Part of Robert Clive Papers
Original 'country correspondence' .The letters cover both Clive's first (1756-1760) and second (1765-1766) governorships of Bengal. In terms of content, a significant proportion is concerned with political and military affairs principally in Bengal, but also across the Mughal Empire more generally. In addition there are numerous references to regional trade and taxation, as well as letters entreating Clive to grant pardons or preferment. Much of this correspondence was translated at the time and then recorded, together with the text of Clive's replies, surviving either in original (CR8/1, 1756-1758) and transcribed letter books (CC2/1-CC4/6, 1758-1760), or else organised as 'minutes'(CR11/1, 1765-1766).