A photo of Captain Braxton Fitzroy, dated 1893, taken somewhere along the extreme northeastern frontier of Kashmir.
As with much else regarding Captain Fitzroy, the specifics of his trip to this lawless region remain vague, but a recent letter has come to light that sheds at least a little light on the subject.
From a court advisor to Maharaja Pratap Singh to Indian Intelligence at Simla…
“…We deeply thank the English for putting a stop to that…which had grown embarrassing to us…and for creating circumstances favorable to the Maharaja and Her Majesty in the realms of trade in the eastern reaches of the Kingdom of Kashmir and Jammu…the Captain Fitzroy whom you sent was instrumental in these dealings…and once again proved his value through his bravery and initiative. We enclose with this letter our most sincere thanks to him…”
It runs on in much the same effulgent tone, and so I’ve decided to include only a fragment.