Guide to the Papers of Alexander Dalrymple

MS 43

National Library of Australia

Table of Contents

  1. Collection Summary
  2. Introduction
    1. Conditions Governing Access
    2. Conditions Governing Use
    3. Preferred Citation
  3. Biographical Note
  4. Item Descriptions
    1. Item 1. Dalrymple to Lord ?, 17 July 1784
    2. Item 2. Dalrymple to Henry Dundas, 23 July 1784
    3. Item 2a. Case of Alexander Dalrymple Esq., 14 July 1784 (printed)
    4. Item 3. Dalrymple to Lord Morton, 4 Aug. 1784
    5. Item 3a. Lord Morton to Lord Sydney, n.d.
    6. Item 4. Dalrymple to Court of Directors of East India Company, 13 July 1785
    7. Item 5. Memorial of Dalrymple, 1 Sept. 1786
    8. Item 6. Dalrymple to Lord Mulgrave, 30 April 1787
    9. Item 7. Dalrymple to H. Dundas, 12 March 1791
    10. Item 8a. Alexander Cefors Le Gou. Plan of city and environs of Seringapatnam, 1775
    11. Item 8b. Map of South and East Asia and New Holland annotated to show routes to China n.d. (1 f)
    12. Item 9. Dalrymple to H. Dundas, 1 Feb. 1792
    13. Item 10. Dalrymple to H. Dundas, 4 June 1792
    14. Item 10a. W. Roxbrugh (Samulcotta) to H. Dundas, 16 Dec. 1791
    15. Item 11. Dalrymple to H. Dundas, 28 Sept. 1792
    16. Item 12. Dalrymple to H. Dundas, 2 Nov. 1792
    17. Item 13. Minutes of meeting of inhabitants of Madras and copy of address from Mayor and Aldermen of Madras to Lord Cornwallis congratulating him on success of war against Tippoo Sultan, 21-22 May 1792
    18. Item 14. Dalrymple to H. Dundas, 3 Feb. 1784
    19. Item 15. Dalrymple to H. Dundas, 27 July 1795
    20. Item 15a. Extract from letter of Lieut. J. McCluer describing voyage of Panther to Boura and Amboina, Sept. 1791
    21. Item 16. Note by Dalrymple, 8 Dec. 1796
    22. Item 16a. Andrew Ross (Madras) to Dalrymple, 3-10 Oct. 1795
    23. Item 17. Dalrymple to Lord Spencer, 21 Feb. 1797
    24. Item 18. Dalrymple to H. Dundas, 7 Nov. 1797
    25. Item 19. Dalrymple to Duke of Portland, 28 June 1802
    26. Item 20. Dalrymple to H. Dundas, 26 July 1802
    27. Item 21. Dalrymple to H. Dundas, 4 Sept. 1802
    28. Item 21a. Desultory but well-meaning thoughts on the English government in India, n.d.
    29. Item 22. Dalrymple to George Chalmers, 28 Jan. 1803
    30. Item 23. Dalrymple to Lord Grenville, 6 Oct. 1806
    31. Item 24. Sir Joseph Banks to Dalrymple, 20 Nov. 1800
    32. Item 25. Dalrymple to [Lord Melville], 4 April 1805
  5. Online Items
  6. Related Documentation

Collection Summary

Title
Papers of Alexander Dalrymple
Date Range
1784-1806
Collection Number
MS 43
Extent
0.02 metres (various)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Conditions Governing Access

Access conditions may apply to this collection, please refer to the collection's catalogue record for further information (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn2569194).

Conditions Governing Use

Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.

Preferred Citation

Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of Alexander Dalrymple, National Library of Australia, MS 43, [box number and series and/or file number]'.

Biographical Note

Hydrographer and author. Entered the service of the East India Company, and became hydrographer to the Company in 1779. He became Hydrographer of the Royal Navy in 1795. Fellow of the Royal Society.

Item Descriptions

Item 1. Dalrymple to Lord ?, 17 July 1784 Show allonly 1

advantages of basing Governor-General and Superior Council in Bombay rather than Bengal; relations with Indian states. (2 ff)

Item 2. Dalrymple to Henry Dundas, 23 July 1784 Show allonly 1

seeks interview to discuss claims. (2 ff)

Item 2a. Case of Alexander Dalrymple Esq., 14 July 1784 (printed) Show allonly 1

Refers to his service with East India Company since 1752. (2 ff)

Item 3. Dalrymple to Lord Morton, 4 Aug. 1784 Show allonly 1

submits clause for India Bill to protect his rights of employment with East India Company. (2 ff)

Item 3a. Lord Morton to Lord Sydney, n.d. Show allonly 1

petition of Dalrymple.(2 ff)

Item 4. Dalrymple to Court of Directors of East India Company, 13 July 1785 Show allonly 1

criticizes proposal for settlement at Norfolk Island; route to China; consequences of forming colony in New Holland; risk of piracy in Chinese waters; threat of illicit trade and Company's charter. (4 ff)

