Papers and correspondence of Mountstuart Elphinstone regarding the Deccan, including the outbreak of war 1817-1818

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Includes a copy of original instructions to Colonel Close, Resident at Mysore, 1799; instructions to AH Cole, Resident at Mysore, 1814; copy letter from Francis Rawdon Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings to Mountstuart Elphinstone, 1817; instructions to Generals Smith, Munro, Pritzler and Doveton after the outbreak of war, 1817-19; draft circular letter to Collectors and Political Agents, Captain John Briggs, Captain James Grant [Cunninghame Duff] and William Chaplin, 1819; Sir John Malcolm on desertion and state of the Deckan [Deccan], 1817; copy letter and report by Sir John Malcolm to John Adam, 1817; address by officers, etc., to Elphinstone on leaving the Deckan [Deccan]; copy letters and notes from Elphinstone at Poona, to Major Ford before the outbreak of war, 1817; and draft letter from Elphinstone to Francis Rawdon Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings, 1815

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