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:
I am compiling our family history and would like to refer to any document (1800 – 1900) regarding the construction of a harbour at Kankesanthurai (KKS for short) in the north of Ceylon. It appears that these documents are not in the British Library. Please inform where the old British EI Co records are held at present. Thank you.
The best place to begin looking for the documents you require is at the British Library (www.bl.uk). You can find further details of their East India Company holdings at http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/findhelpregion/asia/india/indiaofficerecords/indiaofficescope/indiaofficehistoryscope.html.
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