Autograph Letter Signed, to Martin Wood, formerly editor of the Times of India, about grants for the supply of school books for Burma. 4 pp. 7 x 4 inches, in good condition. India Office, 8 December, no year given. Sir Charles Edward Bernard (1837-1901). In 1857 he passed into the ICS and was posted to the Punjab. From 1874 to 1877 he was Chief Commissioner of the Central Provinces. Three years later came the appointment as Chief Commissioner of Lower Burma from 2 July 1880 to 2 March 1883, followed by the appointment as Chief Commissioner of Burma from 25 September 1886 to 12 March 1887. From 1887 he was back in London as Secretary of the Department of Revenue, Statistics and Commerce, India Office.