Thomas Munro Papers
Date range: 1765-1883
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Papers of Sir Thomas Munro (1761-1827), who held various posts in the colonial administration of India, served as brigadier-general during the third Anglo-Maratha War (1817–18) and was appointed Governor of Madras in 1819.
The collection includes 19 autograph letters by Munro, for the most part to John Sullivan of the India Board in London. It also incorporates printed documents related to Indian affairs of the time, several memoranda, copy letters and extracts, and an autograph note by Lord Roberts concerning Sullivan's son.
Munro's letters give detailed accounts of the problems of administration and revenue collection in India and display an intimate knowledge of the country, but they also include detailed descriptions of Munro's military activities in the third Anglo-Maratha War. The majority of items are dated between 1814 and 1826.
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