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.