Manuscript signed letter and three original photos of a Scottish officer, serving with the Royal Field Artillery in the then briefly independent Republic of Georgia in the Caucasus region, shortly after the collapse of the Russian Empire. (1919)

Georgia Under British Protection

1919 MSS Signed Letter & Photos

Date: 1919

Tiflis [Tbilisi], 13-16 April 1919. Manuscript signed letter and three original photographs of a Scottish officer who served with the Royal Field Artillery in the then briefly independent Republic of Georgia in the Caucasus region, shortly after the collapse of the Russian Empire. Letter: 3 pages, folio, the first leaf being War Office stationery blind stamped with the Royal coat of arms. Three leafs written recto only, two of which measure approximately 20 x 32 cm, the other slightly larger. Photographs: 3 sepia views on thick photographic paper, one military portrait measuring 5 x 8 cm, and two snapshot scenes measuring approximately 13,5 x 8,5 cm. A rare firsthand account of British operations in the short-lived Democratic Republic of Georgia, a state which existed for less than three years before being invaded by Soviet Russia in 1921.

Condition
Recent reinforcements to verso of letters at folds, otherwise in very good condition.

£900

Offered by Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts