Correspondence of Mountstuart Elphinstone for August to December 1847

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  • Reference
      GB 59 Mss Eur F88/134
  • Alternative Id.
      (ark) ark:/81055/vdc_100000001006.0x000276
  • Dates of Creation
      21 Apr 1847-31 Dec 1847
  • Language of Material
      English French Hindi
  • Physical Description
      1 file 158 folios

Scope and Content

Topics of correspondence include concerns over Mountstuart Elphinstone's health; Lord Elphinstone's appointment as Lord-in-Waiting; General Monteith's return to India (Madras) and general comments and discussion of the monetary crisis and Peel's government. Also includes several letters from John Erskine regarding his father's illness and eventual death. Some of the letters have brief annotations by Elphinstone regarding his response. Two letters, or part thereof, Mss Eur F88/134/2 and Mss Eur F88/18, are written in Hindustani and two letters, or part thereof, Mss Eur F88/134 and Mss Eur F88/134/31, are written in French

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