The Despatches, Minutes, and Correspondence of the Marquess Wellesley, K. G., during his Administration in India

The Despatches, Minutes, and Correspondence of the Marquess Wellesley, K. G., during his Administration in India

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Richard, Marquess Wellesley (1760-1842) became one of the most controversial politicians of his generation during his time as Governor-General of Bengal (1798-1805). Although this period saw him achieve territorial gains and military victories in India - including the defeat of Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore - the financial cost was considered too high. The East India Company Court of Directors in London disagreed with many of the changes he made, and Wellesley was forced to return to England. This five volume collection of papers, edited by the political activist and historian Robert Montgomery Martin (1800-1868), was published in 1836-1837 and documents Wellesley's period of office in India. Volume 1 (1836) contains correspondence between Wellesley and Indian rulers including the Nawob of Arcot and Tipu Sultan during the run-up to war, as well as letters to Britain's war secretary and army officials from 1797 to 1800.show more

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  • Paperback | 742 pages
  • 119.38 x 215.9 x 48.26mm | 952.54g
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2 b/w illus. 1 map
  • 1108171834
  • 9781108171830

Table of contents

Introduction; Despatches, 1797-1800; Appendix.show more