[ROYALTY] EDWARD, Duke of Kent. Letter signed.
Kensington Palace: 6 October 1811. A 2 1/2 page letter signed "Edward" on a bifolium, 10 x 8 inches (25 x 30 cm). Usual folds, lightly spotted and toned, tape repair to lower corner of second page.
The future father of Queen Victoria here writes compassionately on behalf of a certain "old soldier" Conrad Coun, formerly of the Royal Fusiliers, who had served under Edward in Nova Scotia. Edward here requests that Coun be considered by the Board of Commissioners at Chelsea College and docketting suggests his request was accepted.
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