Autograph Letter Signed, to “My dear Lanyon”, after “going over my draft proclamation this morning creating an Executive Council”, inviting Lanyon to breakfast “that we may discuss the provision of the proclamation”. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches, minor blemishes only, Royal arms embossed at head. Africa. Possibly Transvaal, Natal, Ashanti or Egypt, “Thursday Evening”, undated. 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. Colonel Sir William Owen Lanyon (1842-1887), colonial administrator, who served in the West Indies and Africa.