SEYMOUR, Beauchamp, Admiral. 16790

£30

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Autograph Letter Signed, to “My dear Charley” (Lord Charles Beresford) about a committee, making arrangements to meet. 2½ pages 7 x 4½ inches, in good condition. 3 Savile Row, undated. Admiral Frederick Beauchamp Paget Seymour, 1st Baron Alcester (1821 – 1895), Commander-in-Chief of the Channel Fleet between 1874 and 1877 and of the Mediterranean Fleet between 1880 and 1883. Seymour entered the Royal Navy in 1834, and served in the Mediterranean and the Pacific, and was for three years aide-de-camp to his uncle Sir George Seymour, and was promoted to Commander in 1847. He also served in Burma. He was the Commander-in-Chief of the Australia Station from 10 March 1860 and 21 July 1862 as Commodore second class with his pennant aboard Pelorus. He commanded the Naval Brigade in New Zealand during the Maori Wars of 1860-61.