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[Mysore; Buckshee] Autograph Letter Signed Nursuppah [Indian language name also] to Major Brine, Royal Engineers [...] Bangalore.

Author: 
Nursuppah [Nursuppa], Buckshee [Paymaster] to H.H. the Maharajah of Mysore
Mysore
Publication details: 
Mysore, 22 April 1867 [conceivably 9].
£120.00
Mysore

Three pages, 8vo, large handwriting, staining along fold marks, small closed tear at centre, text legible. Your welcome telegram to Dr [Renton?] here has been with much pleasure received by His Highness the Maha Rajah of Mysore.- In reply I am directed by His Highness the Maha Rajah, to ascquaint you that a letter from Dr Campbell, intimating all about your good self, has been received by the last Mail - Now the Maha Rajah most anxiously looks forward to have an interview with you & Dr Campbell.

[ Raja Sir Savalai Ramaswami Mudaliar, Indian nationalist. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('S Ramasamy Mudr') in English to Sir J. D. Rees, on his appointment to the Viceregal Legislative Council and organising 'Todas or Badagas' dancers for the Viceroy.

Author: 
[Rajah] Raja Sir Savalai Ramaswami Mudaliar (1840-1911), Indian merchant, politician, philanthropist, early leader of the Indian National Congress [ Sir J.D. Rees (1854-1922), colonial administrator]
Publication details: 
Madras [ India ]. 12 October [ 1895 ].
£150.00

4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, lightly aged, with slight staining at head of second leaf. Addressed to 'The Honble. Mr. J. D. Rees, C.I.E.' A long letter, beginning with an expression of pleasure at Rees's 'appointment as an additional Member of the Viceregal Legislative Council'. His wife and 'Chota Sheriff' join him in sending congratulations. He refers to a conversation in which it was 'casually wished' that Rees would 'become connected with the Viceregal Govt. though not by such an appointment as the present one.

[ The Raja of Wanaparthy. ] Autograph note signed ('W. J. Ramasor') to Mrs Craigie Braster, in response to a request for an autograph.

Author: 
'W. J. Ramasor' [ Rameshwar ], Rajah of Wanaparty [ Wanaparthy Samsthanam; Raja of Wanaparthy ]
Publication details: 
Hyderabad [ India ]. 29 May 1866.
£120.00

1p., 12mo. Aged, worn and creased, with the second leaf laid down on leaf removed from an album. Addressed on reverse of note to 'Mrs C Braster | Bellary', with stamp and two postmarks. Reads: 'Hyderabad | 29 - 5 - 66 | The Rajah of Wanaparty Presents his compliments to Mrs. Craigie Braster, and has much pleasure in complying with her request, and herewith encloses his Card as also his signature as underneath. | W. J. Ramasor'. The card has been removed from the second leaf, on which is laid down a slip of paper, with ink note beneath identifying 'The "Nawab" of Secunderhabad | 1866.'

Serious Reflections and other Contributions. By the late George Aberigh [sic] Mackay, under the nom de plume of Our Political Orphan.

Author: 
'Our Political Orphan', i.e. George Robert Aberigh-Mackay (1841-1881), Professor of English Literature in Delhi College, tutor to the Raja of Rutlam, and principal of the Rajkumar College at Indore
Publication details: 
Bombay: Bombay Gazette Steam Press, Rampart Row, Fort. [ India. ] 1881.
£280.00

[3] + 306pp., 12m. In original printed grey cloth. In fair condition, on aged paper, in worn and damp-stained binding. Small ownership signature of 'Colonel Hag. R.A.' at head of title page, and stamp on front pastedown of booksellers 'Thacker & Co. Ld., Bombay.' Uncommon: only four copies recorded on COPAC. Forty essays published between 16 February and 5 December 1860. The main body (pp.1-248) consists of 33 essays of political gossip, under the same title as the book: 'Some Serious Reflections'. Essays 34 to 40 follow, separately listed in the 'Contents': 'The Teapot Series.

Autograph Letter Signed to [the Duchess of Argyll] [Elizabeth Campbell, Duchess of Argyll & 1st Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon], Society beauty etc]

Author: 
Donald Campbell, intermediary for the Nabob of Arcot
Publication details: 
"Argyll Street, Wednesday", no date.
£400.00

Three pages, 4to, some marking, but text clear and complete. Campbell claims to be in "habits of confidence" with "the Nabob's [Nabob of Arcot]" and is requesting that a high level letter give full "redress for grievances" rather than having a "hackneyed stile". The letter contains references to people and events which demand close knowledge of this period of Indian history, particularly revealing of relations with at least one Indian Ruler.

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