Do you have any idea of the reason why they were in Italy? Is it related to the Anglo-Egyptian War of 1882?
valdinocis wrote:Good afternoon to all!
My name is Sonny and I’m a collector of old photographs from Italy. Some days ago I bought a cabinet-size photograph of four British officers. On reverse there is an inscription written in French which tells us the names of the officers depicted:
“Pour Major Sanguinetti avec les compliments de
Major General W. Earle (the same who died in the Battle of Kirbekan?)
Colonel Lord Ralph Kerr (Lord Ralph Drury Kerr [1837-1916]?)
Lt Col A. Crookshank (Arthur Chichester William Crookshank [1841 – 1888]?)
Lieut Hon. A. Henniker (Lieutenant Honourable Arthur Henry Henniker [1855 -1912]?)”
This photograph seems to date back to 1880s but I haven’t found nothing about Major Sanguinetti or the reason why these officers were in Italy.
Someone could help me in the identification of these officers? Do you have any idea of the reason why they were in Italy? Is it related to the Anglo-Egyptian War of 1882?
I will be grateful for any help you can provide!
BingandNelsonFan wrote:Here are two small newspaper reports that look pretty relevant and may cast light on the identity of Sanguinetti. Although, the name is not the most uncommon, and this could be someone else.
This appeared in the "Leeds Mercury" on 7 Mar 1883 (page 5):
Rome, Tuesday.--- The debate . . . continued today in the Chamber of Deputies . . . Signors Sanguinetti and Luzzati gave notice of two interpellations inquiring in what proportion the Minister of Marine would avail himself of the national inudstries in providing for the requirements of the fleet.
This appeared in the "Sheffield Daily Telegraph" on 21 Jun 1883 (page 5):
THE ITALIAN TARIFF.
Rome, June 20.--- The Chamber of Deputies today finished the discussion of the tarrif. Signor Sanguinetti in the course of the debate proposed that after 1885 the duty on salt should be reduced, bu Signor Magliani, Minister of Finance, opposed the proposal on the ground that he could not consent to the equilibrium of the Budget being endangered. Signor Solimbergo warmly insisted upon provision being made for the merchant marine, the situation of which is becoming worse and worse.
If you find out anything else, be sure to post!
BingandNelsonFan wrote:Hi, again! Been trying to have a look for Sanguinetti. Translating from Italian, there is a mention of him in "Nuova Antologia" (Volume 181, 1902, page 296):
"Lieutenant General Ippolito Sanguinetti, Commander of the Military Division of Cuneo"
Also, there are several results about him here, which could be typed into Google Translate and may offer some more clues.
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