Commonplace books and journal : holographs, [1780-1790].
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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...
Charles Lesley Ames began collecting materials in all bibliographic formats on the British-Indian interaction after a trip to England in 1908. The manuscript portion of his library reflects his interest in official relations between the two cultures and is particularly rich in holdings of the writings of Governors-General and Viceroys, as well an numerous government agencies and the East India Company. From the description of Ames Library manuscript collection, 1627-1978 (bulk 1758-1...