Letter from the Viceroy, Lord Lansdowne to the Begum of Bhopal, 1891


A formal letter signed by the Viceroy, the Marquess of Lansdowne, to Nawab Shah Jahan Begam, G.C.S.I., C.I., of Bhopal, 1891. A manuscript letter written in palace script on two sides of a parchment bifolium, embossed in gold with the Viceroy’s royal coat of arms, addressed to Her Highness Nawab Shah Jahan Begam, G.C.S.I., C.I,. of Bhopal dated Fort William, The 14th January 1891 and signed Lansdowne. This is a formal letter thanking the ruler for her letters of the 30th December 1890 “conveying your kind good wishes for the New Year.” There are needle holes to the gutter margin where the letter has been sewn into a folder, otherwise it is in excellent clean condition with just the usual two horizontal fold marks. It is accompanied by a Persian letter giving the translation.

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