CHELMSFORD, Lady Frances, Vicereine of India. 20010



A remarkable Autograph Letter Signed ‘Frances Chelmsford’, to Mr. Buck, responding to his letter of condolence on the death of her son in action. 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches, in good condition. Viceregal Lodge, Simla, 11 May 1917. Lady Frances Chelmsford (1869-1957), wife of Frederic John Napier Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford, Viceroy of India 1916-1921. Their eldest son, Second Lieutenant Frederic Ivor Thesiger of the 87th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, was killed in action in Mesopotamia in on 1 May 1917 at the age of 20. “What a great cloud of witnesses these splendid boys of ours are, & what an inspiration to live worthily of their great sacrifice.”