Place Published: NP
Publisher: Hudson Lowe
Date Published: ND
Binding: No binding
Cut signature of Sir Hudson Lowe on 3-1/2 x 2-1/4 inch paper.
Hudson Lowe, Anglo-Irish soldier and colonial administrator. In 1815 he was appointed to oversee the incarceration of Napoleon on St Helena, and the following year he became Governor of the island. His period as Bonaparte's gaoler was controversial, as his constant paranoia that the deposed leader would somehow be rescued from his island prison, led to allegations of heavy-handedness and tactlessness.