[ Marquess of Ripon; Self Government for India ] Substantial Autograph Letter Signed Ripon to Sir Richard [Temple], administrator in British India and a politician, about the latter's article about Local Self Government for India.

George Frederick Samuel Robinson, 1st Marquess of Ripon (1827 – 1909), sometime Viceroy of India
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[Headed] Government House, Simla, 6 April 188[3].
SKU: 23363

Three pages, 12mo, bifolium, minor defects not affecting text, last page laid down on sl. larger card. I have read with great interest your Article in the Contemporary Review on Local Self Government in India, and I cannot help troubling you with a few lines to say how much gratified I am to find that my policy on that important subject meets so fully with your approval. Your article shows that you thoroughly appreciate the object and scope of that policy and the mode in which I desire to apply it; and with the sanction of your authority founded upon an experience of India wider, I may truly say, than that of any man of recent times I can afford to disregard the criticisms of persons of less weight and knowledge than yourself. I esteem it a great advantage to have found so powerful and sympathetic exponent of my views to the English public, and with many thanks for the aid which you have thus given me [...]