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Guide to the Baron Charles Wallace Alexander Napier Ross Cochrane-Baillie Lamington Papers, 1903-1908

Abstract

Member, House of Commons (1886-1890), Governor of Queensland (1895-1901), and of Bombay (1903-1907).

Papers relating to Lord Lamington’s governorship of Bombay, India. Letters and administrative notes concern budget surpluses and recommendations for local use; development of a program for inoculation against the plague; administrative and diplomatic matters in India; the relations between Hindus and Muslims, Europeans and Indians. Correspondents include George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquis Curzon; Gilbert John Murray Kynynmond Elliot, Earl of Minto; Sir Shahu Chhatrapati, Maharaja of Kolhapur; Horatio Herbert Kitchener, Earl of Kitchener; and John Morley, Viscount Morley. Includes two letter books containing regular and detailed dispatches from the governor to the Marquis Curzon, the Governor-general of India, and Lord Minto, the Viceroy. Handwritten indices to the letter books refer to various persons and topics such as administration, agriculture, the army, commerce, the courts, education, public finance, industry, journalism, public health, social life and customs, the British protectorate of Aden, and transportation, especially railroads.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Lamington, Charles Wallace Alexander Napier Ross Cochrane-Baillie, Baron, 1860-1940
Title
Baron Charles Wallace Alexander Napier Ross Cochrane-Baillie Lamington papers, 1903-1908
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, 55 Items
Location
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Collection Overview

Papers relating to Lord Lamington’s governorship of Bombay, India (1903-1907). Letters and administrative notes concern budget surpluses and recommendations for local use; development of a program for inoculation against the plague; administrative and diplomatic matters in India; the relations between Hindus and Muslims, Europeans and Indians. Correspondents include George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquis Curzon; Gilbert John Murray Kynynmond Elliot, Earl of Minto; Sir Shahu Chhatrapati, Maharaja of Kolhapur; Horatio Herbert Kitchener, Earl of Kitchener; and John Morley, Viscount Morley. Includes two letter books: the first volume contains 165 regular and detailed dispatches from the governor to the Marquis Curzon, the Governor-general of India, and Lord Minto, the Viceroy; the second volume contains copies of 22 letters to various individuals from 1906-1907. Handwritten indices to the letter books refer to various persons and topics such as administration, agriculture, the army, commerce, the courts, education, public finance, industry, journalism, public health, social life and customs, the British protectorate of Aden, and transportation, especially railroads.

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Contents of the Collection

Loose correspondence and administrative notes and papers, 1903-1908 and undated
(52 items)
Box 1
Letter books, 1903-1907
(2 volumes and 1 index)
Volume F:6666-6668

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Baron Charles Wallace Alexander Napier Ross Cochrane-Baillie Lamington Papers, 1904-1907 [microform]. Papers relating to Lord Lamington, Governor of Bombay from 1904-1907; letters of Gilbert John Elliot Murray Kynynmound, 4th earl of Minto; Arthur Oliver Villiers Russell, 2nd Baron Ampthill, and Sir Arthur Lawley. Reproduction of the originals in the India Office Library (MSS. Eur. B. 159). (Perkins Library, Duke University)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Baron Charles Wallace Alexander Napier Ross Cochrane-Baillie Lamington Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Baron Charles Wallace Alexander Napier Ross Cochrane-Baillie Lamington Papers were acquired by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 1960.

Processing Information

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Encoded by Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, December 2008

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