ROBERTS, Frederick Sleigh, 1st Earl. 19188



Autograph Letter Signed ‘Fred Roberts’, to Buxton Morrish, thanking him for “50 copies of the sketch and description of the Gold Casket presented to me by the Fishmongers Company”, congratulating Howell & James on the craftsmanship and design. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches, in good condition, with the original franked envelope. Edgehill, Sydenham, 10 December 1880. Frederick Sleigh Roberts (1832-1914), Field Marshal, Commander in Chief in India, hero of the Relief of Kandahar. He won the Victoria Cross in the Indian Mutiny. Sir Thomas Buxton Morrish (1839-1909), secretary of the Art Union, and a partner in the well-known firm of jewellers and silversmiths, Howell, James, & Co. of Regent Street.