FIELD MARSHAL FREDERICK "1ST EARL ROBERTS" ROBERTS - THIRD PERSON AUTOGRAPH NOTE 03/31/1903 - HFSID 85105
Sale Price $288.00
FREDERICK S. ROBERTS
The field marshal pens a letter in regards to prior engagements in which he will not be able to accept another invitation
Third Person Autograph Note signed: "Lord Roberts" , 1 p, 4½x6¾. On personal letterhead. No place, 1903 March 31. In full: "Fdr. Lord Roberts much regrets that a previous engagement prevents his having the honour of accepting the invitation of Mrs. G. T. Wilson to dinner on Wednesday the 1st April." Field Marshal Lord Roberts' most noteworthy achievement was the march on Kandahar. It took Roberts 22 days to move his army from Kabul to Kandahar, 313 miles across Afghanistan's hostile terrain. On September 1, 1880, he obliterated Ayub Khan's Afghan Army in the decisive victory of the Afghan War. Until the U.S. intervention in 2002, Roberts was the only General to have emerged with flying colors from an expedition into Afghanistan in the last 200 years. From 1892, he was known as Baron Roberts of Kandahar. Roberts (1832-1914) later served as Commander in Chief in India (1885-1893), Commander in Chief in Ireland (1895-1899) and he held the supreme command in South Africa (1899-1900). During the Boer War, he annexed the Orange Free State and Transvaal and captured Johannesburg and Pretoria. Slightly tanned at edges. Mounting paper remnants on verso of blank conjoining page (no show through). Otherwise, fine condition.
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