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Additional papers of George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney

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Miscellaneous additional papers of George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney (1737-1806) relating to his governorship of Fort St. George, Madras (India), 1781-6, and his embassy to China, 1792-4, together with a few earlier and later papers.

Dates

  • 1757-99

Extent

0.85 Linear metres (5 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. hist. b. 241, fols. 1-2].
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MSS. Eng. hist. b. 241-242, c. 1122-1124

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15796, 15802

Overview

Additional papers of George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney (1737-1806) relating to his governorship of Fort St. George, Madras (India), 1781-6, and his embassy to China, 1792-4

Biographical / Historical

George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney (1737-1806) was a diplomat and colonial governor. He was governor and president of Fort St. George, Madras, 1781-6. He was sent as an ambassador to China, 1792-4. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

MSS. Eng. hist. b. 241 c. 1122-1123 were bought, Sotheby's, 23 July 1979, lot 67. MSS. Eng. hist. b. 242, c. 1124 were bought (with an incomplete Modī syllabary, c.1850, now [pr. bk.] Mar. gen. 86), Sotheby's, 21 July 1980, lot 117.

Related Materials

The main group of papers of George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, as governor and president of Fort St. George, Madras, are MSS. Eng. hist. b. 173-85, c. 66-118, c. 399, d. 142-3. These are described in 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
Title
Catalogue of additional papers of George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, 1757-99
Status
Completed
Date
2002
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Conversion to EAD supported by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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