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Bombay in the Days of Queen Anne - Being an Account of the Settlement Also: Burnells Narrative of His Adventures in Bengal John Burnell

Bombay in the Days of Queen Anne - Being an Account of the Settlement Also: Burnells Narrative of His Adventures in Bengal

John Burnell

Published March 15th 2007
ISBN : 9781406755473
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232 pages
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Text extracted from opening pages of book: WORKS ISSUED BY BOMBAY IN THE DAYS OF QUEEN ANNE SECOND SERIES No. LXXII ISSUED FOR 1933 COUNCIL OF THE HAKLUYT SOCIETY I 933 SIB WILLIAM FOSTER, C. I. E., President. THE RIGHT HON. STANLEY BALDWIN, P. C.,MoreText extracted from opening pages of book: WORKS ISSUED BY BOMBAY IN THE DAYS OF QUEEN ANNE SECOND SERIES No. LXXII ISSUED FOR 1933 COUNCIL OF THE HAKLUYT SOCIETY I 933 SIB WILLIAM FOSTER, C. I. E., President. THE RIGHT HON. STANLEY BALDWIN, P. C., M. P., Vice-President. MAJOR-GENERAL SIR PERCY Z. Cox, G. C. M. G., G. C. I. E., K. C. S. L, Vice-President. SIR ARNOLD T. WILSON, K. C. I. E., C. S. I., C. M. G., D. S. O., M. P., Vice-President. J. N. L. BAKER, ESQ. HARRY G. BEASLEY, ESQ. E. W. BOVILL, ESQ. WALTER DE LA MARE, ESQ. VICE-ADMIRAL H. P. DOUGLAS, C. B., C. M. G., R. N. ADMIRAL SIR WILLIAM GOODENOUGH, G. C. B., M. V. O. PHILIP GOSSE, ESQ. VINCENT T. HARLOW, ESQ. ARTHUR R. HINKS, C. B. E., F. R. S. MALCOLM LETTS, ESQ., F. S. A. PROF. EDGAR PRESTAGE, D. L/ rrr. PROF. C. G. SELIGMAN, M. D., F. R. C. P., F. R. S. BRIGADIER-GENERAL SIR PERCY M. SYKES, K. C. I. E., C. B., C. M. G. PROF, E. G. R. TAYLOR, D. Sc. ROLAND V. VERNON, C. B. J. A. WILLIAMSON, D. Lrr. EDWARD HEAWOOD, ESQ., Treasurer. EDWARD LYNAM, ESQ., M. R. I. A., Hon. Secretary ( British Museum, W. C.). THE PRESIDENT THE TREASURER j-Trustees. WILLIAM LAJTLEY SCLATER, ESQ.) Haldnyt Society Bombay Castle modern surroundings Trotti the map ly tike Bombay City Survey BOM BAY IN THE DAYS OF QUEEN ANNE Being an Account of the Settlement written by JOHN BURNELL With an Introduction and Notes by SAMUEL T. SHEPPARD Late Editor of The Times of India To which is added BURNELLS NARRATIVE OF HIS ADVENTURES IN BENGAL With an Introduction by SIR WILLIAM FOSTER, C. I. E., and Notes by SIR EVAN COTTON, C. I. E., and L. M. ANSTEY LONDON PRINTED FOR THE HAKLUYT SOCIETY 933 CONTENTS INTRODUCTION to the Account of Bombay . page ix BURNELLSACCOUNT OF BOMBAY .... i INTRODUCTION to Adventures in. Bengal . . . 119 BURNELLS ADVENTURES IN BENGAL . . . .128 APPENDICES I. Governor John Russell 155 II. Captain Hercules Courtney . . . . 158 FULLER TITLES OF WORKS CITED .... 173 INDEX . . .177 MAPS Bombay Castle in its modern surroundings . Frontispiece A reconstruction of Bombay as it appeared In 1710 QpP-P-9 The IlQgli River opp. p. 128 INTRODUCTION IN introducing John Bumell to the public it is necessary at the outset to explain why he has long remained in obscurity and how his work has been rescued from undeserved neglect. In October 1926 I had an interview with Professor F, W. Thomas, CJ. E., F. B. A, , then Librarian at the India Office, and, discussing books on Bombay, he called my attention to aa item in the catalogue of the Orme MSS. It was the entry of an early eighteenth-century account of Bombay, and he asked me if I was aware of its existence. The document, however, could not then be found and it was only after a prolonged search by Miss L. M. Anstey that it was dis covered. It, together with some other papers, had been cut out at some distant date from vols. vm and IX of those MSS. and transferred to a separate volume which subsequently escaped the notice of writers on Bombay. Having thus discovered a MS. which is of the greatest interest to all who know anything of the history of Bombay, Miss Anstey proceeded to verify the surmised identification of its author ( whose initial only appears at the end of the first part of his narrative and who is described by Orme as a