LAWRENCE, John. 15726

£150

Description

Autograph Letter Signed ‘John Lawrence’, soon after the suppression of the Mutiny, to Austen Henry Layard, looking forward to seeing him whenever convenient to Layard, adding that “I have pitched a tent for you & if you will come to stay with me while in Delhi I shall be happy to see you …” 1 page 9 x 7 inches, some paper adhering to verso where formerly mounted, otherwise good. With a separate engraved portrait of Lawrence. Camp Delhi [India], 27 February 1858. John Lawrence (1811-79), 1st Baron, administrator of The Punjab, Viceroy of India (1863-69), had been instrumental in the recapture of Delhi from the rebels at the end of the Indian Mutiny. Sir Henry Layard (1817-94), archaeologist at Nimrud, the supposed site of Nineveh, was on a tour of India to study the causes and effects of the Indian Mutiny.