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A Catalogue of the Library of the Hon. East-India Company in Two Volumes. New York, N. Y.: Burt Franklin, 1969.

*"Adventures of Naufragus, written by himself. 8vo.pp. 225. Smith and Elder, Cornhill." Gentleman's Magazine 97. 1 1827.343-344.

*A Late Resident of India [William Campbell?]. "British Support of Idolatry in India." Scottish Congregational Magazine. 3: 1837. pp. 292-298.

Arbuthnot, A. J., ed. Selections from the Minutes and Other Official Writings of Sir Thomas Munro. 2 vols. London:  , 1881. 

*["ART. I. Papers Respecting the E. I. Company's Charter"]. The Quarterly Review, 8, no. 16 (December, 1812): 239- 286. 

*Asiatic Journal and Monthly Register for British India and its Dependencies. Volumes I-X, XIII-XVII, XXIII-XXVI, XXVIII-XXIX. London: Printed for Kingsbury, Parbury, and Allen, 1816-1820, 1822-1824, 1827-1828.

*Asiatic Journal and Monthly Register for British and Foreign India, China, and Australasia  New Series. Volume I. London: Parbury, Allen and Co., 1830. 

Auber, Peter. An Analysis of the Constitution of the East India Company, and of the Laws Passed by Parliament for the Government of their Affairs, at Home and Abroad. To which is Prefixed a Brief History of the Company, and of the Rise and Progress of British Power in India.  London: Kingsbury, Parbury and Allen, 1826.

*Author of the Original "Inquiry." A Further Inquiry into the Expediency of Applying the Principles of Colonial Policy to the Government of India; and of Effecting an Essential Change in its Landed Tenures, and in the Character of its Inhabitants. London: J. M. Richardson, 23, Cornhill, 1828.

*Balachandran, G. John Bullion's Empire: Britain's Gold Problem and India between the Wars. Richmond: Curzon Press, 1996.

*Barber, Noel.  The Black Hole of Calcutta: a Reconstruction.  Pleasantville: The Akadine Press, 2000.

Barker, Joseph E. "Arthur Wellesley's Career in India." M. A. thesis, Leeds University, 2000.

Barrow, Ian J. Making History, Drawing Territory: British Mapping in India, c. 1756-1905. New York: Oxford University Press. 2003.

*Bayly, C. A. Empire and Information: Intelligence Gathering and Social Communication in India 1780-1870. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Bearce, G. D. British Attitudes Toward India, 1784-1858. New York: Oxford University Press, 1961; reprinted Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1982.

*Bechtold, Brigitte H. and Donna Cooper Graves, eds.  Killing Infants: Studies in the Worldwide Practice of Infanticide.  Lewiston-Queensland-Lampeter: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2006.

This book's cover features "Infanticide at the Ganges River, India," an image held in the Center for Study of the Life and Work of William Carey, D.D. (1761-1834).

-Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

Bengal Regulations and Acts, Volumes I and II. London:     , 1793-1834, 1854.

*Bengal Sporting Magazine, Conducted by J. H. Stocqueler, Esq. Editor of the Englishman. Vol. XVII. Calcutta: Printed for the Proprietor by R. Rodrigues, 1841.

*Bengal, Also, Fort St George and Bombay Papers, Presented to the House of Commons, Pursuant to their Orders of the 7th of May last, From the East India Company, Relative to the Marhatta War in 1803. Printed by Order of the House of Commons, 5th and 22nd June, 1804. [London: House of Commons], 1804.

Bhattacharyya-Panda, Mrs. Nandini. "The English East India Company and Hindu Laws of Property in Bengal, 1765-1801: Appropriation and Invention of Tradition." D.Phil. thesis, Oxford University, 1996.

Bowyer, T. H. "Philip Francis and the Government of Bengal: Parliament and Personality in the Frustration of an Ambition," Parliamentary History 18 (1999): 1-22.

Brimnes, Niels. "European Authority and Caste Disputes in S. India, 1650-1850: British and Danish Perspectives." Ph. D. thesis, Cambridge University, 1996.

Bristow, James. A Narrative of the Sufferings of James Bristow...during Ten Years Captivity. Calcutta: Printed at the Honorable Company's Press, 1792.

Brodie, George. History of the British Empire.    1822.

*Brooke, Jonathan. "Preachers, Policy, and Pragmatism: East India Company Administration and the 'Missions Question' in Bengal, 1806-1807." M. A. thesis, University of New Orleans, 2003.

*Bryce, James. A Sketch of the State of British India, With a View of Pointing Out the Best Means of Civilizing its Inhabitants, and Diffusing the Knowledge of Christianity Throughout the Eastern World: Being the Substance of an essay on These Subjects, To Which the University of Aberdeen adjudged Dr Buchanan's Prize. By the Rev. James Bryce, Strachan. Edinburgh: Printed by George Ramsay & Co. and Sold by Archibald Constable & Co. Edinburgh; Constable, Hunter, Park & Hunter, London; and Alexander Brown, Aberdeen, 1810.

Buchanan, Claudius. The College of Fort William in Bengal. London: T. Cadell, 1805.

Burke, Edmund.  A Vindication of Natural Society.  1756.

*___________. Mr. Burke's Speech on the 1st December 1783, Upon the Question for the Speaker's Leaving the Chair, in Order for the House to Resolve Itself into a Committee on Mr. Fox's East India Bill. Dublin: Printed for L. White, No. 86 Dame-Street, 1784.

