Lt. Colonel Allan Macpherson, Lt. Colonel John Macpherson, James Macpherson, Colonel John Macintyre et al.
(Lent by Mr. William Macpherson of Cluny, Q.C.)
Microfilm: c. 8,185 frames in 16 reels
A collection of the correspondence and business papers covering the years 1774-1828 from Lt. Colonel Allan Macpherson, his brother, Lt. Colonel John Macpherson, and James Macpherson, his cousin. Colonel Allan Macpherson was Quartermaster General in Bengal from 1781-87 and private secretary and Persian translator to Mr. John Macpherson, the Governor General of India, 1785-86. Also of James Macpherson, his cousin, and Colonel John Macintyre, his cousin.
The collection contains account books, regimental and household: correspondence concerning Colonel Allan Macpherson’s attempted reinstatement in the East India Company. Correspondence with Princes, zemindars and residents.
Correspondence not yet microfilmed consists also of 26 letter books written in Persian of correspondence between Colonel John Upton and Mahratta merchants and ruling Princes. Correspondence between John Macpherson, Governor General, and ruling Princes, zemindars, etc. Written by Colonel Allan Macpherson 1785-1790, etc.
Eight military journals, letter books and account books of John Macpherson 1773-1781, and correspondence between the latter, and his. brother Allan Macpherson. Correspondence and miscellaneous papers relating to John Macpherson after return to Britain. Correspondence of General John Macintyre, 1770-1828 et al from Calcutta and Madras about the failure of firm of Turnbull & Macintyre, his losses and those of Colonel. Allan Macpherson. (c 400 letters).
Additional material lent for microfilming by Sir William Macpherson of Cluny, Q.C.
16 microfilm reels.
This collection of late eighteenth and early nineteenth century papers has been drawn from material in the Macpherson family archive. The greater bulk of the material concerns Lieutenant-Colonel Allan Macpherson, including his private business ventures, but there are also items relating to Sir John Macpherson, to two of Allan Macpherson’s cousins, James Macpherson and John Macintyre, and to Lieutenant-Colonel John Macpherson in India between 1766 and 1783. There are also papers bearing on the firm of Turnbull and Macintyre and its failure. Part of the material is in Persian, particularly in the JJ series of sections.
Colonel Allan Macpherson was Quartermaster-General in Bengal from 1781-87 and private secretary and Persian translator to Sir John Macpherson. Sir John, a controversial figure, was a Writer of the East India Company in Madras between 1770 and 1776. He was dismissed in 1777, in consequence of his conduct while on a secret mission to England in 1768 for the Nawab of the Carnatic, but reinstated in 1781. In 1782 he was appointed a member of the supreme council at Calcutta and between 1785 and 1786 he served as Governor-General of India. At various times he was M.P. for Cricklade and M.P. for Horsham.
The material has been filmed and listed in its original archive groups. Some less important items were omitted from the filming and only the items actually filmed are listed below.
SECTION A (Microfilm reel 1) (ff 2-831)
- Persian correspondence of Governor, 1785 –
- Calculation about revenue of Burdwan district, (1785?).
- Repairing cantonments at Barrackpore, 1788.
- Bundle of letters from Colonel Mackenzie etc.
- Bundle of letters from Bob Potts etc., to Colonel A. Macpherson.
- Bundle of letters (miscellaneous).
- Bundle of letters from Sergeant Forbes to Colonel A. Macpherson.
- About private trade, 1779.
SECTION B (Microfilm reels 1-2) (ff 832-2281)
- Note book re Andersons etc.
- Bundle of letters to Colonel Macpherson.
- Bundle of letters, miscellaneous including pay.
- Bundle of letters to and from Palmer, Lucknow.
- Bundle of letters to and from John Macpherson.
- Farruckabad affairs, 1785-6.
- ‘Recommending Natives’. 1785-6.
- Letters of James Grant.
- Letters of Hardy, Duncan, etc. (Eyre Coote’s family).
- Re Rajah Cantonath.
- Keir and the Botanical Gardens.
- ‘From sundry people’.
- Blinding of Shah Alam (seems to have been sent after Macpherson left India).
- Letters of Captain Scott etc.
- Letters of Colonel Blair etc.
- Re a servant’s Register.
- Book of answers to people.
- Re Vakils.
- Letters of Ives, re escape of Amir ud daula, 1784-5.
SECTION C (Microfilm reel 3) (ff 2282-3234)
- Note book of 1782. Persian letters.
- Note book, office copies of 1785.
- Note book, office copies of 1785.
- Note book, Bob Potts, etc.
- Note book, 1786 Governor-General.
- Note book, 1786 demi-official.
- Note book, abstract of letters in Persian.
- Note book, Commander-in-Chief’s orders 1786.
- Deposition of the Bengal army.
- Letters of Sir John Macpherson etc.
- Letters of Sir John Macpherson etc.
- Proposals for defence of Empire (by an Indian?).
- Note book of private affairs:- Remittances to Europe, 1774-84.
- Note book of private affairs.
- Letters and Memoranda at time of departure.
- Copies of letters (marked No. 11) 1785, official.
- Part of the diary of the Mission to Purandhar.
SECTION D (Microfilm reels 3-4) (ff 3235-3902)
- 3 “European letter books”:
- 1783-86 (mainly to cousin James Macpherson).
- Correspondence 1780-1 (mainly to James).
- Correspondence 1775-7, some to a Murray.<\li>
- Bundles of letters later (rather confused) accounts etc., bonds.
- Bundle of letters to Mayne and Graham etc., about his home remittances.
SECTION E (Microfilm reel 4) (ff 3903-4132)
- The Rohilla files, 1774. Includes copybook of letters written by Colonel Macpherson to Colonel Champion, Commander-in-Chief in Bengal, January-April 1774.
SECTION F (Microfilm reels 4-6) (ff 4133-6014)
- Note book kept by Captain A. Macpherson 1775-77 when he was A.D.C. to Lieutenant-Colonel J. Upton.
- Account of manner of burning a Hindu woman near Poona, 1776.
- Journals and correspondence of A. Macpherson 1764-1774. (Much in “Soldiering”).
- Volumes 2-4 of Poona Durbar Journal, 1 April 1776 – 6 March 1777.
- Colonel J. Upton’s mission to the Mahratta Government and Treaty of Poorundhar 1775-77.
- Letters 1777-80 Calcutta, Chunar, Cawnpore, Allahabad, Dinapore.
SECTION G (Microfilm reel 6) (ff 6015-6598)
- 1780-1 letters received by Captain Allan Macpherson in Midnapore from various people.
- 1781 unofficial letters received by Major A. Macpherson in Midnapore.
- September 1780 – July 1781 letters filed by Captain A. Macpherson as “Public letters” received when he was commanding at Midnapore.
- 1781 official letters to Captain A. Macpherson of Midnapore from General Stibbert, etc.
- Letters to Colonel Macpherson 1785-88.
