Ivory Furniture Case Study: Purchase

Ivory Furniture Case Study: Purchase

Purchase Edward Harrison (1674-1732) inherited Balls Park in Hertfordshire after the death of his father Richard Harrison in 1726.[1] Prior to establishing himself at the…

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General Duff Case Study: At home in India

General Duff Case Study: At home in India

At home in India Although Patrick made the arduous voyage between India and Britain five times, most of his adult life was spent in India….

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General Patrick Duff of Carnousie, Banffshire

General Patrick Duff of Carnousie, Banffshire

  General Patrick Duff of Carnousie, Banffshire by Alistair Mutch   General Patrick Duff (1742-1803), commander of the East India Company’s Artillery in the 1790s,…

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Osterley Case Study: Winds of Trade

Osterley Case Study: Winds of Trade

The Child family’s interest in East India Company sea trade was carried forward through their investment in shipping. Company ships were instrumental in the network…

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Osterley Case Study: Family Commerce

Osterley Case Study: Family Commerce

Three generations of the Child family at Osterley, much like the Taylor brothers who are illustrated left, were intimately involved in the East India Company….

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Casket Case Study: The Fraser family: living between Britain and India

Casket Case Study: The Fraser family: living between Britain and India

The casket was donated to the British Museum by Col. Henry Fraser in 1904 and the references in the documents allow us to trace its…

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Warfield Park Case Study: Imagining Home

Warfield Park Case Study: Imagining Home

The Walsh family’s relationship with the Company began in the early eighteenth century when Joseph Walsh (d.1731) was appointed senior merchant in Madras. Working in…

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Englefield House Case Study: Inheriting India

Englefield House Case Study: Inheriting India

Like Richard, Mary Benyon used objects to affirm familial ties and express affection across time and space. Before she died in 1776, she was keen…

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Englefield House Case Study: The East India Company Arrives (1745-1776)

Englefield House Case Study: The East India Company Arrives (1745-1776)

Englefield’s imposing structure stands within rolling grounds near the village of Englefield in Berkshire, on the site of an earlier house, which belonged to the…

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Aske Hall Case Study: East India Company Connections

Aske Hall Case Study: East India Company Connections

East India Company Connections Although Lawrence Dundas was never a ‘servant’ of the East India Company, he was closely involved in its affairs. He bought…

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