*___________. Mr. Burkes's Speech, on the Motion Made for Papers Relative to the Directions for Charging the Nabob of Arcot's Private Debts to Europeans, on the Revenues of the Carnatic. February 28th 1785. With an Appendix Containing Several Documents. Dublin: Printed by P. Byrne, no. 108, Grafton-Street , 1785.

*_______________. Articles of Charge of High Crimes and Misdemeanors: Against Warren Hastings, esq. Late Governor General of Bengal. Presented to the House of Commons... by the Right Hon. Edmund Burke. London: Printed for J. Debrett, 1786.  

*__________. Two Letters Addressed to a Member of the Present Parliament, on the Proposals for Peace with the Regicide Directory of France. By the Right Hon. Edmund Burke.  London: Printed for F. and C. Rivington, St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1796.

*Burton, Captain Sir Richard F.  Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah.  2 vols.  Edited by Isabel Burton.  Memorial Edition, 1893.  Facsimile reprint ed., New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1964.

The Center gratefully acknowledges Dr. Mark Nicovich for this gift.

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

Cain, P. J. and A. G. Hopkins. British Imperialism: Innovation and Expansion 1688-1914 New York: Longman, 1993.

*Cannadine, David. Ornamentalism: How the British Saw Their Empire. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.

*Cannon, Richard. Historical Records of the British Army Comprising the History of Every Regiment in Her Majesty's Service. [Historical Record of the 17th Lancers] London: Printed by Authority, 1837.

Carson, Penelope. "An Imperial Dilemma: The Propagation of Christianity in Early Colonial India," Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 18, no. 2 (May, 1990): 169-190.

Chakravarty, Gautam. The Indian Mutiny and the British Imagination. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

*Chambers, W. and Sir William Jones. Asiatic Miscellany, Consisting of Translations, Imitations, Fugitive Pieces, Original Productions, and Extracts from Curious Publications. By W. Chambers and Sir W. Jones , Judges of the Supreme Court of Judicature, at Fort William in Bengal, and Other Literary Gentlemen, Now Resident in India. Calcutta, Printed. London: Re-Printed for J. Murray, No. 32, Fleet-street, 1792. 

*Chancey, Karen. "The Star in the East: The Controversy over Christian Missions to India, 1805-1813," The Historian 60, no. 3 (1998): 507-522.

Chatterjee, Indrani. "Slavery and Household in Bengal, 1770-1880." Ph. D. thesis, University of London, 1996.

*Cohn, Bernard S. Colonialism and Its Forms of Knowledge: The British in India. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1996.

*College of Fort William in Bengal. London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, Strand; by W. Bulmer and Co. Cleveland-Row, St. James's, 1805.

*Combe, William [with Thomas Rowlandson]. The Grand Master; or, Adventures of Qui Hi? in Hindostan. London, Printed by T. Tegg, 1816.

This volume contains many satirical plates. The plate following p. 124 lampoons missionaries.

--Myron C. Noonkester

*Conder, Josiah. The Modern Traveller. A Description, Geographical, Historical, and Topographical, of the Various Countries of the Globe. In Thirty Volumes. 7-10 [India, Volumes 1-4]. London: James Duncan, Paternoster Row, 1830.

*[Cook] "Chronicle. July 10th, 1784." The Annual Register, or a View of the History, Politics, and Literature, for the Years 1784 and 1785. London: Printed for J. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall, 1787. p. 196.

Notes that a medal has been struck to commemorate Captain Cook's memory. Six are struck in gold and distributed to royalty, Mrs. Cook, the British Museum and the Royal Society.  250 in silver distributed to members of the Royal Society, Lords of the Admiralty and "a few other distinguished persons."

--Myron C. Noonkester

*Copies of the Several Testimonials Transmitted from Bengal by the Governor General and Council, Relative to Warren Hastings, Esq. Late Governor General of Bengal.  London: Printed for John Stockdale, Opposite Burlington-House, Piccadilly, 1789.

*Cox, Jeffrey.   Imperial Fault Lines: Christianity and Colonial Power in India, 1818-1940.  Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2002.

*______________.  "Were Victorian Nonconformists the Worst Imperialists of All?"  Victorian Studies, 46/2 (Winter 2004):243-255 [electronic edition]

*Crawford, M. MacDermot. The Wife of Lafayette. London: Eveleigh Nash, Fawside House, 1908.

Crawfurd, John. History of the Indian Archipelago. 3 vols. Edinburgh, 1820.

*Curtis, P. D. Cross Cultural Trade in World History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984.

*Cutts, Elmer H. "The Background of Macaulay's Minute," American Historical Review 58 (1953): 841-843.

Dallas, George. The India Guide; or, Journal of a Voyage to the East Indies in 1780.

*Dalrymple, William.  The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company.  New York, London, Oxford, New Delhi, Sydney: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019.

Davies, A. Mervyn. The Life and Times of Warren Hastings, Maker of British India. London: I. Nicholson and Watson, 1935; reprinted Delhi: Gian Publishing House, 1988.

East India Company. A Letter to the Proprietors. [Calcutta, ca. 1772].

________________. Regulations for the Administration of Justice in the Courts of Mofussil Dewannee Adaulut. Calcutta: at the Hon'ble Company's Press, 1781.

