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Jackson Family Papers

Date range: 1763-1942.

Collection of personal and official papers of Lieutenant Colonel Robert Jackson, his son Major General Alexander Cosby Jackson, their wives and several of their descendants.

In the 18th and 19th centuries many members of the family were employed by the British East India Company and the British Army in India, and much of the collection reflects their military and legal interests in the subcontinent and elsewhere.

The most prominent members of the family were Robert Jackson (1738-1786), who fought at Plassey in 1757 and subsequently held several prestigious posts as an infantry officer in the East India Company, Alexander Cosby Jackson (1773-1827), who served in the Netherlands, Ireland, Egypt and India, and his son Charles Robert Mitchell Jackson (1813-1874), who became a member of the Legislative Council of India in 1859.

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Catalogue available online via ELGAR.


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