Journals, accounts of expeditions, orders and correspondence

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 JACK/2/3/1
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 2/2/1-54.
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      54 items; 5 bound volumes (JACK/2/3/1/1: 15 leaves, loose covers; JACK/2/3/1/2: 22 leaves, cover missing; JACK/2/3/1/3: 13 leaves, some leaves cut away; JACK/2/3/1/7: 90 leaves; JACK/2/3/1/33: 35 leaves); 61 loose sheets; items JACK/2/3/1/10, JACK/2/3/1/21, JACK/2/3/1/24 and JACK/2/3/1/50 are torn.

Scope and Content

Contains: "Journal of Embassy to the king of Travancore", 1783; diary, Mar-Apr 1771; diary [n.d.]; account of a successful military engagement near Poonah [n.d.]; "Journal of the Broach Expedition", 1772; "Proceedings of the Army under Brig Genl Mathews Employed on the Mallabar Coast and Sea against Tippo Saib", 1782; book of general orders, brigade orders, battalion orders and garrison orders dated at Surat Castle and Bombay, 1780-1781; correspondence between Jackson and Capt Abington, Lieutenant Agnew, Ranson Hart Boddam (the Resident Governor), Sir Eyre Cooke (Commander in Chief of the East India Company's forces in the East Indies), and the Select Committee and Board of the East India Company, relating to Jackson's command of the garrison of Surat, 1779-1784; correspondence with native Indian rulers, 1783; general orders including Jackson's appointment as Captain Commandant of the garrison of Surat, and details of the garrison, 1779; correspondence between Jackson and [Brigadier General] Mathews, 1781-1785; "General Instructions for the Deffence of the several Ships conveying Troops to the Southward", 1782; general orders for storming Cundapore, 1783; orders to Jackson, 1782; general orders, Bombay, 1768-1783; letter to Jackson from John Forbes containing military intelligence, 1782; "Letters concerning the Expedition to the South under Brig Genl Mathews", 1783; letters from Jackson to the Minister [of State for India], 1780-1783; letter to Brigadier General Thomas Goddard from the officers of the garrison of Surat, 1781; orders issued by Jackson, 1785.


It would be possible to subdivide these papers into more manageable categories such as "Journals", "Orders", and so on, but such a rearrangement would violate the integrity of the original order, and would also not allow for a number of items which contain a variety of material.