BhopaL. Letter from the former Vicereine, the Marchioness of Ripon


A simple manuscript letter in her own hand by the Marchioness of Ripon to H. H. the Begum of Bhopal. The letter, on two sides of a sheet of folded writing paper embossed in purple with personal initials beneath a coronet, thanks the Begum for her letter of good wishes for the new year. It is signed H.A.T. Ripon, dated Jan 27th 1899 and the address at the head of the paper is 1 Carlton Gardens, London. It is tipped by the top of the final blank to an old sheet of paper which also has a short letter in Persian attached to it – probably a translation of Lady Ripon’s letter. The Marquess of Ripon was Viceroy of India from 1880 to 1884.  SOLD 14th March 2020