Lot 31A: Letters.- Grant (Charles, director of the East
December 14, 2012
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Letters.- Grant (Charles, director of the East India Company and philanthropist, 1746-1823) Autograph Letter signed to his son Charles, 3pp. & address panel, sm. 4to, India House, 17th October 1823, on his son's marriage, "So you have made a quiet expedition with the Highlander's in order to chuse for yourself a wife! I hope you have chosen well, and very sincerely wish you & my young kinswoman all the happiness to be looked for in a chequer'd world", and enquiring about a suitable ship to take him to India, "Capt. Campbell of the Duke of York is rewcommended to me in preference, and I have some little claim on his attention", torn where opened and with small tears to edges, folds, browned; and a large quantity of other letters, including from Sir Alfred Keogh (1857-1936), army medical officer, and 1 from Sarah Churchill (daughter of Sir Winston Churchill), and a very large quantity of others, v.s., v.d., 20th century (lge qty).