Letter from James W. Redhouse to His Grace, the 4th Duke of Northumberland

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Letter from James W. Redhouse, Secretary, to His Grace, the 4th Duke of Northumberland to inform that in the forthcoming May the Royal Asiatic Society has to elect a new President for three years. As a member, and as a rich nobleman, the Duke is asked if he would be prepared to serve though having previously refused this position. The Vice-Presidents will assist with 'the labours of office'. (Found on page 286)