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The tomb at Simla of the second wife of Sir Thomas Metcalfe (left), Inscription on the tablet in St. James’ Church Delhi (right)

The tomb at Simla of the second wife of Sir Thomas Metcalfe (left), Inscription on the tablet in St. James’ Church Delhi (right)

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

Medium: Ink and colours on paper

Date: 1843

Shelfmark: Add.Or.5475

Item number: ff. 86v-87

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.]

The tomb at Simla.

[The tomb at Simla of Felicité Anne Metcalfe (d. 26 September 1842), Sir Thomas's second wife, and the mother of his children. ]
Sacred to the memory of Felicite Anne second wife of T.T. Metcalfe Esqr., C.S., died at Simla on 26th September 1842 aetat 34, deeply and very generally lamented.


Inscription on the tablet in St. James’ Church Dehli.
Sacred to the memory of Felicite Anne wife of Thomas Theophilus Metcalfe of the Bengal Civil Service, who died at Simla 26th September 1842, aetat 34.
In life beloved and esteemed, her loss is mourned by all who knew the piety and virtues which adorned her character, but, with the humble and consolatory belief that the qualities which endeared her to us in this world were the fruits of a sincere faith in the merits of her Redeemer, and that she was thus made meet to inherit that eternal happiness which God hath prepared for those that love him.
Llewellyn & Co Sct Calcutta.

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