Correspondence Concerning Hindi Dictionary

Scope and Content

This file consists of correspondence to Miss Bate concerning her father's MS of the Hind Dictionary and possible republication. The letters include:

  • Postcard from Luzac & Co, Foreign and Oriental Booksellers, to Miss E E Bate, dated 9th August, 1922 to inform that they can provide a copy of the 2nd edition of the Dictionary
  • Letter from The Indian Press Ltd, Calcutta to Miss E E Bate, dated 15th May, 1929, suggesting that she sends her father's MS for their perusal for possible new edition of the book in 1932
  • Letter from J.W. Thomas to E.E. Bate, dated 16th October, 1929, to give Miss Bate advice about gaining Government approval for her father's dictionary.
  • Letter from Atkinson and Stainer, Solicitors, to Miss E E Bate, dated 28th October, 1929, regarding the Assignment of copyright for the Dictionary
  • Further letter from Atkinson and Stainer, Solicitors, to Miss E E Bate, dated 30th October, 1929, to enclose a copy of the draft Assignment of copyright
  • Letter from the North India Christian Tract and Book Society to Miss E E Bate, dated 4th November, 1929, regarding reviewing the MS for potential publication
  • Letter from Civil Service Commission to Miss E E Bate, dated 14th November, 1929, regarding the mention of the Dictionary on the Indian Civil Service Examination Paper with attached paper
  • Letter from The Incorporated Society of Authors, Playwrights & Composers to Miss E E Bate, dated 24th December, 1929, to give advice regarding the possibility of buying back the rights to the Dictionary
  • Specimen Pages of the Suggested Enlargement of Bate's Hindi Dictionary from Miss E E Bate to The Indian Press, Allahabad, India, dated 31st December 1929
  • Letter from Luzac & Co, Foreign and Oriental Booksellers, to Miss E E Bate, dated 30th January, 1930, to say they would be unable to supply a copy of the Dictionary
  • Letter from The Indian Press Limited to Miss E E Bate, dated 21st January, 1930, to inform that they do not wish to purchase the rights to a revised issue
  • Letter from The Indian Press Limited to Miss E E Bate, dated 11th March, 1930, confirming they will not undertake to print an enlarged version