Administrative correspondence and papers of James Stuart. Edit


Component Unique Identifier
Level of Description


  • 1777-1783. (Creation)


  • 172 Leaves (Whole)



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  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    The papers consist of:

    (i) Correspondence, 1777, concerning the administration of Tanjore (folio 1);

    (ii) Correspondence, 1782-1783, including some copies and extracts, chiefly concerning administration and a mutiny at Bidanore, and other papers (folios 38);

    (iii) Papers, 1782-1783, concerning a court of enquiry and a court-martial held by James Stuart, into the conduct of the officers who surrendered the forts of Trincomalee and Ostenburg to the French (folio 96);

    (iv) Copy of the defence of Major-General Sir John Burgoyne at his court-martial, 1785, for his refusal to take command of the forces in Madras after Stuart's dismissal (folio 136);

    (v) Correspondence and papers, 1782, concerning the loss of a bullock (folio 160);

    (vi) Enquiry, 1783, into the cause of death of a native cavalryman (folio 169).

  • Separated Materials

    For other correspondence concerning of the administration of Tanjore see MSS.5387-5388.

  • Arrangement

    172 folios.