Correspondence and papers of Charles Stuart, then a member of the Bengal Council, and later a professor of Oriental Languages at the East India College, Haileybury. Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS.9368

Dates

  • 1784-1792. (Creation)

Extents

  • 295 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 papers consist of private letters from Charles Stuart to Henry Dundas, lst Viscount Melville, and to his friend William Dundas, the latter's nephew, with extensive enclosures, largely minutes and reports by Stuart, and copies of official correspondence and dispatches. The private correspondence contains particular detail on fiscal policies and the internal politics of the Bengal administration.

  • Arrangement

    295 folios.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, Sotheby's 14 November 1955, lot 1084.

  • Custodial History

    Originally sold in the Melville sale at Sotheby's, 23 February 1927, lot 693.

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