Copies of letters from Mrs. Hastings; letter book, 1787 May 10-1792 April.
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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...
The former Baroness von Imhoff, whom Hastings married in 1777. From the description of Copies of letters from Mrs. Hastings; letter book, 1787 May 10-1792 April. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122525057 ...