- 7 August 1917 (Creation)
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- Letter from W.R. Gourlay, Private Secretary to the Governor of Bengal, Government House, Dacca, to Patrick Geddes.
Informs Patrick Geddes that John G. Cumming would like to speak to him before granting permission to visit the Bengali rioters in jail. Gives Geddes Mr. Cumming’s address so he could call on him. Encloses a copy of his letter to Mr. Cumming [extant].
2 Copy letter from W.R. Gourlay, Private Secretary to the Governor of Bengal, Government House, Dacca, to John G. Cumming, 24 July 1917.
Refers to Patrick Geddes's proposal to speak to some of the Bengali rioters who had been imprisoned to persuade them that the remedy to the state's problems lies not in attacking the government but in effective social work. Also includes Patrick Geddes’ handwritten notes on the following correspondence on the topic, ending with a reply from 19 October in which permission to speak to the men is denied.
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