Proceedings at a meeting of the British inhabitants of Fort St. George

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  • Author: British inhabitants of Fort St. George.
  • Title: Proceedings at a meeting of the British inhabitants of Fort St. George, Madras, on Monday, September 19, 1785, in consequence of a summons by the High Sheriff of the said town. With an address to his Majesty, and petitions to both Houses of Parliament, on the subject of Mr. Pitt’s East-India Bill.
  • Published: London : J. Debrett, 1786.

Catalog Record

63 786 P963

Acquired January 2021

Peace in India, or, The conquest of Seringapatnam

description belowTen hand-colored engravings, depicting scenes from the Battle of Seringapatnam, form the border of a writing sheet, one each along the upper and lower edges and four on either side. Illustrations include, at the top, a battle scene; portraits of the British generals, Harris and Stuart; Tippoo Saib discovered among the slain, Tippoo’s sons surrender; A sepoy upon a charge, An Indian soldier; Tippoo Sultan, Tippoo Sultan’s wife; a design with flags, drums, cannons, swords and bugles. The battle scene and the image with the two sons include images of elephants.

 

  • Title: Peace in India, or, The conquest of Seringapatnam [picture].
  • Published: London : Published … by Laurie & Whittle, 53, Fleet Street, 18th Novr. 1799.

Catalog Record 

799.11.18.03+

Acquired December 2020

A letter to the Right Honourable Charles James Fox

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  • Author: Scott, Major (John), 1747-1819, author.
  • Title: A letter to the Right Honourable Charles James Fox, on the extraneous matter contained in Mr. Burke’s speeches, in Westminster-Hall. : To which is added, Mr. Burke’s letter to Mr. Montague, with observations by Major John Scott.
  • Edition: Second edition.
  • Publication: London : Printed for John Stockdale, opposite Burlington House, Piccadilly, MDCCLXXXIX [1789]

Catalog Record

53 H27 Sco425

Acquired April 2020

A second letter from Major Scott to Mr. Fox

description below

A defense of Warren Hastings.

 

  • Author: Scott, Major (John), 1747-1819, author.
  • Title: A second letter from Major Scott to Mr. Fox : containing the final decision of the Governor General and council of Bengal on the charges brought against Rajah Deby Singh.
  • Publication: London : Printed for John Stockdale, opposite Burlington-house, Piccadilly, MDCCLXXXIX [1789]

Catalog Record

53 H27 Sco425b

Acquired April 2020

 

Tippoo Saib’s two sons taking leave of their mother

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Two oval images printed against a patterned background with a stylized floral border. The image on the top shows Tippoo Sahib’s wife, mother of his two sons as she kneels outside a tent on a rug; she embraces her one son as the other son stands behind him. Tipu Sultan stands in the background with a woman servant(?). In the image below, the young boy his handed over by his father (left) to Cornwallis (right) with the British camp in the background. Soldiers flank Cornwallis; the Sultan is attend by two of his men. The title of the top image is engraved in a legend on the left; the legend on the right continues the title of the image on the bottom.

  • Title: Tippoo Saib’s two sons taking leave of their mother [graphic] : previous to their being deliver’d up to Lord Cornwallis as hostages at the termination of the war in the East Indies in 1792 = Tippoo Saib’s two sons delivered up to Lord Cornwallis : as hostages, after he had so gloriously conquered that proud sultan at Seringaptam, the Capital of the Mysore Country, in the East Indies, in 1792.
  • Created: [England or India?] : [s.n.], [not before 1792]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

792.00.00.104++

Acquired July 2013

Tippoo Saib’s two sons taking leave of their mother

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 Before a tent with a throne inside, Tippoo Sahib’s wife, mother of his two sons, kneels on a rug; she embraces her one son as the other son stands behind him. Tipu Sultan stands in the background with a woman servant(?)

  • Title: Tippoo Saib’s two sons taking leave of their mother [graphic] : previous to their being deliver’d up to Lord Cornwallis as hostages at the termination of the war in the East Indies in 1792.
  • Published:[London : Published 12th May 1794, by Laurie & Whittle, 12 May 1794]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

794.05.12.59+

Acquired December 2013