Ames Library manuscript collection, 1627-1978 (bulk 1758-1955).

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Ames, Charles Lesley. Ames Library manuscript collection, 1627-1978 (bulk 1758-1955).

Ames Library manuscript collection, 1627-1978 (bulk 1758-1955).

A collection of letterbooks, correspondence, diaries, journals, albums (of photographs, lithographs, watercolor paintings, newspaper clippings), ships logs, reports and maps about the British experience in India, Ceylon, Burma, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nepal. Highlights of the collection include official and personal correspondence of Warren Hastings (including 100 letters to Nathaniel Halhed), the papers of Lord Clive, correspondence betwen Lords Wellesley and Melville (including secret and confidential correspondence in cipher), letterbooks of Admiral Cornwallis to the Admiralty and to the captains under his command, a profusely illustrated signal book serving as a compendium of communication protocol at sea, correspondence of W.H. Sleeman, papers of Hector Bolitho largely centered around his Jinnah book, a collection of the writings and miscellaneous papers of Lionel James, a collection of reports and original maps relating to the Burma-China Boundary Commission, a collection relating to the history of Ceylon during the period of its conquest by Great Britain from the Dutch, and diaries, correspondence and reports relating to the Mutiny.

12.5 linear feet (bound mss.)7.5 linear feet (18 Hollinger boxes)

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Hastings, Warren, 1732-1818

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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...

Wellesley, Richard Wellesley, Marquess, 1760-1842

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Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, Marquis, 1738-1805

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Ames, Charles Lesley

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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...

East India Company

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The East India Company (formally called the Governor and Company of Merchants of London Trading into the East Indies (1600-1708) and the United Company of Merchants of England Trading to the East Indies (1708-1873)), was an English company formed for the exploitation of the spice trade in East and Southeast Asia and India. It was incorporated by Royal Charter in December 1600. From the guide to the East India Company, 1647, 1647, (Senate House Library, University of London) ...

James, Lionel, 1871-1955

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Clive, Robert Clive, baron, 1725-1774

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Governor of Bengal, 1758-1760; 1764-1767. From the description of Letters , 1757-1758. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86126330 1744-1746 writer, East India Company; 1746 accountant's office, East India Company; 1746 ensign, army of the East India Company; 1749 lieutenant; 1751 captain; 1954-1755 Member of Parliament for the borough of Mitchell; 1756 Govenor of Fort Saint David; 1758-1760 Govenor of Bengal; 1761-1765 Member of Parliament for Shrewsbury; 1765-1767...

Sleeman, W. H. (William Henry), Sir, 1788-1856

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Epithet: Major-General; KCB British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001130.0x000306 Major-general and Indian administrator. Went to India in 1809. General superintendent for the suppression of thuggi, 1835 and and in 1839 commissioner for the suppression of thuggi and dacoity. Resident at Gwalior, 1843-49, and at Lucknow 1849-1856. From the description of Letters, 1849 Sept. 6- 1851 May 1 (bulk 1851 Apr.-Ma...

Dundas, Henry, 1742-1811

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Henry Dundas, the first Viscount Melville (1742-1811), statesman, was the father of Robert Saunders Dundas, the second Viscount Melville (1771-1851), also a statesman. Henry Dundas was educated at Edinburgh High School and University, before becoming solicitor-general for Scotland in 1766. He was M.P. for Midlothian 1774-1790, except for a few months in 1782, when he sat for Newtown, Isle of Wight. He was lord advocate 1775-1783, lord rector of Glasgow University 1781-1783, privy councillor, and...

Bolitho, Hector, 1897-1974

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