Somaliland - 1909 Wingate Mission

Ref: A4158
  • £875.00

1909 WINGATE MISSION envelope to Cambridge, written by C.H. Armbruster, a Political Officer and African language specialist with the Sudan Government brought in from Sudan to be on this Mission, that has a 1A cancelled BERBERA 08 MY 09. A Cambridge arrival JU 10 09 datestamp is on the back of the cover. At the request of the British government, Wingate undertook a special mission t oSomaliland to report on the military situation in connection with the proposed evacuation of the interior of the protectorate. This Mission took place from 21 April to 17 June 1909. Accompanying this cover is a copy of a cover and letter from Armbruster, written in Sudan a couple of moths prior to the Wingate Mission. This verifies the writer and his handwriting. An exceptionally rare cover from this little known Mission.