CONYERS, Major-General Charles Edward. 20000

£65

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Autograph Letter Signed ‘C.E.Conyers’, to Major-General Berkeley, about an imminent journey abroad (to the Ionian Islands), relieved to hear that the destination “enjoys a fine air, this is not an advantage which every part of Cephalonia (where I was Resident for some years) can not boast of, tho’ Argostoli is tolerably well off in that respect”. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches, in good condition, some paper residue from mounting along one edge. Willowbank, 12 July 1845 Major-General Charles Edward Conyers (d.1855), born in Castlelyons, County Cork, had an adventurous military career, serving in San Domingo (1795-98), Malta, Egypt (1807), Sicily, with the 82nd Foot on the staff of the Duke of Wellington in Spain, led his regiment into action at the Battle of Orthes (wounded), Canada (1814-15). Lieutenant Colonel Conyers served four and a half years at the Cape of Good Hope, and subsequently transferred on half-pay in February 1828 to secure a position of Commander and Inspecting Officer of Troops in the Ionian Islands, being principally based in Corfu. His Small Army Gold Medal was sold by Baldwins for £14,500 in 2016.