Papers, 1781-1818.


Hastings, Warren, 1732-1818. Papers, 1781-1818.

Papers, 1781-1818.

Letters of the governor general of India; included are references to relations between the Madras Presidency and Mohammed Ali, Nabob of Arcot and ruler of the Carnatic.

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Hastings, Warren, 1732-1818 (person)

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...