MAHARAJAH

[ Sir J. D. Rees, British Resident, proposes a toast to the Maharaja of Travancore on Queen Victoria's birthday. ] Manuscript transcript of the speech, corrected in Rees's autograph.

Author: 
Sir John David Rees (1854-1922), colonial administrator and author [ Mulam Thirunal Rama Varma, Maharajah of Travancore, 1885-1924 ]
Publication details: 
'[...] at dinner at Residency on 31st. May [ no year, but between 1895 and 1898 ]'.
£150.00

From the papers of Sir John David Rees, who served as Resident on three occasions between 1895 and 1898. For information on Rees, (see his obituary in The Times, 3 June 1922. The present eulogy should be evaluated in the light of another document among the Rees papers (offered separately), in which he states that 'Native rajas are unfit to be members of the House of Lords; even if they are found fit they will be of no use.' 4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, aged and worn, with closed tear at head of gutter.

, Indian Guaranteed Railways.] Two Autograph Accounts by Sheena Tennant of a tour with Maitland across India in a private railway car, encountering Bhupal Singh of Udaipur and Pratab Singh of Idar.

Author: 
Sheena Tennant (1883-1974), niece of Margot Asquith [William James Maitland (1847-1919), Deputy Government Director, Indian Guaranteed Railways; Sir Pratab Singh of Idar; Sir Bhupal Singh of Udaipur]
Publication details: 
India [including Calcutta, Darjeeling, Benares, Lucknow, Cawnpore, Agra, Jaipur, Lahore, Peshawar, Delhi, Bombay]. Two volume account: 29 November 1912 to 27 January 1913. One volume account (in 1913 Asprey's Diary): 1 January to 1 March 1913.
£1,000.00

Sheena Lilian Grant Tennant (hereafter ST) came from a privileged Scottish family, being the youngest of the six children (five daughters and a son) of wealthy industrialist James Tennant of Fairlieburne, Fairlie, Argyllshire, a nephew of Sir Charles Tennant of the Glen (father of Margot Asquith, wife of British Prime Minister H. H. Asquith, who was hence James Tennant's cousin). Beginning as a partner in the Glasgow chemical manufacturers Charles Tennant & Co., James Tennant became director of companies including United Alkali Co, North Eastern Electric Supply Co, and Eastern Paper Mills Co.

Autograph Signature ('A. R. P. S. D.') of Anand Rao Powar, Maharajah of Dhar [Anand Rao III Pawar, Raja of Dhar State], on a secretarial letter requesting a photograph.

Author: 
Raja Krishnaji Rao II Pawar ["Baba Sahib"] (1844-1898), Raja of Dhar State, 1857-1858 and 1860-1898
Publication details: 
On monogrammed letterhead. Dhar, 19 February 1884.
£65.00

2pp., 12mo. On leaf of speckled paper, with monogrammed letterhead in red. The letter reads 'My dear Friend, | Your letter off the 12th Instant was duly to hand this morning & I thank you for it. | The photograph you mentioned in your letter is not received & I believe it has not been enclosed inn the letter trhough oversight. | Kindly send the picture & oblige, | With best wishes, | Your sincere Friend | [signature] A. R. P. S. D. | Anand Roa Powar [sic] | Maharajah of Dhar'.

[Printed pamphlet.] Meeting in Honor of the Hon. D. F. Carmichael [Member of the Madras Legislative Council.

Author: 
'The Carmichael Entertainment Committee' [Hon. David Fremantle Carmichael (1830-1903), Member of the Madras Legislative Council, 1873-1882] [Maharajah of Vizianagram; Rajah of Pittapur; Madhava Row]
The Carmichael Entertainment Committee (Madras)
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[India. 1884.]
£500.00
The Carmichael Entertainment Committee (Madras)

4to, 19 pp. Stitched and unbound. Text clear and complete. Fair, on aged paper. Folded, and addressed in manuscript from India (with postmark and stamp) to C. H. E. Carmichael in London. Begins: 'A meeting of the friends and admirers of the Hob'ble D. F. Carmichael, of the Madras Civil Service, was held in a Shamiana, on the grounds attached to "The Mansion," the residence of the Hon.

Letter, prob. secretarial, Signed "Pratap Singh", to [Sir Henry Brackenbury, Resident, Ordnance Committee].

Author: 
Major General Sir Pratap Singh
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[Embossed address, embossed stamp] The Palace, Jammu, 19 Dec. 1901.
£56.00

Maharajah of Jammu and Kashmir. One page, 8vo, sl. soiled but mainly good. "My dear Friend / I have much pleasure in offering you my hearty congratulations for the Xmas and warm greetings for the happy new years day with best wishes for man a happy and prosperous return of the same . . . " He gives his several titles incl. "Col: 37 Dogras". Note: Brackenbury was a general and writer on military subjects (see DNB).

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