Letter signed Abercorn, Chairman of the Reception committee for the Colonial and Indian Exhibition in London in 1886, regarding the entertainments for the month of June organized by the committee and also those by private invitation (not under the control of the committee). The Colonial and Indian Exhibition of 1886 was a very substantial exhibition held in South Kensington in London, that intended (in the words of the then Prince of Wales) “to stimulate commerce and strengthen the bonds of union now existing in every portion of her Majesty's Empire". The exhibition was opened by Queen Victoria, and when it closed had received 5.5 million visitors. The undersigned, Abercorn, referes to James Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Abercorn. Note: Through his oldest son James Albert Edward Hamilton, he is a great-great-grandfather of Diana, Princess of Wales.