Mountstuart Elphinstone: Papers relating to his publication, 'The History of India'

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Comprises manuscript notes made by Mountstuart Elphinstone on Indian history, used as research for his publication, 'The History of India (London, John Murray: 1841). Mss Eur F88/342 contains manuscript notes of 'The History of India' and Mss Eur F88/343 contains newspaper reviews of the publication

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Mountstuart Elphinstone published 'The History of India' (London, John Murray, 1841). Mss Eur F88/106 and Mss Eur F88/108 contains correspondence which focuses on 'The History of India', which was published by John Murray, and the correspondence revolves around the book, such as encouraging Elphinstone to write it, the editing of the volumes (the size of the page and type), the expenses and sales of the book and comments and corrections from his friends who have read it