[ Major-General Sir Cecil Lowther of the Scots Guards. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('H. C. Lowther | Brig. Genl.') asking for Captain Barron's credentials.

Major-General Sir Cecil Lowther [ Henry Cecil Lowther; H. C. Lowther ] (1869-1940) of the Scots Guards
Publication details: 
On letterhead of G.H.Q., Home Forces, Horse Guards, Whitehall, S.W. [ London ]. 24 October 1916.
SKU: 18172

1p., 12mo. In fair condition, lightly aged. One can hear the clipped tones of the military man: 'Dear Capt. Barron, | Gen. Gosling spoke & wrote to me about you. | What is your present state, duty, light duty, leave, or what? | Please let me know & tell me when you get orders to join a reserve unit, & which. | Yours very truly | H. C. Lowther | Brig. Genl.' Lowther's entry in Who Was Who reads: 'Entered Scots Guards, 1888; Capt. 1899; Major, 1904; Lieut-Col 1913; Bt-Col 1915; served South Africa, 1899–1902 (despatches twice, Queen’s medal 6 clasps, King’s medal 2 clasps, DSO); European War, 1914–18 (despatches thrice, wounded, Bt-Col, CB); served as Brigade-Major, 1st Division, and in Gen. Staff, War Office; accompanied Diplomatic Mission to Fez, 1905; Military Attaché, Paris, Madrid, and Lisbon, 1905–09; Secretary to HRH the Governor-General of Canada, 1911–13; MP (U.) Northern Division of Westmorland, 1915–18; Penrith and Cockermouth Division of Cumberland, 1921–22; commanding 1st Scots Guards and then 1st Guards Brigade, Expeditionary Force, 1914; Military Secretary to Commander-in-Chief, 1915; Brig.-Gen. Gen. Staff Home Forces, 1916; Maj.-Gen. Gen. Staff, 1916–18; holds Swedish Order of the Svaerd, Commander Legion of Honour, and Spanish Order of Military Merit '.