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TRIAL PERIOD for East India Company

20 March 2019

From now till the first of May 2019 Leiden University Library offers access to East India Company

Sourced from the India Office Records from the British Library, London, this substantial collection consists of documents related to the East India Company. 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 South and Southeast Asia and beyond from 1599 to 1947. The collection consists of two modules:

  • Module I: Trade, Governance and Empire, 1600-1947
  • Module II: Factory Records for South Asia and South East Asia

The first module contains mainly minutes of council meetings, the second factory records originating in 34 ‘factories’ or trading posts across Asia and parts of Africa. Highlights of Module II include:

Detailed information about the content of this digital collection is available on the publisher’s website: http://www.eastindiacompany.amdigital.co.uk/Essays/Makepeace.


Access is via: Catalogue Leiden University > tab Find databases > East India Company.

Students and staff at Leiden University have access outside the campus network by using their ULCN login data.

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