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Letter from George Thompson, Calcutta, [India], to Richard Davis Webb, 1843 Feb[ruary] 24

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Title:
Letter from George Thompson, Calcutta, [India], to Richard Davis Webb, 1843 Feb[ruary] 24
Description:
George Thompson writes to Richard Davis Webb in regards to a misunderstanding with Lord Clifford for payment of a bill for printing lectures that Webb became involved in. He writes of his journey to India and of his time in Calcutta, mentioning that he has gone to "suppers, musical parties, Galas...I have gone wherever I have been invited, as my object is to see every thing, and as far as possible know every body." He writes of the people he is meeting and says, "My party averages about 230. There are those who understand English, and all of them are shrewd & well educated and at the same time of the highest class-Rajas, Baboos...Merchants, Public officers...I have lived wholly in the native town, and think I have won the confidence and affection of the people." He has made several speeches in the Town Hall and had had communication with the Raja of Saltara. He is not permitted to see the Raja without the presence of the President. He says he dreads the weather in the coming months and because of the climate, he stays at his desk from 6-6 writing addresses and resolutions of the society which he plans on sending to Webb.
Author:
Thompson, George, 1804-1878
Addressee:
Webb, Richard Davis, 1805-1872
Date:
February 24, 1843
Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Manuscripts
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Anti-Slavery Collection
Subjects:
Abolitionists--United States--19th century
Abolitionists--England--19th century--Correspondence
Abolitionists--Great Britain--19th century--Correspondence
Antislavery movements--Great Britain--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century
Publishers and publishing--India--History--19th century
Antislavery movements--Publishing--Great Britain--History--19th century
Societies, etc--India--History--19th century
British--India--History--19th century
Lectures and lecturing--United States--History--19th century
Great Britain--Foreign relations--India--19th century
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
Abolitionists
Antislavery movements--Great Britain
Antislavery movements--United States
Publishers and publishing--India
Publishers and publishing
India--Civilization--British influences
India--History--19th century
Societies
British--India--History
Lectures and lecturing
Great Britain--Foreign relations--19th century
Thompson, George, 1804-1878
Webb, Richard Davis, 1805-1872
Places:
United Kingdom
England
India
Extent:
1 leaf (4 p.) ; 26 cm.
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Notes:
Holograph, signed.
Title devised by cataloger.
Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) manuscript contains purple postmarked stamp "Garrison Mss."
Language:
English
Identifier:
5707506
Call #:
MS A.1.2 v.13, p.11
Barcode:
39999086046032