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Some Account of the Public Life, and a Selection from the Unpublished Writings, of the Earl of Macartney

Some Account of the Public Life, and a Selection from the Unpublished Writings, of the Earl of Macartney
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - British & Irish History, 17th & 18th Centuries

  • Date Published: February 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108026215

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  • George Macartney (1737–1806) had a long and distinguished political and diplomatic career. He held the post of Secretary for Ireland, was successively governor of Grenada, Madras and the Cape Colony, and served as trade envoy to Russia and China. The son of an Irish landowner, Macartney rose in his profession through diligent diplomacy, perseverance, ambition and integrity; he gradually advanced in both the British and Irish peerage. This two-volume biography by Sir John Barrow, who had accompanied Macartney to China and the Cape, was first published in 1807, and draws heavily on official documents from Macartney's periods in office. Volume 1 contains Barrow's chronological account of Macartney's career, focusing especially on the challenges he faced in Madras. Volume 2 consists of substantial extracts from Macartney's own writings on Russia, China and Ireland, which provide valuable primary source material for historians of the eighteenth century.

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    • Date Published: February 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108026215
    • dimensions: 325 x 250 x 150 mm
    • weight: 2.31kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Narrative of the public life of Lord Macartney, containing some account of his mission to the court of St. Petersburg as Envoy Extraordinary
    2. Of his Secretaryship of Ireland
    3. Of his government of Grenada
    4. Of his government of Madras
    5. Of his appointment to the government-general of Bengal
    6. Of his embassy to the court of Pekin
    7. Of his government of the Cape of Good Hope
    8. Of his character and general characteristics
    Appendix. Volume 2:
    9. Extracts from an account of the Russian Empire
    10. A short sketch of the political history of Ireland
    11. Journal of an embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China
    Appendix to the journal.

  • Authors

    John Barrow

    George Macartney

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