Project associate and author Penelope Farmer has contributed a family-focused case study to the East India Company at Home project. In her study Penelope primarily analyses a series of letters written by William Gamul Farmer in India to his mother and brother in Britain between 1763 and 1795.The letters suggest the ways in which families held themselves together despite the vast distances in time and space that separated them. Together they offer insights into the private and social workings that underpinned the imperial and mercantile enterprise of the East India Company. To read the case stud, click here.
The East India Company at Home, 1757-1857 was a 3-year Leverhulme Trust-funded research project based in the Department of History at the University of Warwick (2011-2012) and University College London (2012-2014). The project was funded by the Leverhulme Trust and ended in August 2014. Over three years the core project team and over 300 project associates worked together to examine the British country house in an imperial and global context.
Professor Finn will continue to blog (and tweet) about developments connected with the project and themes related to colonial material cultures. Have questions? Contact:
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