SECTION H (Microfilm reels 6-7) (ff 6599-7095)
- Letters to A. Macpherson in Midnapore from his officers, and his instructions to them (see “Soldiering in India”).
- Letters to Major A. Macpherson from civil officers, October 1780-July 1781.
- Letters from various people to A. Macpherson at Midnapore April-July, 1781.
- Letters from Lieutenant D. Coningham at Fort Knox, February-April 1781.
- Instructions to and letters from Lieutenant R. McGregor at Fort Knox, April-July 1781.
- Letters from various people, 1784.
SECTION J (Microfilm reel 7) (ff 7096-7210)
- Housekeeping in Calcutta and Barrackpore 1782-3.
- Correspondence with Captain Ley 1786.
- Correspondence with John Duff 1787.
- Miscellaneous letters of 1786.
SECTION K (Microfilm reel 7) (ff 7211-7315)
- Correspondence of Colonel A. Macpherson 1783-7.
SECTION L (Microfilm reel 8)
- Miscellaneous papers and letters of Colonel Allan Macpherson in India 1774-1786. (121 ff).
- 1 July 1774. Bill on Honourable Company.
- 26 June 1777. List of effects of deceased sergeant.
- n.d. Note of pearls received.
- n.d. Letter re sale of house from Adams.
- 26 November 1781. Note of appointment of Major Allan Macpherson to Quartermaster General.
- 31 December 1781. (a) Assignment of Major John Macpherson to Colonel A. Macpherson. (b) Copy.
- 4 February 1782. Letter of Attorney, Colonel Allan Macpherson to John Macpherson.
- 1782. Bond, Ensign Andrew Macpherson to Colonel Allan Macpherson.
- 3 February 1783. (a) Letter from Allan Macpherson to John giving account and copies of letters involved in ascertaining the rank of fellow officer John Murray. (b) Copy.
- 2 April and 16 October 1783. 2 letters from Eliza Macpherson to John re family matters.
- 8 April 1782 – 23 November 1783. (1) to (9) 9 letters from Allan Macpherson to John in Britain re financial affairs and buying of estate in Scotland, family affairs and birth of a daughter. (2a) and (2b) copies of (2), (3a) and (3b) copies of (3), (4a) and (4b) copies of (4) , (5a) – (8a) copies of (5) – (8) .
- 3 February 1784. Release of accounts between James Fraser and Colonel Macpherson.
- 26 March 1784. Letter re election of Colonel Macpherson to Asiatic Society, Calcutta.
- 6 September 1783 – 21 April 1784. 5 letters from England re business, e.g. diamonds, cargoes from Portugal etc.
- 25 September 1784 and 27 January 1785. 2 letters from Crawford, (1) an account of his life in Scotland, (2) introducing Mr Fleming.
- 1784-5. Disposition of the Bengal Army.
- 20 June 1785. Letter to the Nawab Vizier re fine cloth and fusils for sale.
- 30 November 1785. Memorandum from Mr Stark to Honourable John Macpherson (Governor-General) soliciting appointment.
- 5 April 1785 – 18 July 1786. 11 letters to Colonel Allan Macpherson in Calcutta seeking patronage e.g. intercession with the Governor-General.
- 7 February 1781 – 31 December 1786. 5 miscellaneous receipts.
SECTION M (Microfilm reel 8)
- Business letters and accounts of Colonel Allan Macpherson and one of John Macpherson in India concerning purchase and export of cloth, 1781-2. (21 ff.)
- Letter from John Macintyre with advice on investing money and sending home goods. 18 May 1781.
18 June 1781. Invoice of cloth sent to Mr. Reid.
- 16 November and 12 December 1781. 2 invoices of cloth goods from Luckipore.
- 20 June 1781 – 26 December 1781. 3 letters from Mr Reid re purchase and transport of goods.
- 26 January and 1 April 1782. 2 letters from Mr Short re export of cloth.
- February and April 1782. 3 accounts (1), and (2) of Allan Macpherson, (3) of John Macpherson, with Law, Harris and Reid.
- 22 May 1782. (1) Letter from Mr Short re damaged goods, 10 May 1782. (2) Copy of letter to Mr Cummings (Customs). 10 May 1782. (3) Copy of reply from Cummings. 8. 22 May 1782. Account sale of Luckipore goods.
SECTION N (Microfilm reel 8)
- Accounts and Business papers of Colonel Allan Macpherson, 1786-1788.(60 ff.)
- 15 June 1786. Current account, Macpherson with Attorneys of Captain Macintyre, Calcutta.
- Account of money paid for Macpherson. 29 January – 2 March 1787.
- 1787. Power of Attorney for Macpherson. 4. January 1786 – January 1788. Folder of disbursements on behalf of the Honourable Company. 5. 25 September 1787 – 31 January 1788. Account of charges paid on house in Calcutta. 6. 1 July 1786 – 11 December 1788. (1) – (8) current accounts of Macpherson with the firm of Turnbull and Macintyre, Calcutta. (9) copy of (4). (10) copy of (5).
SECTION O (Microfilm reel 8)
- Letters and papers relating to Colonel Allan Macpherson’s business affairs with the firm of Turnbull and Macintyre in Calcutta, 1785-1788, (88 ff.)
- 9 December 1785. Receipt from Turnbull to Macpherson for Treasury Order of 10,000 lakhs.
- 9 Business letters from Turnbull to Macpherson:
- 13 January 1786. Re Lieutenant Herbert’s estate.
- 26 January 1786. Re loan to Mr Taylor and progress of ship Princess Royal.
- 21 March 1786. Re China affairs.
- 5 May 1786. Re disposal of Macintyre’s house.
- 15 June 1786. Re offer of remittance of £1,980.
- 21 August 1786. Re sending wheat and rice to Madras.
- 25 October 1786?. Re Macpherson acting as security for elephant contract.
- 30 October 1786. Re share of rice contract with Macintosh and progress of Princess Royal.
- 30 October 1786. Re ship Minerva, draft on Macintosh and rice contract.
- 31 August 1786. Letter from Macpherson to Alex Macaulay asking him to pay Turnbull Sa Rps. 20,000.
- 28 August – 16 December 1786. (1) – (3), (5) (6) 5 receipts from Turnbull to Macpherson for amounts from 6,000 rps. to 50,000. (4) receipt from Turnbull to Macpherson for bond. (7) accompanying letter.
- 2 December – 12 December 1786? 8 letters re alleged smuggling by Turnbull of opium and saltpetre on Minerva.
- December 1786? Letter from Turnbull to Macpherson re ships Eclipse and Princess Royal.
- 15 December 1786? 2 notes from Turnbull to Macpherson re money payments.
- 28 December 1786? 2 letters from Turnbull to Macpherson re business dealing with Twining in Madras.
- 11 January 1787. 3 letters from Turnbull re current exchange rate.
- 21 January 1787. Certificate from Turnbull to Macpherson of goods sent to China on Minerva and True Briton to value of current rps. 330,000.
- 22 January 1787. Bond from Turnbull to Colonel Champion of £900.16.Od.
