The First Englishmen in India

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J. Courtenay Locke
Psychology Press, 2004 - History - 229 pages
First published in 1930. This volume contains letters and narratives of some of the Elizabethans who went to India. Here the beginnings of the British Indian Empire can be seen, arising out of the trading operations of the East India Company.
 

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Contents

Introduction
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Untitled
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Here is set a Letter1 written by the Queens Majesty to Zelabdim Echebar2 King of Cambaia3 and sent by John Newbery In February Anno 1583
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And here a Letter written by her Majesty to the King of China in February 1583
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Here beginneth the Voyage of Master John Eldred to Tripolis2 in Syria by sea and from thence by land and river to Babylon3 and Balsara
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Here is set a Letter of Master John Newbery written from Aleppo to Master Richard Hakluyt4 of Oxford the 28th of May Anno 1583
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And here another Letter of the said Master Newbery written to Master Leonard Poore of London from Aleppo the 29th May 1583
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Here is set a Letter of Master John Eldred to GS3 Written in Bagdet the 14th day of July 1583
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And the second also from Master Newbery to Master John Eldred and William Shales 24th September 15831
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And here a Letter of Master John Eldred and William Shales to GS From Balsara the 6th of November 1583
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And here another of Master John Eldred and William Shales to the foresaid GS Balsara the 22nd January 1584
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Here is continued the Relation of Master John Eldred
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Here beginneth the Voyage of Master Ralph Fitch Merchant of London by the way of Tripolis in Syria to Ormus and so to Goa in the East India to C...
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Here is set a Letter of Master John Newbery to Master Leonard Poore written from Goa 20th January 1584
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And here a Letter written from Goa by Master Ralph Fitch to Master Leonard Poore abovesaid 25th January 1584
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Here is continued the Relation of Master Ralph Fitch
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And here a Letter of Master John Newbery to Master William Hareborne1 Her Majestys Ambassador to the Grand Signior2 at Constantinople commu...
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And here another Letter of Master Newbery to the aforesaid Master Poore of London written from Babylon the 20th July 1583
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And here another of Master Newbery to the foresaid Master William Hareborne Balsara the 15th August 1583
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Here is continued the Relation of Master John Eldred
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Here are set two of those Letters whereof Master Eldred speaketh of which the first from Master Newbery at Ormus to Master John Eldred and Willia...
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Here is set the Report of John Huighen van Linschoten concerning Master Newberys and Master Fitchs imprisonment and of their escape which happ...
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And here continueth the Relation of Master Ralph Fitch
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Here is added to conclude and for more enlightenment a brief Relation of the great magnificence and rich traffic of the Kingdom of Pegu beyond the...
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Notes
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Index
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