Lot# 7250 - Auction 234-243
Crimean War / British Forces 1854 (June 28): Entire letter written from "Aledyn Camp, Bulgaria" by Lieutenant J. Nicholson to Brigg, Lincolnshire, endorsed at top "77th Regiment, Army of the East" and correctly charged '3' (pence) due upon receipt for the concessionary Soldier's rate. Fascinating content "Everything connected with the War is kept a profound secret from us all...when we first arrived at Varna we fully thought we were going on at once to raise the Siege of Silistria, but after stopping a week at Varna we proceeded one day's march into the country to our present encampment..". Reverse with London cds (July 20) and Brigg arrival. Some stains but a rare early entire - the Army P.O. opened on June 20th but unapparent from this entire. The writer, Lieutenant J. Nicholson, was killed leading the charge at the Battle of Inkerman on November 5, 1854.rnProvenance: Collection François X. Piat, Cavendish, Derby, 9 Sept 2015.
Starting bid :
Hammer price : 400.00 CHF
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