CARDIGAN, James Thos Brudenell, 7th Earl, letters, autographs, documents, manuscripts

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CARDIGAN, James Thos Brudenell, 7th Earl (1797-1868). Lieutenant-General. Commander of the Light Brigade in the Crimea.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, Deene, 19 January 1865. Approving an estimate and requesting that the work be started immediately. 'I approve the place & estimate & return them to you - I wish the work to be proceeded with at once.'
Deene Park was Cardigan's ancestral family home in Northamptonshire which he inherited in 1837 after the death of his father. Due to his extravagant spending, he was forced to mortgage part of the estate in 1864. When he died in 1868 after falling from his horse, his widow and former mistress Adeline faced estimated debts of £365,000.

There is a vertical pen-stroke, presumably made by the recipient by way of acknowledgement.
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