KAYE, John William. 20336



Autograph Letter Signed, to Mr. Taylor, thanking him for the poem in memory of his old friend Sir George Pollock, and commenting on that friendship. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches, fine. India Office, 23 October 1872. 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. “No man loved the old Field-Marshal more than I did, and he, and others, said that he loved me as a son.”