View of the Snuff Mills near the Havana on the River Chorara. Drawn after nature by the Hon'ble William Harcourt 1762...
Etching. 365 x 255mm. Trimmed to plate.
Now the Almendares River is a 45 km river in the western part of Cuba. One of the first settlements in Cuba and source of Havana's water supply. Field Marshal William Harcourt, 3rd Earl Harcourt, GCB [1743 – 1830] was an English nobleman and soldier. He was the younger son of Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt. As a young man he took "an ensigncy" in the First Foot Guards Light Dragoons, in October 1759. The regiment had been raised at his father's expense and was known as Harcourt's Black. In 1760 Harcourt was sent to Mecklenburg-Strelitz to escort to England the consort-elect of George III and he was appointed to a post in the Royal Household. He was aide-de-camp to Lord Albemarle at Havana in 1762. Brother of George Simon, [Viscouint Nuneham] 2nd Earl Harcourt.
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