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GENERAL WILLIAM NAPIER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/20/1851 - HFSID 24328

WILLIAM NAPIER. ALS: "W. Napier", 3p, 4¼x7. No place, dated in pencil in another hand "Dec. 20, 1851". To George Jones Eqr. In part: "I see you have paid the last duty to poor Turner. I was grieved at his death both as a man & an artist.

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WILLIAM NAPIER. ALS: "W. Napier", 3p, 4¼x7. No place, dated in pencil in another hand "Dec. 20, 1851". To George Jones Eqr. In part: "I see you have paid the last duty to poor Turner. I was grieved at his death both as a man & an artist. His works will now I suppose be understood and a new School be established in this country..." JOSEPH M.W. TURNER, recognized by many as the greatest landscape painter of the 19th century, had died on December 19, 1851. Sir WILLIAM NAPIER (1785-1860), was one of four brothers distinguished in their military service to the British Empire (three generals and a naval captain). He served in Portugal and Spain (1809-1811) during the Napoleonic Wars, refusing to leave the battlefield despite wounds which would afflict him for life. He commanded a regiment at Waterloo (1815). He later served as Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey (1842-1847). Commissioned lieutenant general, Napier subsequently distinguished himself as a military analyst, author of History of the War in the Peninsula and of several defenses the conduct of his brother Charles Napier, conqueror of Sindh Province in India. Creased. Lightly soiled. Folds, vertical fold touches "W". Pinhead-size hole lower blank margin of first page.

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