Call, John, Sir, 1732-1801

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Military engineer, Member of Parliament; became blind 1798.

From the description of Autograph note in the third person : to Sir Peter Burrell, 1794 Feb. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270134511

1751 assistant to engineer-general of the East India Company; 1751-1757 sub-engineer at Fort St David, then assistant engineer to the Madras presidency; 1757-1770 chief engineer to the Madras presidency and captain of the engineers corps; 1765 colonel, member of the council at Fort St George; 1771-1772 high sheriff of Cornwall; 1784-1801 Member of Parliament for Callington; 1785 founded the banking firm of Pybus's, Call, Grant & Co; 1791 baronetcy; 1794-1800 treasurer for the board of agriculture

Epithet: politician and military engineer

Title: 1st Baronet

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000755.0x000216

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referencedIn Vol. III. (ff. 528). 1798-1802.includes:f. 1 Charles Hare: Letter to A. Young: 1798. f. 3 Richard Valpy, DD: Letters to A. Young: 1781-1815. f. 5 George Rose, PC; MP: Correspondence with A. Young: 1785-1816. ff. 6, 59, 145, 147, 193, 234, 437, 441..., 1798-1802 British Library
referencedIn Vol. XXXV (ff. 367). Feb.-Dec. 1789.John Reeves, formerly Chief Justice of Newfoundland: Correspondence with the 1st Earl of Liverpool: 1787-1802.John Frederick Sackville, 3rd Duke of Dorset: Correspondence with the 1st Earl of Liverpool: 1786-1794.... British Library
referencedIn Glasse, George Henry, 1761-1809. Correspondence, 1757-1808 (bulk: 1778-1808) Houghton Library
referencedIn Vol. xxxv. Sept.-Oct. 1784.Sir John Hadley D'Oyly, 6th Baronet; of Shottisham: Letters to W. Hastings: 1784-1813.Sweeney Toone, Major: Letters to W. Hastings: 1773-1817.John Caillaud, Brigadier-General: Letters to W. Hastings: 1772-1808.Alexander Dav... British Library
referencedIn HARDWICKE PAPERS. Vol. DLXIX. 1756-May, 1767. 1. "Journal of the proceedings of the land forces commanded by Lieut.-Col. Robert Clive [1st Baron Clive] on the expedition to Bengal," 13 Oct. 1756-25 Mar. 1757, with lists of the troops and of ordnance,..., 1756-1767 British Library
referencedIn CORRESPONDENCE, advertisments, lists of subscriptions, and memoranda of the proceedings of the committee for a monument in St. Paul's to Jolin Howard; 1786-1796. The writers are-Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, Bart., ff. 5,15. Sir John Call, Bart., ff. 7, 17..., 1786-1796 British Library
referencedIn LIVERPOOL PAPERS. Vol. CCCXV (ff. 87). Letters and papers supplementing volumes of special subjects in the series 38397-38462, viz. : 1. East India Company, cf. 38410-38411 ; 1810-1824. f. 1. 2. Slave Trade, cf. 38416 ; 1811-1822. f. 11. 3. Mint and ..., 1810-1824 British Library
referencedIn Sir Robert Palk papers., 1755-1786 British Library
referencedIn Vol. xi. Nov. 1778-Jan. 1779.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, afterwa... British Library
referencedIn Vol. xlii. 1793-April, 1795.John Hollond, Resident at Hyderabad: Letters to W. Hastings: 1780-1818.Samuel Turner, Lieutenant, Commissioner to Thibet: Letters to W. Hastings and others: 1784-1799.Edward Baber, Resident at Moidapore: Letters to W. Hast..., 1793-1795 British Library
creatorOf Call, John, Sir, 1732-1801. Autograph note in the third person : to Sir Peter Burrell, 1794 Feb. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Robert Orme papers., 1745-1780 British Library
