MOUNTBATTEN, Lord Louis, Earl (1900-1979). Admiral of the Fleet.
2 Typewritten Letters Signed to [Frank] Salisbury, 2 pages 4to, green ink and ribbon on green writing paper, Admiralty, 13 February 1957 and 16 May 1958. With a carbon copy of Salisbury's reply on the back of the first. Making arrangments for Salisbury to paint Mountbatten's portrait.
Mountbattten describes the rigorous demands on his time ('meetings and people coming to see me from 9.15a.m. until about 7.30 p.m. then after a Dinner, which may very well be an official one with a speech, I set to do my paper work which takes two or three hours and very rarely finished before one o'clock in the morning.') but promises to try to find a free afternoon for a sitting.
The second letter quotes the Ambassador in Rangoon who has enthusiastically received and hung the completed portrait.
Also included is a letter from the Ministry of Works, thanking Salisbury for donating the picture to the Embassy in Rangoon.
The image shows one letter only.