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James Duff, Earl of Fife

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James Duff (6 October 1776 - 9 March 1857), 4th Earl of Fife and British nobleman, autographed manuscript letter (ALS). This two page letter measures approximately 6" x 7" in size and is dated June 16, 1839.

Duff was the eldest son of the Hon. Alexander Duff. He was educated at Edinbourgh. He distinguished himself at the Peninsular War, most notably the Battle of Talavera. It was here when he was severely wounded while trying to rally the Spanish troops. In 1808, he would later volunteer with the Spanish Army in their war against Napoleon. 

Duff had also formed a notable collection of paintings. He was a benefactor of Elgin. 

The letter is addressed to Rev. Hamilton. In the letter, Duff commits himself to a donation of 50 pounds to the Academy as his earlier promise to lend 100 pounds "has been neglected."

The document is also accompanied by a handsome engraved photo print of Duff. The print measures approximately 6" x 9" in size. The print is in good condition with one slight tear in the lower left corner. 

This document is crisply signed at the conclusion by Duff. It is in good to very good condition, with overall light toning not affecting the signature. There are some expected intersecting folds. The top of the document is also slightly trimmed which affects on of the words on the reverse page. There is also remnants of a mounting strip along the left margin. 

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TAGS: French Revolution, Peninsular War, Kings and Queens, British Nobleman, Spanish General

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