Viceroy’s Military Commission signed by Lord Dufferin, 1888


Viceroy’s Commission on vellum granting Thomas Henry Stillingfleet Biddulph the Honorary Rank of Captain in the Volunteer Forces of India in Bengal, signed Dufferin and dated 23rd March 1888 in the last year of Lord Dufferin’s period of office. Printed on vellum with ink insertions in manuscript and the original signatures of the Viceroy and the Secretary to the Govt of India, some staining and foxing. Biddulph ended his Indian career as Accountant General of India and had been responsible for the reorganisation of the finances of both Mysore and the state of Patiala in the Punjab. 14 x 10 Ins [355 x 260mm]. Some creases amnd foxing and a mark where possibly a wax sseal has been. Commissions for the Violunteer Forces in India do not appear very often.

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