India, business and control 1806 to 1814: in the records of the Governor-General

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Indian papers of the 1st Earl of Minto, 1606-1814

Indian papers of the 1st Earl of Minto, 1606-1814

The Governor-General further observed that various obvious reasons concurred to suggest the expediency of fitting out the expedition at Fort St George in preference to Fort William
Bengal Government's Secret Committee, Oct 1807Dispatches from the Bengal Government's Secret Committee, 1807-1810; img 9

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India under East India Company rule, see how decisions were made, 1806-1814

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The 1st Earl of Minto served as Governor-General of India from 1806 until 1813. An employee of the East India Company, Sir Gilbert Elliot Murray Kynynmound rose from President of the Board of Control to run the colony. The diplomatic and Indian material is detailed, with a clear focus on his work. The 1st Earl also served as a Civil Commissioner at Toulon, Minister to the Italian states, Viceroy of Corsica, and an Ambassador at Vienna. These records include his personal letters and those of his wife Anna Maria.

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India, business and control 1806 to 1814: in the records of the Governor-General...

Containing 132,093 pages belonging to 268 documents housed in 21 volumes...

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Volumes

President of the Board of Control, 1806-1807

11272-11282 - The core concern of these papers is with regard to patronage and appointments relating to the Directorship and...

General correspondence and papers, 1806-1814

11283-11336 - Contains material relating to all aspects of the 1st Earl's Indian career (Letters of acknowledgement and other purely...

Correspondence with the Directors of the East India Co., 1793-1813

11337-11360 - Correspondence with the Chairman and Directors of the East India Company, 1807-1813. The primary focus of these items...

Personal correspondence and papers, 1806-1813

11361-11365 - Lists of books taken to and brought back from India by the 1st Earl, with correspondence and papers...

Insights

  • As Governor-General in India, the Earl oversaw the trial of the first Chief Justice of Bengal. This Chief Justice was on trial for his conduct in the trial of the tax collector Maharaja Nandakumar between 1787 and 1788.
  • The Earl's Correspondence with the Directors of the East India Company is contained in a series of letterbooks. These writings cover subjects from army morale to protecting the East India Company's trading rights.
  • The Secret Department papers cover the years 1808 to 1813. Subjects addressed in these minutes include: correspondence from other countries and relations with France during the Napoleonic Wars.
  • The Political Department papers cover the years 1807 to 1813. These minutes include correspondence from the Governor-General's agents.
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