- n.d. Letter from Turnbull to Macpherson re payment for cloth purchased.
- 18 February 1787 – 7 March 1788. (1) – (5) 5 letters from Turnbull to Macpherson after his departure for England re house, accounts, personal matters and with promises of payments from China. (6) copy of (2). (7) copy of (3). (8) copy of (4).
SECTION P (Microfilm reel 8)
- Correspondence between Colonel Allan Macpherson’s attornies in India, Colonel Peter Murray, Ensign Duncan Macpherson and Ensign Andrew Fraser, and the firm of Turnbull and Macintyre in Calcutta, also papers relating to Colonel Macpherson’s business affairs and loss prior to and after the collapse of the firm, 1788-1790.
- 15-16 July 1788. (1) and (2) two letters, (3) copy extract Minutes of Council, re Colonel Macpherson’s responsibility for repairs of cantonments at Barrackpore.
- 19 April – 4 November 1788. (1) – (12) correspondence (12 letters) between Duncan Macpherson and Turnbull re money owed to former and re Colonel Macpherson’s affairs. (l a) – (12a) copies of above.
- 9 September 1788 – 13 January 1789. Correspondence between Colonel Murray, A. Turnbull and others re Colonel Macpherson’s business affairs, e.g. payments due to him on his house from China, etc., consisting of: attached sheets of 37 letters, 24 with one copy, seven with two copies. (38) and (39) two letters from Turnbull to Colonel Murray, (39) explaining opium consignment.
- 6 January 1789. Letter to Murray from Fergersson re Colonel Macpherson’s effects.
- 14 – 26 January 1789. Correspondence, 34 letters and memoranda, 17 with copies, between Colonel Murray, Mr Cox, Turnbull and others (e.g. lawyers) re Colonel Macpherson’s business affairs after Turnbull’s bankruptcy and his abscondment to Serampore.
- 18-21 January 1789. Four further letters on same matter:
from Turnbull and Macintyre to John Macintyre.
from Cox to Turnbull.
from Fraser and Turnbull.
- 31 January and 1 February 1789. Two letters to Colonel Murray from Redhead, Madras, re diamonds.
- 3 and 9 February 1789. Two letters to Colonel Murray from Grant and Edie re despatch of letters.
- 27 January 1789. Note of papers received by Colonel Murray from Turnbull for Colonel Macpherson.
14 February 1789. Note of Respondentia bond.
- 27 January 1789. Letter from Duncan Macpherson to Colonel Macpherson re whole affair.
- 10 December 1788 – 20 February 1789. Four letters re Fairlie’s rent and ownership of Colonel Macpherson’s house.
- 21 February 1789. Statement of account, Colonel Macpherson with his attornies.
- 1789. Statement of account, Colonel Murray with Gilbert Hall, First Term.
- 1789. Two bonds for debt, Adam Turnbull to Colonel Macpherson.
- 14 July 1788 – 8 April 1789. Eight letters (in folder) from Colonel Macpherson to Turnbull and Macintyre about business affairs, sale of pearls, complaints about losses and bad management, etc.
- Correspondence re Colonel Macpherson’s affairs in the Far East:
- 10 August 1789. Letter from Beal in Macao (attorney to Colonel Murray in Macao) to John Macintyre demanding payment.
- 11 August 1789. Letter to Beale from John Macintyre in Macao re payments, shipments and bonds.
- 1786-7. Statement of Adventure of ship Minerva.
- 1787. Statement of Adventure of ship True Briton.
- 30 November 1789. Letter to Colonel Murray from Fairlie in Canton re affairs of Turnbull and Macintyre.
- Three letters to Colonel Macpherson re affairs.
- 12 April 1789 and 9 November 1789, from Murray.
- (3) 9 December 1789, from Lewis, Canton.
- 23 September – 6 December 1789. Business papers and correspondence, (22 items, 5 with copies) between Colonel Murray and P..Macintyre in Bombay, attornies and others re legal.proceedings ?v- P. Macintyre. Folder of attached sheets of 13 letters,A2 copies of above, letter (14) from Murray.
- 2 January 1790. Letter from Macpherson to Turnbull re his conduct.
- 25 February 1789 – 19 April 1790. Correspondence between Colonel Murray and Balfour, Spalding and Holt, Madras; Scott, Bombay and others re seizing of Turnbull’s property, and holding and subsequent sale of the ship Hue.
- 10 July 1789. Account of Captain Galloway with attornies of Colonel Macpherson.
- Sheriff’s charges – n.d.
- 20 April 1790. Account, Colonel Murray with Balfour, Spalding and Holt.
- April – June 1790. Account, Colonel Macpherson with John Macintyre.
SECTION Q (Microfilm reel 8)
Papers and correspondence concerning Colonel Allan Macpherson’s attempts to obtain reinstatement in the East India Company’s service or a pension, 1787-1797. (206 ff.)
- Extract from General Letter from Bengal, 22 January 1787.
- Letter from Macpherson (2 drafts) informing Court of Directors of East India Company of return to and continued stay in England, 20 August 1787.
- Letter from Macpherson to Court of Directors seeking permission to return to station in Bengal, 22 February 1790.
- Letter of reinstatement from Court of Directors, 24 April 1790.
- Letter from Macpherson to Court of Directors requesting delay in returning to service, 29 April 1790.
- Correspondence, 7 letters, re delay in returning to service, April-May 1790.
- Letter from Court of Directors permitting delay in returning to service 4 May 1790.
- Letter from Macpherson of resignation from Company’s service, 21 December 1790.
- List of Directors of East India Company, 1793.
- List of Directors of East India Company, 1794.
- Letter from doctor, 9 March 1794. Medical certificate, 8 March 1794. Copies of medical certificate.
- Memorial to Court of Directors seeking reinstatement, 18 March 1794.
- Financial statement, 25 March 1794.
- Memorial and draft to Court of Directors seeking ‘relief’, April 1794.
- Extract from Act of Parliament re Servants of East India returning to India.
- Memorandum on Lieutenant Colonel Popham.
- The Case, 19 May 1794.
- Correspondence (39 letters, notes, etc.,) concerning reinstatement or pension, January – May 1794.
- 9 letters from Macpherson thanking for support, May – June 1794.
- 2 Letters from Macpherson re job in recruiting service, May-August 1794.
- Shipping list for 1795.
- List of Directors for 1795. Dispositions of same.
- Correspondence (5 letters) between Scott and Macpherson, April-December 1795.
- Correspondence (11 letters) re position, November 1794 – January 1796.
- (1) List of Directors 1796. Dispositions of same.
- (1) Memorial to Court of Directors seeking reinstatement of ‘relief’, 30 January 1796. Memorandum of same.
- Notebook of 13 copies of letters concerning his case, January February 1786.
- Letter from Macpherson to Court seeking job in recruiting service, April 1796.
- Correspondence (6 letters re case, March – June 1796.
- 5 letters to Macpherson on grant of pension, July 1796.
- Notebook of copies of letters:
- 12 soliciting help before case, April – May 1796.
