Lord Brabourne, Governor of Bengal. Garden Party invitation 1939
A white card, 7¼ x 4¾ ins, gilt embossed with BENGAL beneath a king’s crown, inviting Lieut Colonel & Mrs Sundius-Smith to a Garden Party at Government House, Calcutta on the 21st February 1939. Lord Brabourne. apr23/7
Sir Michael Knatchbull. 14th Baronet and 5th Baron Brabourne [1895-1939] had previously served as Governor of Bombay and was Acting Viceroy in 1938. He died in office just two days after the date of this invitation.
Lt Col D G Sundius-Smith was commanding officer of the 1st 15th Punjab Regiment.
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