NORTHBROOK, Thomas George Baring, 2nd Baron. 16757

£150

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An interesting Autograph Letter Signed ‘Northbrook’ as Governor General of India, addressed “Dear Rawlinson” [Sir Henry Rawlinson, in London], forwarding letters from Colonel Gordon and Captain Biddulph about Mr. Forsyth’s reconnaissance of Sirikot and its neighbourhood. 3 pp. 8 x 5 inches, fold, in good condition, traces of fomrer mounting. Marked Private. [India] 14 May 1874. Another move in the Great Game, checking Russia’s ambitions in South Asia. “Still no news of civil war in Afghanistan.” Thomas George Baring, 2nd Baron Northbrook (1826-1904), Governor General of India (1872-76), First Lord of the Admiralty (1880-1885). “… Mr. Forsyth, although unable to return himself via Wakhan & Badakshan has managed to effect our object of obtaining better information as to Sirikot and its neighbourhood by pushing on a party there. The information seems to me to be satisfactory as it shows that Wokhan marches with Kashgar, and that there is not debatable land between.”