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Collection Level Description: Papers of John Palmer

Reference: MSS. Eng. lett. c. 67-127, d. 105-7; Eng. hist. c. 301-2
Title: Papers of John Palmer
Dates of Creation: 1805-35
Extent: 66 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

John Palmer (1766-1836) of Palmer & Co., India. See N. Tarling, 'The prince of merchants and the Lion City' (Royal Asiastic Society, Journal of the Malaysian Branch, 37 pt. i (1964), 20-40).

Scope and Content

Letter-books and papers of John Palmer, consisting of:

Administrative Information

Custodial History

The papers were owned by Sir Reginald Hobhouse, Bart., a descendant of John Palmer.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library in 1947.

Access Conditions

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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. 40862-927.

Access Points

Palmer | John | 1766-1836 | of Palmer & Co., India

East India Co

Palmer & Co, East Indies merchants


Calcutta (India)

East Indies


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