INDIA, MINTO, AND MORLEY 1905-1910 Compiled from the correspondence between the Viceroy and the Secretary of State. With extracts from her Indian Journal

By: Mary, Countess of Minto

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(xii), 447 pages; Clean and tight in original navy blue cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine; original owner's name on ffep - "M. Jennings / August 1935." Mary Minto left behind a substantial body of written material, which is held by the National Library of Scotland, in Edinburgh. Her journals and diaries span the India years through her Court service (1906-1936) and her General Correspondence (MS 12433-12451) covers a vast period of her life and family history, 1877-1939. These materials have provided source material for several writers besides herself, in particular political historians of the era of the Indian Raj and Viceroy, but also providing insight into Court life documenting her travels with King George V and Queen Mary, at home and abroad. After her husband's death during World War I, there were unconfirmed rumours of a romanctic relationship and prospective marriage of Lady Minto to the great Lord Kitchener. Sadly, he drowned on board HMS Hampshire in 1916. Regardless of the existance of a romance, they were indeed very good friends. She records in her Journals anxious feelings when the rumours of Kitcheners loss first reached her. Several pages of her Journal are devoted to Kitcheners death and its aftermath. PROVENANCE: Mary L. Coleman Jennings was the wife of James Hennen Jennings (1854-1920), a mining engineer, born at Hawesville, KY. After attending private schools in London and Derbyshire, England, Jennings returned to Kentucky and set up a lumber business, but soon wanted to further his engineeering education. He graduated from the Lawrence Scientific School of Harvard University in 1877 with the degree C.E. Jennings then headed West and worked in gold and quicksilver mines in California for the next ten years. In 1887 he went to Venezuela for another mining job. Finally, his talents as an innovative mining engineer, took him to South Africa. During 1889-1905 he was consulting engineer of H. Eckstein, in Johannesburg, and Wemher Beit, in London. Jennings was chiefly responsible for thr fevelopment and expansions of their mines, employing the most technologically advanced methods and equipment available in the day. In the rough and tumble of South Africa, he managed to keep out of John Hays Hammond's conspiracy to overthrow Kruger's government and to earn a fortune (the equivalent of about 10 million pounds in 2014) before he returned to America in 1905.

Title: INDIA, MINTO, AND MORLEY 1905-1910 Compiled from the correspondence between the Viceroy and the Secretary of State. With extracts from her Indian Journal

Author Name: Mary, Countess of Minto

Categories: History and Area Studies, Oriental Studies, European History, Political Science, Biography and Autobiography,

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1935

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 8vo

Seller ID: 42425

Keywords: India Minto Countess of Minto