MALAN, Solomon Caesar. 18219

£150

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Series of 5 substantial Autograph Letters Signed, to Henry Mogford, making arrangements for showing his pictures at the Crystal Palace exhibition with a view to a sale (”I have boys at school”), complaining at length about the hanging of his drawings, demanding a new location for them, castigating a negligent article in the Manchester Post, pestering Mogford about the prices, etc. 5 letters 7 x 4 inches, 19 pages, in good condition, mounted together on an old album page. Broadwindsor, Brighton and Chippenham , August to November 1857. “On the left hand coming in from the Tropical plants would be a good place …” Solomon Caesar Malan (1812 – 1894), clergyman, linguist and orientalist. He proceeded to India as classical lecturer at Bishop’s College, Calcutta, to which post he added the duties of secretary to the Bengal branch of the Royal Asiatic Society; and although compelled by illness to return in 1840, laid the foundation of a knowledge of Tibetan and Chinese. He applied his Chinese learning to the determination of important points connected with Chinese religion, and published a vast number of parallel passages illustrative of the Book of Proverbs.