NORMAN, Field Marshal Sir Henry Wylie. 17919

£45

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Autograph Letter Signed, to Sir Edwin Arnold, sending him the pamphlet containing the address Norman had given to the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science at Brisbane about the West Indies, referring too to his own successful circumnavigation of Jamaica in a sixty ton schooner yacht. 3¼ pp. 7 x 4 inches, in good condition, one small filing hole. 85 Onslow Gardens, 7 November 1896. Field Marshal Sir Henry Wylie Norman (1826 – 1904) served in the Second Anglo-Sikh War, the campaign against the Kohat Pass Afridis, the suppression of the Santhal rebellion, and the suppression of the Indian Mutiny. He became military member of the Viceroy’s Council (in effect Minister for War in India) in 1870, in which role he maintained the policy of ensuring that the Indian Army were less well armed than British troops there to deter another mutiny. As a result, he became a member of the Council of India; and in his later years he became Governor of Jamaica and then Governor of Queensland.