Papers of Mountstuart Elphinstone regarding the Deccan and its administration

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  • Reference
      GB 59 Mss Eur F88/454
  • Alternative Id.
      (ark) ark:/81055/vdc_100000001006.0x000304
  • Dates of Creation
      c 1820-1824
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      2 boxes (including one volume) 582 folios

Scope and Content

With list of contents. Comprises: 1) a copy of William Chaplin’s report on the revenue, criminal and civil justice of the Poona, Ahmednagar, Darwar [Dharwar] and Candeish [Khandesh] Collectorates for Fuslee 1229, Nov 1821; 2) the secrets in the Political Department by William Chaplin; 3) notes regarding the Deccan, with opinions and discussions on the system to be pursued, 1822; 4) notes on points to be settled with the southern Jageerdars and the Raja of Colapore [Kolhapur]; 6) society at Poona in August 1822; 7) note about the auxiliary horses given to Captain Mansfield; 8) statement of papers delivered to Captain Robert E Burrowes relating to the Deccan journey, Aug 1822; 12) notes by Major Archibald Robertson on William Chaplin’s proposed rules respecting Punchayets and Moonsiffs; 14) general register of petitions received, Aug 1822-Jan 1823; 15) extract of John A Dunlop’s letter made for William Chaplin; 16) minute on the southern Concan [Konkan], Feb 1823; 17) notes on the southern Concan [Konkan] including the opinions of Vicesimus Hale, John A Dunlop and Lieutenant Jervis; 18) Captain Henry Dundas Robertson’s remarks on William Chaplin’s report, 1822; 19) some articles of the appendix to William Chaplin’s report; and 20) a minute on the Deccan and instructions to William Chaplin, 1823. Items 5, 9, 10, 11 and 13, as listed in the contents, are not present in this file. Contains two long, folded folios (folios 244 and 373)

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