A Physical, Political, Commercial, and Historical Geography of the British Empire

A Physical, Political, Commercial, and Historical Geography of the British Empire

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ... the government, law, and local administration. 1772. Warren Hastings was elected the first GovernorGeneral. During his government Benares was added, Salsette Island taken, and Penang, with Wellesley Province, purchased. 1786. Lord Cornwallis: War with Tippoo of Mysore, which ended in the English obtaining possession of a great part of his dominions. 1798. Marquis of Wellesley: Total defeat of Tippoo and the French; Coimbatore and Tanjore districts given up. The victories of Wellesley doubled the British possessions in India. 1813. Marquis of Hastings: Ghoorkas of Nepaul defeated. Kumaon, Ajmere, and Ahmedabad added. 1823. Earl Amherst: Purchase of Singapore. Tenasserim Provinces added. 1835. Lord Auckland: Affgban war. 1842. Lord Ellenlorough: Scinde annexed. 1844. Lord Hardinge: First Sikh war of the Punjaub. 1847. Lord Dalhousie: Punjaub and Oude territories added by the second Sikh war. 1856. Lord Canning: Sepoy revolt; Cawnpore massacre; capture of Delhi; relief of Lucknow. End of Indian mutiny, 1859. 1863. Lord Mayo: Murdered by a Sikh convict in 1872. 1872. Lord Northbrook. BRITISH BUKMAH. Area---80,000 square miles. Population.--2,100,000. Position.--British Burmah is a part of the empire of Indo-China, or Further India. It originally belonged to the Burman Empire. It consists of Arracan, Pegu, Martaban, and the Tenasserim Provinces, lying along the Eastern shores of the Bay of Bengal, between the parallels of Latitude 10 and 23 North of the Equator; Longitude 93 and 99 East of Greenwich. General Remarks.--The same as India. It is often spoken of as a part of India. The country is of great importance, owing to the great quantities of rice and cotton produced there. Chief Towns.--In the province of Arracan: Arracan and Akyab. In the...
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