- 9 expressing gratitude after case, July 1796.
- List of Directors, 1797.
- Directive re Colonel Macpherson’s appointment to vacancy – Militia Corps. n.d.
SECTION R (Microfilm reel 9)
Letters and official papers from Mr John Twining relating to his conduct as Military Paymaster General in Madras and proceedings against him sent from India to Colonel Allan Macpherson in Britain. (107 ff.)
- 3 letters to Government officers in Madras from Twining re salaries and allowances and delay in submitting accounts, October 1785 – 20 June 1786.
- 5 letters re the Miss Evans’ arrival in India, June-November 1786. (23 August 1786 includes comment on Lord Cornwallis and Tippoo Sultan.)
- Copy of official proceedings and correspondence between Court of Directors (Madras) and John Twining re Ball Kistna’s case against him, June – September 1787. (40 pp.)
- Letter from Court of Directors (Madras) to John Twining dissolving his Committee, 26 January 1788.
- Letter from Court of Directors (Madras) to John Twining suspending him from Service, 26 January 1788.
- Extract of General Letter from England. Paragraph 100.
- To the Honourable Sir Archibald Campbell from John Irving, Fort St. George, 25 February 1788.
- Extracts relevant to Twining from General Letter to England, 1 March 1788.
- Letters from Twining to Macpherson re case and domestic matters, July 1787 – October 1788.
- Letter from Twining to Governor (Madras) seeking seat in Council, 1 March 1789.
- 2 letters from Twining to Macpherson re promotion to seat in Council, 23 February and 31 March 1789.
- Letter to Court of Directors (London) soliciting seat in Council (Madras) for John Twining from Mrs Twining, 14 April 1789.
- 6 letters from Twining to Macpherson from India and England re family and miscellaneous affairs, July 1789 – July 1796.
SECTION S (Microfilm reel 9)
Personal correspondence of Mrs Allan Macpherson in Britain, 1789 – 1808. (85 ff.)
- Letter from Mrs Rumbold, 31 December 1789.
- 8 letters from Mrs Twining, 19 December 1794 – 7 January 1797.
- 4 letters from Miss A.V. Littlejohn, June – August 1800.
- 2 letters from Ann Bannerman, December 1800 and October 1802.
- 11 letters from Helen Saunders, July 1796 – August 1804.
- 14 letters from Mary Bannerman, May 1801 – January 1807.
- Letter from Miss Bannerman, 2 December 1807.
- Correspondence (6 letters) between Mr and Mrs Twining, and Colonel and Mrs Macpherson re son, William Macpherson, August 1807 August 1808.
SECTION T (Microfilm reel 9)
Correspondence between Dr William Dick and his family, first in Calcutta, later in Britain, and Colonel Allan Macpherson and his family after their departure from India 1787 – 1820. (212 ff.)
- 4 letters from Mrs Charlotte Dick in Calcutta to Mrs Eliza Macpherson in Britain:
- 10 March 1789: about family and friends; comment “I believe this is the best country as long as we have health.”
- 16 February 1790: family, friends, husband’s ill health, birth of child. Calcutta – “more gay than ever, nothing but balls every night all the cold season:”
- 29 March 1792: family matters, distress at parting with children.
- 24 August 1794: health and family matters, problems of parting with children.
- 20 letters from Dr Dick in Calcutta, 19 to Colonel Macpherson, 1 to Mrs Macpherson in Britain, long and readable.
- 10 January 1787: refuses Colonel’s leaving present – has made 20,000 rps. by last year, so not in want.
- 24 January 1787: good wishes for voyage, sends home with the Colonel 25 gold mohurs for his family.
- 6 March 1787: news of Mr Fraser’s behaviour in his house, exemplary except for swearing. Appointment at hospital will enable him to live, no expectation of favours from headquarters. “His Lordship yesterday received his blue ribbon from a Captain Caper who came out overland.”
- 19 September 1787: family and friends, description of his practice, 2 lucky operations have raised his reputation. Taking over of care of insane, plans for building a madhouse.
- 23 September 1787: announcement of birth of a son.
- 6 March 1788: Miss Fraser’s marriage; renting of the Colonel’s house; situation – Calcutta now comfortable, details of practice, madhouse half finished, comment on their social circle.
- 6 November 1788: details of friends’ family and Mr Cox; own practice flourishing, madhouse occupied, Lord Cornwallis pleased with it.
- 10 March 1789: commiseration with Colonel’s business loss, Andrew Fraser’s and Mr Cox’s difficulties, own health indifferent, cut in allowances for Madhouse, therefore sudden change for worse in his own situation.
- 15 August 1789: economy the word in Calcutta, Andrew Fraser, Mr. Cox impoverished, own problem of poor health, increasing number dependent on his earnings.
- 30 January 1790: bad state of health and loss of practice; improvement in Cox’s affairs.
- 14 April 1790: family affairs; reference to great preparations being made to destroy Tippoo.
- 13 August 1790: health and family, Mr Cox and Andrew Fraser’s affairs.
- 19 November 1791: health and family affairs, distress at children being sent home, no hope of following them soon, place swarming with practitioners and money scarce owing to the numerous failures of agency houses.
- 6 September 1792: birth of another son – comments on family, children, lack of money.
- 1 December 1793: family, health and business matters.
- 26 May 1795: family, health and business matters.
- 8 February 1796: family, health and remedies; everything here “completely disorganised”, officers discontented and even “mutinously disposed”; details of local mutinies, recriminations between Government and officers.
- 8 October 1796: family, children; can’t send daughter home because so many French frigates have appeared of late; money matters.
- 26 September 1798: elegance and splendour of new Government, insecurity on voyage home, enemies gathering, bonds of little value.
- 15 February 1799: state of war with “that monster Tippoo”.
- Correspondence between Robert Dick, Dr Dick’s father (10 letters) and Colonel Macpherson (2 letters: 11 August 1789, 2 March 1797.) in Scotland re business matters and education and careers of members of the family. After Dr and Mrs Dick’s return to Britain:
- Advice of Dr Dick to Colonel Macpherson’s sons on maintaining health: (1) 21 November 1801: to William on going to the West Indies. (2) 12 November 1804.to Allen on going to a hot climate.
- 6 March 1805: letter of condolence from Mrs Macpherson to Mrs Dick.
- 18 letters (5 October 1801 – 12 April 1805) from Dr Dick to Mrs Macpherson re social, family and medical matters.
- 1802 – 1807: 9 miscellaneous prescriptions.
- 4 March – 19 April 1807: 4 letters from Colonel Macpherson to Robert Dick re hiring a servant and return of a coachman.
- 16 September 1808: Letter from Eliza Dick to Mrs Macintyre on social matters.
- 29 September 1808 – 31 October 1810: 5 letters from Mrs Macpherson to Mrs Dick on social matters.
- 4 April 1812: Letter from Colonel Macpherson to Mrs Dick.
- 4 April 1812: Letter from Colonel Macpherson to Peter Macintosh.
