[ Sir George Nugent, Field Marshal and Governor of Jamaica. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('G. Nugent'), congratulating the botanist Nathaniel Wallich on gaining financial independence through the post of Superintendent of the Botanical Gardens, Calcutta

Sir George Nugent, 1st Baronet (1757-1849), Field Marshal in the British Army and Governor of Jamaica [ Nathaniel Wallich [ born Nathanael Wulff Wallich ] (1785–1854), botanist of Danish extraction ]
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Westhorpe [ Westhorpe House, Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire ]. 23 June 1848.
SKU: 19739

3pp., 16mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, lightly aged, worn and creased. See both men's entries in the Oxford DNB. Nugent is delighted to learn of Wallich's 'appointment to the Superintendence of the Botanical Gardens at Calcutta', and is pleased that the post has made Wallich independent: 'I give myself Credit for having confirmed you in the Situation, for it was highly favorable to the Company's Interests & I believe the Directors are sensible of it [...] What a Pleasure it must be to you to see alll your children provided for in such honorable Employment - It is a just Reward for all your Labours, & you are fortunate in having adopted England as your Country, where you can attend to their Interests'. He thanks him for sending a newspaper, 'which reminds me of old Times, though I have no longer any Tie in India'. He ends by offering to return any of the documents Wallich has sent him.