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Collection Level Description: Papers Relating to Madras

Reference: MSS. Eng. hist. b. 225-7
Title: Papers Relating to Madras
Dates of Creation: 1788-99
Extent: 3 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: East India Company

Language of Material: English

Scope and Content

Copies of reports and papers concerning attempted reforms of the government and finances of the Madras Presidency in 1798-1800, probably copied for Thomas Cockburn, one of the committee of reform.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were bequeathed by B.H. Baden-Powell (d. 1901) to the Indian Institute, and transferred to the Library in 1975.

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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. 39680-2.

Access Points

Cockburn | Thomas | fl 1788-1800 | of the East India Company

East India Co

Great Britain | Colonies | India | Administration | 18th century

Madras (India)

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