A letter addressed to Major General Sir Frederic John Goldsmid from Karachi, India.

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A handwritten letter in Persian script addressed to Major General Sir Frederic John Goldsmid (officer in the British Army and the East India Company), signed 'Karachi, India', the name signed possibly reads 'Khodlulu Qa'nameh'. The writer refers to the diaries written in Persian containing accounts of some travels, at the very top of the opening page it reads 'Howa Hu', He Is God, which is a conventional greeting common amongst the Sufis. There is also mention of a poem in Persian, 'May your shadow not be short by the cold', followed by a line in Arabic meaning 'May God lengthen your shadow till eternity'.

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