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Archive of John Briggs


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Papers of John Briggs relating to India, including papers relating to Brigg's residency at Satara, 1826-1827; copies of papers relating to the sequestration of Mysore, 1831-1832; a draft translation, published as History of the rise of the Mahomedan power in India (4 vols., London, 1829); a collection of Hindu legends; and an album of drawings.


  • Creation: c. 1817-1835


0.99 Linear metres (9 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. hist. c. 332, fols. 1-2].

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MSS. Eng. hist. c. 332-340

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 8447


Archive of John Briggs, c. 1817-1835

Biographical / Historical

John Briggs (1785-1875) was an Indian officer and administrator. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library in 1955.

Related Materials

See also Draft of John Briggs's translation of the History of the rise of the Mahomedan power in India, (Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. hist. c. 1035-1036).

Catalogue of the archive of John Briggs, c. 1817-1835
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
EAD version 2019
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom