A signed 'True Copy', in manuscript, of a letter of recommendation from Captain D. W. K. Barr, 'Pol[itical]: Ag[en]t Baghelkhund [Bagelkhand] & Superintendent of Rewah [Rewa]' to 'The First Assistant to the Agent Governor General for C. J. Indore'.

Lieut-Col Sir David William Keith Barr (1846-1916), Indian Army [Surgeon Charles Lowdell; Bagelkhand; Baghelkhand]
Publication details: 
Letter, on Government of India letterhead, dated from the 'Baghelkhund [Bagelkhand; Baghelkhand] Agency, Sutua; 31 July 1883.
SKU: 11241

3 pp, folio. Text clear and complete. Good, on lightly-aged paper. Supporting the application of 'Surgeon [Charles] Lowdell, Officiating Agency Surgeon Baghelkhund, [sic] applying for the Acting Appointment of Medical Officer in Charge Bhopal Battalion in the event of a vacancy occurring in October next'. Lowdell is holding his current post while Surgeon Goldsmith is on furlough, and on his return will be without an appointment. 'His duties in connection with the special charge of the young Maharaja have been difficult and have required the exercise of tact and patience. Doctor Lowdell has been most successful and has gained the confidence of those who are most jealous of the supervision of the Maharajas health. [...] the Dispensaries in the Rewah State as well as other Dispensaries of the Agency have been well supervised by him, and the vaccination returns for the year which gives the large number of 52,000 children operated on, testifies to Dr. Lowdell's care and attention int his important matter.' Barr 'cannot speak too highly' of Lowdell, whose 'services in this Agency [...] give him a claim for further employment in Central India.' Attested a 'True Copy', with Barr's genuine signature.