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Collection Level Description: Draft of John Briggs's translation of the History of the rise of the Mahomedan power in India

Reference: MSS. Eng. hist. c. 1035-6
Title: Draft of John Briggs's translation of the History of the rise of the Mahomedan power in India
Dates of Creation: 19th cent.
Extent: 2 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

Draft of part of John Briggs's translation of the History of the rise of the Mahomedan power in India (4 vols., London, 1829).

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The draft was given by Blackwell's in c. 1965 and transferred from the Indian Institute in 1975.

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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. 40059-60.

Related Units of Description

See also Papers of John Briggs (MSS. Eng. hist. c. 332-40).

Access Points

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

India | History


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