Guide to the Papers of Alexander Dalrymple
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- Alexander Dalrymple
- Papers of Alexander Dalrymple
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- MS 43
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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.
advantages of basing Governor-General and Superior Council in Bombay rather than Bengal; relations with Indian states. (2 ff)
Refers to his service with East India Company since 1752. (2 ff)
submits clause for India Bill to protect his rights of employment with East India Company. (2 ff)
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)
opposes convict settlement at Botany Bay; encouragement to crime; costs; suggests convicts be sent to Tristan da Cunha. (copy, 2 ff)
memorandum on Diego Garcia; summarizes visits by English ships. (4 ff)
sends sheets of first number of Oriental Repertory; examination of Lieut. Meares before Privy Council. (1 f)
Printed in London, 1791. (1 f)
quotes from letter of W. Roxbrugh on despatch of bread-fruit trees from Samulcotta. (2 ff)
list of plants despatched to Fort St. George. (2 ff)
sends proof of plan of Poonah and pamphlet; encloses form of general table of Indian coins. (2 ff)
Dalrymple's ailment; seeks appointment to position at Madras; sends extracts from letter of Lieut. J. McCluer on expedition to New Guinea. (2 ff)
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 (Item 13)
sends extract from letter of Lieut. J. McCluer from Peloo Islands; distinguished character of Sultan. (2 ff)
Dutch force at Amboina and Boura; suggests China ships at Bombay be sent to capture Amboina. (2 ff)
Extract from letter of Lieut. J. McCluer describing voyage of Panther to Boura and Amboina, Sept. 1791 (Item 15a)
paper by Andrew Ross; problems caused by recruiting Indian natives for Army.(2 ff)
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)
printing of drawings received from Capt. J. Blankett; seeks permission to include them in India collection. (2 ff)
lease of premises in Marylebone; Dalrymple's library.
relations with Cochin China; advantages of sending surgeons to work with natives of distant countries; letter to Duke of Portland.
sends paper received from India; response of Duke of Porltand. (2 ff)
location on Spanish charts of capes and rocks of Turks Island. (2 ff)
need for survey of River La Plata; recommends Capt. P. Heywood and Capt. Edmonds for work. (2 ff)
notice of election of Council and officers of Royal Society. (1 f)