KAYE, John William. 11825



Autograph Letter Signed, to A.Elder of Messrs. Smith, Elder & Co., asking him to send a copy of Doveton to a captain in Bedford Place, and to look out for reviews of his book and send them to Kaye himself. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches, tears at centre fold and at seal opening, address panel. Postmarked 1837. Sir John William Kaye (1814-1876), military historian, author of The History of the War in Afghanistan (London, 1851), succeeded John Stuart Mill as secretary of the political and secret department of the India Office. He is referring in this letter to an early work, Doveton; or, The man of many impulses, by the author of ‘Jerningham’ [3 vols., 1837].