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QUEEN VICTORIA (GREAT BRITAIN) - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 02/07/1838 CO-SIGNED BY: PRIME MINISTER JOHN RUSSELL (GREAT BRITAIN) - HFSID 165996

QUEEN VICTORIA and JOHN RUSSELL Military appointment signed by Queen Victoria in the first year of her reign Document signed "Victoria R I" as Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Empress of India and "JRussell" as Home Secretary. 1 page, 13¼x9¼, with two paper seals on left. St.

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QUEEN VICTORIA and JOHN RUSSELL
Military appointment signed by Queen Victoria in the first year of her reign
Document signed "Victoria R I" as Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Empress of India and "JRussell" as Home Secretary. 1 page, 13¼x9¼, with two paper seals on left. St. James Court, London, England. Nov. 17, 1837. Military appointment for John Sutherland, Gentleman to cornet in the Ninth Regiment of Light Dragoons. QUEEN VICTORIA ascended to the throne on June 20, 1837 (her coronation ceremony was held the following year), just 23 days after this lock of hair was obtained. Victoria (1819-1901), the last member of the House of Hanover to reign as a British monarch, ruled the United Kingdom longer than any other monarch before or since. Her 63-year reign (1837 until her death in 1901) endeared her to her subjects, and she gave her name to an era, the Victorian Age. The Queen leaned more toward the liberal side until she met and married her husband, Albert, in 1840. Albert, an able political figure himself, was a conservative who managed to convert his wife to his ideologies. The royal pair had nine children - four sons and five daughters - before Albert's death in 1861. Victoria's reign was celebrated with two jubilees, honoring her 50 and 60 years on the throne. John Russell, 1st Earl RUSSELL (1792-1878) was a English Whig and Liberal politician who served many positions over four decades, including Home Secretary (1835-1839), Lord President of the Council (1854-1855), Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (1859-1865), and most notably twice as Prime Minister (1846-1852, 1865-1866). Lightly toned, rippled, soiled, stained and creased. Folded in half horizontally and three times vertically. Otherwise in fine condition.

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