Thomas Perry: Letter book

Scope and Content

There is an entry by Thomas Perry at the front of the letter book describing its contents:

This book contains part of my English correspondence during the period of my officialdom as magistrate in the district of Etawa in Bengal...the remaining part of the book is mostly filled with letters and reports connected with two circuits performed by me in the years 1819, 20 & 21, when attached to the court of circuit in Bareily.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Perry was a magistrate in India.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Messrs Phillipps, Son and Neale, auctioneers, 16 May 1978.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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Custodial History

The letter book was formerly the property of John Perry of Watlington, whose bookplate is on the inside front cover.

Related Material

Cambridge University holds other letter books of Thomas Perry, MSS.Add.5375-5380.


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