A personal, signed letter from King Edward VII to HH the Begum of Bhopal, 1903


A manuscript letter of thanks in a secretarial hand addressed to Her Highness The Begam of Bhopal on the first side of a bifolium embossed  with an imperial crown and Buckingham Palace in red dated 30th March 1903 and signed Edward R & I. The letter, on paper watermarked J Whatman 1902, thanks the the ruler for an Address which she sent him on the occasion of his Coronation. Indian Princes, even senior ones such as the Nawab Begum of Bhopal, were seldom addressed in person by the sovereign. Usually their wishes, thoughts, acknowledgements, etc were transmitted via the Viceroy who, as the name implies, was the representative of the sovereign in India, or by his Agents around India. apr18/6      SOLD 1st July 2020