Papers of John Palmer
Letter-books and papers of John Palmer, consisting of:
- Palmer's 'private' letter-books, containing letters written from Calcutta, 1808-1834, each containing an alphabetical index of addressees at the front
- Letter-books (without indexes) containing letters from Palmer, mainly written from Batavia, 1824, 1827-8
- Business correspondence of John Palmer, with some family letters, 1813-1841, newspaper cuttings, 1819-1862, and letters, 1890, concerning John Palmer and the Palmer family
- Account books containing 'private disbursements' of John Palmer, 1825-1827
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. lett. c. 67].
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Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Eng. lett. c. 67-127, d. 105-107; Eng. hist. c. 301-302
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 13306
Biographical / Historical
John Palmer (1766-1836) of Palmer & Co., India. See N. Tarling, 'The prince of merchants and the Lion City' (Royal Asiastic Society, Journal of the Malaysian Branch, 37 pt. i (1964), 20-40).
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. 40862-927.
The papers were owned by Sir Reginald Hobhouse, Bart., a descendant of John Palmer.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were given to the Library in 1947.
- Papers of John Palmer
- Emily Tarrant
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