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FRANCIS (7TH DUKE OF BEDFORD) RUSSELL - FREE FRANK SIGNED 11/27/1829 - HFSID 87056

Signature from Russell as the Marquess of Tavistock on an 1829 free frank. Extremely rare! Free frank signed: "Tavistock", 5x3 affixed to 5½x3½ sheet. November 27, 1829.

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FRANCIS RUSSELL, 7TH DUKE OF BEDFORD
Signature from Russell as the Marquess of Tavistock on an 1829 free frank. Extremely rare!
Free frank signed: "Tavistock", 5x3 affixed to 5½x3½ sheet. November 27, 1829. Francis Russell (1788-1861), styled as the Marquess of Tavistock from 1802 to 1839, entered the British House of Commons in 1809. He represented Peterborough as a Member of Parliament before representing Bedfordshire, a position he would hold until 1832. He was summoned to the House of Lords in 1833 by a writ of acceleration, and assumed the title of Duke of Bedford in 1839. He remained as such until his death in 1861, upon which his son William Russell assumed the title. Lightly toned. Slightly soiled. Edges irregular. Edges on backing sheet frayed and torn. Ink stamp. Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.

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