Various printed papers concerning the 4th Earl of Minto relating to the Finance Department. Edit


Component Unique Identifier
Level of Description


  • 1905-1911. (Creation)


  • 261 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Arrangement

    261 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows. (i) Summary of the principal measures during the viceroyalty of the 4th Earl of Minto, 1905-November 1908 (folio 1); (ii) Letter and resolution concerning the revision of the rules for sanctioning expenditure from Indian revenue, 1908 (folio 52); (iii) Papers relating to alterations in budget procedure, 1908 (folio 59); (iv) Principal events affecting the Finance Department, 1906-1909, chiefly relating to the gold standard, currency, and excise (folio 76); (v) Budget proposals, financial statement, and speech by Sir Guy Fleetwood Wilson on the introduction of the statement, 1910 (folio 90); (vi) Memoranda on Indian currency difficulties, 1909-1911 (folio 167); (vii) Correspondence and papers concerning Indian exports of opium to China, 1910 (folio 237); (viii) Memorandum on proposed excise duty on petrol, 1910 (folio 257).