BOWERS (HENRY ROBERTSON, 'Birdie')
Lot 93
BOWERS (HENRY ROBERTSON, 'Birdie') Long autograph letter signed ("Henry"), to his mother, written from the Bhamo on the Irrawaddy River, 1907
£1,000 - 1,500
US$ 1,700 - 2,500
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BOWERS (HENRY ROBERTSON, 'Birdie')
Long autograph letter signed ("Henry"), to his mother, written from the Bhamo on the Irrawaddy River (due to reach Mandalay the next day), giving details of the weather, his diet and loss of weight, visits to gambling clubs ("I am not bound to gamble, though nowadays some people seem to think that to be a 'Sahib' you must. Do as Romans do"), and recounting an acquaintance's tale of a mauling at the hands of a tiger ("colossal lies"), 6 pages, 4to, R.I.M.S. "Bhamo", Schwega to Moda, 19 July 1907

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  • See illustration on preceding page and footnote to lot 92.
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