Papers Relating to Madras

Scope and Content

Copies of reports and papers concerning attempted reforms of the government and finances of the Madras presidency in 1798-1800, probably copied for Thomas Cockburn, one of the committee of reform.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Cockburn of the East India Company.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were bequeathed by B.H. Baden-Powell (d 1901) to the Indian Institute, and transferred to the Library in 1975.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 39680-2.

Corporate Names