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Microfilm No. 21

Col. Robert Stuart, later Major General

Given by T.J.A. Hunter

MS copies of letters written to the Begum Samru, at Serdhaneh, by Robert Stuart while a prisoner at Tanassar in the Punjab, March-September 1791. They are preceded by a map of the area, a very interesting introduction by K.A. Moody-Stuart which includes the story of the Begum Samru and which gives a glimpse of the state of affairs on the borders of the British possessions in Bengal at a time when several European and native powers were striving for mastery in Hindustan and ends with a list of Hindustani words used in the letters.