Correspondence of Mountstuart Elphinstone for 1834

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  • Reference
      GB 59 Mss Eur F88/89
  • Alternative Id.
      (ark) ark:/81055/vdc_100000001006.0x000237
  • Dates of Creation
      03 Nov 1833-20 Feb 1838
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      1 file 100 folios

Scope and Content

Topics of correspondence include requests for patronage and recommendation; Mountstuart Elphinstone's refusal of the post of Governor General of India, after the resignation of Lord Bentinck (his explanation for his refusal can be seen in Mss Eur F88/89/16-Mss Eur F88/89/18). Also includes letters on Elphinstone's lands in Biggar, including suggestions for improvements from the tenants by, for example, altering the water course (Mss Eur F88/89/26) and extending the church (Mss Eur F88/89/35); and a plot of land in Biggar for sale which Elphinstone is interested in purchasing (Mss Eur F88/89/30-33 and Mss Eur F88/89/38-Mss Eur F88/89/39). The following letters, Mss Eur F88/89/26 and Mss Eur F88/89/30, have basic diagrams of the land and proposed changes

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