Correspondence of Mountstuart Elphinstone: private and official Indian letters for c 1807 to 1817

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 59 Mss Eur F88/55
  • Alternative Id.
      (ark) ark:/81055/vdc_100000001006.0x000216
  • Dates of Creation
      15 Oct 1807-21 Nov 1817
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 file 111 folios

Scope and Content

Topics of correspondence include personal business such as applications for work, literacy works on astrology and a certificate of illness (Mss Eur F88/55/29 contains a certificate of illness to support Lieutenant Smith's inability to travel to Poona due to a liver disorder). Letters also focus on the actions of the Company during the Third Maratha War such as negotiating with Sindia. The file also has copies of three letters from Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, regarding the defence of India against Napoleon's armies dating from 1807 to 1809

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