Correspondence of Mountstuart Elphinstone for January to March 1841

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  • Reference
      GB 59 Mss Eur F88/118
  • Alternative Id.
      (ark) ark:/81055/vdc_100000001006.0x000265
  • Dates of Creation
      01 Jan 1841-12 May 1841
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 file 135 folios

Scope and Content

Topics of correspondence include requests for recommendation and patronage, and general news from friends and family. Also includes letters from William Henderson and people at East India House, regarding his enforced two years' leave of absence due to the state of his mental health. Henderson writes to Mountstuart Elphinstone detailing his story and asks for his help in his appeal to return to India. Also includes letters from Lord Elphinstone (for example, Mss Eur F88/118/42), detailing the latest on an ongoing dispute between him and the Court of Directors, regarding his decision to move the seat of government from Madras to somewhere better suited to his health (a letter from B Edmonston, Mss Eur F88/118/24, provides information on the powers of a Governor when absent from the seat of government)

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