QUEEN VICTORIA (GREAT BRITAIN) - MILITARY APPOINTMENT SIGNED 02/15/1855 - HFSID 144174
Sale Price $1,020.00
QUEEN VICTORIA (ENGLAND). Partly Printed DS: "Victoria Reg" as Queen, 1p, 15½x12. Our Court at Windsor, 1855 February 15. Appointment of James Whitmore Esq. as "Major in Our Army in the East Indies". Since 1600, the British had traded for cotton, silk and spices with the islands of the Malay Archipelago, known as the East Indies, through a private corporation called the East India Company. Now there were growing hostilities in the East Indies from the native Indians. An unsuccessful rebellion in India occurred in 1857, when Indian troops (Sepoys) in the service of the British East India Company rebelled against British rule. British troops were ordered to key cities and points of trade. Government control following the uprising led to the disbanding of the East India Company and Victoria eventually being named Empress of India (1876). Folds. Stained at upper and lower margins, touching 3 lines of writing and an unidentified signature. Lightly soiled at upper left margin at the Queen's signature. Light ink transfer. Framed in the Gallery of History style: 33¼x25¼.
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