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Hamilton (Sir William, diplomatist and art collector, 1731-1803) Letter signed to Sir John Acton, administrator in the Neapolitan service, 1p. with conjugate blank, in French, folio, Palermo, 4th January 1799, a request to Acton to provide a passport for "Monsieur Gold gentilhomme Anglais avec son Domestique étant sur son depart pour Trapani pour faire un Tour par la Sicile", folds, slightly browned; and 5 others, including a letter to Sir William Hamilton from Matteo Luigi Canonici, a Jesuit collector of medals, v.s., v.d. (7).

⁂ At the time of writing Hamilton, together with the King and Queen of Naples had left the previous December, just prior to the French invasion and the proclamation of the Parthenopean republic.

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Hamilton (Sir William) Letter signed to Sir John Acton,

Estimate £200 - £300May 30
London, UK
Auction Curated By:
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Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
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Max Hasler
Modern First Editions and 20th Century Literature