[Collection of Irish ephemera.]
An Irish collection of small line engravings and invitation slips/visiting cards to persons of importance within Europe. Some laid on scrap sheets.
We believe that the General Fitzgerald referred to is the Lord Robert Stephen FitzGerald (1765–1833), 6th son of James FitzGerald, 1st Duke of Leinster, and British diplomat in Switzerland 1792–1795. Amongst the collection of visiting cards are the following four visitees: Alessandrina Bonaparte (1818 – 1874), daughter or Luciano Bonaparte, French Politian. Giovanni Battista Velluti, colloquially "Giambattista" (January 28, 1780 – January 22, 1861) was an Italian castrato. Ercole Consalvi (June 8, 1757 – January 24, 1824) was a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church - The new pope named him Cardinal Secretary of State, and in this capacity he negotiated the Concordat of 1801 with Napoleon, which reaffirmed the Roman Catholic Church as the established church of France and restored some of its civil status. He also reformed the administration of Rome and to some extent modernized the city. Nicolas Charles Oudinot, 1st Comte Oudinot, 1st Duc de Reggio (25 April 1767 in Bar-le-Duc – 13 September 1847 in Paris), was a Marshal of France.
[Ref: 11328] £650.00