[Auckland; Governor General India; Dwarkanath Tagore] Autograph Letter Signed Auckland to Fitzgerald [William Vesey-FitzGerald, 2nd Baron FitzGerald and Vesey] giving Dwarkanath Tagore a fulsome reference prior to his visit to England.

Earl of Auckland [George Eden, 1st Earl of Auckland (1784-1849), politician and colonial administrator, served as Governor-General of India between 1836 and 1842.]
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Calcutta, 26 Dec. 1841.
SKU: 23634

Two pages, 12mo, sl. crumpled but ow good condition. Text: You must have heard the name of Dwarkanath Tagore who has for many yers been the leading patron in Calcutta of every measure tending to the improvement of his country and of India. He is leaving us for a visit of a year or two to England and to Europe and I would bespeak all kindness from you, towards him. Early in life he was the friend of Rammohun Roy [see Wikipedia]. He has taken much [pains?] with himself- You will find him liberal acute pleasing and well informed and I shall be personally grateful to you for any kindness that you may show him.Notes: A. Fitzgerald at this time was President of the Board of Trade, responsible for Indian affairs; B. Dwarkanath Tagore (Darokanath Thakur) (1794-1846), one of the first Indian industrialists to form an enterprise with British partners and entrepreneurs, was the founder of the Jorasanko branch of the Tagore family. He was the grandfather of Rabindranath Tagore.