[ Lord Wenlock, Liberal politician and Governor of Madras. ] Three Autograph Letters Signed (all 'Wenlock') to 'Colonel Milburn', on topics including 'services' in Hull and his 'duties in attendance to the King of Bulgaria'..

Author: 
Lord Wenlock [ Beilby Lawley, 3rd Baron Wenlock (1849-1912), soldier, Liberal politician and Governor of Madras,1891-1896 ] [ Lieut.-Col. Charles Henry Milburn (1860-1948) ]
Publication details: 
The first on letterhead of Esrick Park, York; 3 April 1908; the other two on letterhead of 26 Portland Place, W. [ London]; 16 and 17 May 1910.
£80.00
SKU: 20489

From the papers of Lieut.-Col;. C. H. Milburn, Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant of the 2nd East Riding Yorks Royal Garrison Artillery (Volunteers), Royal Army Medical Corps.All three items in good condition, lightly aged, with slight traces of glue from mount; the last letter has a short closed tear to a fold. The last two with mourning borders. ONE (3 April 1908): 2pp., 12mo. He believes 'the force referred to in the enclosed cutting [not present] is the one quoted by Lord Roberts in the House. You will see they were Militia with much longer training than the Volunteers'. He feels Milburn has 'got a big job to tackle', and is 'writing to Col. White to suggest some of us going down to Hornsea soon to look up the men there'. TWO (16 May 1910): 3pp., 12mo. He thanks him for the letter 'with particulars of the services next Sunday'. He will get up to Hull on the Sunday morning, and 'drive up in uniform to the Head Quarters – or wherever you may direct'. Everything depends on his 'getting away from London'. He is 'to be attached to the King of Bulgarians', not knowing 'how long he will stay in England'. THREE (17 May 1910): 3pp., 12mo. He was 'particularly anxious to attend the parades', but is 'sorry to find that my duties in attendance on the King of Bulgaria will prevent my getting back in time on Saturday – so as to be able to get to Hull for the Services on Sunday'. He hopes to be there on the Monday, 'But the King's death has upset many plans – and I am not my own master.'