Adam Matthew Digital announces publication of East India Company – Correspondence: Early Voyages, Formation and Conflict

11 November 2020

Published product

The first of two releases presenting series E of the India Office Records, this collection contains correspondence between the East India Company, the Board of Commissioners for the Affairs of India, the Company’s various settlements, and European houses of agency.

The collection features content spanning the East India Company's origins in the early seventeenth century to its downfall in the wake of an uprising staged by its own troops in the late 1850s.

This is not only a vast collection in terms of size, but also in scope; documents concerning the Company's origins as a trading enterprise which clashed with pirates and its Dutch counterpart are showcased alongside later correspondence concerning the operation of a vast military and fiscal apparatus, an Empire in its own right.”

Matthew Brand, Assistant Editor, Adam Matthew Digital

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