[Annie Besant; Bloomsbury Group; Periodical; One issue of United India, vol.II, No. 26

[Annie Besant; Bloomsbury Group]
Publication details: 
September 29, 1920. Printed at the Pelican Press [...] and published by United India Co., Ltd [...],
SKU: 23623

Paginated [387]-402, fold marks, small rust marks from staples, punch-hole. From the papers formerly held at the headquarters of the National Indian Association and the Northbrook Society, 21 Cromwell Road, later by its former Warden, Roland Knaster. BUT stamped 1917-CLUB, a club founded by Leonard Woolf, frequented by his friends and (re. Wikipedia entry, Gordon Childe, Ramsay MacDonald, Aldous Huxley, H. G. Wells, H. N. Brailsford, Elsa Lanchester, Rose Macaulay,[3] Frederick Pethick-Lawrence, J. A. Hobson, Norah C. James, W. C. Anderson, Mary Hamilton, Emile Burns, E. D. Morel, Charles Roden Buxton, Clement Attlee, Stanley Unwin, C. E. M. Joad, Herbert Morrison, Hugh Dalton, G. D. H. Cole, E. M. Forster, Oswald Mosley, Raymond Postgate, Shapurji Saklatvala, Ben Turner and Lord Ponsonby. United India (1919-1921): NEW INDIA writes to say that a weekly newspaper called United India to serve Indian interests will be started in London by Mrs. Besant from the 1st October next. The policy of the paper will be the attainment by India of Responsible Government in successive stages. This is good news. The case of Indians in England must not be allowed to go by default and the necessity of organs voicing Indian opinion in England cannot be overestimated. Mrs. Besant has done a distinct service to India by deciding to launch in London a paper in Indian interests. We wish all success to her venture and sincerely hope that the paper would indeed be a humiliating spectacle if our dirty linen are taken over to England and washed there before the contemptuous gaze of the British public. Annie Besant contributed an article entitled Indian Affairs to this issue. See image (most of front page scanned) for Contents. Apparently very scarce, only the BL showing anything. . BL has the propectus for the journal, and a holding which comprises issue(s) of 1919, but conceivably having a run (1919-1921) which their catalogue doesn't detail.~250~PERIODICAL JOURNAL NEWSPAPER INDIA INDEPENDENCE~ ~0~Bottom shelf behind work station (flat).~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 23624~08/01/2022~False~[Periodical; India] Editor: Josephine Ransom [Australian Theosophist and writer, see Wikipedia]~[Periodical; India] Single issue of Britain and India. A Monthly Magazine, vol.1, no.4 (April 1920)~Printed by J. Edward Francis at the Athenaeum Press [...]. See image for CONTENTS.~Wraps, paginated [i]=ii;105-144; iii-[iv] inc.wraps, mainly good condition, but rusty round staples, one punch-hole (with minor loss of text) characteristic of material from the papers formerly held at the headquarters of the National Indian Association and the Northbrook Society, 21 Cromwell Road, later by its former Warden, Roland Knaster. Note: Founded in 1920 by the Australian Josephine Ransom, the magazine Britain and India was set up ‘for the Promotion of Friendliness, Understanding, and Sympathy between Britain and India.’A special interest magazine, it included a range of articles on all aspects of Indian life, thought and conditions especially related to Britain. Its specific endeavour was the promotion of Indian-British relations by highlighting the deep connection between both countries. It featured news articles, features and special interviews with eminent people, including the first Indian to win the Nobel Prize, Rabindranath Tagore.The magazine also included a book reviews section and a regular round-up of events taking place in Britain of interest to those with a connection to India.The magazine was a small operation funded mainly by subscription, but due to a lack of funds it folded at the end of the year. Scarce but four World Libraries appear to have one or more issues including the BL.~10~PERIODICAL JOURNAL MAGAZINE INDIA THEOSOPHY~ ~0~Bottom shelf behind work station (flat)~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 23629~16/01/2022~False~Charles Canning, 1st Earl Canning, (1812 -1862), as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, statesman and Governor-General of India during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.~[Earl Canning; The Great Game] Autograph Note Signed Canning to Lord Fitzgerald, presumably William Vesey-FitzGerald, Baron FitzGerald, as President of the Board of Control (see note), concerning the despatches of Col. Stoddard, British agent.~F.O. [Foreign Office], 11 Nov. 1841.~ANS, one page, 12mo, fold marks, one edge rough, some faint staining, text clear and complete. Dear Lord Fitzgerald | I send you Col Stoddart's last Despatches, & hs letters to Ld Palmerston. | As most of them arethe original papers will you return them as soon as read. See image. Note: A. The President of the Board of Control was a British government official in the late 18th and early 19th century responsible for overseeing the British East India Company and generally serving as the chief official in London responsible for Indian affairs. The position was frequently a cabinet level one. The position was abolished in 1858 with the abolition of the East India Company. It was succeeded by the new position of Secretary of State for India.; B. Dispatched on a mission to persuade the Emir of Bukhara to free Russian slaves and sign a treaty of friendship with Britain, he was first arrested by the Emir Nasrullah Khan in 1838. In November 1841 Captain Arthur Conolly arrived in Bukhara with part of his remit to attempt to secure Stoddart's release. He was unsuccessful. Both men were executed on charges of spying for the British Empire on 24 June 1842.~230~AUTOGRAPH GREAT GAME STODDART EMIR OFBUKHARA~ ~0~RF2~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 23628~15/01/2022~False~Francois D'Orleans, Prince de Joinville (1818-1900), Son of Louis Philippe.~[Francois D'Orleans, Prince de Joinville] Autograph Letter Signed Fr. d'Orleans | Prince de Joinville to unnamed correspondent (Monsieur), concerning his correspondents dogs and a meeting (hunting presumably). In French~Claremont, 18 Dec. 1858.~Three pages, 12mo, bifolium, remnants of the paper it was laid down on page4. He looks forward to seeing his correspondent and his dogs at Fetcham [home of the Surrey Union Hunt kennels]. He'd like to know where nous elevons mettre le meet [underlined]. He talks about the pack of 12 dogs peniblement reunis apres l'ouverture de la saison. He elaborates. See image for the remaining text.~60~AUTOGRAPH FRENCH KING ROYALTY~ ~0~RF2~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 23630~16/01/2022~False~Garret A. Hobart [Garret Augustus Hobart (1844 – 1899), 24th vice president of the United States].~[Garret Hobart, Vice-President USA] Business Card signed Yours very sincerely | Garret A. Hobart | Vice President | May 21/98