Correspondence of Mountstuart Elphinstone for August to December 1841

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  • Reference
      GB 59 Mss Eur F88/120
  • Alternative Id.
      (ark) ark:/81055/vdc_100000001006.0x000267
  • Dates of Creation
      03 Aug 1841-29 Dec 1841
  • Language of Material
      English French Italian
  • Physical Description
      1 file 201 folios

Scope and Content

Topics of correspondence include condolences for the death of Mountstuart Elphinstone's sister, Mrs Keith Erskine; concerns over the health of James Erskine; establishing native hospitals (Mss Eur F88/120/33); and queries prompted by Elphinstone's publication 'The History of India'. Also includes a letter from the Raja of Satara seeking Elphinstone's help with the Peshiwars and letters from Lord Elphinstone asking for Elphinstone's advice if he should resign the Governorship of Madras and his reaction on hearing he has been unsuccessful in obtaining a peerage. Three letters, Mss Eur F88/120/1, Mss Eur F88/120/10 and Mss Eur F88/120/14 are in French and one letter and two items, Mss Eur F88/120/73 and Mss Eur F88/120/79, are in Italian

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Related Material

Mountstuart Elphinstone published 'The History of India' (London, John Murray, 1841). Files relating to this publication can be found in Series 8: Papers of Mountstuart Elphinstone relating to History of India