Autograph Manuscript signed: "Lytton...alias, Owen Meredith". An original poem with two holograph changes in the last stanza, written on the very day he left London for his assignment as Viceroy of India, executed on 4 ½ X 6 ¾ inch monogrammed Crown stationary with "L", London, July 1, 1876, in full: "O could one write what has never been written, And O could one had what has never been read! All the fond hearts that have never been smitten , and all the wise words that will never be said!". Boldly signed and in fine condition.
English statesman and poet who wrote under the pen name "Owen Meredith". He was known for his extraordinary skills in carrying out diplomacy - especially in his role as Viceroy of India, between 1876 and 1880.