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Calcutta. Document relating to a bill of complaint

Reference code
MSS/0207
Title
Calcutta. Document relating to a bill of complaint
Date
1736-1742
Level of description
item
Extent and format
Paper; ff. iii + 50. Large quarto. Half leather, brown, with marbled boards.
Scope and content
Chancery copy (cf. fol. iii verso) of the answer of Omichund, merchant of Calcutta, one of the defendants to a bill of complaint of Hugh Barker (a minor; of New College, Oxford, 1738-43), son of Hugh Barker, deceased, an official of the East India Company, conc. dealings in silk and other commodities; 1742. The plaintiff's case was brought by his 'next friend', Joseph Bell, of Aylesbury (MA, New College, 1739; rector of Radley, Berks.) and evidence was taken on commission in Calcutta. Includes the answer of Omichund, in Bengali, fols. 1-24, followed by a translation (by Thomas Cooke, cf. fols. 24v, 50v), fols. 26-35v, schedules of goods, and accounts, including (sixth schedule, fols. 45v-8) an account of the sale of the personal effects of Hugh Barker, senior, 10-12 Feb. 1736/7, fols. 36-50v.
Creator
Thorpe, John (1682-1750), antiquary
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/207