Diary of William Hedges, Esq. (Afterwards Sir William Hedges), During His Agency in Bengal, as Well as on His Voyage Out and Return Overland (1681-1687)

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Cambridge University Press, Apr 22, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 316 pages
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The publications of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made available edited (and sometimes translated) early accounts of exploration. The first series, which ran from 1847 to 1899, consists of 100 books containing published or previously unpublished works by authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and covering voyages to the New World, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. Three volumes, published in 1887, are devoted to the diary of William Hedges (1632-1701) who in 1681 became the first Agent of the East India Company at its new base in Bengal. The first volume contains a transcription of the diary itself; Volume 2 contains a collection of documents relevant to Hedges' time in India; and Volume 3 is a documentary history of Thomas Pitt, grandfather of Pitt the Elder and Governor of Fort St George, who appears frequently in Hedges' diary.
 

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Contents

Prefatory Note to Vol Ill p
11
appearance in India 1676 ii Letters and allusions bearing on his history
xiv
seqq Definitive proof of their identity and the Governors own confession
xxiv
of interloping xxviiiix
xxviii
in Parliament for Salisbury and for Old Sarum xxx The Courts tentatives
xxxiii
Pitt the Governors cousin as their President on the Coast of Coromandel
xxxix
seqq Curious tone of the Governors private letters to John Pitt
xlvii
of arms with John Pitt about S Woolston lxxiiv T Pitt is continued
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model of it sent home 1701 cxxvi the Diamond itself sent home in charge
cxxxii
exGovernor cxxxiivi Popes allusion in Sir Balaam cxxxv has been
cxlv
correspondence on the subject cliiv He eventually resigns without joining
cliv
cate his character clvii His wife clviii Their offspring ib Table
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EARLY HISTORY Ol THE COMPANYS SETTLEMENT
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wold announcing a Firman conceding trade in Bengal 1631 Step towards
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and Bengal clxvii Stewarts account of the action of Surgeon Boughton
clxxxiii
Boughtons mission to the Court of Shah Jalian 161 5 clxxxii Boughton
clxxxvii

with the deceased Ixxxvi Will of John Pitt lxxxviixc and that of his widow
xc
Eohert and Pitts dissatisfaction xcii xciv xcvii Pitts remarks on
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mismanagement and T Pitts action in the matter ciii seqq Disturbances
cxviii
great reputation
cxxiv
Hugli B cci seqq The English Pilot and its editions from 1675 to 1761
cci
Hoogly Point ccviix
ccix
Index to Vols II and III pp ccxxicclx
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