Arthur, George, Sir, 1784-1854

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Sir George Arthur was Superintendent of British Honduras from 1815 to 1823; and, as Governor of Van Diemen's Land from 1824 to 1836, is remembered for his system of convict administration and attempts to drive the Aborigines off the island. He subsequently held administrative appointments in Canada and Bombay, and finally returned to England in 1846.

From the description of Papers [manuscript]. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225769021

Lieutenant Governor of Tasmania, 1824-1836.

From the description of Letters [manuscript]. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225756872

Governor of the Indian Presidency of Bombay.

From the description of Papers [manuscript]. 1828-1938. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225827378

1804 entered the army as an ensign, 91st Argyllshire Highlanders; 1805 lieutenant; c 1805-1806 served in the Anglo-Russian invasion of Naples; 1807 served in the Alexandria expedition; 1808 captain; 1809 participated in the Walcheren expedition; 1812 major; 1812 assistant quartermaster-general, Jamaica; 1814-1822 superintendent and commandant of British Honduras; 1824-1836 lieutenant-governor of Van Diemen's Land; 1838-1841 lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada; 1842-1846 governor of Bombay; 1846 made a privy councillor and promoted to major-general; 1848 DCL, University of Oxford; 1853 appointed colonel of the 50th (Queen's Own) Regiment; 1854 lieutenant-general.

