Tue, 31st May 2022 13:00

Happy and Glorious: A Royal Sale

 
  Lot 7
 

DOCUMENT SIGNED BY GEORGE IV, KING OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND (1820-1830)

DOCUMENT SIGNED BY GEORGE IV, KING OF THE UNITED KINGDOM (1820-1830)

addressed to the Earl of Eldon and being a manuscript warrant for the affixing of the Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to the Ratification of a Convention between King George IV and the Emperor of Austria "for the definitive settlement of the Austrian Loan, concluded and signed at Vienna, on the Seventeenth day of November [1823]", signed (George R') at the head, countersigned at the conclusion by George Canning (1770-1827) British Prime Minister (April - August 1827) and Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (1807-09, 1822-27), two pages, folio, Court at Carlton House, 6 December 1823, with a manuscript copy of the Convention annexed to the document, in English and French, comprising five articles negotiated between Robert Gordon and Klemens von Metternich in which the Emperor of Austria agrees to repay the sum of "Two Millions Five Hundred Thousand Pounds Sterling in satisfaction of the whole of the British Claims", six pages, neatly tied with a blue ribbon and with a blind embossed paper seal affixed, folio.

Estimated at £400 - £600


 

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