Chambers, Robert, Sir, 1737-1803

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1754 admitted to the Middle Temple; 1761 called to the bar; 1762 Vinerian fellow; 1766 Vinerian professor, principal of New Inn Hall; 1768 member of the Literary Club; 1774-1783 judge in Bengal; 1777 knighthood; 1783-1791 acting chief justice of Bengal; 1791-1799 chief justice of Bengal; 1797 president of the Asiatic Society of Bengal

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Title: Knight

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referencedIn Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784. [Unpublished letter from Dr. Johnson to his friend Robert Chambers of India.] Princeton University Library
referencedIn Vol. CCXV (ff. 399). 1780.includes:f. 1 General Sir Eyre Coote, the Governor-General of India: Letter to W. Hastings: 1780.: Copy. ff. 2-19, 130-165 b, 247-356 b Carnatic The, India: Papers rei. to: 1780-1784. ff. 23, 38 General Sir Eyre Coote, the..., 1780 British Library
referencedIn Johnsoniana, 1712-1916 (inclusive), 1773-1836 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Business letters from Sir Robert Chambers (1737-1803), Judge of Supreme Court, Calcutta 1774, Chief Justice 1791-99, and from Frances Lady Chambers (1737-1803), to Messrs Raikes and Company., 1789-1802 British Library
referencedIn East India Company. India and East India Company Papers, 1691-1830 Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn FRANCIS PAPERS. Vol. VIII (ff. 377). Miscellaneous correspondence of Sir Philip Francis and his family; 2 July 1748-3 July 1817. Some of the letters between members of the family are printed by B. Francis and E. Keary, op. cit.includes:f. 1 Mrs El... British Library
referencedIn Arthur Murphy manuscript material : 1 item, 1790 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
referencedIn Correspondence of the Fowke, Benn, Walsh and Maskelyne families, 1751-1819 British Library
referencedIn Donald Hyde and Mary Hyde Eccles Autograph Collection, 1505-1957 (inclusive), 1702-1854 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Sutton Court Collection: papers of Brig-Gen John Carnac (c1716-1800); and of Sir Henry Strachey, 1st Bart (1736-1810), and other members of the Strachey family, 1756-1832 British Library
referencedIn LITERARY correspondence of Bishop Percy with various persons; 1762-1789. The names of the writers will be found in the Index. At f. 72 is the draft of a 1etter from Percy to Lord Dacre, 6 Sept. 1773, and at f. 124 a letter from Sir Robert Chambers to..., 1762-1795 British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCLXXXI (ff. 340). 1772-1780.includes:ff. 1, 15, 33, 37, 61, 101 Edward Watts, of Hanslope Park, son of W Watts, Governor of Bengal: Correspondence with his brother-in-law the 1st Earl of Liverpool: 1769-1799. ff. 3, 7, 13, 19, 21, 27, 31, 114..., 1772-1780 British Library
referencedIn Autograph File, C, 1554-2002. Houghton Library
referencedIn Vol. CCXX (ff. 396). June, 1782-1801.includes:f. 1 Peter Michell, Secretary to the E India Company: Letters to the 1st Earl of Liverpool: 1778-1782. f. 10 China: Papers on British trade with: aft. 1783-1812. ff. 12, 259, 260 Nathaniel Smith, Chairm... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CXXI (ff. 268). 23 July, 1787-31 Jan. 1799.includes:ff. 1, 31, 51, 232 Charles Jenkinson, 1st Earl of Liverpool: Correspondence with Marquis Cornwallis: 1779-1798.: Copies (except the first). ff. 1, 31, 51, 232 Charles Cornwallis, Viscount Brom... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCXI (ff. 340). 28 July, 1776-31 Dec. 1777.includes:f. 1 Sikhs: Account of: 1776. f. 1 Cossim Ali Khan: Account of: 1776. ff. 1, 17, 287 Shah Alam, Emperor of Delhi: Reports on him and his dominions: 1776. ff. 1, 17, 287 Delhi, India: Reports... British Library
referencedIn VOL. VI.-Official and other letters from various persons in India to Sir Elijah Impey, with some few rough drafts of his answers, 1783, viz.-Robert Bathurst (Resident at Patna), ff. 1, 3, 7, 10, 52, 256;-James Augustus Hickey, 17 Jan., f. 5;-William ..., 1783 British Library
creatorOf Doddridge, John, Sir, 1555-1628. His law of nobilitie : circa 1640 / Judge Dodaridge. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Vol. CCXII (fi. 270). Jan. 1778-Jan. 1779.includes:ff. 1, 15, 43, 73, 93, 108, 124, 185, 198, 224, 260 Sir Robert Chambers, Chief Justice of Bengal 1789: Letters to the 1st Earl of liverpool: 1776-1788. ff. 1-12 Nuncomar, Maharajah: Correspondence,... British Library
referencedIn Letters, 1762-1788. Houghton Library
referencedIn Vol. CCXIII (ff. 309). Feb. 1779.includes:ff. 1, 9 Moodhojee Bhonsalah, Rajah of Berar: Correspondence with W. Hastings: 1778-1780.: Transl. f. 9 Warren Hastings, Governor-General of India: Letter to Moodhojee Bhonsolah: 1779.: Copy. ff. 25, 30 Lem... British Library