- 6 letters from Mrs Dick to Mrs Macpherson re social and family matters.
- 29 March 1804 – 8 December 1812: 3 letters from Mrs Macpherson to Dr Dick re family illness.
- 28 July 1802 – 5 July 1813: 6 letters from Colonel Macpherson to Dr Dick re social and financial matters including references to Robert Dick (son of Dr Dick) fighting in Spain, William, on the high seas and the pending lawsuit and its outcome.
- 11 August 1801 – 15 July 1813: 13 letters from Dr Dick to Colonel Macpherson, 12 re social, family and business matters, one (No. 9) written from Prince of Wales Island re voyage out to India and death of son.
- 11 November 1820: Letter from Mrs Dick to Mrs Macpherson (possibly Mrs William Macpherson).
SECTION U (Microfilm reel 9)
Household accounts, etc., of Colonel Allan Macpherson during the first years after his return from India, 1787 – 90.(107 ff.)
- 2 dinner menus. January 1788.
- Laundry list. 1788?
- Itemised bills and/or receipts:
- 2 for guns, etc. June 1788.
- 1 for furniture. June 1788.
- 1 for lamp lighters. September 1787 – July 1788.
- 1 for relief of poor and repairing the highways. July 1788.
- 3 for trunks, picture frame. July(?) August 1788.
- 1 for stationer. September 1788.
- 6 miscellaneous receipts and notes of payment. August – October 1788.
- 3 receipts for house lodgings. July – November 1788.
- 2 notices from Parish of Clapham re statute Duty and Land Tax. November 1788.
- 3 receipts for horses, stabling. December 1787 – December 1788.
- 2 receipts for men’s wages. November 1788 and January 1789.
- 10 bills for food (sausage and pudding makers, seedsman, grocer, cheese-monger, etc.) December 1787 ? December 1788.
- 19 bills for clothing. (Haberdashers, glovers, hosiers, tailors, bootmaker, etc.) 2 in February 1783, rest December 1787 – December 1789.
- 8 bills and/or receipts for hairdressing and perfumery. 1 of 11 February 1783, May 1788 – April 1789.
- 5 bills china and glass. October 1787 – December 1788.
- 1 bill for new coach. 9 January 1789.
- 2 bills jeweller, clockmaker. 9 and 29 January 1789.
- 9 bills miscellaneous, e.g. ironmonger, candles, claret, saddlery, coal. June 1788 – 30 January 1789.
- 5 advertisements of local ship sailings. 1790.
- Price list for sittings at Laura Chapel. n.d.
- Recipe for ginger wine.
- 3 account books. 1787 – 1789.
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Miscellaneous letters and business papers of Colonel Allan Macpherson after, his return to Britain. (144 ff.)
- 1 March 1782 – 29 December 1788: 8 letters between Captain Mackintosh and John, then after his death, Allan Macpherson, about passage money never repaid to John.
- 3 letters concerning General Sloper’s affairs.
- Memorandum concerning General Sloper’s affairs.
- 14 August – 15 October 1787: copies of memorandum.
- 16 miscellaneous papers concerning Captain Macintyre’s affairs handled by Colonel Macpherson.
- 2 memoranda, Macintyre to Macpherson, March 1789.
- list of papers sent to Macintyre, 1 April 1789.
- account, Colonel D. Macpherson with Macintyre, 5 June 1789.
- 12 receipts paid by Macpherson for Macintyre for whisky, books, etc., 28 January 1790.
- Assessment of affairs in Bengal from Mur Bund Ally received by Colonel Macpherson. March 1789
- 8 letters written to Colonel Macpherson after he had left India. 1 January 1789 – 7 September 1791.
- from C. Bannerjee, Calcutta, re Calcutta affairs, 1 January 1789.
- from Hadjee Mustapha, Moorihoodabad, re son in England and difficulty in working on his History of India since being poisoned. 8 February 1789.
- from Lieutenant John Smith, Chunar, re Sir John Macpherson etc., 4 August 1789.
- from John Miller, Calcutta, re patronage, 15 August 1789.
- from Major R. Baillie, Berhampore, in sympathy for losses and news from India. 5 November 1789.
- from James Mackay, Calcutta; re Orphan Society, 15 February 1790.
- 2 from Lieutenant R. Macgregor, first from Chunar re personal problems, etc., 31 July 1789, second from camp in Bangalore with appraisal of Tippoo Sultan, 7 September 1791.
- 5 letters, correspondence with William Macdonald, re financial matters, deceased brother’s affairs, estates. 22 December 1787 – 16 August 1797.
- Miscellaneous letters, and notes:
- to Sir John Macpherson, 24 March 1788.
- compliments from Captain Statham, 21 July 17-88.
- (on reverse) compliments to James Drummond, 7 September 1788.
- Promissory note from Captain Statham, 10 February 1790.
- re financial matters, 28 May 1789.
- to Major Morrison re his business losses, 5 February 1790.
- 2 notes from James Murray, 16 June and 17 August 1790.
- from Thomas Whilson re fishing tack, 5 January 1793.
- to Alex Murray re problems, 7 August 1797.
- correspondence with Bannerman family, 11 June 1795, 22 September 1807.
- 2 notes re sons, and accommodation. n.d.
- Papers relating to Colonel Macpherson’s finances. 1796-1809. Statement of his private affairs, 1796. 6 notes of debts, income, etc., 1807-1809.
- Letters and papers of Colonel Macpherson and John Macintyre re business and financial affairs relating to James Macpherson.
- 7 letters from James Macpherson to John Macintyre re purchase of estate and sale of goods imported from India, 15 July 1786 – 9 January 1787.
- Statement from Mr Duncan of Colonel Macpherson’s account with Macpherson and Hankey, 6 August 1788.
- receipt from N. Smith to James Macpherson for John Macintyre, 4 May 1789.
- list of letters from James Macpherson, 14 February 1781 – 28 October 1794.
- inventory of additional writings produced in process Macpherson ?v- Macpherson, March 1810.
- 2 certified excerpts from a letter from Colonel Macpherson to William Macdonald of 19 November 1798, 1 May 1810 and Colonel Macpherson’s account with William Macdonald, 1789-1791, 15 February 1811.
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- Book, Persian translation of Singa San Battisi by Ram Prashad Kasath Gaur, Resident of Mohilla, Kayasthan, Benaras, for perusal of Sheikh Ghulem Rasul. 1769.
- Book of letters, 1771-76, to Colonel John Upton from:
- Raburnath, Madurai
- Sukkaram Pandit
- Juggarnath Pandit
- Nawab Fez Mohammad Khan
- Fatah Jung Hakim of Bhupal
- Raja Ram Singh of Naroor
- Raja Himmat Bahadur
- Letter book of letters to General Champatan Sahib Bahadur from Nawab Wazir-ul-Mulk Shujaud Daulah, also correspondence between Nawab Wazir Faisal and Diwan Kalicharan, and a letter from Raja Ram Nath (Major domo of the emperor) to Diwan Kalicharan. Mostly 1775.
