Correspondence of Mountstuart Elphinstone for 1836

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  • Reference
      GB 59 Mss Eur F88/97
  • Alternative Id.
      (ark) ark:/81055/vdc_100000001006.0x000251
  • Dates of Creation
      19 Jan 1836-19 Nov 1836
  • Language of Material
      English French Italian Persian
  • Physical Description
      1 file 111 folios

Scope and Content

Topics of correspondence include requests for recommendation and patronage (triggered by Lord Elphinstone's appointment as Governor of Madras). Also includes James Erskine's plans as the new head of the office at Rajcote [Rajkot]; Mountstuart Elphinstone's introduction to the author, Emma Roberts; and Hay M Erskine's description of Castel Franco. Four letters, Mss Eur F88/97/29, Mss Eur F88/97/38, Mss Eur F88/97/39 and Mss Eur F88/97/47, are in Italian. One letter, Mss Eur F88/97/19, is in French and two letters, Mss Eur F88/97/16 and Mss Eur F88/97/43, are in Persian (items in Persian are awaiting further investigation to determine their exact language)

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