Prime Minister Peel Endorses the Artists’ Benevolent Fund

With the free-franked envelope signed by him.

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British prime minister who founded the London police, named after him “Bobbies.” 

Autograph Letter Signed, April 27 (no year), to Robert Balmanno, secretary of the Artists’ Benevolent Fund, an organization dedicated to the relief of sickness and old age in artists of merit in painting, sculpture, architecture and engraving. “Mr....

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Prime Minister Peel Endorses the Artists’ Benevolent Fund

With the free-franked envelope signed by him.

British prime minister who founded the London police, named after him “Bobbies.” 

Autograph Letter Signed, April 27 (no year), to Robert Balmanno, secretary of the Artists’ Benevolent Fund, an organization dedicated to the relief of sickness and old age in artists of merit in painting, sculpture, architecture and engraving. “Mr. Peel presents his compliments to Mr. Balmanno and very much regrets that it is not in his power to attend the anniversary of the Artists’ Benevolent Fund on the 6th May, Mr. Peel having been engaged for some time past to meet His Royal Higness the Duke of York at dinner on that day.”

The free-franked envelope is still present. Balmanno was also author of a four volume collection of the engravings of Thomas Stothard. Included is a letter to Peel from Lord Cornwallis, son of the Revolutionary War general, from 1822, placing the services of his East Suffolk Regiment of Militia at Peel’s disposal. At that time Peel was Home Secretary.

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