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Portrait of Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton, Photo portrays Lytton from his chest up in dark suit
Lord Lytton was an English aristocrat who served as the Viceroy of India from 1876-1880. The Grants met Lord Lytton and his wife Lady Edith Lytton in Calcutta. A garden party was held at which General Grant and Mrs. Grant made the acquaintance of English and Indian officials and notables. Lord Lytton was familiar with Washington and spoke to General Grant on American post-war plans. He expressed his expectations that the United States would solidify its achievements from the Civil War and press forward to establish an empire of its own.
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