John Briggs (1785-1875) was an Indian officer and administrator. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
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.
The papers were given to the Library in 1955.Access Conditions
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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.
Briggs | John | 1785-1875 | General and Indian Administrator
Great Britain | Colonies | India | 19th century
Mysore (India : State)
Satara (India : District)