[ Lady Constance Wenlock, wife of Lord Wenlock, Governor of Madras. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Constance Wenlock') to J. D. Rees, on his appointment as Resident in Travancore and Cochin, with official copy of Lord Wenlock's letter of confirmation.

Lady Constance Mary Wenlock [ nee Lascelles ] (1852-1932), wife of Beilby Lawley, 3rd Baron Wenlock (1849-1912), Governor of Madras, and daughter of Earl of Harewood [ Sir John David Rees ]
Publication details: 
Lady Wenlock's letter on letterhead of Government House, Ootacamund. No date [ circa April 1895 ]. Copy of Lord Wenlock's letter from Port St George 13 April 1895.
SKU: 20570

ONE: Lady Wenlock's letter to 'My dear Mr. Rees'. 3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged. 'I am sure you could hardly be more glad that [sic] I was when I heard this appointment was satisfactorily settled. I was miserable at the prospect of you & Mary going on in the same routine here for months without this desireable [sic] change'. After all Rees's wife has 'gone through' it is particularly important for her to have a 'thorough change': it is inevitable that she should 'suffer from just now after so much sorrow & fatigue'. She hopes that the appointment furthers Rees's 'plans & prospects in other ways too'. TWO: Typed copy of letter by Wenlock (with the following typed at end: '(Signed) Wenlock.') to 'His Highness Raja Sir Sri Vira Kerala Varma, K.C.I.E., Raja of Cochin'. Port St George, 13 April 1895 (with day of month added in manuscript). 1p., foolscap 8vo. In good condition, lightly aged, and tipped-in onto a leaf removed from an album. Begins: 'Your Highness, | I have the honour to inform you that Mr. J. D. Rees, C.I.E., has been appointed to be sub pro tem Resident at your Highness' Court in succession to the late Mr. H. B. Grigg, C.I.E.' The second paragraph refers to the delivery of Rees's letter of accreditation.?>