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Stuart Corbett, H.E.I.C.

Lent by Mrs. M. Ravenscroft

(See also Ormsby Papers)

Bengal; Bihar & Onisa; Penang, etc.: 1819-1828

Xerox copies of letters from Stuart Corbett to his father and other members of his family.

Biographical note. Stuart Corbett, son of a clergyman of same name, an incumbent near Sheffield. Born 1803. Entered East India Co. 1819. Served 40 years in India. Appointed Divisional Commander, Benares 1862. Died Naini Tal, 1865.

16 letters written to his relations in England from India and Penang etc. Descriptive of army life in India 1820/21, and Penang 1822/25. Social and personal. Describes making ice – letter 7.