Ceylon: Notes on various subjects connected with Ceylon, by the Right Hon Sylvester Douglas, 1799-1800; memoranda on commercial products, & c, of the island, by Major D Robertson, 1799; and notes on the Manaar Pearl Fishery, by Lieut the Hon G Turnour : Memorandum; Report 1799/00/00-1800/00/00.
- Marlborough, Wiltshire : Adam Matthew Digital, 2018.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Additional Creators:
- Adam Matthew Digital (Firm)
- Description: IOR/G/11: Factory Records: Ceylon, 1762-1806. Accounts of embassies, 1762-1795; proceedings of a committee of investigation, 1797-1798; public consultations, 1798-1802; commercial consultations, 1798-1800; revenue and commercial consultations, 1798-1802; political consultations, 1798-1802; secret consultations, 1798-1801; military consultations, 1798-1802; Military Board consultations, 1799-1802; general orders, 1798-180; Committee for Charitable Establishments consultations, 1800-1801; criminal court consultations, 1799-1800; letters sent by the Military Board, 1799-1802; correspondence between the governor and the Court of Directors, 1798-1801; correspondence between the Board of Control and the directors, 1798-1801; documents connected with pearl fishing, 1797-1802; memoranda on various subjects, 1799-1800; proceedings of Madras committee for adjusting the accounts of captured Dutch settlements in Ceylon, Malacca and the Moluccas, 1804-1806. 57 volumes.Origin: The Company's first contacts with Ceylon took place in 1762 when the King of Kandy solicited help from the Government of Madras against the oppressions of the Dutch. The Company servant John Pybus visited the court and investigated the suitability of Ceylon as a trading base. Nothing, however, came of this mission, nor of a similar one undertaken in 1781 by Hugh Boyd. On the outbreak of war with the Dutch in 1795, the British sent a force against Dutch possessions in Ceylon and all the Dutch forts were captured. The island was placed under the Company's control and in 1798 the Hon. Frederick North took up the post of governor. In 1802, under the Treaty of Amiens, the island was made a possession of the British Crown.
- IOR/G: East India Company Factory Records (1608-1858). A 'factory' was a trading post where a number of merchants, or factors, resided. When company ships arrived at the factories, ships' merchants were thus enabled to exchange goods for trading immediately instead of having to wait to make deals with local merchants. Factories were run by a chief factor and a council of factors. The 'Factory Records' is an artificially-created sub-fonds; the records of individual Company factories consist mainly of consultations (records of administrative decisions and of correspondence), diaries (records of daily activities), letters received, copies of letters sent and collections of papers on particular subjects. and AMDigital Reference: IOR/G/11/54.
- Original Version:
- Reproduction of: Ceylon: Notes on various subjects connected with Ceylon, by the Right Hon Sylvester Douglas, 1799-1800; memoranda on commercial products, & c, of the island, by Major D Robertson, 1799; and notes on the Manaar Pearl Fishery, by Lieut the Hon G Turnour 1799-1800.
- Location of Originals:
- The British Library
- Copyright Note:
- The British Library Board
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