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Styles & titles by which Emperor Bahadur Shah addressed the Agent of the Governor-General

Styles & titles by which Emperor Bahadur Shah addressed the Agent of the Governor-General

Author: Metcalfe, Sir Thomas Theophilus (1795-1853)

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1843

Shelfmark: Add.Or.5475

Item number: ff. 6v-7

Length: 25.8

Width: 42.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Manuscript

[From 'Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi’, an album consisting of 89 folios containing approximately 130 paintings of views of the Mughal and pre-Mughal monuments of Delhi, as well as other contemporary material, with an accompanying manuscript text written by Sir Thomas Theophilus Metcalfe (1795-1853), the Governor-General’s Agent at the imperial court. Acquired with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund and of the National Art-Collections Fund.]

[Styles & titles by which Emperor Bahadur Shah addressed the Agent of the Governor-General.]

Translate of the foregoing:
Amarut o Awalee Murtabat
Fidwee Khaus Aqeedut Ikhtesaus
Laeg ul Enaet wul Ehsaum
Furzund Arjomund Sooltani
Mouzum ood Dowla
Ameen ool Moolk
Ikhtisaus Yar Khan
Thomas Theophilus Metcalfe Buhadoor
Feroze Jung
Saheb Agent Nawab Governor General Buhadoor
Moukhtar Amoor Surkar Dowlut Mudar Company Engraize Buhadoor
Saheb Commissioner Bahadoor Maul o Daer Saer Ilaqua Dar ul Khilofa Shah Jahanabad
The noble and dignified in rank
The excellent and faithfully devoted adherent
Worthy of Favor and Courtesy
Illustrious Son of our Royal House
of excellent Repute
Superintendent of the Empire
The chosen and honorable Friend
Thomas Theophilus Metcalfe Esquire
Victorious in Battle
Agent to His Lordship the Governor General
Minister of the Affairs of the Government of the Empire of the Honorable Company
And Commissioner of the Revenue and Circuit for the Territories of the Imperial City of Shah Jahanabad.

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