Archive of John Briggs
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
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. hist. c. 332, fols. 1-2].
Full range of shelfmarks:
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.
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. 39966-74.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were given to the Library in 1955.
- 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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- Script of description