Correspondence of Mountstuart Elphinstone for January to June 1843

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  • Reference
      GB 59 Mss Eur F88/123
  • Alternative Id.
      (ark) ark:/81055/vdc_100000001006.0x00026a
  • Dates of Creation
      28 Nov 1842-29 Nov 1843
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      1 file 195 folios

Scope and Content

Topics of correspondence include requests for patronage; the return of John Elphinstone, 13th Lord Elphinstone and Colonel John Low from India to England (Colonel Low's letter contains an extract obtained from an intelligence officer on the Kabul situation - Mss Eur F88/123/11); and the reputation of Alexander Burnes, whose actions and decisions in Kabul have been criticised, defended by Major Leech (Mss Eur F88/123/18). Also includes letters from Alexander Francis Elphinstone which discuss the origins of the Elphinstones in England and Scotland and his possible claim to the title of Balmerino (eg Mss Eur F88/123/77 and Mss Eur F88/123/83)

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