Letter of thanks to the Begam of Bhopal, signed by the Viceroy, Lord Elgin, 1896


A single folio sheet of watermarked paper embossed at the head with the Viceroy’s royal coat of arms in gold, attached by a thread to a second sheet which is blank apart from an inscription in Persian on the reverse, presumably with a brief summary of the letter. Good condition, two horizontal folds. The letter is written in a fine copperplate secretarial hand and addressed to Her Highness Nawab Shah Jahan Begam, G.C.S.I., C.I., of Bhopal thanking Her Highness for her good New. Year wishes to the Viceroy and Lady Elgin and is signed Elgin and dated 4th February 1896 at Fort William.       SOLD 14th March 2020