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Correspondence and papers of Neil Benjamin Edmonstone (1765-1841)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7616

Scope and Contents

Letters, mostly from Neil Edmondstone to family members, amnay from India. Also includes some other family correspondence, other papers and a copy of an autobiography of Sir Archibald Edmondstone.


  • Creation: 1783-1817


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1 archive box(es) (1 box paper) : paper

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection of correspondence and other papers was presented to Cambridge University Library in 1960 after the death of Dr J.A. Venn. Dr Venn had acquired the collection through his wife Susanna Carnegie Venn, née Edmonstone, cousin of Marmaduke Browne.

Related Materials

Neil Edmonstone's 'Personal Narrative' of his Indian career and public service from 1783 to 1840 (58 pages), was presented by the Venn family to the University of Cambridge Centre of South Asian Studies "EDMONSTONE PAPERS Small Collections Box 9" [see URL listing];

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