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Archive of John Palmer

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Letter-books and papers of John Palmer, consisting of:
  1. Palmer's 'private' letter-books, containing letters written from Calcutta, 1808-1834, each containing an alphabetical index of addressees at the front
  2. Letter-books (without indexes) containing letters from Palmer, mainly written from Batavia, 1824, 1827-8
  3. 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
  4. Account books containing 'private disbursements' of John Palmer, 1825-1827

Dates

  • 1805-35

Extent

6.25 Linear metres (5 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. lett. c. 67, fols. 1-2].
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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

Abstract

Archive of John Palmer

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).

Custodial History

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.
Title
Catalogue of the archive of John Palmer
Status
Completed
Author
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
Date
EAD version 2019
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom