Papers of George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, as governor and president of Fort St. George, Madras
Papers of Lord Macartney as governor and president of Fort St. George, consisting predominantly of correspondence, but also including financial papers and copies of various papers.
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. hist. b. 173].
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MSS. Eng. hist. b. 173-185, c. 66-118, c. 399, d. 142-143
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 10094
Biographical / Historical
George, 1st Earl Macartney (1737-1806) was a diplomat and colonial governor. He was governor and president of Fort St. George, Madras, 1762-1792. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 39564-632.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were given to the Library in 1964.
- Letters from this collection and that held by the British Library are printed in The private correspondence of Lord Macartney...(1781-85), ed. C.C. Davies (Camden Society, 3rd series 77, London, 1950).
- Papers of George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, as governor and president of Fort St. George, Madras
- Emily Tarrant
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