BADEAU, Adam (1831-1895). American soldier and diplomat.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Holland [one of the daughters of Sir Henry Holland], 2½ pages 8vo, Great Malvern, 1 August no year.
Regretfully declining an invitation because of his absense in Malvern, where he was spending a week 'partly officially and partly for my health'.
'... I owe Mr Evarts [presumably William Maxwell Evarts (1818-1901)] very much for it was through him that I had the pleasure of making the acquaintance your family. ...'
Badeau was aide to General Thomas W. Sherman from 1862 to 1863 and then became military secretary to Ulysses S. Grant. From 1869 until 1881 he was in London, as secretary of the legation and consul-general, with a break to accompany Grant on a world tour.
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