GORDON, CHARLES G. (1833-1885). British officer instrumental in putting down the Taiping Rebellion, the victory that earned him the moniker “Chinese Gordon.” ALS. (“C.G. Gordon”). 1½pp. 8vo. Southampton, January 17, 1873. To Robson.
“I am glad to hear you are getting on so well. I am sorry that I have so much to do, that it will be impossible to go over the works [?] or to come & see you before I leave for Paris.
I hope your father, mother & family are well & Believe me my dear Robson, Yours sincerely in great haste…”