Madras (Presidency)

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An adminsitrative subdivision of British India. The Madras Presidency covered the southern half of India and Ceylon (now called Sri Lanka).

See Presidencies in the Beginners' Guide



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Historical books online

Also see Madras (City)

  • Bengal and Madras papers: recounting the growth of British power in India edited by G W Forrest 1928. Published by Imperial Record Department, Calcutta.
Volume I [1670-1688]; Vol. II [1688-1757]; Vol. III [1757-1785]. Links to pdf downloads Digital Repository of GIPE, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune, India.
Vol. I, Vol. I, 2nd file; Vol.II, Vol.II, 2nd file; Vol.III. All
There may be additional volumes available to read online on as Madras District Gazetteers, or try searching by District name.
1862-63 1864, 1864-65 1866, 1865-66 1866, 1867-68 1868, 1868-69 1869 Google Books; 1869-70 1870, 1870-71 1872
Volume 1 In the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries Volume 2 1805 to 1835 Volume 3 1835 to 1861
  • On the Coromandel Coast by F. E. Penny 1908., Granth Sanjeevani Collection. Also see Madras (City) for further books by Fanny Emily Penny, the wife of Rev Frank Penny, see item above.
Southern India Painted by Lady Lawler, Described by F E Penny 1914
A Handbook to the Ports on the Coast of India between Calcutta and Bombay, including the Island of Ceylon by Herbert Samuel Brown, Lieutenant, R.N.R. Port and Customs Officer, Mangalore. 1897. British Library Digital Collection.