- Letter book, 1779, of private letters to:
- Raja Cheet Singh Faujdar of Benaras
- Raja Anoub Singh Faujdar of Kalpi
- Lachmirah, Hakim of Jhansi
- Raja Ram Singh of Naroor
- Nawab Fez Mahmoud Khan of Bhopal.
- Booklet, account of income and expenditure of Nawab Asuf ud Allah Vizir ul Mulk. The income of different parganas who were on Alijarah given separately. c.1779.
- Letter book, correspondence between Nawab Wazir-ul-Mulk, the officers of the East India Company and the Mahratta Sardars. Mostly 1785.
- Book, general history of India, written in Nasfaliq, giving details of provinces, Sarkars, Mahals, Estimated revenue of India, also distances between important cities of India and trade routes. c.1781.
- Manuscript, Volume I of the Akbar Namah prepared under instructions of Governor-General John Macpherson in 1193 Samvat.
- Note of Sale Deed executed by Mir Mutaza of Fezabad for 30 rps. 1782.
- Summary of petition of Raja Diran. 31 August 1785.
- Booklet of 8 letters some from Lala Kashmiri Mal to James Grant, 2 addressed to Lord Cornwallis. 1786.
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9 letter books of correspondence between Mr John Macpherson, Governor General, and ruling princes, zemindars, etc., written by his private secretary, Colonel Allan Macpherson. 1782(?)-1790.
- Date and contents unspecified (from 1782?).
- To persons without the provinces, from February 1785.
- To different people, from February 1785.
- From persons without the provinces, from February 1785.
- From persons within the provinces, from February 1785, e.g. Ibrahim Ali Khan, Sayyid Muntaz Bahadur, Raja Ram, Mir Mohammad Khan Bahadur of Mushadabad, Raja Kalian Singh, Sayyid Gulab Chand, Nawab Saada’t Ali Khan. Also memorandum of debt advanced by the Mahajans, 1785.
- From persons within the provinces, from January 1786.
- From persons without the provinces, from 8 January 1786, e.g. Mahaji Bhonsla, Raja Bishan Singh of Bundi, Nawab Faizullah Khan, Nawab Baidir Beg Khan, and others. Also copies of two letters from the Mogul Emperor making an adjustment in the revenues of Bihar.
- 244 letters written from 1 March 1785 – October 1786, to:
- Nawab Ali Ibrahim Khan
- Maharaja Surdar Singh
- Ahmad Ali Khan of Azimabad
- Rao Sada Shiv Rao
- Nana Far Navis
- Nawab Faizullah Khan
- Raja of Bardwan
- Raja of Benaras
- 1 formal letter of goodwill to Qazi ul Quzzab, law officer of Muslim law
- 1 important letter to Raja Noheet Narain regarding debt of Gopal Das with 2 to Jagat Seth, 3 to wife and mother of Jagat Seth.
- 131 letters received from the following, 1785-1790:
- Mahaji Bhonsla
- Hafiz Rahmat Rohilla
- Nana Farnaviz and others
- petition submitted by Maharajas of Lucknow to Colonel Harper
- 2 letters to Nawab of Surat regarding adjustment of revenue of Surat.
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- 2 papers giving summary of Hindu mythology in Persian.
- Booklets (sewn), 1858?
- Diary of a British official containing an account of property taken over in Moradabad through Illick Khan and detail of goods taken over from Pili Bhit; of activities of Najaf Khan; and of property of Mohib ul khan taken over by the State.
- Booklet of details of goods, utensils, etc., confiscated from palace of the late Dunday Khan, Mohibbullah Khan, Fateh-Ullah, Azi Mulla Khan and others
- Booklet account of heirs of late Hafiz Rahmet Khan and Dunday Khan, translated into English for perusal of Captain Sahib.
- Booklet, details of maintenance allowance fixed on dependants of Hafiz Rahmet Khan and Dunday Khan.
- Booklet, account of army of the late Hafiz Rahmet Khan, details of Pilibhit when it came under direct administration of the British, and account of heirs and other blood relations of the late Hafiz Rahmet Khan.
- Booklet, account of Bareilly, Amla, Dasoli, Moradabad and other places which came under direct administration of the British in 1815.
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Military journals, letter books and account books of Captain John Macpherson, 1773-1781.
- Journal of marches:
- to Dinapore, 10 April – 11 June 1773
- from Dinapore to Chunargur, 7 February – 18 April 1774
- from Chunargur towards Patna, 30 July – 5 December 1774.
- Book containing:
- letter giving military order, 4 February 1773
- journal of march from Dinapore and back, 5 February – 11 June 1773
- journal of march from Dinapore to Belgram, 7 February – 5 April 1774
- note of appointment to command of 14th Battalion Sepoys, 2 April 1777.
- Reverse end: copy of military exercises.
- Book containing:
- journal of marches from Hazam Bunta ? to Chuttra with mileage surveyed en route, 10 February – 21 February 1779. (January on cover).
- Reverse end: from Berhampore to Dinapore by 14th Battalion of Sepoys, 15 June – 10 September 1778 from Calcutta to Western frontiers of Company’s provinces by Major Camac’s detachment, 8 January – 5 July 1779
- from Dinapore to Bankypore by 13th and 14th Battalion of Sepoys, 7 October – 14 December 1779.
- Book containing: journal of marches as above, written with remarks and with copies of military correspondence, 15 June 1778 – October 1781.
- Letter book containing: 7 letters between Macpherson and senior officers re postings, tours of command etc., 1 March 1775 – 5 October 1778.
- Letter book containing:
- 87 copies of military correspondence between Macpherson and other officers concerning troop movements, accounts, supplies, 19 January – 3 August 1781
- letter from Charles Graeme, Collector (sewn in) asking for military force ?v- Futtysaw, 9 February 1781
- letter from Lieutenant Hutchinson re chasing Futtysaw and his men, 17 March 1781.
- Account book for 14th Battalion of Sepoys, 1 January 1778 – April 1780
- loose pages for October – December 1777
- further entries for 20 April 1781.
- Booklet of regimental account, February – April 1781.
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- Personal letters from John Macpherson to his brother Allan from various towns and camps in India. 1778 – 1781. (51 ff.)
- 26 letters re health, plans for going home, problems of getting money home, troop movements and commands, 6 April 1778 – December 1781.
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Miscellaneous papers, military, financial and personal of Captain John Macpherson in India up to and including his departure. 1766 – 1783.
- Letter of confidence in him from fellow officers, 10 July 1766.
- Will of Alexander Fraiser, 27 November 1767.
- Account of the effects of Sergeant Payne sold at public auction, 10 November 1778.
- 5 letters, correspondence with Lieutenant Polhill re estate of late Lieutenant Turner, 23 July – 20 September 1780.
- 6 papers, i.e. 4 letters, certificate, extract, relating to his ill-health, 14 – 19 October 1780.
- 3 letters re exchange of posts and ill-health, 20 April – 11 May 1781.
