[ George Curzon, Marquess Curzon ] Autograph Note Signed George Curzon to Temple, Sir Richard [Temple], administrator in British India and a politician, about dinner for Prince Svasti of Siam (Prince Svasti Sobhana of Siam presumaly).

Author: 
George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859 – 1925).
Publication details: 
56 St Ermin's Mansions, Victoria St, [London], SW, no date ([after 1895 perhaps - see below).
£56.00
SKU: 23360

One page, 12mo, sl. grubby, corner damaged with no loss of text, laid down on sl. larger card. Text: Lamington and I are giving a dinner to HRH Prince Svarti of Siam (the King's brother) on Friday at the Constitutional Club Northumberland Avenue at 8pm. Notes: Curzon was Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs from 1895; B. Lamington was an eminent colonial administrator who, In 1890, the British government sent [...] to travel between Tonkin in Vietnam and Siam, with a view to annexing at least the Xishuangbanna district and possibly the whole Yunnan province of China in an attempt to limit French colonisation of the area - for what it's worth. He later (1896) became Governor of Queensland.