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Autograph Letter Signed ('F. Madras.') to 'My dear Venables'.

Frederick Gell (1820-1902), Anglican Bishop of Madras, India

Editorial: 14 April ; 56 Friar Gate, Derby., 1871
Librería: Richard M. Ford Ltd (London, Reino Unido)

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12mo, 2 pp. 24 lines of text. Good, on lightly-aged paper. Laid down on a leaf from an album, in such a way as the first line of the second page can only be read in mirror image by holding the item up to the light. Marvellously indicative of the patronising attitude of the governing British classes to their Indian subjects. On visiting Venables he will 'venture to bring with me my native servant' who 'does not require much in the way of accommodation'. If Venables 'has no corner for him' in his house, asks if he can recommend 'a little room somewhere near'. 'He makes friends with all who see him, is a Christian, trustworthy, quiet, useful, never in the way'. If Venables has 'any fear in the prospect of his appearance', he will 'have pleasant remembrances of him hereafter'. N° de ref. de la librería 8974

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Título: Autograph Letter Signed ('F. Madras.') to '...

Editorial: 14 April ; 56 Friar Gate, Derby.

Año de publicación: 1871

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Private premises. Autographs, manuscripts and archives on any subject. Particular interest in publishing and bookselling history. Occasional catalogues. Company number: 03785276

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