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Original Letter penned by the Duke Of Wellington  (1769-1852) Anglo-Irish Field Marshal & British Prime Minister 1828-30, 1834. The letter reads 2 pages, London, 28th July 1847, to Mrs. [David Ochterlony] Dyce Sombre (Mary Anne Jervis). Wellington states that he has received his correspondent's note regarding a commission, further informing her that the individual 'has been recommended….by Sir James McGregor' and that 'His name is on the list of candidates: and he will be appointed & fill a commission….when a vacancy allows. You may rely upon his not being looked over'. In a postscript Wellington further adds 'Since writing the above I have had reason to believe that your protégé will soon have a commission' 

Mary Anne Jervis (c.1813-1893) Daughter of Edward Jervis Jervis, 2nd Viscount St. Vincent, an associate of the Duke of Wellington. Wife of David Ochterlony Dyce Sombre (1808-1851) Anglo-Indian Politician, the first person of Asian descent to be elected to the British Parliament. Mary Anne Jervis has been described as an 'accomplished singer, dancer and composer'.

Sir James McGrigor (1771-1858) Scottish Physician, Military Surgeon & Botanist, largely responsible for the creation of the Royal Army Medical Corps. In 1811 McGrigor was appointed Surgeon-General to the Duke of Wellington's army in Spain and Portugal during the Peninsular War and later served as Director-General of the Army Medical Service 1815-51. Wellington described McGrigor as 'one of the most industrious, able, and successful public servants I have ever met with'.

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