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|Title||Correspondence and papers sent to Henry Dundas on the Madras Government, Tanjore and Arcot debts and dynastic disputes in the royal house, 1786-1801.|
|Description||Correspondence and papers, 1786-1801, sent by William Ross, a former Madras civil servant, Sir George Ramsay, Bart., of Bamff, and Lieutenant (later Major-General) William Blackburne, to Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville.The correspondence, which includes extensive memoranda and minutes, deals in considerable detail with the policies of the East India Company's Madras government towards the Raja of Tanjore, the question of the Tanjore and Arcot debts, and dynastic disputes in the royal house. The letters and papers from Ross, Sir George Ramsay, and Blackburne, were arranged separately by a clerk, and bound into a single volume; within the three groups the order is largely chronological. An original letter, with translation, of the Raja of Tanjore to Dundas, is included in the Blackburne correspondence.|
|Theme(s)||The East India Company: Government and Administration c. 1750-1857|
|Notes||Bought, Sotheby's, 14 November, 1955, lot 1085. [Originally sold in the Melville sale at Sotheby's, 23 February, 1927, lot 711.]|
|Library||National Library of Scotland|
|Copyright||National Library of Scotland|