[ Chaitanya Library, Calcutta; pamphlet; Inscribed by American Consul-General ] Report of the Chaitanya Library and Beadon Square Literary Club 1900-1902

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[ Chaitanya Library, Calcutta ]
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Printed at the Calcutta Press, 29, Musjidbari Street, Calcutta [1903].
£500.00
SKU: 19422

56pp., 8vo, green printed wraps, foxed. Very scarce. No copy recorded on WorldCat or COPAC. Lists Patrons and Vice-Patrons, the Managing Committee; gives a "Review of Work, an Appendix with a list of Permanent Members (mainly Indian names), (Appendix B) a list of Honorary Members, (Appendix C) detailed list of lectures given 1900-1903, (Appendix D) Medals awarded, (Appendix E) List of Newspapers and Magazines, (Appendix F) contributors of books and newspapers. Followed by Statements of Receipts and Disbursements, Report of the 12th Anniversaary Meeting. pp.32-56. INSCRIBED on front wrap"Compliments of | Genl R.F. Patterson | Consul-General USA" who added note "See pages 34-56", the first part of which being An Address on the Trade and Commerce of the United States, pp.34-52, with lines marking place, and one added word in manuscript. It turns out to be a review of the world economy. Note: The Chaitanya Library has a website which is informative about its foundation and importance (a cultural hub), including frequent visits by Rabindranath Tagore.