QUEEN VICTORIA (GREAT BRITAIN) - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 08/17/1889 CO-SIGNED BY: EDWARD STANHOPE - HFSID 176386
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Queen Victoria and Secretary of State for WarEdward Stanhope signed this document in 1890, appointing a captain in the Manchester Regiment to the Distinguished Service Order. Accompanied by a typed document of transmittal from the War Department.
Military Appointment signed: "Victoria R.I." as Queen of the United Kingdom and Empress of India and "Edward Stanhope" as War Secretary in brown ink. Black ink notations at bottom edge in unknown hand. 1 page, 16x12, with wafer embossed seal, docketed on verso. Aug. 17, 1889.The Queen signed this document to appoint Trvor Patrick Breffney Ternan, Esq., Captain in "Our Manchester Regiment", to Our Distinguished Service OrderAccompanied by: 1-page typed document of transmittal from the War Department, dated Aug. 1, 1890, to Capt. T. P. B. Ternan, Manchester Regiment. QUEEN 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 (1837-1901). Her 63-year reign endeared her to her subjects, and she gave her name to an era, the Victorian Age. Her husband, Prince Albert, an able political figure himself, was the Queen's close advisor until his death in 1861. The royal pair had nine children - four sons and five daughters. Victoria's reign was celebrated with two jubilees, honoring her 50 and 60 years on the throne. EDWARDSTANHOPE (1840-1893) held numerous positions in the government of Queen Victoria, most notably as Secretary of State for the Colonies (1886-1887) and Secretary of State for War (1887-1892). Lightly foxed and spotted. Black ink notations in unknown hand. Lightly toned, foxed and creased. Holes at top left corner. Light tear in left edge. Otherwise in fine condition.
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