1882 claret order for Mess of Royal Artillery (UK), Bangalore India

Nice document from the British Raj period in India. Letter from the Mess secretary Captain Williams of the Royal Artillery making a payment and placing an order for Brandy for the Mess in Bangalore, India. Order placed with wine merchant in Bordeaux France.

R.A. Mess Bangalore 13th January 1882
 
Messrs Adet Seward & Co Bordeaux
 
Gentlemen,
Herein I enclosed a cheque No. 286654 of Bangalore 7th January 1882 for £ 25-0-0 which please place to the credit of R.A Mess Bangalore, at the same time please send a quarter cask of Brandy the same quality as you supplied as before & kindly acknowledge the receipt of the above cheque & oblige
Yours faithfully,
 
R.F. Willams Capt.
Mess Secretary R.A. Bangalore

 

On back “1882 Mess Committee Bangalore 13 Janvier R. 6 fevrier/8 fevrier"

Nice embossed blue letterhead: RA monogram, crown and ‘UBIQUE' ('Everywhere').

I believe this is signed by Richard Francis Williams, who was made captain on 1st February 1877, and Major on 31st August 1882.

Horizontal folds. Crease UR/LR corners. Some rust spots at centre.

4 pages, 1 with letter, 1 with comments

8 x 4 ⅞”

 

Stations of British Troops in India - 2 April 1881

Royal Artillery - Royal Horse Artillery

             B Battery (Bangalore)

Field & Garrison Artillery

           3rd Brigade - I Battery (Bangalore)

           6th Brigade - K Battery (Bangalore)

https://usacac.army.mil/cac2/CGSC/carl/nafziger/881DAC.pdf

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