George, 1st Earl Macartney (1737-1806) was a diplomat and colonial governor. He was governor and president of Fort St. George, Madras, 1762-92. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Papers of Lord Macartney as governor and president of Fort St. George, consisting predominantly of correspondence, but also including financial papers and copies of various papers.
The papers were given to the Library in 1964.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. 39564-632.Related Units of Description
See also Additional Papers of George, 1st Earl Macartney (MSS. Eng. hist. b. 241-2, c. 1122-4).
Further letter-books, complementary to this collection, are held by the British Library (Add. MSS. 22415-22464).Publication Note
Letters from this collection and that held by the British Library are printed in The private correspondence of Lord Macartney...(1781-85), ed. C.C. Davies (Camden Society, 3rd series 77, London, 1950).
Macartney | George | 1737-1806 | Earl Macartney
Great Britain | Colonies | India | 18th century