- 1727-1772 (accumulated [c.1743]-1772). (Creation)
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Extent and medium
70 vols., 4 envelopes/bundles 30 bundles of Persian letters (to be included)Angen ychwanegu financial records.
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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Papers, 1727-1772, deriving from Clive's service in India, primarily official letters, mainly from Clive, 1752-1774, financial records, 1752-1774, and working papers connected with his official duties in the employ of the East India Company, 1727-1772, and especially as governor of Bengal, 1758-1760, 1764-1767.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Arranged into nine groups: official correspondence, 1752-1774, contemporary transcripts of official correspondence, 1763-1764, financial papers, 1752-1774, papers relating to civil matters, 1758-1766, papers relating to military affairs, [1749x1754]-1771, Calcutta government records, 1757-1768, East India Company records, 1752-1772, papers relating to Clive's jagir;1758-1767, and acquired papers, 1727-[c. 1763].
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Conditions governing access
Conditions governing reproduction
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Script of material
Language and script notes
English, Persian, French.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
See series level descriptions.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
See fonds level description.
Some of the papers post-date Clive's service in India, reflecting the creation of papers that he subsequently 'inherited' and the presence of some papers whose textual continuity or relevance extends beyond the period of his service.
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