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Ne C 10441

Letter from the 5th Duke of Newcastle, and Secretary of State for War, announcing that Florence Nightingale will be taking a party of nurses to Scutari. The letter has suffered from fire damage.Portrait in crayon (colour) of Henry P.F. Pelham-Clinton, 5th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne c.1850s. The head and shoulders pastel portrait shows the 5th Duke wearing a dark suit, white shirt and blue neck tie, with a full beard and moustache.