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Emily Eden Greetings Card

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Blank greetings card with envelope featuring:

Emily Eden NPG 6455

© National Portrait Gallery, London

by Simon Jacques Rochard

This drawing was made just before Emily Eden and her sister Fanny, both unmarried, accompanied their brother Lord Auckland to India where he was Governor General, from 1836 to 1842. An observer, whom Emily called 'not one of us', described them as 'both …great talkers…both ugly, and both s[tin]k like polecats.' Emily was also accompanied by her spaniel, Chance, neither of them greatly enjoying the voyage. In 1837 Emily travelled to the north and wrote her extremely popular account Up the Country: Letters Written to... more

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Card size: 125mm x 175mm

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