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KITCHENER, Horatio Herbert, 1st Earl (1850-1916). Field Marshal.
Autograph Letter Signed to Captain Anson, 1 page 8vo (a little worn with some remains of old mounting and offsetting from hasty folding), Cairo, 28 April, no year. Signed 'Herbert Kitchener', declining to find Anson a billet (i.e. a military position), referring him to Captain Middlemass of the Coast Guard at Alexandria ('but they are full now').

Kitchener received many honours: he was created Baron Kitchener of Khartoum in 1898; he received a viscountcy in 1902 and earldom in 1914. From 1898 he generally signed himself 'Kitchener' (or rarely 'Kitchener of Khartoum'). The present letter would therefore appear to date from the period when Kitchener was sirdar of the Egyptian army from 1892 to 1899.

£350 [No: 26603]
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