The Private Correspondence Of Lord Macartnry
Offices of the Royal Historical Society, 96 Cheyne Walk, S.W.10.
Governor of madras (1781-85). edited for the royal historical society by c. collin davies, m.a., phd., f.r.hist.s. (camden third series volume lxxvii).
8vo. 6.75 x 8.5 inches. xxiv + 236 pp. Bound in original blue cloth, gilt, boards with blind stamped borders, enclosing, on front board block with Society's monogram. Uncut pages. A little sunning of spine and board edges, but otherwise a fine clean copy. Selected correspondence of George Macartney (Baron 1776, Earl, 1792), Governor of Madras (then known as Fort St. George),1780-85, edited by Collin Cuthbert Davies (1896-1806), Reader in History, University of Oxford. His principal correspondents were Sir John Macpherson, Warren Hastings and Sir Eyre Coote. Macartney (1737-1806) was an Irish peer, diplomat, politician and MP, and colonial administrator, who variously served as Ambassador to Russia and China and as Governor of Grenada and the Cape Colony. He is remembered for his observation at the conclusion of the Seven Years war in 1763 that Britain now controlled ' a vast Empire, on which the sun never sets.'
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