Colonel Samuel Bagshawe (d. 1762): Correspondence and Papers

  • Reference
      GB 133 BAG/2
  • Dates of Creation
      1712-1769
  • Physical Description
      2 series; 3773 items.

Scope and Content

The correspondence and papers of Colonel Samuel Bagshawe constitute a nationally important source for British military history of the mid-eighteenth century, and for studies of British engagement in India during this period. There are over two thousand items of correspondence concerning military, family and other matters (BAG/2/1-3), and over 1750 papers relating to Bagshawe's military career in India and elsewhere, and to personal, family and estate matters (BAG/2/4-7).

The material is divided into two series:

  • BAG/2/1-3: Correspondence, 1712-69;
  • BAG/2/4-7: Papers, c.1730-62.

See also BAG/15, supplementary correspondence and papers of Colonel Samuel Bagshawe (d. 1762).