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Letter from [Sir] Bindon Blood (Meerut [India]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he discusses Indian affairs including his pleasure at [Albert Edward] Prince of Wales]'s agreement that Indian princes who have received an English education should be allowed to serve in the British army; approval for Queen [Victoria's] treatment of "Indian 'swells'"; and the problem posed by Indian women who are "left in intellectual darkness". He also comments on the appointment of Sir George White [as General to command troops at Natal] and on the appointment of "untried men" to command the forces, particularly Sir Redvers Buller.
- 02 Nov 1899
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