QUEEN VICTORIA (GREAT BRITAIN) - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 09/21/1898 CO-SIGNED BY: HENRY (5TH MARQUESS OF LANSDOWNE) PETTY-FITZMAURICE - HFSID 177909
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Near the end of her reign, the Queen appoints a Surgeon-Lieutenant of the Volunteer Forces, also signed by the Marquess of Lansdowne as Secretary of War.
Military Appointment signed: "Victoria R.I." as Queen of England and Empress of India. Also signed "Lansdowne" as War Secretary. 1 page, 15¾x11¾. St. James Court, London, England. 1898 September 21. Appointment of John Alfred Fox as Surgeon-Lieutenant of the Volunteer Forces, effective September 28. QUEEN VICTORIA (1819-1901) ascended to the throne on June 20, 1837 (her coronation ceremony was held the following year). She ruled the United Kingdom longer than any other monarch before or since, although Queen Elizabeth II, crowned in 1953, may best that record. Victoria's 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. Her husband, Prince Albert, whom she married in 1840, was an able political figure himself, 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. Britain was the world's greatest power during her reign, and she became Empress of India in 1877. By the time of her death, most of Europe's thrones were occupied by blood relatives of Victoria. Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5TH MARQUESS OF LANSDOWNE (1845-1927), a British Whig politician and Irish peer, held positions in the governments of Queen Victoria, King Edward VII and King George V, including GovernorGeneral of Canada (1883-1888), Viceroy of India (1888-1894), Secretary of State for War (1895-1900) and Foreign Secretary (1900-1905). Multiple folds. Light surface creases. Large, faint stains on top and bottom margin. Heavily toned. Lightly soiled. Corners lightly worn and creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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