Catalogue description Charles Cornwallis: Papers

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Details of PRO 30/11
Reference: PRO 30/11
Title: Charles Cornwallis: Papers
Description:

These documents consist chiefly of the official papers of the first Marquis Cornwallis, and relate principally to the American War, 1780 to 1782, and to Indian civil and military administration, 1786 to 1797. There are also papers concerning other offices held by Cornwallis: on a Mission to Flanders in 1794; as Master General of Ordnance, 1795 to 1798; as Plenipotentiary to the Congress of Amiens, 1801 to 1802; and miscellaneous semi-official and private papers of the Cornwallis family, 1612 to 1854.

Date: 1612-1854
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Not Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Charles Cornwallis, 2nd Earl Cornwallis, 1738-1805

Physical description: 292 boxes and bundles
Immediate source of acquisition:

Essex Record Office in 1880 (59 bundles). in 1947 (c200 bundles). , from 1947 (pieces 195, 214, 242-262, 277-279 and 282-283).

Charles Cornwallis5th Baron Braybrooke, 1823-1902 in 1880 (59 bundles). in 1947 (c200 bundles). , from 1947 (pieces 195, 214, 242-262, 277-279 and 282-283).

Henry Seymour Neville9th Baron Braybrooke, 1897-1990 in 1880 (59 bundles). in 1947 (c200 bundles). , from 1947 (pieces 195, 214, 242-262, 277-279 and 282-283).

Publication note:

Fifty nine bundles of official papers of Charles, 2nd Earl and 1st Marquis Cornwallis, were presented to the Public Record Office by the Fifth Lord Braybrooke in 1880; they are among those described in The Eighth Report of the Historical Manuscripts Commission, Appendix, p.287, London 1981. A great many of the letters and papers have been printed in full or in part in Correspondence of Charles, First Marquis Cornwallis, edited by Charles Ross (3 vols, London, 1859).

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