Lot 1200: Tagore, Kumar Nawab

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Lot 1200: Tagore Kumar Nawab: (1873-1949) Indian Member Of The Tagore Family, Descendant Of Gopi Mohan Tagore, One Of The Founders Of Hindu College. A Most Unusual A.L.S., Raja Kumar Nawab Shyama Kumar Tagore, Two Pages, 4To, Tagore Palace, Calcutta, 15Th December 1909, To Minister Of Foreign Affairs Of Bolivia. On A Letter Bearing To The Heading A Golden Monogramme, And The Printed Title "The Rajbati - Pathuriaghata", Kumar Tagore Starts Introducing Himself As 'The Eldest Son And Heir Of His Highness The Raja Of Tagore, Knight Grand Cordon Of The Order Of The Bust Of Bolivar (Venezuela) And Knight Grand Cordon Of The Order Of King Achellos Of Patagonia) And Also Had The Honor Of Entertaining At His Highness Palace The Ex President Grant Of The United States Of America During His Visit To The City Of Calcutta… I Have The Honor Of Holding The Honorary Post Of Consul-General For Persia In India And Also The Sole Agent For The Tea Trade In India For The Said Government. His Imperial Majesty The Shah Of Persia Was Graciously Pleased To Confer Upon Me The High Imperial Order Of The Lion And Sun And Also The Hereditary Title Of Nawab Shahzada (Prince) Of The Persian Empire', And After Such An Extensive And Peculiar Self-Introduction, Tagore States 'As There Is No Representative Of Your Excellency'S Government In India, So I Venture To Submit My Appeal At The Feet Of Your Excellency That Your Excellency Might Be Graciously Pleased To Appoint Me As Honorary Consul-General For The Republic Of Bolivia In India. I Should Really - It A Great Honor To Serve Under Your Excellency Republican Government', And Further Concludes With 'An Early Reply Will Highly Esteem'. With A Receipt Stamp To The Front Page And Some Pencil Notes From The Bolivian Foreign Affairs Ministry, Dated 8Th March, Reading ('1St- We Are Going To Ask For References; 2Nd- Ask For A Report To Our London Legation About The Petitionary…) A Curious And Entertaining Letter. Small Area Of Paper Loss To The Left Edge Only Very Slightly Affecting One Word, But Not The Text Or Signature. Vg International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £100-120.
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