"a new Viceroy, Lord Lytton"

Lord Lytton
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The Earl of Lytton, Edward Robert Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, was Viceroy of India from 1876 to 1880.  He served during the Great Famine of 1876-78 and during the Second Anglo-Afghan War.

Lytton also published several volumes of poetry under the name Owen Meredith.