Transcripts of the Papers of John Scattergood

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. hist. d. 156-63
  • Dates of Creation
      1916-17 (transcripts of 18th century originals)
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
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Scope and Content

Transcripts of the papers, 1704-25, of John Scattergood, from Public Record Office, Masters' Exhibits in Chancery, Scattergood v. Raworth, Bundles 134/1-2, made for B.P. Scattergood, 1916-17.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Scattergood (1681-1723) was an East India merchant.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

The transcripts were given to the Library in 1937.


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. 40113-20.

Related Material

Typed copies of the transcripts were given to the British Museum (Add. MSS. 43730-3), the India Office, and Guildhall Library.


A number of the documents are printed in The Scattergoods and the East India Company, ed. Sir R.C. Temple, Lavinia M. Anstey, and B.P. Scattergood (Bombay and Harpenden, 1935).

Additional Information

The originals are held by the Public Record Office, see Scope and Content.

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