*_______________. Papers Relating to East India Company's Charter &c. VIZ: Copies of the CORRESPONDENCE that has taken place between the PRESIDENT of the Commissioners for the Affairs of India and teh CHAIRMAN and DEPUTY CHAIRMAN of the Court of Directors of The East India Company;-together with the MINUTES of the Court of Directors of the said Company;-respecting the Renewal of their EXCLUSIVE PRIVILEGES:-As laid before the Proprietors of East India Stock at their General Court, on the 25th of March 1812. [London]: Ordered by the House of Commons to be Printed, 14 April 1812: and to be Reprinted, 12 March 1813.

*_______________. Minutes of Evidence Taken before the Right Honourable the House of Lords, in the Lords Committees, Appointed to Take into Consideration So Much of the Speech of His Royal Highness the Prince Regent as Relates to the Charter of the East India Company, and to the Providing Effectually for the Future Government of the Provinces of India; and to Report to the House; and to whom were Referred the Petition of the United Company of Merchants of England Trading to the East-Indies , Respecting their Charter; and also the Several Petitions Presented Against and in Favour of the Renewal of the Said Charter. London: Printed by Order of the Court of Directors for the Information of the Proprietors, by E. Cox and Son, Great Queen Street, Lincoln's-Inn-Fields, 1813.

*_______________. Papers Relating to East India Affairs. Mutiny at Vellore.-- Christians in Malabar.-- Roman Catholic Chapel.-- Temple of Juggernaut; and Tax on Pilgrims. Missionaries in Bengal.-- Interior Government.-- Company's Investment. [London]: Ordered by the House of Commons to be Printed, 12 May 1813.

*_______________. Papers Relating to East India Affairs: Viz. Copy of a Minute of the Governor-General, Relative to the College of Fort William, Dated the 18th August 1800;--Together With, Copies of the Regulation for the Establishment of that College, Dated the 10th of July 1800; and of the Statutes of the College of Fort William. [London]: Ordered by the House of Commons to be Printed, 12 June 1813.

*_______________. Sess. 1812-13. A Bill [As Amended by the Committee] For Continuing in the East India Company, for a Further Term, the Possession of the British  Territories in India, Together with Certain Exclusive Privileges; for Establishing Further Regulations for the Government of the Said Territories, and the Better Administration of Justice within the Same; and or Regulating the Trade to, and from, the Places within the Limits of the Said Company's Charter. [London]: Order, by the House of Commons to be Printed, 28 June 1813.

*_______________. 5 [2 on dorse]July 1813. A Bill [As Amended on the SECOND Re-Commitment] For Continuing in the East India Company, for a Further Term, the Possession of the British  Territories in India, Together with Certain Exclusive Privileges; for Establishing Further Regulations for the Government of the Said Territories, and the Better Administration of Justice within the Same; and or Regulating the Trade to, and from, the Places within the Limits of the Said Company's Charter. [London]: Order, by the House of Commons to be Printed, 5 July 1813.

Editors of Time-Life Books. What Life was Like in the Jewel in the Crown: British India AD 1600-1905. Alexandria, Va.: Time-Life Books, 1999.

The colors of British India are on display here. Prominent among them are the lavish inheritance of the Moghul emperors who preceded the British; the scarlet and white of British Governors-general; and the colored and colorful ways of wealthy nabobs, made rich on chicanery and Indian trade. Nevertheless, much of the story emerges in black and white, in the power of treaties and agreements. The photographs of Victorians compiled here are in keeping with that starkness; they seem as staid, posed and languid as the Empire had become. Carey figures prominently. This volume reproduces the Robert Home portrait (with pundit) (p. 125) and a painting of a missionary expounding Christian doctrine (pp. 124-125). Comments on Carey are shrewd but ambivalent. Carey and his colleagues, it seems, insulted "Hindu culture," a charge that conflates the interests of East India Company-men, multi-culturalists, and Hindu nationalists and therefore simplifies a complex subject.  However rarely suttee, child-sacrifice, and opium-consumers swinging on hooks actually occurred, such spectacles can hardly have provoked indifference from Baptist missionaries who were exiles of a sort from their own culture. There seems to be a concession, understandable in books of this nature, to a bland tolerance and goodwill for all. That consideration renders it all the more ironic that this volume has been published by a latter-day outgrowth of the Henry Luce publishing empire, whose founder believed that the task of twentieth-century America was to Christianize China.

-Myron C. Noonkester

*Elberling, F. E.  Description of Serampore, its Population, Revenues, and Administration under the Danish Government.  Serampore: 23 October 1845.  In No. 169, dated from Burdwan, the 14th July 1874.  From C[harles]. T[homas]. Buckland, Esq., Commissioner of the Burdwan Division.  To The Officiating Secretary to the Government of Bengal, General Department [electronic edition].

On Serampore and its institutions, as written in 1845, when the British took control from the Danes.

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

*Elberling, F. E.  A Treatise on Inheritance, Gift, Will, Sale and Mortgage; with an Introduction on the Laws of the Bengal Presidency.  Madras: For J. Higginbotham, at The Asylum Press by William Thomas, 1856.  Reprinted from the Serampore Edition of 1844 [electronic edition].

Embree, Ainslie Thomas. Charles Grant and British Rule in India. London: G. Allen, 1962.

*Ferguson, Niall. Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power. New York: Basic Books, 2003.

Ferguson notes that the East India Company's policy of restricting mission efforts forced missionaries to dwell at the "small Danish enclave at Serampore (137)."

--Myron C. Noonkester

*Finn, Margot and Kate Smith, eds.  The East India Company at Home, 1757-1857.  London: UCL Press, 2018.

*Fisher, Thomas, "The British Empire in India." in Gentleman's Magazine. 103:2 (1833): 3-8.

