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Autograph Letter, signed to cousin Jane about trip to Liberia

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Title: Autograph Letter, signed to cousin Jane about trip to Liberia Author: Troubridge, Thomas St. Vincent Hope Cochrane Place: Halifax (Novia Scotia) Publisher: Date: Dec 23, 1848 Description: Autograph Letter, signed. 4 pp. 18x11.3 cm. (7x4½"). To his cousin Jane: "I ought to have written before leaving England to thank you for your charming epistle from Plymouth...I wish I had been a fellow passenger with you instead of coming to this miserable climate where the cold is sufficient to freeze both mind and body...It is some consolation to know you are enjoying the delightful climate of the Mediterranean...I had a most uninteresting voyage out, only one English lady on board a daughter of Dr. Chermside the doctor to the Embassy at Paris, she was going to meet her husband at Montreal...The last paper said that the Fleet was still at Naples but I have no doubt you will return to Malta soon...I have no doubt you heard of our trip to Plymouth to see the Amazon off [referring to the departure of the HMS Amazon to the East Indies in autumn 1848] but I dare say Louisa did not tell you of the dinner at Sir W. Gage's to meet the President of Liberia with his nigger wife & sister. By some bad management they sat together & one of them getting a full tumbler of porter liberally began to pour half of it into his sister's tumbler much to the horror of the Admiral & his brother. They also performed other feats of dexterity such as eating with their knives & shoving their plates about the table which were highly amusing..." Racist view of the President of Liberia upon his trip there in 1848. Thomas St Vincent Hope Cochrane Troubridge (1815-1867) was a British military officer, serving in Gibraltar, West Indies and Canada. He lost his right leg and left foot at Inkerman, Crimea in 1854. Lot Amendments Condition: Near fine. Item number: 225497

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Auktionshaus: PBA Galleries
Titel: Sale 481: Rare Americana, Travel & Exploration with Manuscript Material, Maps & Ephemera
Auktionsdatum: 07.06.2012
Adresse: PBA Galleries
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