Lot 1199: [India]



2015-09-16 14:12:29

Lot 1199: [India]: Anand Rao Iii Pawar (1844-1898) Raja Of Dhar State 1857-58, 1860-98. L.S., With His Initials A.R.P.S.D., Four Pages, 8Vo, Camp, 3Rd February 1885, To [Baron Napier Of Magdala] ('My Esteemed Friend'), On His Attractive Red, Blue And Gold Printed Monogrammed Stationery. The Raja Thanks His Correspondent For Their Kind Letter And Continues 'Really I Owe A Deep Debt Of Gratitude To His Excellency Sir Frederick Roberts, Who Had The Pleasure To Give Me The Chance Of Being Acquainted With You…It Is, Also, Very Kind That He Gave Me Such A Good Compliment In His Letter To You' And Further Adds 'Allow Me To Say Here That Nothing Will Be More Pleasing To Me Than To Have The Honour Of Corresponding With You, You Who Take To My Great Joy & Satisfaction, So Much Interest In The Welfare Of The Native Chiefs And The Indians In General. It Is Very Gratifying To Learn That It Is Your Earnest Desire To Promote The Most Complete Sympathy & Union Between Your Fellow Countrymen & The Indians'. The Raja Concludes By Asking For Photographs Of Napier And His Wife And Children. Vg. Robert Napier (1810-1890) 1St Baron Napier Of Magdala. British Field Marshal And Indian Army Officer. Viceroy Of India November - December 1863. Frederick Roberts (1832-1914) British Field Marshal, Victoria Cross Winner For His Actions At The Indian Mutiny On 2Nd January 1858. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £80-100
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