The Indian Seal of Sir Francis Sykes – A Tale of Two Families
By Sir John Sykes
In this case study, project associate Sir John Sykes situates the Indian seal of his ancestor, Sir Francis Sykes, first baronet (1730-1804) within the context of both East India Company and family history in England and on the subcontinent. The story of the Sykes seal is both transnational and inter-generational.
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The text, research and images for this case study were primarily authored and supplied by Sir John Sykes.