referencedIn Vol. XLIII (ff. 397). Apr.-Dec. 1798.Thomas Lack, Secretary to the Committee of the Privy Council for Trade: Letters to the 1st Earl of Liverpool: circ. 1793-1806.includes:ff. 1, 2, 8,53,150, 170, 199, 203, 210, 263, 304 b, 368 John de Blaquière, Li... British 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 Papers of Paul Benfield, East India Company servant, Madras, 1772-1801 British Library
referencedIn Vansittart Collection: papers of George Vansittart (1745-1825), East India Company servant, Bengal 1762-76; factor (1767), junior merchant (1769), and Resident at Midnapore; second (1770) and Chief (1772) in Revenue Council at Patna; member of Counci..., 1763-1824 British Library
referencedIn PALK PAPERS. Vol. II. (ff. 177). Private Correspondence of Robert Palk (afterwards Sir Robert); 26 Jan. 1759-5 May, 1789. The names of the writers, among whom are Warren Hastings and [Samuel Hood, 1st Baron] Hood, will be found in the index. Interspe... British Library
creatorOf `A Narrative of the several transactions of the French in their attack on Fort St George and of the Garrison in the Defence of that place, Anno 1758 and 1759', by (Sir) John Call, (1732-1801), East India Company servant, Madras 1751-70, chiefly empl..., 1758-1759 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. 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. xliii. April, 1795-Dec. 1796David Anderson: Correspondence with W. Hastings: 1778-1817.Sir John Hadley D'Oyly, 6th Baronet; of Shottisham: Letters to W. Hastings: 1784-1813.Samuel Turner, Lieutenant, Commissioner to Thibet: Letters to W. Hasting... British Library
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correspondedWith Glasse, George Henry, 1761-1809 person
associatedWith Gwydir, Peter Burrell, Baron, 1754-1820, person
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Calcutta, India
Chingleput, Madras
Jakarta, Indonesia
Bombay, India
Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
Midnapore, Bengal
Mysore State, India
Devonshire, England
Burdwan, Bengal
Saint Helena, Africa
Madras, India
Liskeard, Cornwall
Madras, India
Arcot State, India
India, Asia
Chandernagore, Bengal
Afghanistan, Asia
Satara, Bombay
Travancore State, India
India, Asia
Tanjore, Madras
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Huntingdonshire, England
Patna, India
Dacca, India
Surat, Bombay
Madras, India
Bengal, India
Aleppo, Syria
Oudh, India
Bombay, India
Murshidabad, Bengal
India, Asia
Isle of Man, England
Manila, Philippines
Derbyshire, England
Dover, Kent
Vellore, Madras
Cheshire, England
Bihar, India
India, Asia
Srirangam, Madras
Wexford, county of, Ireland
Fort St David, India
Kent, England
Switzerland, Europe
Kabul, Afghanistan
Kandahar, Afghanistan
Carnatic Region, India
Madura, Madras
Bhotan, India
Jidda, Saudi Arabia
Tanjore, Madras
Cossimbazar, Bengal
Malabar Coast, Madras
Dinajpur, Bengal
Jamaica, Central America
Anjengo, Travancore, Madras
Delhi, India
Ludlow, Shropshire
Masulipatam, Madras
Plassey, India
Deccan, India
Bengal, India
Scotland, United Kingdom
London, England
Basra, Iraq
Hyderabad State, India
Lancashire, England
Pondicherry, India
Chinsura, Bengal
Hyderabad State, India
Calcutta, India
Liverpool, Lancashire
Madras, India
Bengal, India
Anjouan Island, Comoro Islands, Indian Ocean
Arcot State, India
Jumna River, India
Manchester, Lancashire
China, Asia
Trichinopoly, Madras
Pondicherry, India
Madagascar, Africa
Patna, India
Bihar, India
Masulipatam, Madras
Tanjore, Madras
Carnatic, India
Hooghly Town, Bengal


Birth 1732

Death 1801-03-01




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