East India Company

East India Company is a collection of the digitized India Office Records held by the British Library in London.

This resource charts the history of British trade and rule in the Indian subcontinent and beyond from 1600 to 1947. Includes royal charters, correspondence, trading diaries, minutes of council meetings and reports of expeditions, among other document types.

QUL has access to:

Module I: Trade, Governance and Empire, 1600-1946, which consists of communications between India and the London administration regarding trade, governance, and empire in India.

Module 2: Factory Records for South Asia and South-East Asia

Module 3: Factory Records for China, Japan and the Middle East

Module 4: Correspondence: Early Voyages, Formation and Conflict, which includes correspondence between the East India Company and the Board of Commissioners for the Affairs of India, the Company’s various settlements and Presidencies throughout Asia, government departments, and European houses of agency.

Access restricted to the Queen's community

Date Coverage

  • 1600-1947.

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