Masulipatam: Consultations, 5 Jan to 31 Dec 1680, 3 Jan to 29 Dec 1681 : Consultations 1680/01/05-1681/12/29.
- Marlborough, Wiltshire : Adam Matthew Digital, 2018.
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- 1 online resource
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- Adam Matthew Digital (Firm)
- Description: IOR/G/26: Factory Records: Consultations, 1670-1685; letters despatched, 1640-1683; letters received, 1684-1686, 1622-1685; diary of William Puckle, 1675-1676; consultations and correspondence of the New Company's representative, 1699-1700. 13 volumes.IOR/G/26/1-4, Masulipatam consultations, 1670-1685 (4 volumes) consists of eleven original 'books' transmitted to London. The run of consultations is incomplete, covering the following periods only: 5 Jul 1670 - Mar 1671; 23 Jul 1675 - 31 Dec 1682; 1 Jan 1684 - 31 Dec 1685.Origin: Masulipatam was first visited in 1611 by Captain Hippon of the Company's seventh voyage, who obtained permission to trade there. Masulipatam was the main seaport of the Kistna district, 215 miles north of Madras. A factory seems to have been set up in 1615 but because of oppression from the native governor it was abandoned in 1628. It was re-established in 1631 and became the centre for trade on the Coromandel coast until the 1640s, when Fort St George took over this role. The factors continued, however, to send their own records to London, until Fort St George was raised to the rank of presidency in 1684. The factory was still in existence in 1709.Related Resources Fort St George Factory Records (IOR/G/19); Miscellaneous Factory Records (IOR/G/40/9, 14).Publications: Madras Record Office (now Tamil Nadu Archives), Masulipatam Consultation Book of 1682-1683 (Madras, 1916) (see IOR/V/27/46/143).
- 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/26/3.
- Original Version:
- Reproduction of: Masulipatam: Consultations, 5 Jan to 31 Dec 1680, 3 Jan to 29 Dec 1681 5 Jan 1680 - 29 Dec 1681.
- Location of Originals:
- The British Library
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- The British Library Board
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