Papers of Lord Macartney as governor and president of Fort St. George, consisting predominantly of correspondence, but also including financial papers and copies of various papers.
Papers of George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, as governor and president of Fort St. George, Madras
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- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Eng. hist. b. 173-85, c. 66-118, c. 399, d. 142-3
- Dates of Creation1762-1790
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description69 shelfmarks
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Administrative / Biographical History
George, 1st Earl Macartney (1737-1806) was a diplomat and colonial governor. He was governor and president of Fort St. George, Madras, 1762-92. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
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Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).
The papers were given to the Library in 1964.
Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 39564-632.
Letters from this collection and that held by the British Library are printed in The private correspondence of Lord Macartney...(1781-85), ed. C.C. Davies (Camden Society, 3rd series 77, London, 1950).