Fort William College. Primitae Orientales. Volume 1. Calcutta: Fort William College, 1802.

________________. Volume 2. Calcutta: Fort William College, 1803.

________________. Volume 3. Calcutta: Fort William College, 1804.

Francklin, William. Military Memoirs of G. Thomas. Compiled and Arranged from Mr. Thomas's Original Documents. Calcutta: , 1803.

*Frazer, Robert W. British India. Freeport, N.Y.: Books for Libraries Press, 1896, reprinted 1972.

Furber, Holden. The Private Record of An Indian Governor-Generalship. The Correspondence of Sir John Shore, Governor-General with Henry Dundas, President of the Board of Control, 1793-1798. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1933.

____________. John Company at Work: A Study of European Expansion in India in the Late Eighteenth Century. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1948, 1951.

Gallagher, J. A. The Decline, Revival and Fall of the British Empire. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982.

Gardner, Brian. The East India Company. New York: McCall Publishing, 1971.

*Glover, Gareth.  The Two Battles of Copenhagen 1801 and 1807: Britain and Denmark in the Napoleonic Wars.  Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England: Pen & Sword Military, 2018.

*Goodrich, S. G. A History of All Nations, from the Earliest Periods to the Present Time; or, Universal History: in which the History of Every Nation, Ancient and Modern, is Separately Given. Illustrated by 70 Stylographic Maps, and 700 Engravings. Revised Edition, Brought Down to the Latest Period, by S. G. Goodrich, Author of "Parley's Cabinet Library," Parley's Tales," Recollections of a Lifetime," &. &. 2 vols. Auburn`, N. Y.: The Auburn Publishing Company, E. G. Storke, Publishing Agent, 1859.

*Grant, Robert. The Expediency Maintained of Continuing the System by which the Trade and Government of India are Now Regulated. London: Printed for Black, Parry and Co., Booksellers to the Hon. East-India Company, Leadenhall Street, and J. Hatchard, Piccadilly, 1813.

*Great Britain, House of Commons. Fourth Report from the Select Committee on the Affairs of the East India Company. Reports , &c. (East India Company.) Session 7 January --- 30 July, 1812. Vol. VI . With Appendices. [London: House of Commons], 1812.

Guha, Ranajit. A Rule of Property for Bengal: An Essay on the Idea of Permanent Settlement. Paris: Mouton, 1963.

*Hall, Catherine.  Civilising Subjects: Metropole And Colony In The English Imagination, 1830-1867.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002.

Halliwell, William A. C. "British Relations with the Marathas under the Wellesley Regime." Ph.D. thesis, Southampton University, 2000.

*Halstead, John P. The Second British Empire: Trade, Philanthropy, and Good Government, 1820-1890. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1983.

*Hamilton, Elizabeth. Translation of the Letters of a Hindoo Rajah; Written Previous to, and During the Period of His Residence in England. To Which is Prefixed, a Preliminary Dissertation on the History, Religion, and Manners, of the Hindoos. By Elizabeth Hamilton, Author of Letters on the Elementary Principles of Education, Cottagers of Glenburnie, &c. &c. Fifth Edition. 2 vols. London: Printed for John Walker; Wilkie and Robinson; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown; R. Scholey; A. K. Newman, and Co.; and J. Johnson and Co., 1811

Hamilton, Walter. East-India Gazeteer. 2 vols. 2nd ed., London:    , 1828.

Harlow, V. T. The Founding of the Second British Empire, 1763-1793. 2 vols., London: Longmans, 1952-1964.

*Harvey, G. E.  History of Burma: From the Earliest Times to 10 March 1824 The Beginning of the English Conquest.  Preface by Sir Richard Carnac Temple.  London, 1925.  Reprint, New Delhi and Madras: Asian Educational Services, 2000.

Donated by Dr. Jameela Lares, Professor of English, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA.

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

Hazewell, Charles Creighton. "British India." The Atlantic Monthly. 1 (1857): 85-93.

"Hindoo Mode of Life. Extract of a Letter from Mrs. Leslie to Her Parents in England." Christian Register  4: 14.  April 9, 1825. p. 56.

Refers to conditions in girls' schools in Serampore.

-Myron C. Noonkester

*Hess, W. Robert.  "The Religious Policy of the British East India Company, 1806-1843."  Ph.D. dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, 1964.  [electronic edition]

*Hints for an Answer to the Letter of the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the East-India Company, to the Right. Hon. Robert Dundas, Dated 13th January, 1809.  London: J. J. Stockdale, 1812 [electronic edition].

*Historical Record of the Seventeenth Regiment of Light Dragoons; - Lancers: Containing an Account of the Formation of the Regiment in 1759, and of its Subsequent Services to 1841. Illustrated with Plates. London: John W. Parker, West Strand, 1841.

Hunter, William. The Thackerays in India and Some Calcutta Graves. London: Henry Frowde, 1897.

*Hutton, W. H.  The Marquess Wellesley and the Development of the Company into the Supreme Power in India.  Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1909.

In a discussion about Wellesley's desire for the establishment of the College at Fort William, Hutton remarks: "To support this opinion there was the somewhat ludicrous example of Sir William Jones, renowned throughout Europe as an Orientalist, who was quite unintelligible at Calcutta to any native in any Eastern tongue" (p. 121).

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

*James, Lawrence. The Illustrated Rise and Fall of the British Empire.  Abridged by Helen Lownie. New York, New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999.

*_____________. Raj: The Making and Unmaking of British India. New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 1997.

