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Ames Library manuscript collection, 1627-1978

Author: Charles Lesley Ames
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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A collection of letterbooks, correspondence, diaries, journals, albums (of photographs, lithographs, watercolor paintings, newspaper clippings), ships logs, reports and maps about the British experience in India, Ceylon, Burma, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nepal. Highlights of the collection include official and personal correspondence of Warren Hastings (including 100 letters to Nathaniel Halhed), the papers of Lord  Read more...
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Named Person: Warren Hastings; Henry Dundas; Richard Wellesley Wellesley, Marquess; Robert Clive Clive, Baron; Charles Cornwallis Cornwallis, Marquis; W H Sleeman, Sir; Hector Bolitho; Lionel James
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Lesley Ames
OCLC Number: 62731119
Description: 12.5 linear feet (bound mss.) 7.5 linear feet (18 Hollinger boxes)

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A collection of letterbooks, correspondence, diaries, journals, albums (of photographs, lithographs, watercolor paintings, newspaper clippings), ships logs, reports and maps about the British experience in India, Ceylon, Burma, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nepal. Highlights of the collection include official and personal correspondence of Warren Hastings (including 100 letters to Nathaniel Halhed), the papers of Lord Clive, correspondence betwen Lords Wellesley and Melville (including secret and confidential correspondence in cipher), letterbooks of Admiral Cornwallis to the Admiralty and to the captains under his command, a profusely illustrated signal book serving as a compendium of communication protocol at sea, correspondence of W.H. Sleeman, papers of Hector Bolitho largely centered around his Jinnah book, a collection of the writings and miscellaneous papers of Lionel James, a collection of reports and original maps relating to the Burma-China Boundary Commission, a collection relating to the history of Ceylon during the period of its conquest by Great Britain from the Dutch, and diaries, correspondence and reports relating to the Mutiny.

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