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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Shugborough Case Study: The Mansion House

Shugborough Case Study: The Mansion House

The most significant, and in many respects disastrous, event in Shugborough’s nineteenth-century history was the great sale of 1842, held to repay the considerable debts…

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Warfield Park Case Study: Rebuilding Warfield

Warfield Park Case Study: Rebuilding Warfield

As he had no legitimate children of his own, the inheritance of his estates, including Warfield was entirely at Walsh’s behest. Although it had earlier…

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Warfield Park Case Study: A Country House of One’s Own

Warfield Park Case Study: A Country House of One’s Own

When returning to England, how did East India Company officials and their families marry the England they imagined to that they were greeted with? For…

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Englefield House Case Study: Material Knowledge

Englefield House Case Study: Material Knowledge

As an East India Company official in Madras, Richard Benyon understood and valued objects. The preparations he made for his final journey to England in…

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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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Valentines Mansion Case Study: Shipwrecks and the East India Company’s ‘Immaterial’ Material Culture

Valentines Mansion Case Study: Shipwrecks and the East India Company’s ‘Immaterial’ Material Culture

As the fate of both the Valentine and the Abergavenny attests, shipwreck was a frequent occurrence in the history of the EIC in the Georgian era. Of the 980…

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Battle Details

Battle Details

Ship Valentine on a Cruise, Monday the 10th day of August 1778 At 5PM the Commodore made the signal for all Commanders upon which I…

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Valentines Mansion Case Study: The Valentine: The EIC’s Ships at Trade and War

Valentines Mansion Case Study: The Valentine: The EIC’s Ships at Trade and War

Navigating, investing in and managing the vessels that carried the EIC’s goods from India to Britain was a risky business in the eighteenth century. European…

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Valentines Mansion Case Study: Valentines’ East India Company Owners and Their Material Objects

Valentines Mansion Case Study: Valentines’ East India Company Owners and Their Material Objects

During the eighteenth century three owners of Valentines were involved with the East India Company (EIC): Robert Surman, Sir Charles Raymond and Donald Cameron. Robert…

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