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A letter from H.J. Wilkinson to Candra Śamśera regarding the establishment of funds for the abolition of slavery (CE 1924)

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Edited and translated by Axel Michaels in collaboration with Manik Bajracharya
Created: 2018-09-27; Last modified: 2018-10-31
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In this letter, the British Envoy in Nepal Hugh J. Wilkinson suggests Candra Śamśera to name the trustees of the Great War Memorial Tri Chandra Hospital Fund and the Slave Emancipation Fund.

Diplomatic edition


1no 3234

18th September 1924

1My dear Maharaja
2With reference to your letter dated the 3rd September
31924 I would suggest that Your Highness should in the first
4instance endorse the G.P. notes of Rs 1111200/ in favour of the
5present Trustees of the Slave Emancipation and Hospital
6Funds by name and then send them to me as endorsed to enable
7me to have them enfaced for payment of interest from here
8as it is necessary before G.P. notes can be converted into stock
9certificates of the same loan for all interest accrued on
10the notes to be drawn.
11Further I regret to inform Your Highness that there
12seem to be no shorter way of obtaining the stock certificates.
13These latter when obtained will be issued in favour of the
14Trustees, as Trustees, and not by name as Your Highness desires.
15I am with kind regards
16Yours very sincerely
17श्री H. Wilkinson



In this copy of a letter, Hugh J. Wilkinson, the first British Envoy in Nepal, suggests to Prime Minister Candra Śamśera to name the trustees of the Great War Memorial Tri Chandra Hospital Fund and the Slave Emancipation Fund in order to enable Mr. Wilkinson to take the necessary steps for the payment of the interest.


This document is part of a the correspondence between Candra Śamṣera and Hugh J. Wilkinson-Guillemard, the first British envoy in 1924-31 regarding the establishment of an Slave Emancipation Trust Fund. See HDNB_0001_0001 to HDNB_0001_0010 for further documents relating to the subject.