WILLIAMS, General Sir William Fenwick. 16642



Autograph Letter Signed, to Miss Dempster, hoping to arrange a visit. 3 pp. 6 x 4 inches, in good condition, traces of mounting. 9 Charles Street, St. James Square, 21 May 1876. General Sir William Fenwick Williams (1800-1883), the defender of Kars. Williams surrendered Kars (a fortified city in Turkish Armenia) to the Russians with honour in November 1855, and went into captivity in Russia. In 1856 he returned to England as a hero and was created baronet “of Kars”. Williams went to Canada as commander of the forces. In 1865 he was given the government of Nova Scotia.