SIR RALPH ABERCROMBY - AUTOGRAPH 1793 - HFSID 81158
Sale Price $216.00
British General killed at the Battle of Abukir Bay (1801).
Signature: "Ra: Abercromby Maj. Gen/[?] Regt Foot/1793", 3½x1¼ slip, affixed to 5¼x6½ sheet, to which are also affixed a printed clipping about Abercromby and two book photographs. (One [b/w, 1½x2¼] features a portrait of Abercromby; the other [b/w, 5x2¾] shows him wounded at the Battle of Abukir.) British General Ralph Abercromby (1734-1801), son of a Scottish landowner, participated in the capture of the fortress of Louisbourg (Canada) from the French during the Seven Years War (1758). He was elected to Parliament in 1774. Returning to military duty during the Napoleonic Wars, he commanded troops in Flanders (1793-1794) and the Caribbean, leading a failed attempted to capture San Juan, Puerto Rico. In 1801, he led the British amphibious landing against entrenched French forces at Abukir (Abu Qir) Bay, Egypt, winning a decisive victory but being mortally wounded. He is credited with improving discipline in the British army. His wife was made a Baroness after his death. Irregularly trimmed. Horizontal fold touches top of "R" and "A" in signature. Otherwise, fine condition.
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