EDWARD CARDWELL - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 81120
Sale Price $72.00
Nineteenth-century politician, famous for his military reforms, signs name in brown ink
Signature: "Edward Cardwell" in brown ink. 2¼x1, affixed to 5¼x5¾ sheet along with a 2¼x2 photo and bio. Edward Cardwell (1813-1866) was Secretary for Ireland (1859-1861), Secretary for Colonies (1864-1866) and Secretary of State for War under Gladstone (1868-1874). The Cardwell Reforms were an effort to professionalize British military service. Flogging was forbidden, as was the purchase of commissions. His cost-cutting measures were unpopular in the army and also in the colonies. Signature lightly soiled. Light surface creases. Irregularly cut. Otherwise, fine condition.
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