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The Duke Of Wellington Writes To "Swedish Nightingale" Jenny Lind's British Manager About Her British Itinerary
ARTHUR WELLESLEY, 1ST DUKE OF WELLINGTON (1769-1852). A British soldier, Wellington is best remembered for defeating Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815. He later served as the Tory Prime Minister. JENNY LIND (GOLDSCHMIDT) (1820-1887). Lind was the world-famous Swedish singer often called “The Swedish Nightingale”.ALS. 2pgs. 4 ½” x 7”. December 23, 1848. Sheffield Saye, Hartfordshire, United Kingdom. An autograph letter signed “Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington” at the start of the text. The Duke of Wellington wrote to Benjamin Lumley, British manager of Swedish opera singer Jenny Lind (1820-1887), also known as “The Swedish Nightingale”. The Duke inquires about Lind’s upcoming itinerary, seemingly so that he might invite her to visit him. “Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington presents his compliments to Mr. Lumley. He returned here from Hatfield House on the 11th instant. But being aware the Mlle. Jenny Lind was engaged in one of her benevolent professional advocations at Exeter Hall on the 15th; and that she must as usual desire to attend the rehearsals of the performance, he did not propose to her to visit here at this place. He then heard of a similar professional avocation at Leeds for the 22nd and one of a third benevolent professional advocation at Birmingham on the 28th. But it does not appear whether she returns from thence to London, or at what period of time or by what route. In this state of uncertaintly The Duke writes this communication for a statement of circumstances which have induced he to refrain from writing to Mr. Lumley till this mo … [Click Below for Full Description]
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