referencedIn Vol. vii. Dec. 1776-June, 1777.Nathaniel Middleton, Resident at Lucknow: Correspondence with W. Hastings: 1774-1798.William Palmer, Major, afterwards General: Correspondence with W. Hastings: 1777-1816.Sir John Mcpherson, Member of the Council, after... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CXVIII (ff. 233). 21 July, 1779-2 Sept. 1780.Jeffrey Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst: Correspondence with the 1st Earl of Liverpool: 1779-1794.M-Pierrepont, Secretary to the 1st Earl of Liverpool: Letter-books of the same written by: 1775-1783.inclu... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCXIV (ff. 350). Mar.-Dec. 1779.includes:ff. 5-17 passim Alexander Wedderburn, Baron Loughborough; 1st Earl of Rosslyn: Notes in his hand: 1779. ff. 18, 247 General Hector Munro, KB 1779: Instructions for, from Sir E. Coote: 1779.: Copies. ff... British Library
referencedIn Vol. IX, 1777-1828 and undated, ff. 355.Eliza Berkeley, née Frinsham; wife of George Berkeley, the younger, DCL, Prebendary of Canterbury: Correspondence: 1755-1800, n.d.Reverend George Berkeley, D C L, afterwards Prebendary of Canterbury: Correspon..., 1777-1828 British Library
referencedIn Vol. CXX (ff. 183). 10 Nov 1781-31 July, 1787.Jeffrey Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst: Correspondence with the 1st Earl of Liverpool: 1779-1794.includes:f. 1 Montague Cribb, widow of Major R Cribb: Correspondence with the 1st Earl of Liverpool: 1781. f. ... British Library
creatorOf Rosslyn, Alexander Wedderburn, Earl of, 1733-1805. Letter to [Sir Robert Chambers]. [s.l.]. 1777 July 8. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Sir Robert Chambers papers., 1777-1855 British Library
referencedIn Vol. CXIX (ff. 221). 4 Sept. 1780-10 Nov. 1781.Hon Henry Seymour-Conway, Field-Marshal 1793: Correspondence with the 1st Earl of Liverpool: 1767-1795.M-Pierrepont, Secretary to the 1st Earl of Liverpool: Letter-books of the same written by: 1775-178... British Library
referencedIn VOL. I.-Correspondence between the Judges of the Supreme Court of Judicature at Calcutta [viz. Sir E. Impey, Robert Chambers, Stephen Cæsar Le Maistre, and John Hyde], and the Governor-General and Members of the Supreme Council [viz. Warren Hastings,... British Library
referencedIn Vol. XXI (ff. 153). 1785-1805.includes:f. 1 Sir Robert Chambers, Chief Justice of Bengal 1789: Letters to D. Anderson: 1776, 1785.f. 3 John P. Scott, merchant, of Bengal: Letters to D. Anderson: 1774-1785.ff. 5, 66, 75. 92, 99 William Blaine, s..., 1785-1805 British Library
referencedIn Vol. v. 1775.Sir John Mcpherson, Member of the Council, afterwards Governor-General of India: Letters to W. Hastings: 1772-1786.Sir Elijah Impey, Chief Justice of Bengal: Correspondence with W. Hastings: 1775-1808.Thomas Goddard, General: Corresponde..., 1775 British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCXVIII (ff. 377). June 1781-Feb. 1782.includes:ff. 1-19, 23-55 b Presidency of Madras: Consultations of the Council: 1763-1781.: Extracts. ff. 19, 142-150 b Presidency of Madras: Correspondence of the Council with the Court of Directors: 1767-... British Library
referencedIn Samuel Johnson letters, 1731-1784. Houghton Library
referencedIn William Midwinter papers., 1795 British Library
referencedIn Vol. XVI (ff. 177). 1776-1777.includes:f. 1 James Alexander, 1st Earl of Caledon 1800: Letters to D. Anderson: 1772-1781. f. 3 John Bebb, Chairman of the E India Co. 1817: Letters to D. Anderson: 1776-1783. ff. 7, 163 James Lawrell, of the E India ..., 1776-1777 British Library
referencedIn Vol. lxi. Undated. A HaDavid Anderson: Correspondence with W. Hastings: 1778-1817.Sweeney Toone, Major: Letters to W. Hastings: 1773-1817.Edward Baber, Resident at Moidapore: Letters to W. Hastings: 1773-1819.Sir Charles D'Oyly, 7th Baronet; of Shott..., 1758-1838 British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCIX (ff. 325). Jan. 1773-Apr. 1776.includes:ff. 6-33 John Wilkes, MP, Editor of the ' North Briton.': Evidence rel. to Bengal revenues: 1773. f. 35 Peter Michell, Secretary to the E India Company: Order of Court of Directors signed by: 1773. ... British Library
referencedIn Macnabb Collection: papers of successive generations of the Macnabb family who served in India, 1778-1970 British Library
referencedIn Vol. CXVII (ff. 209). 17 July, 1775-21 July, 1779.Jeffrey Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst: Correspondence with the 1st Earl of Liverpool: 1779-1794.M-Pierrepont, Secretary to the 1st Earl of Liverpool: Letter-books of the same written by: 1775-1783.inclu... British Library
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Birth 1737-01-14

Death 1803-05-09

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