*Jennings, W. Ivor. Constitutional Law of the British Empire. Holmes Beach: Gaunt, 1998.

*Johnson, Daniel. Sketches of Indian Field Sports: With Observations on the Animals: Also An Account of Some of the Customs of the Inhabitants: With a Description of the Art of Catching Serpents, As Practised by the Conjoors, and Their Method of Curing Themselves When Bitten: With Remarks on Hydrophobia and Rabid Animals. By Daniel Johnson, Formerly Surgeon in the East India Company's Service on the Bengal Establishment. Second Edition: To Which is Added an Account of Hunting the Wild Boar, as Followed by Europeans in Bengal and its Dependances. London: Published for the Author, by Robert Jennings, 2 Poultry, 1827.

*Joyce, James. Ulysses. New York: Modern Library, 1992.

"Condole with her. Your terrible loss. I hope you'll soon follow him. For Hindu widows only. She would marry another (p. 100)."

--Myron C. Noonkester

Judd, Dennis. The British Raj. Avon: Wayland Pub., 1972.

Kerr, R. H. A Letter Addressed to the Right Honorable Lord W. C. Bentinck, Governor in Council. [Madras?]: s. n., 1807.

________. Report of the Senior Chaplain of Fort St. George, to the Right Honorable Lord William Bentinck, Governor of Madras, on the State of the Christians inhabiting the Kingdoms of Cochin and Travancore. [Egmore, Madras]: Printed at the Males Asylum, 1807. 

Kitchen, Martin. The British Empire and Commonwealth: A Short History. New York: St. Martin’s, 1996.

Kulkarni, V. B. British Dominion in India and After. Chowpatty: Bombay-7: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 1964.

Kulkarni credits Carey with upstaging "the Orientalists" by constructing an educational institution on western principles at Serampore. Serampore's example, in turn, prompted "the home and the Indian Governments" to opt "openly" for "New Learning," embracing the dissemination of European scientific and literary practices among the people of India (p. 81). Kulkarni adopts an unconventional perspective regarding the controversy over Christian missions in India. He does not treat advocates of Christianity in India as a monolith. He distinguishes instead between the "amazing display of superstition" afforded by those such as the Anglican Chaplain Claudius Buchanan and "true Christians" like William Carey. Kulkarni decries "semi-literate men, never too far from the flesh-pots and the gaming table, [who] spoke and wrote errant nonsense about Indian religions, claiming sanction and immunity for their vapourings on the sole ground that they wore the livery of the Church." "Scurrilous" attacks on Hinduism, by contrast, were, according to Kulkarni, repugnant to Carey, who wondered "Is this the doctrine of our faith?" Carey also reportedly insisted that he had affiliated with "the sect that believes that a just God will condemn no being without individual guilt." (p. 93) One wonders how far Kulkarni has been led into the vale of sectarian polemic. At any rate, Baptists, who were often considered at the time to be shrill and injudicious, appear, on his reading, as better friends of India than do their Anglican counterparts.

-Myron C. Noonkester

*Lanman, Charles Rockwell.  "India and the West with a Plea for Team-Work Among Scholars."  Journal of the American Oriental Society  40 (1920):225-47 [electronic edition].

*Lewis, Sir George.  Speech of Sir George Lewis on the Introduction of The Bill for the Better Government of India.  In the House of Commons, on Friday, February 12, 1858.  London: James Ridgway, 1858.

*Llewellyn-Jones, Rosie. A Fatal Friendship. the Nawabs, the British and the City of Lucknow. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1985.

Logan, John. A Review of the Principal Charges Against Warren Hastings, Esquire, Late Governor General of Bengal London:   , 1788.

*Lyall, Alfred. Warren Hastings. Freeport, New York: Books for Libraries Press. 1970.

Macaulay, Thomas Babington. "Warren Hastings," Edinburgh Review, 74. 1841. pp. 160-225.

*Malcolm, Howard. Travels in South-Eastern Asia, Embracing Hindustan, Malaya, Siam, and China; with Notices of Numerous Missionary Stations, and a Full Account of the Burman Empire; with Dissertations, Tables, etc. in Two Volumes. Third Edition. Boston: Gould, Kendall, and Lincoln. Sold by Booksellers Generally Throughout the United States, 1839.

Marshall, P. J. The Impeachment of Warren Hastings. Oxford, 1965.

___________. Problems of Empire: Britain and India, 1757-1813. London: George Allen and Unwin, Ltd., 1968.

___________. "Introduction" to The British Discovery of Hinduism in the Eighteenth Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1970. pp. 1-44.

____________. East India Fortunes: The British in Bengal in the Eighteenth Century. Oxford; Clarendon Press, 1976.

*___________. "The English in Asia to 1700" in The Origins of Empire: British Overseas Enterprise to the Close of the Seventeenth Century. ed. Nicholas Canny.Volume I: The Oxford History of the British Empire. ed. William Roger Louis. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. pp. 264-285.

*Marshman, John Clark. Memoirs of Major-General Sir Henry Havelock, K. C. B. London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1860.

Martin, R. M., ed. Despatches, Minutes and Correspondence of Marquis Richard Colley Wellesley during his Administration in India, 5 vols. London:   , 1836-7.

*Masani, Rustom Pestonji. Britain in India: An Account of British Rule in the Indian Subcontinent. [London]: Oxford University Press, 1960.

Maurice, Thomas. An Epistle to the Right Honorable Charles James Fox.

McEldowney, Philip F.  "Pindari Society and the Establishment of British Paramountcy in India."  M.A. Thesis, University of Wisconsin, 1966.

