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Miscellaneous letters and papers concerning the 1st Earl of Minto., 1807-1808, undated.

Identifier: MS.11724

Scope and Contents

The contents are as follows. (i) Excerpt of a letter, 15 December 1807, concerning the breaching of forts (folio 1); (ii) Letter of Richard Jeffreys, Chaplain, Fort William, 1808, with enclosed papers concerning the Military Officers' Widows' Fund (folio 5); (iii) Memorandum by Francis Hamilton Buchanan, Bengal Medical Service, circa 1808, concerning the teak forests of Malabar (folio 15). See also MS.11721, folio 158. (iv) Two letters of John Scott at Rangoon, 1807-1808, concerning timber supplies (folio 25); (v) Memorandum and letter of Benjamin Roebuck, Madras Civil Service, 1808, concerning the manufacture of wootz (folio 29). See also MS.11651, folio 1. (vi) Two letters and paper of Lieutenant-Colonel (later Lieutenant-General) George Prole concerning the Vellore mutiny, 1808 (folio 35); (vii) Letter of James Stuart, Judge and Magistrate of Benares (Varanasi), 1807, with an enclosed report concerning the administration of justice in Mirzapur, Jaunpur and Allahabad (folio 53); (viii) Lieutenant Benjamin Mather, Bengal Cavalry, 'A Memoir on the most practicable means of improving the state of the Bengal Cavalry', 11 November 1808 (folio 91); (ix) Letter of John Hunt, late Master Attendant of Negapatam, 1808, with an enclosed memorandum and coloured sketch concerning a telegraph system for India (folio 99); (x) Papers, 1807, concerning camp equipment and carriages for the native troops, Madras Army (folio 111); (xi) Letter of George Stewart Lee, merchant at Calcutta, to the Honourable John Edmund Elliot, 1808, concerning trade between Britain and India (folio 140); (xii) Two unsigned memoranda, undated, concerning the Cadet College at Barasat (folio 144). See also MS.11636.


  • Creation: 1807-1808, undated.

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152 Leaves

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From the Fonds: Undetermined


i + 151 folios. The volume was received arranged and bound.

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