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1 VARIOUS 1880s ARCHIVE OF HANDWRITTEN AND PRINT DOCUMENTS AND LETTERS REGARDING THE CAREER OF A BUMBLING, INEFFECTIVE BRITISH RAILWAY ENGINEER IN COLONIAL INDIA
MADRAS INDIA 1884 Very Good English 
On offer is an archive of six [6] items relating to one man's career being an unsuccessful railway and mining engineer in India in the late 19th century including: a rather terse and angry 4 page handwritten letter dated 1894 regarding the poor performance of the Mechanical Engineer on site and steps to repair the performance of the Mohpani Coal & Iron Company; a pair of printed testimonials: 1) for the Bengel Iron and Steele Company, 1894; and 2) for South Eastern Railway, 1878; partially printed signed document attesting a particular 'Fitter' having been a member of the Railway Volunteer Corps from Station Jamalpur signed by C.H. Lashi, dated 1886; a 2 page handwritten letter wherein the English recipient is to present himself post haste to Calcutta and receive duties of an Engineering type by Duncan MacMillan and Co.; a partially printed signed folio sized document to T.G.E. Scaife from the Bezwada-Madras Railway dated 1896 from the Chief Engineer regarding a pay increase but also comments that Mr. Scaife will not be a success for a variety of reasons expounded upon. Some faults but overall G+. 
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