35 South St.
Park Lane, W.
My dear Sir,
With regard to Sir Bartle Frere’s suggestion
that I should write to the Duke of Buckingham
about your Madras Drainage scheme, it
was thought better that I should wait
until the plans came home officially:
they were expected every week. But
still they did not arrive. And under
the circumstances I wrote yesterday to the
Duke of Buckingham to entertain the
I hope that he may send for you.
I gave him your address.
in great haste
& with the warmest wishes for your success-
and may God speed the Madras Drainage!
ever your faithful servt.
I do not know the etiquette in such cases:
perhaps you could learn whether it is
desirable for you to seek an interview
with the D. of B. without waiting.
W. Clark Esq. C.E.
Postmark with stamp: Cromford, A, JY 23, 75
[Cromford, A, July 23, 1875]
W. Clark Esq C.E.
9 Victoria Chambers
Postmark: London SW, L7, JY 24, 75
[London SW, A, July 24, 1875]
- Stamp: “Penny Red” issue of 1858-79, 1d, Rose-red, SG 43 (K-G)
- Duke of Buckingham
- Richard Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville, 3rd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos (Wikipedia)
- The Duke who gave us a canal (Madras Heritage and Carnatic Music)