Item 5. Memorial of Dalrymple, 1 Sept. 1786 Show allonly 1

opposes convict settlement at Botany Bay; encouragement to crime; costs; suggests convicts be sent to Tristan da Cunha. (copy, 2 ff)

Item 6. Dalrymple to Lord Mulgrave, 30 April 1787 Show allonly 1

memorandum on Diego Garcia; summarizes visits by English ships. (4 ff)

Item 7. Dalrymple to H. Dundas, 12 March 1791 Show allonly 1

sends sheets of first number of Oriental Repertory; examination of Lieut. Meares before Privy Council. (1 f)

Item 8a. Alexander Cefors Le Gou. Plan of city and environs of Seringapatnam, 1775 Show allonly 1

Printed in London, 1791. (1 f)

Item 8b. Map of South and East Asia and New Holland annotated to show routes to China n.d. (1 f) Show allonly 1

Item 9. Dalrymple to H. Dundas, 1 Feb. 1792 Show allonly 1

quotes from letter of W. Roxbrugh on despatch of bread-fruit trees from Samulcotta. (2 ff)

Item 10. Dalrymple to H. Dundas, 4 June 1792 Show allonly 1

forwards paper from W. Roxbrugh. (1 f)

Item 10a. W. Roxbrugh (Samulcotta) to H. Dundas, 16 Dec. 1791 Show allonly 1

list of plants despatched to Fort St. George. (2 ff)

Item 11. Dalrymple to H. Dundas, 28 Sept. 1792 Show allonly 1

sends proof of plan of Poonah and pamphlet; encloses form of general table of Indian coins. (2 ff)

Item 12. Dalrymple to H. Dundas, 2 Nov. 1792 Show allonly 1

Dalrymple's ailment; seeks appointment to position at Madras; sends extracts from letter of Lieut. J. McCluer on expedition to New Guinea. (2 ff)

Item 13. Minutes of meeting of inhabitants of Madras and copy of address from Mayor and Aldermen of Madras to Lord Cornwallis congratulating him on success of war against Tippoo Sultan, 21-22 May 1792 Show allonly 1

(8 ff)

Item 14. Dalrymple to H. Dundas, 3 Feb. 1784 Show allonly 1

sends extract from letter of Lieut. J. McCluer from Peloo Islands; distinguished character of Sultan. (2 ff)

Item 15. Dalrymple to H. Dundas, 27 July 1795 Show allonly 1

Dutch force at Amboina and Boura; suggests China ships at Bombay be sent to capture Amboina. (2 ff)

Item 15a. Extract from letter of Lieut. J. McCluer describing voyage of Panther to Boura and Amboina, Sept. 1791 Show allonly 1

(5 ff)

Item 16. Note by Dalrymple, 8 Dec. 1796 Show allonly 1

paper by Andrew Ross; problems caused by recruiting Indian natives for Army.(2 ff)

Item 16a. Andrew Ross (Madras) to Dalrymple, 3-10 Oct. 1795 Show allonly 1

problems of removing natives from Indian villages to serve in Army; advantages of recruiting soldiers in Celebes, Macassar and other eastern islands; sends copies of letters to Col. Brathwaite. (14 ff)

Item 17. Dalrymple to Lord Spencer, 21 Feb. 1797 Show allonly 1

printing of drawings received from Capt. J. Blankett; seeks permission to include them in India collection. (2 ff)

Item 18. Dalrymple to H. Dundas, 7 Nov. 1797 Show allonly 1

sends map of districts on Malabar coast. (2 ff)

Item 19. Dalrymple to Duke of Portland, 28 June 1802 Show allonly 1

lease of premises in Marylebone; Dalrymple's library.

Item 20. Dalrymple to H. Dundas, 26 July 1802 Show allonly 1

relations with Cochin China; advantages of sending surgeons to work with natives of distant countries; letter to Duke of Portland.

Item 21. Dalrymple to H. Dundas, 4 Sept. 1802 Show allonly 1

sends paper received from India; response of Duke of Porltand. (2 ff)

Item 21a. Desultory but well-meaning thoughts on the English government in India, n.d. Show allonly 1

(8 ff)

Item 22. Dalrymple to George Chalmers, 28 Jan. 1803 Show allonly 1

location on Spanish charts of capes and rocks of Turks Island. (2 ff)

Item 23. Dalrymple to Lord Grenville, 6 Oct. 1806 Show allonly 1

need for survey of River La Plata; recommends Capt. P. Heywood and Capt. Edmonds for work. (2 ff)

Item 24. Sir Joseph Banks to Dalrymple, 20 Nov. 1800 Show allonly 1

notice of election of Council and officers of Royal Society. (1 f)

Item 25. Dalrymple to [Lord Melville], 4 April 1805 Show allonly 1

remarks on paper of Sir Joseph Banks and trial of chronometer. (5 ff)