MEADE, General Sir Richard John. 17655



Autograph Letter Signed, to Mr. Saunders, about the appointment of the Nizam’s guardian, the importance of encouraging “feelings of respect for, and confidence in the British Govt.” 4 pp. 7 x 4 inches, fine. Embossed monogram. Bangalore, 10 August 1874. General Sir Richard John Meade GCSI CIE (1821 – 1894) was part of the Central India Field Force during the troubles of 1857-59 and led the column which captured Tantya Tope and hanged him. He was the British resident in the state of Hyderabad in 1875–81. He tutored and protected the underage Nizam. Thomas Henry Thornton, Meade’s biographer and author of General Sir Richard Meade and the Feudatory States of Central and Southern India (1898), regarded this position as one of the most politically challenging in India.