Correspondence of Mountstuart Elphinstone for 1832

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  • Reference
      GB 59 Mss Eur F88/83
  • Alternative Id.
      (ark) ark:/81055/vdc_100000001006.0x00022f
  • Dates of Creation
      12 Feb 1831-10 Feb 1833
  • Language of Material
      English French Italian
  • Physical Description
      1 file 106 folios

Scope and Content

Topics of correspondence include general news from friends and family, invitations to dine/visit and requests for Mountstuart Elphinstone's recommendation, patronage and benevolence. Also includes a letter from Charles Lushington (Mss Eur F88/83/7) which contains a brief account of the death of Sir Edward Strachey; Elphinstone being offered a place on the India Board (Mss Eur F88/83/9) which he rejects (see Mss Eur F88/83/10 and Mss Eur F88/83/12 for his reasons); and a letter from Mr Irvine (Mss Eur F88/83/24) containing his comments on the administration of justice, revenue system and land in India. Three letters are in Italian, Mss Eur F88/83/2, Mss Eur F88/83/3 and Mss Eur F88/83/22 and one letter is in French, Mss Eur F88/83/52

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