DWARKANATH

[ Charles, Earl of Liverpool; Dwarkanath Tagore ] Autograph Letter Signed Liverpool to Fitzgerald about an Indian mat on the floor of the picture gallery at Buckingham Palace.

Author: 
Charles Jenkinson, 3rd Earl of Liverpool, sometime Lord Steward of the Household (1841-6).
Publication details: 
Windsor Castle, 10 August 1842.
£45.00

Two pages, 12mo, bifolium, good condition. Teext: When Dwarkanath Tagore dined at Buckingham Palace he was shocked at the Indian mat which covered the floor of the picture gallery which he said was what a tradesman of Calcutta would not have used [.] [H]e also begged to be allowed to procure a mat for her Majesty[.] I now enclose you the dimensions of the floor of the picture gallery & beg that you will convey them to him. [...] Note: William Vesey Fitzgerald, Baron Fitzgerald and Vesey (1783-1843) was President of the Board of Trade, 1841-43 (death).

[ Dwarkanath Tagore ] Manuscript biographical study (panegyric even) of Dwarkanath Tagore, presumably secretarial text (two hands), but signed from Dwarky Oct [8]/42

Author: 
Dwarkanath Tagore [(1794-1846), one of the first Indian industrialists to form an enterprise with British partners and entrepreneurs. He was the grandfather of Rabindranath Tagore].
Dwarky
Publication details: 
No place, [c. [8] Oct. 1842]
£800.00
Dwarky

Four pages, cr. 8vo, bifolium, fold marks, good condition. Dwarkanath Tagore & his family were the projectors of the Hindoo College and by their exertions & support aided by Sir Edwd Hyde East carried this important institution into full effect even against the wishes of the Government of the day[.] [T]hey continue to support it with liberal subscriptions and by personal attention to the management, to the present day - The School Book Society has in like manner been instituted and supported by D.J. & his family[.][...].

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