Memoir of the Most Noble Francis Marquis of Hastings, K. G. and G. C. B. Governor-General and Commander in Chief in India, etc. London: John Hatchard and Son, London, UK, 1819.

*Mill, James. The History of British India by James Mill, esq. in Three Volumes. London: Printed for Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, Paternoster Row, 1817.

Misra, B. B. The Central Administration of the East India Company, 1773-1834. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1959.

Misra recounts the transition from the administration of Governor-general Wellesley to that of Governor-general Minto. After initial reluctance, Wellesley treated the aspirations of the Serampore missionaries with mild favor. Wellesley employed William Carey as professor of Bengali and Sanskrit at Fort William College, where eight versions of the Bible were translated and where "upwards of one hundred Brahmin scholars engaged in a comparative investigation of western and oriental literature and philosophy." Carey also used his influence to obtain a declaration of Sunday as a "day of public prayer," with races and "other festivities" prohibited by magistrates and commanding officers (p. 48). Minto’s arrival complicated missionary fortunes. Minto’s differences with the Serampore missionaries stemmed "from three main sources" as Misra adduces the case from manuscript sources of the India Office at the British Library. First was fear of repetition of the Vellore mutiny of 1806 when Indian soldiers rioted.  The soldiers, who killed approximately 200 Europeans, were angered by new uniform regulations that coincidentally banned caste marks and ear-rings, suggesting a  conspiracy to convert the soldiers to Christianity. Second, Minto understood administration of the diverse religious practices of India to involve toleration and an eschewing of any exercise of religious authority. Third, Minto viewed the actions of the missionaries in their preaching and printing to be "inflammatory" and "offensive" in tone. A government order, accordingly, prohibited preaching in native languages at the Presidency.  Meanwhile, a government letter of September 8, 1808 demanded that the Serampore press be removed to Calcutta, a demand nullified only when the missionaries insisted that the press was their livelihood.

Misra contends that Minto’s government did not seek to prevent propagation of Christianity, for Minto himself contributed the sum of 10,000 rupees to the project of Bible translation. Rather, Minto intended to check the excesses of the missionaries, particularly their "scurrilous abuse of the Hindu and Muslim scriptures." (pp. 49-50)

-Myron C. Noonkester

*Moon, Penderel. The British Conquest and Dominion of India. London: Gerald Duckworth and Company, Ltd., 1989.

*Mukherjee, Sipra. Indian Administration of Lord William Bentinck. Calcutta: K. P. Bagchi and Company, 1994.

*Murray, Hugh, James Wilson, R. K. Greville, Professor Jameson, Whitelaw Ainslie, William Rhind, Professor Wallace, Captain Clarence Dalrymple. Historical and Descriptive Account of British India, from the Most Remote Period to the Present Time. 3 vols., Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd; London, Simpkin and Marshall, 1832.

*Niranjana, Tejaswini.  "Translation, Colonialism and Rise of English."  In Rethinking English: Essays in Literature, Language, History.  Edited by Svavi Joshi.  Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1994.  Pp. 124-145 (electronic edition).

*Nolan, E. H.  The History of the British Empire in India and the East.  Vols. I-V, VII.  London: James S. Virtue, 1857-1859.

This eight volume work also appeared in two volumes under the title, The Illustrated History of the British Empire in India and the East, from the Earliest Times to the Suppression of the Sepoy Mutiny in 1859.  The collection contains numerous steel engravings and maps.

-Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

*" Obituary. The Marquess of Hastings, K. G." The Gentleman's Magazine. 97:1. 1827. 85-90.

*"Obituary. SIr John Malcolm, G. C. B." The Gentleman's Magazine. 103:2. 1833. 81-84.

*Ogborn, Miles.  The Freedom of Speech: Talk and Slavery in the Anglo-Caribbean World.  Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2019.

*Olsen, James S. and Robert Shadle, eds. Historical Dictionary of the British Empire (A-J). Westport: Greenwood Press, 1996.

*Olwell, Robert A. and James M. Vaughn, eds.  Envisioning Empire: The New British World from 1763 to 1773.  London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020.

*"On the Patronage of Idolatry by the British Authorities in India. (From the London Congregational Magazine)." Scottish Congregational Magazine 3: 1837. pp. 234-241.

Osborn, Jeremy R. "India, Parliament and the Press under George III: A Study of English Attitudes towards the East India Company and Empire in the Late 18th and Early 19th Centuries." D.Phil. thesis, Oxford University, 1999.

*Papers Relating to East India Affairs: viz. Hindoo Widows, and Voluntary Immolations. Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be Printed, 10 July 1821. London: House of Commons, 1821.

Parkinson, C. N. Trade in the Eastern Seas 1793 to 1813. Cambridge: , 1937.

Philips, C. H. The East India Company, 1784-1833. Cambridge: The University Press, 1937; 2nd ed., Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1961.

*Pickering, John.  "Address at the First Annual Meeting."  Journal of the American Oriental Society, 1/1 (1843):1-78 [electronic edition].

*Pool, Rev. John J. Scenes and Stories from the Land of Idols. London: Ward, Lock, & Bowden, Ltd., Warwick House, Salisbury Square, E. C. New York and Melbourne, 1894.

Raffles, T. S. A Discourse Delivered on the 11th September 1815. [Singapore]:  , 1815.

*Raj, Kapil.  "Colonial Encounters and the Forging of New Knowledge and National Identities: Great Britain and India, 1760-1850."  Osiris, 2nd Series, vol. 15, Nature and Empire: Science and the Colonial Enterprise (2000):119-134 [electronic edition].