- 4 letters, 3 to John Macintyre re securing money and preparations for going home, one from Macintyre sending money for him to Glasgow. 15 July – 13 September 1781.
- 21 military papers i.e. 18 letters re orders, rank, posting, accounts, etc., including one order to demand surrender of French fort (also copy), one parole for French officer, one list, and one account. (Some copied in his journal), 24 July 1773 – 1 October 1781.
- 3 letters to the Board and comments re his resignation and need of pension.
- Extract from consultation of the Board raising him to rank of Lieutenant-Colonel; copies of extract.
- Minutes of Council on his ill-health and property, 28 December 1781 – 24 January 1782.
- 6 receipts, promissory notes, order of payment, 14 January 1767 23 January 1782.
- 14 bills (one his passage home), 29 May 1766 – 6 April 1782.
- 5 bonds (one with copy), 9 October 1777 – 1782.
- 11 accounts, 1774 – 1782.
- 11 miscellaneous papers – 5 letters, 3 sheets in native script, 2 notebooks, one list of drink sent on board ship for voyage. 21 January 1779 – 29 April 1782.
- Bight papers – 2 letters, 5 receipts, one address list re money and parcels brought home by him for others, 26 January 1782 – 21 April 1783.
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Business and personal letters of Lieutenant-Colonel John Macpherson after his return to Britain up to his death, 1783 – 1784. (97 ff.)
- 24 May 1783. Letter of introduction from R. MacLeod.
- 20, 21 June 1783. 3 notes from C. Grant on repairs of house and discharge.
- 16 July and 2 August 1783. 2 letters of congratulation on his marriage.
- 12 September 1783. Letter from Colonel Crawford re journey home.
- 18 November 1783. Letter from Susannah Fraser re family affairs.
- 2 May – 26 November 1783. 19 letters from James Macpherson re purchasing of an estate in Scotland, financial and Indian affairs.
- 13 May 1783 – 26 January 1784. 6 letters, 5 from and one to James Grant, re money.
- 18 June 1783 – 21 February 1784. 9 letters from W. Macdonald, re estates available for purchase.
- 18 May 1784. Letter from James Robertson, re obtaining some Persian letters.
- 1783 – 1 July 1785. 8 papers relating to estates in Scotland, e.g. rentals, descriptions, and letters concerning them.
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Bills, receipts and miscellaneous papers of Lieutenant-Colonel John Macpherson after his return to Britain and of his wife, Grace, after his death, 1783 – 1788. (85 ff.)
- February/April 1783. Account book.
- 23 June 1783. Obligation to supply furniture and inventory of same.
- 27 March 1784. 3 papers (i.e. one letter, 2 receipts) re purchase and despatch of whisky to James Macpherson.
- 28 May 1783 – 5 May 1784. 7 notes, i.e. 6 receipts from Macdonald, Robinson and James Macpherson and one promissory note to Macdonald.
- 10 February 1783 – 10 August 1784. 25 miscellaneous bills and receipts.
- 31 August 1784. 3 papers, i.e. one letter, 2 accounts re funeral, furniture from Hamilton & Son.
- 27 December 1784. Letter from James Macpherson to William Macdonald re Mrs Macpherson’s affairs.
- 16 July 1784 – 1 April 1785. 6 receipts from William Macdonald.
- 25 June 1784 – 4 April 1785. 26 miscellaneous bills and receipts of Grace Macpherson.
- 24 May 1785 – 17 November 1787. 6 receipts for six monthly jointure as widow.
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Private documents, letters and accounts of Lieutenant-Colonel John Macpherson after he returned to Britain and of his wife, Grace, 1781 – 1788. (46 ff.)
- 28 December 1781. Bond from brother Allan Macpherson.
- 31 December 1781. Assignment to Allan Macpherson.
- 10 June 1783. Letter from Miss Grace Hay accepting his offer of marriage.
- 9 July 1783. Marriage contract between Miss Grace Hay and John Macpherson.
- 1783. Account current with George Robinson.
- 1784? Letter to Court of Directors, East India Company, soliciting return to service.
- 27 August 1784. Sederunt at the opening of his repositories on his death.
- May 1783 – 27 August 1784. Account with William Macdonald.
- 1782 – 13 January 1785. Account of money paid on his behalf by James Macpherson on Allan Macpherson’s account. 9 August 1784 and 22 October 1785.
- 7 March 1787. Letter from John Macintyre, London, to Colonel Allan Macpherson, Bengal, re business affairs relative to Grace Macpherson.
- 1783 – 1788. Two accounts, Colonel Allan Macpherson as heir and representative of Colonel John Macpherson to William Macdonald.
- 1788. Bond of annuity, Colonel Allan Macpherson for Grace Macpherson.
- May 1789. (a) Memorial to the Court of Directors, East India Company from Grace Macpherson, (b) and (c) copies.
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Family letters mostly from John Macpherson after leaving India in 1782, to his brother Allan and sister-in-law, Eliza in Bengal and after his death, August 1784, from his widow, Grace, 178, 2 – 1789. (92 ff.)
- April 1782 – 5 October 1782. 6 letters from John to Allan and/or Eliza, Bengal, written on voyage home, including description of voyage and St. Helena (5 October), and list of necessities for such a voyage.
- 7 February 1783 – 12 May 1784. 21 letters and papers, 17 from John, Britain, to Allan or Eliza, Bengal, introductions re family and financial affairs, purchase of an estate (one including an advertisement of sale of lands in Perthshire), his marriage, possibility of returning, 2 from new bride, Grace (September 18); one from Susannah Fraser (Eliza’s mother) enclosed with that of 11 March 1784.
- 11 March 1784. Letter from John to Captain Aeneas Macpherson.
- 8 October 1784 – 6 January 1791. 12 letters from Grace after her husband’s death, 10 written to Allan, 2 to Eliza, from Bengal and then Britain, the last 3 written as Grace Murray after her remarriage.
- 15 and 26 December 1789. 2 copies of letters from Allan, one to Colonel Murray and the other to Grace approving proposed marriage.
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3 letters to Colonel Allan Macpherson from Major Louis Grant:
- 22 August 1785. From Lucknow. 17th Regiment. Re health, relief of the Brigade resolved on by the Board, entreats Macpherson’s help to get the Mongheer command, expects to be in Cawnpore in 10-12 days having been relieved by a regiment from Cawnpore.
- 26 September 1785. From Cawnpore. Relief of Brigade in order, very high hopes for Mongheer command as is in favour with influential friends, whispers of Macpherson to be Resident Vizir’s court and Colonel Harper to command a considerable force for the service of Vizir; further entreaties for Macpherson to use his influence on Grant’s behalf.
- 13 April 1786. From Barrackpore. Asks Macpherson to use his influence in helping Grant leave the Presidency via Battalion he understands is going to Danapore.
- 1928. 2 pencil notes on Major Louis Grant by William Macpherson.
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- 5 letters from Mrs Cameron at Enfield to Mrs Macpherson re Miss Harriet Macpherson – especially clothes and health. (6 ff.)
