Miscellaneous papers and letters concerning the 1st Earl of Minto. Edit


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  • 1807-1813, undated. (Creation)


  • 109 Leaves (Whole)



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  • Arrangement

    i + 108 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows. (i) Papers, 1807, relating to the surveys of Mysore (folio 1); (ii) Thomas Marshall, Bombay Medical Service, 'Memoir of a Route from Mandavee in Kutch to Hyderabad in Sind', 1808 (folio 11); (iii) Papers from Francis Hamilton Buchanan, Bengal Medical Service, 1808, on his survey of the district of Dinajpur (folio 31); (iv) Letters of Major William Lambton, 1809-1811, concerning his survey of the Malabar and Coromandel coasts (folio 47); (v) Letters of Mounstuart Elphinstone, 1811, concerning his proposed publication of an account of Kabul (folio 71); (vi) Report of Major Francis Wilford on his researches into the geography and history of India, 1813 (folio 77); (vii) Letter of Sir Thomas Theophilus Metcalfe to Patrick Moir, 1809 (folio 83); (viii) Copy of a letter of Thomas Manning, to Charles Milner Ricketts, Bengal Civil Service, 1812, concerning a manuscript of a Chinese grammar sent from Macao (folio 85); (ix) Copy of a letter of C Phillips, 1808, concerning the sale of kingfisher birds by the inhabitants of the Ganges Delta (folio 89); (x) Report of Lieutenant William Hende, Madras Native Infantry, 1812 (folio 91); (xi) Letter of Dr John Leyden, undated, concerning a Chinese examination and the study of Pashto at Fort William College (folio 93); (xii) Letter of John Scott to the Honourable John Edmund Elliot, ?1811, concerning statues of two Hindu gods found on Java (folio 96); (xiii) Two letters of William Eden to Major Alexander Gilbert Barry, 1809, with enclosed route maps of the country from Saharanpur to the Sutlej River, Punjab (folio 98); (xiv) Letter of John Bayley, 1812, concerning drawings of the Taj Mahal by his friend, Captain Aylmer (folio 107).