(Sir Frederick, 1805-1892, Major General Royal Engineers)
Part Autograph Letter Signed to Mr. Tuke,
saying "... one of the Hundred-and-fifty candidates for ... Sandhurst", with a P.S. beginning on the recto, "Your brother cadet Augustus Abbott is adjutant to a regiment on the Eastern Frontier of Bengal", appointed by Lord Napier "as a reward for good service as acting adjt. after a personal inspection ... so we hope he will do well", 2 sides 8vo., no place, no date, c.
remains of laying down by corners of verso
Sir Frederick had a long career in India, 1823-1851, and was Lieutenant-Governor of the Engineers' training college at Addiscombe College, 1851-1861.
Lord Napier of Magdala, 1810-1890, was appointed C-in-C India in 1870.