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Collection Level Description: Papers of John Briggs

Reference: MSS. Eng. hist. c. 332-40
Title: Papers of John Briggs
Dates of Creation: [c. 1817-35]
Extent: 9 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

John Briggs (1785-1875) was an Indian officer and administrator. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Papers of John Briggs relating to India, including papers relating to Brigg's residency at Satara, 1826-7; copies of papers relating to the sequestration of Mysore, 1831-2; a draft translation, published as History of the rise of the Mahomedan power in India (4 vols., London, 1829); a collection of Hindu legends; and an album of drawings.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library in 1955.

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Further Information

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. 39966-74.

Related Units of Description

See also Draft of John Briggs's translation of the History of the rise of the Mahomedan power in India.

Access Points

Legends, Hindu

Briggs | John | 1785-1875 | General and Indian Administrator

Great Britain | Colonies | India | 19th century

Mysore (India : State)

Satara (India : District)

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