Letter from Henry Thomas Colebrooke to the East India Company

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Letter from Henry Thomas Colebrooke to "My dear Lord". Acting in his role of President of the Asiatick Society (role held from 1806--1815) he was requesting that the Lord, as Patron, would act to enable Dr Wallich, keeper of the Society's museum to continue at the Presidency rather than be sent to his recent appointment at an outstation. Handwritten, dated 19 October 1814 from Calcutta. Appended to this letter is a copy of a note written by Wallich about his debt to Colebrooke in obtaining his position at the Calcutta Garden. Handwritten, dated 15 October [1820]. This has further handwritten annotation stating that "The following... Extract from letter of Dr Wallich to Dawson Turner and is in the handwriting of the latter."

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