- 27 February 1794 – to 31 Suffolk Street, Charing Cross.
- 6 March 1794 – to 31 Suffolk Street, Charing Cross.
- 27 April 1794 – to 31 Suffolk Street, Charing Cross.
- 26 October 1795 – to South Parade, Bath.
- 8 November 1795 – to South Parade, Bath.
- List of Colonel Macpherson’s debits to Mrs J. Cameron for his daughter’s clothes between 7 February 1794 and 5 June 1794, total “disbursements”, £4.1Os.9d.
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- Affairs between Colonel Allan Macpherson and Major John Henderson. (7 ff.)
- Bond of Colonel Macpherson to Major Henderson for penal sum Sa.Rs.14,000, 19 April 1784, Barrackpore. Macpherson borrowed Sa.Rs.7,000 from Henderson at 12′ p.a. interest from 22 March 1784.
- Letter from Graham, Crommelin & Mowbray, 22 November 1786, Calcutta. Henderson has left the bond of Macpherson to him in their hands. They beg payment.
- Letter from Graham, Crommelin & Mowbray, 23 December 1786, signed by Mowbray.
- Statement 23 December 1786 from Graham, Crommelin & Mowbray, Macpherson in debt to Henderson Sa.Rs.9249.5.4
- Statement 15 January 1787 from Graham, Crommelin & Mowbray, shows Macpherson still in bond to Major Henderson for Sa.Rs.805.5.0.
- Bill from J.L. Fix for claret for Sa.Rs.1280.
- From Henderson to Macpherson, account for Sa.Rs.186.8, paid by Macpherson, 14 January 1787.
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Bundle (labelled by William Macpherson) wrapped in document entitled ‘To the Honourable Warren Hastings’, dated 27 December 1786, possibly rough draft by an Indian Writer. (26 ff.)
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Vouchers for accounts paid 1786-87. (88 ff.)
- 1.-85. Most accounts are endorsed on the back in Bengali., No accounts after January 1787. Household, clothes, chemist, material, subscriptions, wine and grocery.
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Business transactions concerning Miss Evans. (9 ff.) Folded together in a paper marked ‘Miss Evans’ 8 bills for dress-maker, palanquin hire, etc.
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Affairs connected with Army. (6 ff.)
- 20 January 1787 Council House. (Signed W. Bruce) Fees for a Lieutenant-Colonel of Infantry. Crs 200.
- R. Baillie, Budjerau(?) 1 August-1786, received sr. 967:6 to pay the Manjee of Boats conveying the 6th Battalion, Europe to Danapore.
- Calcutta, 2 January 1.787, extract from Governor-General’s letter of 14 November 1787, re Colonel Macpherson’s allowance to cease from 31 December 1785, annotated by George Elliot.
- Letter from D. Marshall, Captain Commanding a detachment of recruits proceeding by – (?) to the Upper Platoons (?) to Lieutenant-Colonel Macpherson’s Quarter Master General: “Sir, please to pay Major Alex Hardy or order ten days after sight the sum of Sikka Rupees five hundred being for value received on (?) account for the use of the boats under my command”.
- 3 and 5 March 1784, bill from U. Guinand ‘for ferry boat hire’ Sa.Rs. 56.10. Items listed: total, 227 men, 164 animals (horses, camels, bullocks), furniture.
- Pay slip for two tindells and 12 Lascars for 6 months, July – December 1786. Sr. 456.
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Correspondence connected with Thomas Henchman and Henry Ackland, Secretary of Orphan Society. (5 ff.)
- (n.d.) re returning Macpherson’s bill, as it is a registered voucher.
- Henchman to Messrs. Turnbull and Macintyre for Cr. 1684.14.7 for Orphan Society from Macpherson. 16 April 1787.
- Henry Ackland acknowledges receipt of Sr. 189.13.4 from Macpherson, ‘his proportion of the expense of Mr Alexander’s picture’, also St. 75 for his proportion of the garden at the Orphan House ending October, dated 28 October 1786, Calcutta.
- 28 April 1786. Letter re 9,900 11″ bricks delivered to Orphan House.
- 22 January 1787. Note requesting payment to bricklayer from Allan Macpherson to Adam Turnbull.
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Assessments. (4 ff.)
- July – September 1786.
- October – December 1786.
- September (July and August crossed out) 1786.
- October – December 1786.
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Re: William Terranean. (5 ff.)
- Vouchers for rent paid to William Terranean for October, November, December 1786 @ Sr. 400.
- Letters from Terranean to Macpherson asking if Mr Dandridge has agreed to go into the house immediately Macpherson leaves. 18 January 1787.
- Further letter approving this. 18 January 1787.
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- Re exchange of land between Macpherson and William Stone, 3 January 1787. Opinion of Edward Tiretta that the values were equal.
- Undated letter from Stone implying affairs re land completed.
- 7 January 1787 from Gerard and Hall, in charge of legal arrangements
- Gerard and Hall legal fees, Calcutta, 19 January 1787.
- From James Dunkin, 15 August 1786, regarding Mr De Costa’s legal costs.
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- Request to pay for boat attendance. Signed William Mackintosh, 17 January 1787, (and copy).
- Request to pay ayah, 13 December 1786.
- Request to pay ayah Sr.400 for going to Europe, 10 January 1787.
- Request to pay Captain Grant, 16 October 1786 – receipted on reverse.
- Request by M. Johnson to Colonel Macpherson for payment of Sr. 3500 being Mr Hearn’s share of the passage money, Bengal to Europe. Calcutta, 6 December 1785.
- Request by James Elphinstone, to pay Sircar Sr.400. 22 January (?).
SECTION X (N) (Microfilm reel 14)
Seven vouchers in Urdu and Bengali.
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- File 1 Captain Macintyre’s son, Duncan. His education at Aberdeen and start in life, 1792-98.
- File 2 1804-1807. Colonel John Macintyre’s letters to Mrs Allan Macpherson. The letters of August-September 1805 tell of his going with them to Peterhead for sea bathing. He leaves the family there and goes on to Badenock. He is at Blairgowrie in summer of 1806 and apparently proposes to Harriet and is refused but later she accepts him by letter. He is ill in London at the end of 1806.
- File 3 Letters from Colonel John Macintyre to Colonel Allan Macpherson 1804-1807. He marries Harriet in 1807.
- File 4 Letters from Captain John Macintyre from Madras and Calcutta 1789-1791. Chiefly about the failure of the firm of Turnbull and Macintyre and the unsuccessful attempts made to recover money due from them to himself and to Colonel Allan Macpherson.
- File 5 Letters from (mainly)Colonel A. Macpherson to Colonel Macintyre 1790 to 1811.
- File 6 Letters from John Macintyre to Allan Macpherson 1778-1781 from Calcutta.
- File 7 Letters from Captain John Macintyre 1783-1789 from India and back in Scotland.
- File 8 Letters from John Macintyre 1778-1782.
- File 9 Letters from Lieutenant-Colonel John Macintyre from India 1794-1804.