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Archive of George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, as governor and president of Fort St. George, Madras

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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.

Dates

  • 1762-1790

Extent

2.52 Linear metres (24 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. hist. b. 173, fols. 1-2].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. hist. b. 173-185, c. 66-118, c. 399, d. 142-143

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 10094

Abstract

Archive of George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, as governor and president of Fort St. George, Madras, 1762-1790.

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library in 1964.

Related Materials

See also Additional Papers of George, 1st Earl Macartney, (Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. hist. b. 241-242, c. 1122-1124).

Further letter-books, complementary to this collection, are held by the British Library (Add. MSS. 22415-22464).

Bibliography

  • 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).
Title
Catalogue of the archive of George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, as governor and president of Fort St. George, Madras
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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