Patna: Consultations, 3 Jan to 29 Dec 1774 : Consultations 1774/01/03-1774/12/29.
- Marlborough, Wiltshire : Adam Matthew Digital, 2018.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Additional Creators:
- Adam Matthew Digital (Firm)
- Description: IOR/G/28: Factory Records: Patna, 1680-1782. Diaries and consultations, 1680-1685; consultations, 1744-1747; consultations of the Provincial Council of Revenue, 1772-1780; proceedings of the Courts of Appeal (Revenue), 1779-1780; accounts and invoices, 1781-1782; narrative of massacre at Patna, 1763. 18 volumes.Origin: Once a factory had been established in 1651 at Hugli in Bengal, factors continued up the Ganges valley and established further settlements. Among them was Patna, where raw silk, sugar and saltpetre could be purchased. Patna had natural advantages as a trading centre because it was situated at the junction of three large rivers, the Son, the Gandak and the Ganges. In 1685, hostilities between the Company and the Emperor Aurengzeb resulted in the temporary expulsion of all Company servants from the Emperor's dominions. The factory was confiscated but was later restored to the Company. The factory was closed shortly after 1709 but was later re-established. In 1765 the district of Patna became part of the Company's first territories. In 1770 a Provincial Council of Revenue was created, based at Patna, to supervise the collection of land revenues for the Company in Bihar. Other Provincial Councils followed but in 1781 all were abolished and their powers were transferred to the Committee of Revenue at Calcutta.Related Resources: Bengal Proceedings (Calcutta Committee of Revenue) (IOR/P); Home Miscellaneous (IOR/H/456d).
- 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/28/5.
- Original Version:
- Reproduction of: Patna: Consultations, 3 Jan to 29 Dec 1774 3 Jan - 29 Dec 1774.
- Location of Originals:
- The British Library
- Copyright Note:
- The British Library Board
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