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, 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.

[1872 'resistance' by the Namdhari (Kuka [Kooka])] "Remarks on a Letter, No. 857, Dated 30th April, 1872 | From E.C. Bayley,[...] Secretary to the Government of India in the Home Department, to the Secretary to the Government of the Punjab."

Author: 
Lambert Cowan [misspelt Lambart], Late Deputy Commissioner of Ludiana [Ludhiana, Punjab, India)
Publication details: 
[Printed by] James Brown & Son, Printers, The Isle of Man Times Office, Douglas, Isle of Man, [1872]
£380.00

24pp., 4to, unbound, flimsy/thin paper, crudely stitched, fold marks, wear and tear, including closed tears at folds, grubby, loss of 2 x 3" corner of final leaf (jagged), text, apart from this loss and wear at the fold of last leaf, clear. Annotated, probably in Lambert Cowan's hand, with the name of the officer to whom it had presumably been sent, Maj.Gen. F. Campbell, and with three lines in the same hand, some of which is lost by the damage to the last leaf, but now reading, "[...] own by the great precautions taken by | [...] ment that they believed in the | [...] of the danger".

Autograph Letter Signed from 'Bahadur Singh, Raojee Sahib Masuda' [Rao Saheb Bahadur Singh, Thakur of Masuda], in English, describing an injury sustained while pig-sticking.

Author: 
Rao Saheb Bahadur Singh [born Kunwar Bahadur Singh] (1857-1903), Thakur of Masuda from 1863 to 1903
Publication details: 
'Masuda 26th. March 1900', on Masuda State letterhead.
£120.00

2pp., 12mo. On two leaves laid down on a piece of paper removed from an autograph album. In fair condition, slightly-ruckled and worn. The letterhead, printed in red, consists of a monogram of a shining sun, with 'MASUDA STATE' on a banner above it, and the motto 'QUO FAS ET GLORIO DUCUNT' beneath. The letter reads: 'My dear Sir | I thank you very much for your kind letter of the 12th. Instant. I had killed a pig seven days ago[.] It was a very good and joky [sic] game[.] It suddenly fell by my stroke of spear. My mare also fell being pushed at the leg by the pig.

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