Nathaniel Edward Kindersley, Tinnevelly, [Madras, India], to James Edward Smith

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Ref No GB-110/JES/COR/19/31
Title Nathaniel Edward Kindersley, Tinnevelly, [Madras, India], to James Edward Smith
Letter date 19 Jun 1784
Author(s) Nathaniel Edward Kindersley 1763-1831
Number of Pages 12

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GB-110/JES/COR/19/31 from Nathaniel Edward Kindersley, Tinnevelly, [Madras, India], to James Edward Smith (19 June 1784)

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Item Type: Document
From: Kindersley, Nathaniel Edward
Sent from: Madras, India
To: Smith, Sir James Edward
Summary:

Received Smith's letter of 14 October 1783, pleased to find he is not one of "those innumerable multitude of young men who are insensible to religion & virtue", as he feared, and pleased the person who had "the greatest share" in his friendship is of his religion. Pleased Smith is better, he is lucky to clear his pleurisy in Edinburgh climate.
He is assistant to Eyles Irwin [(1751-1817), Irish poet and writer], who is managing the Tinnevelly district of "the Nabob's countries", assigned to the [East India] Company for five years. Lack of integrity has hurt English name here more than anything. Insists that he has never received a bribe; effect this has on the people in knowing they can receive justice. His pay is "very handsome", and he keeps a palanquin and horse.
Describes the Tinnevelly weather and country, including floods and fires. Amused at ideas Europeans have of Indians; relates anecdote of a mutiny. Sends love to all his family, and his "charming Sally".

Letter date: 19 Jun 1784
Languages: English
Prev Ref No: 19.81
Additional Information:
Note
Dawson, W R (1934). "Catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of The Linnean Society - Part I. The Smith papers: The correspondence and miscellaneous papers of Sir James Edward Smith", London: Linnean Society.
Smith, P (ed.), (1832). "Memoir and correspondence of... Sir James Edward Smith" London: Longman, vol 1, pp.80-86.