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Auction: 23014 - The Mazagan Collection of Morocco & Sudan
Lot: 175

1880 incoming envelope with full content from Great Britain written by General Gordon to Giegler Pacha in Khartoum, Egypt franked by 2½d blue plate 17 neatly cancelled by Southampton '723' duplex obliterator, the reverse with Alexandria (4.3) and Khartoum hand stamp; part of the flap missing otherwise fine. The letter signed by General Gordon "...I feel sure something will turn up in Turkey...that will finish off the Sultan and much effect Egypt I shall stay quiet. Things are not well in Egypt, French and English interest diverge daily more and more. I'm sorry you are so awkwardly situated but I could not help it...". An important historical document. Photo

Written shortly before his departure to India, Gordon later became Governor-General of Sudan, Pacha was Director of Posts and Telegraphs in Sudan

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