Letter

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 REAS/2/3/1
  • Dates of Creation
      21 Nov 1857
  • Physical Description
      1 sheet. Condition: slightly torn.

Scope and Content

Contains material relating to: George Thompson's health; winding-up of the Empire magazine, including letters from Frederick Chesson and Chamerovzow, and letters to Chamerovzow and Mr Lister regarding GT's £100 share of the debts; GT's hopes that the matter will be ended soon, his sympathy for Mr Hamilton, and his desire that no ill-feeling should arise from these transactions; assurances to AC that GT's attorney is reliable; request that FC use his influence to calm down feeling on this matter in general, and the need for reconciliation between Chamerovzow and Amelia Thompson (later Chesson); imaginary day in India with FC, so that GT could show him Indian life and the sights, and tell him about Indian politics and the mutiny, and so that FC could bring news of British and European politics, the growth of May Chesson, the birth of another daughter [Constance] to AC, the news at the Star, and social life; attack of an Indian newspaper, the Phoenix, on FC's Aborigines paper regarding the mutiny; GT's failure to provide letters for publication in the Star due to his health, his busy schedule and unrest in India; enquiries about the affairs of the Manchester Free Trade School and Cobden; last emperor in Delhi [Bahadur Shah II], his likely trial and imprisonment, the death of 2 of his sons and a grandson [Mirza Moghul, Mirza Khizr Sultan and Mirza Abu Bakr] and the end of the dynasty of Timurlane due to the mutiny; large numbers of ships of war on the river [?Ganges or Hoogly], and expected news of the fall of Lucknow; affection for AC and her new daughter.

Dated at: Calcutta.