QUINTON (James Wallace, 1834-1891, C.S.I, Chief Commissioner of Assam)

Signature from a document, with an account of his murder at Manipur in the hand of Miss Franklin, daughter of Colonel D.F. Franklin, laid down together with a signature of Hon. H. W. Reynolds,Lieutenant Governor of Bengal,1 side 4to. album leaf, the signature no date, circa

Quinton had gone to Manipur, with an escort of 500 native soldiers, to settle the armed dispute over the successor to the Rajah, who had been lately deposed. The British officers were treacherously attacked and Mr Quinton and certain members of his staff were captured and beheaded.

Item Date:  1890

Stock No:  52479      £150

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