Douglas Mark Peers papers. 1984
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Hastings was the first governor general of British India. He began in 1750 as a clerk at the East India Company. In 1761, he was appointed to the Calcutta Council, and in 1769, was made a member of the Madras Council. In 1771, he became governor of Bengal, and in 1774, governor general of India. In 1784, he resigned and returned to England, where he was charged with high crimes and misdemenears. He was impeached in 1787 but, after a long trial, was acquitted in 1795. He was made a privy councilo...
British general. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) in third person : Ghiretti, to Sir Philip Francis, 1780 May 14 and Aug. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270532717 General and Commander-in-Chief in the Madras Presidency, 1759-1762 and 1769-1770. Commander-in-Chief in India 1777-1783. From the description of Papers, 1755-[1783?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122373935 1744-1746 ensign in the 27th foot; 1748-1749 corne...