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Correspondence of Charles, First Marquis Cornwallis

Author: Charles Cornwallis Cornwallis, Marquis; Charles Ross
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011. ©2011
Series: Cambridge library collection.; Cambridge library collection., History.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Charles Cornwallis, first Marquis Cornwallis (1738-1805), was an influential colonial governor, appointed Governor General of India in 1786 and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in 1797. These volumes,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Personal correspondence
Sources
Correspondence
Named Person: Charles Cornwallis Cornwallis, Marquis; Charles Cornwallis Cornwallis, Marquis
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Cornwallis Cornwallis, Marquis; Charles Ross
ISBN: 9781108028226 1108028225 9781108028233 1108028233 9781108028240 1108028241
OCLC Number: 707967498
Notes: Includes index (volume 3).
"This edition first published 1859"--Title page verso.
"These fascinating volumes, first published in 1858, contain personal letters and official dispatches written by Cornwallis during his long career. These letters vividly describe the historical and political context of events in which Cornwallis participated, and succinctly illustrate his character and personal motivations. These volumes are reissued from the second edition of 1859"--Back cover.
Description: 3 volumes : maps, portrait, genealogical table ; 22 cm.
Contents: Preface to the first edition; Preface to the second edition; 1. The Cornwallis family; 2. America; 3. Siege of Charlestown; 4. Difficulties in moving the army; 5. Refusal of the Americans to exchange Lord Cornwallis; 6. Resignation of Constableship of the Tower; 7. Mr. Pitt's offer of the Governor-Generalship declined by Lord Cornwallis; 8. India; 9. Corruption among Company's servants; 10. Financial arrangements; 11. Lord Cornwallis intends to return to England; 12. Tippoo attacks the Raja of Travancore; Appendix.
Series Title: Cambridge library collection.; Cambridge library collection., History.
Responsibility: edited by Charles Ross.

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