Fort St David: Consultations, 28 Dec 1703 to 30 Sep 1709 : Consultations 1703/12/28-1709/09/30.
- Marlborough, Wiltshire : Adam Matthew Digital, 2018.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Additional Creators:
- Adam Matthew Digital (Firm)
- Description: IOR/G/18: Factory Records: Fort St David, 1690-1759. Consultations, 1690, 1696-1712, 1723-1751, 1752-1756; letters, 1692-1759. 20 volumes.Origin: The Company had established a factory at Tegnapatam, about 100 miles south of Madras, in 1686. Printed calicoes were the main commodities purchased. In 1690, the Company bought the town's fort from the Maratha ruler, Rama Rajah, renaming it Fort St David. Following the capture of Madras by the French in 1746, Fort St David became the temporary headquarters of the Madras presidency. In 1752 the governor and council returned to Fort St George and in 1758 Fort St David was given up to the French. The French abandoned the fort in 1760. Fort St David was probably named after the patron saint of Wales by the governor of Fort St George, a Welshman, Elihu Yale.Related Resources: Cuddalore and Fort St George Factory Records (IOR/G/14 and G/19); Madras Proceedings (IOR/P).Publications: Under its former name of the Madras Record Office, the Tamil Nadu Archives has published calendars of several Fort St David consultations and letters to and from the settlement: see IOR/V/27/46/108-138 for details.
- Other Subject(s):
- 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.
AMDigital Reference: IOR/G/18/2(1).
- Original Version:
- Reproduction of: Fort St David: Consultations, 28 Dec 1703 to 30 Sep 1709 28 Dec 1703 - 30 Sep 1709.
- Location of Originals:
- The British Library
- Copyright Note:
- The British Library Board
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