QUEEN VICTORIA (GREAT BRITAIN) - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 09/02/1880 CO-SIGNED BY: HUGH CHILDERS - HFSID 167477
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Appointment of Surgeon in the Army's India Department, also signed by Hugh Childers as Secretary of State for War
Military Appointment signed: "Victoria R.I." as Queen of the United Kingdom and Empress of India in brown ink. Also signed "Hugh Childers" as Secretary of State for War. 1 page, 16x12. St. James Court, London, England. 1880 September 2. Appointment of Cubelt Tindall Rundle as a Surgeon in the Indian Medical Department of the British Army. QUEEN VICTORIA (1819-1901), the last member of the House of Hanover to reign (from 1837) as a British monarch, ruled the United Kingdom longer than any other monarch before or since. Her 63-year reign endeared her to her subjects, and she gave her name to an era, the Victorian Age. Until the very end of her reign, when the rising powers of Germany and the United States began to challenge its primacy, Victoria's British Empire was incontestably the world's greatest economic and military power. 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. HUGH C. E. CHILDERS (1827-1896) moved to Australia in 1850, serving the government there as an inspector of schools, immigration agent, and then as the first Vice Chancellor of the new University of Melbourne (1853-1857). Returning to his native England, he was elected to Parliament on the Liberal ticket in 1860. Under Prime Minister Gladstone, he served in four Cabinet posts: First Lord of the Admiralty, Secretary for War, Chancellor of the Exchequer (1882-1885) and Home Secretary (1886). His career was not free of failures. As First Lord, he pushed for construction of HMS Captain, against the advice of his engineering advisors. The ship sank, claiming the life of Childers' son - among many - soon after launch. As Chancellor of the Exchequer, he offered increased income taxes as a remedy for a budget deficit, triggering the fall of the Gladstone government. After leaving Parliament in 1892, he chaired the Childers Commission, whose conclusion that Ireland was overtaxed relative to the rest of the United Kingdom would be cited often by Irish nationalists. Multiple folds. Large stains on left side and folds. Heavily toned. Corners worn. Edges frayed with loose threads. Light surface creases. Ink stamps. Otherwise, fine condition.
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