*Rangarajan, Padma.  Imperial Babel: Translation, Exoticism, and the Long Nineteenth Century.  New York: Fordham University Press, 2014.

This book features a Carey Center engraving on the book jacket.

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

Raza, Rosemary A. "British Women Writers on India between the mid 18th Century and 1857." D. Phil. thesis, Oxford University, 1998.

*Reports with Proceedings and Appendix of the Committee Appointed by Government to Enquire into the State of the River Hooghly. Calcutta: Thos. Jones, Calcutta Gazette Office, 1854.

The Center's copy contains a series of hand-colored maps of the Hooghly, teh Ganges and various tributaries.

-Myron C. Noonkester

*Rennell, James. A Bengal Atlas: Containing Maps of the Theatre of War and Commerce on that Side of Hindoostan. Compiled from the Original Surveys ; and Published by Order of the Honourable Court of Directors for the Affairs of the East India Company. By James Rennell, Late Major of Engineers, and Surveyor General in Bengal. M DCC LXXX. [London?]: 1780.  

*Review of the Affairs of India, from the Year 1798, to the Year 1806; Comprehending a Summary Account of the Principal Transactions during that Eventful Period. London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, Strand, 1807.

*Riddick, John F. Who was Who in British India. Westport, Connecticut, Greenwood Press, 1998.

*Rudd, Andrew. "review of Gautam Chakravarty, The Indian Mutiny and the British Imagination." Times Literary Suppplement, no. 5320, March 18 2005: 29.

*Roy, Tirthankar. Traditional Industry in the Economy of Colonial India. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

*Sanyal, Usha. Devotional Islam and Politics in British India: Ahmad Riza Khan Barelwi and his Movement, 1870-1920. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996.

*Scott, Jonathan.  How the Old World Ended: The Anglo-Dutch-American Revolution, 1500-1800.  New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2019.

*Sen, Sailendra Nath. Anglo-Maratha Relations 1785-1796. Volume Two. Bombay: Popular Prakashan, 1974 [reprinted 1994].

*Seth, Suman.  Difference and Disease: Medicine, Race, and the Eighteenth-Century British Empire.  In Global Health Histories.  Edited by Sanjoy Bhattacharya.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.

*Seymour, William. A Journal of the Southern Expedition, 1780-1783. Papers of the Historical Society of Delaware, Volume XV. Wilmington: The Historical Society of Delaware, 1896.

*[Sherer, J. M.]. Sketches of India: Written by an Officer for Fire-side Travellers at-Home. Second Edition, with Additions. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, Paternoster Row, 1824.

"Marching in India, if the weather be fine, is both pleasant and healthful (97)."

--Myron C. Noonkester

*Silberman, Neil Asher.  Digging for God and Country: Exploration, Archeology, and the Secret Struggle for the Holy Land 1799-1917.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982.

The Center gratefully acknowledges Dr. Mark Nicovich for this gift.

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

Sinha, Arvind. The Politics of Trade: Anglo-French Commerce on the Coromandel Coast 1763-1793. New Delhi; Manohar, 2002.

*Sivasundarum, Sujit. "Trading Knowledge; The East India Company's Elephants in India and Britain." Historical Journal. 48. 1 (2005): 27-63.

*"Sketches of British India." The Hive; or, Weekly Register of Remarkable Events in Domestic Occurence, Literature, the Arts and Manufactures, the Drama, Public Exhibitions, Life and Manners. Vol. I. No. XIII. [189]-204.

*Sketches of India; or, Observations Descriptive of the Scenery, etc. in Bengal: Written in India in the Years 1811, 12, 13, 14; Together with Notes on the Cape of Good Hope, and St. Helena, Written at those Places, in Feb., March, and April, 1815. London: Printed for Black, Parbury, and Allen, Booksellers to the Hon. East-India Company, Leadenhall Street, 1816.

This volume provides an account of Chamberlain's missionary activities (pp. 83ff.).

--Myron C. Noonkester

*Sketch of the Debate in the House of Commons, on Passing the Bill for the Continuation of the Charter of the East India Company, May 25th, 1793. London: PRinted for J. Debrett, Piccadilly; and J. Sewell, Cornhill, [1793].

*Smith, Lewis Ferdinand. The Tale of the Four Durwesh, Translated from the Ordoo Tongue of Meer Ummun of Dhailee. By Lewis Ferdinand Smith. Late Secretary to his Majesty's Embassy of the Court of Persia. With Notes by the Translator Illustrative of the Manners, Customs, and Ideas of the Natives of India. Calcutta: Printed for the Proprietor by L. Mendes, at the Oriental Lithographic and Typographic Press, No. 1, Zig-Zag Lane, Cossitollah [1813].

*Smith, George. Twelve Indian Statesmen. London: John Murray, 1898.

*Spry, Henry. Modern India; With Illustrations of the Resources and Capabilities of Hindustan. By Henry H. Spry, M.D., F. G. S., M. R. A. S., Bengal Medical Staff, etc. etc. in Two Volumes. London: Whittaker and Co., Ave Maria Lane, 1837.

Stokes, Eric T. "Bureaucracy and Ideology: Britain and India in the Nineteenth Century," Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 5th Series, XXX (1980): .

__________. The English Utilitarians and India. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959.

*Strachey, John. Hastings and the Rohilla War. By Sir John Strachey, G. C. S. I. Oxford: at the Clarendon Press, 1892.

