Journal and other papers of James Stuart concerning military events in India. Edit

Summary

Component Unique Identifier
MS.8432
Level of Description
File

Dates

  • 1782-?1785. (Creation)

Extents

  • 161 Leaves (Whole)

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Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows:

    (i) Journal, chiefly in James Stuart's hand, from 17 May-27 September 1782, relating events in a military expedition against the French and Hyder Ali (folio 1);

    (ii) 'Narrative' of events following the surrender of Bidanore, April 1783, and the imprisonment of British officers by Tippoo Sultan (folio 105);

    (iii) Draft by James Stuart of a memorandum, 1783, in reply to personal criticism in the minutes of the Committee of the Madras Presidency (folio 119);

    (iv) Copy of a memorandum, 1783, by James Stuart, concerning personal criticism in the minutes of the Committee of the Madras Presidency, sent to Basil Cochrane (folio 129);

    (v) Fragment of a diary kept by James Stuart, June-July 1784 (folio 150);

    (vi) Memorandum, ?1785, entitied 'The Case of Lord Macartney', concerning Stuart's dismissal from the East India Company's service (folio 158).

  • Arrangement

    161 folios.

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