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Administrative correspondence and papers of James Stuart., 1777-1783.

Identifier: MS.8425

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).


  • Creation: 1777-1783.

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172 Leaves

Language of Materials

From the Series: Undetermined


172 folios.

Separated Materials

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

Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

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