Papers of Lord Macartney, mainly relating to mercantile, naval and military affairs during Macartney's governorship of Fort St. George, Madras, 1781-6, and to Cochin China, 1792-4.
Papers of George, 1st Earl Macartney
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- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Eng. hist. b. 241-2, c. 1122-4
- Dates of Creation1757-99
- Language of MaterialEnglish, Latin, French, and Chinese.
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
George, 1st Earl Macartney (1737-1806) was a diplomat and colonial governor. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
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The papers were bought at Sotheby's in 1979 and 1980.
Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.
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