Thomas Perry: Letter Books

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Scope and Content

MS.Add.5375: Letter book of Thomas Perry as acting magistrate of the zillahs of Agra and Etawah, 1808-1811, written c. 1811, 233 folios.

The writer is generally Perry, although there is also one letter from William Spedding and one from J.T. Shakespear. The recipients include George Dowdeswell, W.B. Bayley, Lt-Col. Browne, Archibald Seton, E. Parry, Thomas Brooke, Ynyr Burges, Robert Ker, Lt John L. Hill, A. Ross, Major Sir Alexander Knox, Capt. William Ball, Lt Anderson, Lt Henry Butler Clough, John Shakespear, the Earl of Minto, the Hon. J.E. Elliot, B. Crisp, A. Welland and J.W. Laing. Fos 2, 102, 147-176 and 191-233 are blank.

MS.Add.5376: Letter book of Thomas Perry as magistrate of the zillah of Etawah, Bengal, 1810-1813, written c. 1813, 98 folios.

23 letters from Perry to George Dowdeswell, with one reply.

MS.Add.5377: Letter book of Thomas Perry as [registrar] of the zillah of [Juanpore], Bengal, 1811-1812, written, c. 1812, 88 folios.

The writer is generally Perry, although there are two letters from Ynyr Burges. The recipients include Ynyr Burges, J. Shakespear, Thomas Brooke, Robert Ker, G.D. Guthrie, M.H. Turnbull, Francis Hawkins, Richard Strachey, John Eliot, N.J. Halhed, Richard Turner, Lt James Watkins and J.W. Sherer.

MS.Add.5378: Letter book of Thomas Perry as magistrate of the zillah of Etawah, Bengal, 1812-1815, written c. 1815, 96 folios.

The writer is Perry throughout. The recipients include G.D. Guthrie, A. Ross, M.H. Turnbull, Francis Hawkins, Ynyr Burges, Robert Ker, Capt. George M. Popham, Richard Strachey, Henry Batson, Sir Edward Colebrooke, John Deane, Richard Turner, Lt-Col. Gardner, George Stockwell, William Wright, William Blunt, John Shakespear, William Leycester, Major Robert Patton and Major John Baillie.

MS.Add.5379: Letter book of Thomas Perry as judge and magistrate of Etawah, Bengal, 1815-1817, written c. 1817, 78 folios.

The writer is Perry throughout, with the exception of 2 letters from George Stockwell. The recipients include George Stockwell, John Shakespear, Major J. Baillie, F. Hawkins, William Leycester, A. Ross, C. Elliot, William Wright, C.W. Smith, Capt. William Dewaal, Sir Edward Colebrooke, John Deane, Lt Owen Phillips, M.H. Turnbull, S.M. Boulderson, W.H. Trant, Robert Close and Henry Wood.

MS.Add.5380: Letter book of Thomas Perry as judge and magistrate of Etawah, Bengal, 1817-1818 and 1822, written c. 1822, 26 folios.

Most of the letters are from Perry. The writers and recipients include Lt-Col. Thomas Penson, George Stockwell, J. Shakespear, Sir Edward Colebrooke Bt, W.H. Trant, Lt-Col. Robert Stevenson, F. Hawkins, William Leycester, A. Ross, C. Elliot, E. Clarkson, J. Marjoribanks, Henry Sandys, C. Bird, Lord Charles Henry Somerset, W.B. Bayley and M. Ricketts.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Perry, Indian magistrate.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1913.

Note

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

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