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Reference MS.2127
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Level Item
Extent 415 ll. (18 files)
Title East India Company, Dinapore Division : letter book 1840-1841
Date 1832-1850
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Name East India Company, 1600-1858
Description Original letter-book of the Dinapore Division: containing numerous details relating to the Medical Services. The material has been disbound from it's previous volume for preservation and access reasons, arranged into date order and placed into 18 separate files.

The letter-book entries run from 9th January 1840 to 12 December 1841. There is also, however, various material dated 1832, 1833, 1836, 1838, 1839 and 1850. Some miscellaneous undated documents have been grouped together and placed in file 1 of 18. The document dated 1850 is file 18 of 18 and comprises the enlistment document of James Tillery into the East India Company Infantry forces, 27 Sep 1850.

Please note that much of the material is in fragile condition and should be handled with care.

Historical Background Dinapore had a General Hospital which was established before 1786, and was one of the earliest to be set up in Bengal.
Acquisition Details Purchased 1932.
Accession Number 77249
Access Status Open
Access Conditions The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material.
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Language English
Physical Description folio. 381/2 x 21 cm. Original half-calf binding. Some leaves affected by damp, margins frayed, etc. The item was disbound in June 2011 and placed into 18 separate folders.
Finding Aids Database description transcribed from S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).
Subject Hospitals
Subject Hospitals, Military
MaterialType Archives - Non-digital
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