Henry J Wilson to Mrs Andrew and Dr K Bushnell

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Written from Osgathorpe Halls, Sheffield.

He questions the wisdom of their going straight through to Calcutta from Bombay without calling anywhere, 'when the real work lies to the North of you as you go'. He then sketched out a route which would take them through places they wished to visit ending up at Calcutta. Wilson wrote later that 'it was more worthwhile to see Madge when they had visited some of the places, for his advice as to next step. Also if spotted at Calcutta a circular would perhaps be sent out to warn all stations; and that was much less likely if they deferred visit to Calcutta. Expressed regret at being left as Chairman of British Committee without their help and with Stuart also so much out of harness.

Administrative / Biographical History

Note added to this letter and sent 'by day mail'. 'Expressed regret at being left as Chairman of British Committee without their help, and with Stuart also so much out of harness.'

See Note on this Committee in letter of 10 Nov 1898, JB to James Stuart; the occasion when WSB McLaren retired from the Committee and Henry J Wilson took over.

Biog: Mrs Andrew & Dr K Bushnell, HJ Wilson, Mr WC Madge