAL GEORGE KEITH ELPHINSTONE
Born: Circa 1746 in Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
Died: March 10, 1826 in Kincardine-on-Forth, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom





<< Previous Page




 

[ Home ] [ Shopping Cart ] [ Autograph Definitions ] [ Privacy & Security ] [ Terms & Conditions ] [ Contact us ]
Copyright © 2000-2018 Gallery of History Direct. All Rights Reserved.