*Strong, Rowan. Anglicanism and the British Empire c. 1700-1850. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. Reprinted 2012.

*Substance of the Speech of Lord Grenville on the Motion Made by the Marquess Wellesley in the House of Lords, On Friday , the 9th of April, 1813, for the Production of Certain Papers on Indian Affairs. London: Printed by C. H. Reynell, n. d.

Sutherland, Lucy. The East India Company in Eighteenth-century Politics. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1952.

Taylor, Miles. "Joseph Hume and the Reformation of India, 1819-1833." in Glenn Burgess and Matthew Festenstein, eds., English Radicalism, 1550-1850. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. 285-308.

*Tennant, William. Indian Recreations; Consisting Chiefly of Strictures on the Domestic and Rural Economy of the Mahomedans and Hindoos. The Second Edition, Enlarged and Corrected. 2 vols. London: Printed by C. Stewart, Edinburgh, for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, London, and John Anderson, Edinburgh, 1804.

*____________. Thoughts on the Effects of the British Government on the State of India: Accompanied with Hints Concerning the Means of Conveying Civil and Religious Instruction to the Natives of that Country. By the Rev, William Tennant, L.L.D. Late Chaplain to his Majesty's Troops in Bengal. Edinburgh: Printed at the University Press, for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, London; and Peter Hill, and J. Anderson, Edinburgh, 1807.

Thorner, Daniel. Investment in Empire: British Railway and Steam Shipping Enterprise in India 1825-1849. Philadelphia, PA: University Pennsylvania Press, 1950.

*Thornton, A. P. The Imperial Idea and its Enemies: A Study in British Power. London: Macmillan, 1959.

*Thornton, Edward.  India, Its State and Prospects. By Edward Thornton, Esq. London: Parbury, Allen and Co., Leadenhall Street, 1835.

On p. 173 Thornton reports that "The excellent and exemplary Baptist Missionaries have done much to advance the interests both of religion and learning, but the number of labourers is as yet inadequate to the promised harvest."

--Myron C. Noonkester

___________. A Gazetteer of Territories under the Government of the East-India Company, and of the Native States. London: Wm. H. Allen & Co., 1857.

*Tripathi, Amales. Trade and Finance in the Bengal Presidency, 1793-1833.  Bombay, Calcutta, Madras: Orient Longmans, 1956.

*Tucker, Henry St. George. Memorials of Indian Government; Being a Selection from the Papers of Henry St. George Tucker, Late Director of the East India Company. John William Kaye, ed. London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty, 1853.

*Welch, Stuart Cary. Room for Wonder: Indian Painting during the British Period, 1760-1880. New York: The American Federation of Arts, Distributed by Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 1978.

*Wellesley, Marquess Richard Colley. Notes Relative to the Late Transactions in the Mahratta Empire. Fort William, 15th Dec. 1803. Illustrated with Five Military Plans. London: Printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly, 1804.

*____________. History of the All the Events and Transactions Which Have Taken Place in India: Containing the Negotiations of the British Government, Relative to the Glorious Success of the Late War. Addressed to the Honorable Secret Committee of the Honorable Court of Directors of the East India Company, By His Excellency the Most Noble the Marquis of Wellesley, Governor-General Of India, &c. &c. &c. London: Printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly, 1805. 

*____________. The Substance of the Speech of the Marquis Wellesley, on the 31st January, 1812, in the House of Lords, on the Motion of Earl Fitzwilliam, Respecting the Present State of Ireland. London: Printed by G. Sidney, Northumberland Street, Strand. Published for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster Row; Booker and Faulder, and Deconchy, Bond Street; Ridgway and Stockdale, Piccadilly; Stockdale, Jun. and Budd, Pall Mall, 1812.

*____________. The Despatches, Minutes, and Correspondence of the Marquess Welllesley, K. G. During his Administration in India, 5 vols., ed. Montgomery Martin. London: John Murray, 1836-1837.

*Wheeler, James Talboys. India under British Rule from the Foundation of the East India Company. London: Macmillan and Co., 1886.

*White, Lieutenant A. Considerations on the State of British India: Embracing the Subjects of Colonization; Missionaries; the State of the Press; the Nepaul and Mahrattah Wars; the Civil Government; and Indian Army. Edinburgh: Printed for Bell and Bradfute, 1822.

The Center's copy is from the library at Fasque, seat of the Gladstone family.  It is inscribed " To John Gladstone Esq. MP with the Author's respectful compliments."

--Myron C. Noonkester

*Wild, Anthony.  The East India Company: Trade and Conquest from 1600. New York: Lyons Press, 2000.

*Wilkes, John.  The Speech of Mr. Wilkes on Mr. Fox's East-India Bill, with his Speech to Mr. Pitt, at Grocer's-Hall, and Mr. Pitt's Answer. London: Printed for G. Kearsley, 1784. 

Wright, Harold R. C.  East Indian Economic Problems in the Age of Cornwallis and Raffles.  London: Luzac, 1961.

*Yang, Anand A.  Crime and Punishment in British India. Tucson, Arizona: University of Arizona Press, 1985.

*Young, Brian. "'The Lust of Empire and Religious Hate': Christianity, History, and India, 1790-1820."  In History, Religion, and Culture: British Intellectual History, 1750-1950. Edited by Stefan Collini, Richard Whatmore, and Brian Young. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.  Pp. 91-111 [electronic edition].

*[Young, Gavin]. Reflections on the Present State of British India.  London: Hunt, Chance and Co., 1829.

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