Autograph Letter Signed ‘H.Hardinge’, to Richard or Samuel Redgrave, offering to provide a reference about “your capability to perform the duties of a Drawing Master”, citing the satisfactory manner in which his children were given instruction. 1 page 4½ x 3½ inches, with two lines and signature overleaf, in very good condition. Whitehall Place, 23 November 1836 Lord Hardinge (1785-1856) , Governor General of India. He was present at the battles of the Sikh War. On his return to England he succeeded Wellington at commander in chief.