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WOOD, Sir Matthew, first baronet (1768-1843). Druggist and politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Earl of Lichfield, 2 pages 8vo, with endorsements to the second leaf, 24 Great George Street, 8 July 1841. Asking for his nephew, Matthew Wood, to be moved from the Inland Office to the Rail Road.
Wood was lord mayor of London from 1815 to 1816 and again for the ensuing period. He was one of the counsellors of Queen Caroline, whom he escorted back to England in 1820 after her exile to France. The queen lived in his house in South Audley Street for a time after this.
Provenance: from a collection formed by A.M. Broadley in 1903.

£55 [No: 24807]
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