Epithet: Lieutenant-General and colonial governor

Title: 1st Baronet

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001219.0x0002a8

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creatorOf Arthur, George, Sir, 1784-1854. Papers re Tasmanian convicts [microform]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Potts, John, Esq. Copies of letters and accounts from 1821-1831 concerning efforts by John Potts Esq. to seek compensation for himself and his sisters for Indian slaves freed in the British settlement of Honduras. Newberry Library
creatorOf Van Diemen's Land. Lieutenant-Governor. Marriage licence. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Vol. XXX (ff. 198). 1842-1849.includes:ff. 1-3b Major-General Charles Waddington, RE: Letter, etc., to Sir C. J. Napier: 1842. f. 3 India: Memorandum rel. to number and dimensions of buildings required for European infantry regt.: 1842. ff. 4, 30 Maj..., 1842-1849 British Library
creatorOf SIR C. J. NAPIER PAPERS. Vol. IX (ff. 137). Letters, etc., from Lt.-Gen. Sir George Arthur, 1st Bart., Governor of Bombay; 1842-1846. Partly copies. Contents: 1. ff. 1-113. Letter from the Government of Bombay enclosing reports, etc., for Napier on h..., 1842-1846 British Library
referencedIn Gates, William, b. 1815?. Ten years in exile : comprising a true and faithful narrative of my illegal arrest, imprisonment, trial, condemnation, and exile without judge, or jury, justice or law, together with eighty-two American citizens: who, with myself were tried at Kingston and London, Upper Canada, for rebellion and transported to Van Dieman's Land in December 1838, also, a minute and graphic description of our eleven months in Upper Canada, and four months of horrible suffering in a transport ship on the ocean: With a strict and impartial history of our cruel and unparalleled treatment during six years of of the most unmitigated cruelty, barbarity, insult, oppression, and abuse on that forlorn and detestable prison island, and concluding with a concise account of my visit to Australia for the purpose of procuring funds to return to my native land, giving an account of the islands and their inhabitants 'Give me libery or give me death" / by William Gates. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Arthur, George, Sir, 1784-1854. Letter : Van Diemen's Land, to the Right Hon. Edward G. Stanley. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Vol. X (ff. 356). Jan.-Mar. 1845.India: Correspondence of successive Presidents of the Board of Control with the Prime Minister.: 1841-1846.includes:ff. 1-355 passim Frederick John Robinson, Viscount Goderich; 1st Earl of Ripon: Correspondence with... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCXXVIII (ff. 322). 2-17 May 1842.includes:ff. 1, 9 Lieutenant-General Sir George Murray, KCB; General 1841; Master-General of the Ordnance: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1824-1846.ff. 3, 5 General Sir Howard Douglas, 3rd Baronet Lord Hi... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCXXIV (ff. 439). 9-21 Mar. 1842.includes:ff. 1, 3 Colonel Marcus Beresford: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1842, 1845. ff. 5-9 Sir Aubrey de Vere De Vere, 2nd Baronet 1818; formerly Hunt; poet: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1815-1842. f... British Library
referencedIn Vol. XII (ff. 354). July-Sept. 1845.India: Correspondence of successive Presidents of the Board of Control with the Prime Minister.: 1841-1846.includes:f. 1 wife of William Frederick, Duke of Gloucester, Mary: Letter to Lord Ripon: 1845.ff. 4-353 ... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCLXXXVI, ff. 481, 1845-14 Jan. 1847.India: Correspondence of successive Presidents of the Board of Control with the Prime Minister.: 1841-1846.includes:f. 3 Edward Law, 2nd Baron and (1844) 1st Earl of Ellenborough: Correspondence with Sir R.... British Library
referencedIn Vol. VIII (ff. 420). July-Oct. 1844.India: Correspondence of successive Presidents of the Board of Control with the Prime Minister.: 1841-1846.Edward Law, 2nd Baron and (1844) 1st Earl of Ellenborough: Correspondence with Lord Ripon: 1841-1846.includ... British Library
referencedIn Papers of 8th Marquess of Tweeddale as Governor of Madras 1842-48, 1842-1848 British Library
referencedIn Vol. XI (ff. 240). Apr.-June 1845.India: Correspondence of successive Presidents of the Board of Control with the Prime Minister.: 1841-1846.includes:ff. 1-228 passim Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Baronet; Prime Minister: Correspondence with Lord Ripon: 181... British Library
creatorOf Burow, Charles J. Charles J. Burow papers, 1838-1839 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Bassett, Marnie, 1889-1980. Papers [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Arthur, George, Sir, 1784-1854. Letters [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Vol. CCCXIV (ff. 437). 4-15 Nov. 1841.includes:f. 1 Sir Frederick James Lamb, 3rd Viscount Melbourne; Baron Beauvale: Letter to Lord Canning: 1841.: Copy. f. 3 Count Moritz Joseph Johann von Dietrichstein,; Prefect of the Imperial Public Library, Vie... British Library
creatorOf Arthur, George, Sir, 1784-1854. Papers [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf British Records Association Collection. Vol. XI (ff. 199). Politicians; 1787-1889, n.d. Alphabetically arranged. Selectively indexed. 1. ff. 1-91. Letters to individuals; 1787-1885, n.d. Includes:-(a) Letters to Sir Francis Freeling, Bart.; 1826-183..., 1787-1889 British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCXCI, ff. 353, 18 May 1841-June 1843 India: Correspondence of successive Governors-General with the Prime Minister: 1841-1848.includes:f. 6 Edward Law, 2nd Baron and (1844) 1st Earl of Ellenborough: Correspondence with Lord Ripon: 1841-1846. f.... British Library
referencedIn Vol. IX (ff. 449). Nov.-Dec. 1844.India: Correspondence of successive Presidents of the Board of Control with the Prime Minister.: 1841-1846.Edward Law, 2nd Baron and (1844) 1st Earl of Ellenborough: Correspondence with Lord Ripon: 1841-1846.includes... British Library
referencedIn Vol. III (ff. 316). Jan.-May 1843.India: Correspondence of successive Presidents of the Board of Control with the Prime Minister.: 1841-1846.includes:ff. 1-315 passim Frederick John Robinson, Viscount Goderich; 1st Earl of Ripon: Correspondence wit... British Library
creatorOf Arthur, George, Sir, 1784-1854. Papers [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Turnbull, Adam. Letters [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn BRUCE PAPERS. Vol. XXXI (ff. 14). Military commissions, etc., of Lt.-Col. Herbert Bruce, of his father, Maj.-Gen. Sir Charles Bruce, K.C.B., and of his brothers, Frederick Forbes and Charles; 1831-1860. Extra large folio. 18-2India: Correspondence an..., 1831-1860 British Library
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associatedWith Bassett, Marnie, 1889-1980. person
correspondedWith Bourke, Richard, Sir, 1777-1855 person
associatedWith Burow, Charles J. person
correspondedWith Derby, Edward George Geoffrey Smith Stanley, Earl of, 1799-1869 person
associatedWith Gates, William, b. 1815? person
associatedWith Napier, Charles James, 1782-1853. person
associatedWith Potts, John, Esq. person
associatedWith Turnbull, Adam. person
associatedWith Van Diemen's Land. Lieutenant-Governor. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Hyderabad, Sind
Brazil, South America
Australia--Tasmania
Naraja, Hyderabad
Avranches, France
Tasmania
Bristol, Gloucestershire
Kalat, Baluchistan
India, Asia
Hyderabad, Sind
Miani, Sind
Carlisle, Cumberland
Kolhapur, India
Travancore State, India
Australia--Tasmania
India, Asia
India, Asia
Afghanistan, Asia
Great Britain
Australia, Australia
Berkshire, England
India, Asia
India--Bombay
India, Asia
Madras, India
India, Asia
India, Asia
India, Asia
Kashmir, India
India, Asia
Glasgow, Scotland
Hill of Knocknarea, Sligo
Panama, Isthmus of, Central America
India, Asia
Malabar, India
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Convicts
Governors
Lieutenant governors
Transportation of convicts
Occupation
Governors
Lieutenant governors
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Birth 1784-06-21

Death 1854-09-19

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