Papers relating to Lord Clive's Fund

Scope and Content

Manuscript and printed applications, indentures and petitions, transcripts of rules, with notes made by Mason in the 1870s on the history of the Fund, in particular the dating of application forms and the rules of the Fund.

Lord Clive's Fund was a legacy, worth £70,000, that was left by a grateful Mir Jafar Ali Khan, who owed his position as Nawab of Bengal to Robert Clive's victory at the Battle of Plassey in 1757. On Jafar Ali's death in 1765, Robert Clive used the legacy to start a pension fund for the Indian Army, with the primary aim of helping disabled soldiers and widows.

Custodial History

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