Thanks to a request from a member of staff in HCA the Library currently has trial access to East India Company: India Office Records from the British Library, 1599-1947 from AM Digital. This digital resource allows students and researchers to access the vast and remarkable collection of primary source documents from the India Office Records, the single most important archive for the study of the East India Company.
You can access East India Company via the E-resources trials page.
Trial access ends 1st December 2023.
From the Company’s charter in 1600 to Indian independence in 1947, East India Company tells the story of trade with the east, politics and the rise and fall of the British Empire. It records the challenges of a globalising world and sheds light on many contrasting narratives; from records of powerful political figures, through to the lives of native populations and the individual traders who lived and worked at the edge of Empire.
Containing royal charters, correspondence, trading diaries, minutes of council meetings and reports of expeditions, among other document types, this resource charts the history of British trade and rule in the Indian subcontinent and beyond from 1599 to 1947.
Please note, trial access to a resource is an opportunity for our staff and students to try a resource out and give feedback on its quality and usefulness. However, if we trial a resource this is not an indication that we plan to or will be able to purchase or subscribe to the resource in the near future.
Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for History, Classics and Archaeology