MAJOR GENERAL ELWELL S. OTIS - AUTOGRAPH 06/11/1890 CO-SIGNED BY: MORTON FREWEN, LADY MARY MINTO - HFSID 34990
ELWELL S. OTIS His signature on a slip also bearing the autographs of Morton Frewen and Lady Minto Signature: "Elwell S. Otis/June 11, 1890" 6½x4¼ card. Ink note (unknown hand): Commander US troops in the Philippines from 1898 to 1900." Second, unidentified signer below Otis.
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ELWELL S. OTIS
His signature on a slip also bearing the autographs of Morton Frewen and Lady Minto
Signature: "Elwell S. Otis/June 11, 1890" 6½x4¼ card. Ink note (unknown hand): Commander US troops in the Philippines from 1898 to 1900." Second, unidentified signer below Otis. On verso are two more signatures: "Morton Frewen", "Mary Minto", and an ink note (unknown hand): "The wife and staff of the Gov. Gen. of Canada." Elwell Stephen Otis (1838-1909) graduated from Harvard Law School in 1860, but the Civil War re-directed him to a military career. He fought in the major battles in Virginia, beginning with Fredericksburg, and including Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Spotsylvania and Petersburg. Severely wounded in 1865, he was brevetted to Brigadier General. Otis remained in the army, participating in campaigns against the Sioux, and commanding a corps during the Philippine-American War. He rose to the rank of Major General. Morton Frewen (1853-1924) was an English economic writer and - briefly - a Member of Parliament. He was the brother in law of Lord Randolph Churchill. Frewen was better at writing about the economy than participating in it, mismanaging a ranch he purchased in Wyoming so badly that people called him "Mortal Ruin." Mary, Countess Minto, born Mary Caroline Grey, married the Fourth Earl of Minto in 1883. Lord Minto, a British military officer and briefly a legislator, was a popular Governor General of Canada (1898-1904). He was succeeded in that office by Lord Grey, the brother of Lady Minto. Heavily toned and worn. Irregularly cut edges. Edges lightly frayed from binding. Otherwise, fine condition.
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