Autograph Letter Signed ‘Wolseley’, to “My dear Lanyon” thanking him for his work on mule transport, agreeing with him that a mule pack should be kept in readiness at home, but “at present we cannot get enough money even for the most pressing military necessities”. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches, black edges, in good condition. War Office, 25 May 1884. Field Marshal Viscount Wolseley (1833-1913), one of the great military figures of the Victorian army, who served in the Crimea, India, China, Egypt and the Sudan. In 1890 Wolseley became Commander-in-Chief, Ireland. He was promoted to Field Marshal on 26 May 1894. Colonel Sir William Owen Lanyon (1842-1887), colonial administrator, who served in the West Indies and Africa.