Autograph Letter Signed ‘Hopetoun’, as Earl of Hopetoun (following the death of his half-brother on 29 May), to Messrs. Spottiswoode, Solicitors in Sackville Street, London, about sending a Patent to James Hope in Edinburgh. 2 pp.9 x 7 inches, with the address leaf (also signed by Hopetoun). Rankeillour, 30 June 1816. General Sir John Hope, fourth Earl of Hopetoun (1765-1823) served at the Battle of Alexandria (1801), under Moore at Corunna, and under Wellington during the Peninsular War. He had his horse shot under him at the siege of Bayonne. “The pupil and friend of Abercromby, the friend of Moore, and, in Wellington’s words “the ablest man in the Peninsular Army”.