Bengal Presidency was an administrative subdivision of British India established in 1765. At its peak in the 19th century it extended from the North West Frontier Province to Burma, Singapore and Penang. Bengal proper was divided into West Bengal and Eastern Bengal and Assam in 1905. In 1912 there was a further re-organisation into Bengal, Bihar & Orissa and Assam. Bengal Presidency became a province in 1935.
- Bengal Presidency 1633-1757 Google Books
- Bengal Presidency Wikipedia
- 1850 Map of the Diocese of Calcutta The Colonial Church Atlas 3rd Edition 1850. National Library of Australia Digital Collections-Maps Catalogue entry
Historical books online
- Bengal; its Chiefs, Agents, and Governors by Frederick Charles Danvers 1888 Archive.org
- Selections from unpublished records of government for the years 1748-1767 inclusive relating mainly to the social condition of Bengal, with a map of Calcutta in 1784, Volume I by Rev J. Long, member of the Government Record Commission. 1869 Google Books. Index Note: Map not included
- The Indian Records Series: Bengal in 1756-1757: a selection of public and private papers dealing with the affairs of the British in Bengal during the reign of Siraj-Uddaula. Edited, with notes and an historical introduction, by S. C. Hill, late Officer in charge of the Records of the Government of India 1905. Volume I, Volume II, Volume III Archive.org
- A Description of the Roads in Bengal and Bahar by James Rennell 1778 Google Books
- India Tracts: Containing a Description of the Jungle Terry Districts, Their Revenues, Trade, and Government: with a Plan for the Improvement of Them. Also an History of the Origin and Progress of the Sicks by Major J Browne 1788 Google Books
- Bengal MS. Records. A Selected List of 14,136 Letters in the Board of Revenue, Calcutta 1782-1807 by William Wilson Hunter 1894 Archive.org
- Sketches of India; or, Observations descriptive of the scenery, &c., in Bengal. Written in India in the years 1811-14. With notes on the Cape of Good-Hope and St. Helena… 1816 Google Books. By an unknown author. Also available as a British Library digital file. The author has been described as "... certainly not in the services, shows no sign of having been in Company employ (although he is published by the booksellers to the HEIC), and gives no indication as to the purpose of his visit to India. We can only presume that he was a well-informed, and well-connected gentleman of means.
- Calcutta and Bengal c 1819 commences page 106, Sketches of India by 'An Officer for Fire-Side Travellers At-Home' [Captain Moyle Sherer] 2nd edition, with additions 1824 Archive.org
- The Road Book of India; or, East Indian traveller's guide through the presidencies of Bengal, Madras, and Bombay by John B Seely, Captain Bombay Army. 1825 Google Books. Contains many place names.
- Statistics of the Colonies of the British Empire from the Official Records of the Colonial Office by Robert Montgomery Martin 1839 Google Books. Book IV- Possessions in Asia "Chapter I-Hindostan" pages 273-368
- Routes In The Bengal Presidency by Major Fred. Roberts 1865. Pdf download, Digital Library of India.
- The Annals of Rural Bengal by William Wilson Hunter 1868 Archive.org
- Bradshaw's Hand-book to the Bengal Presidency, and Western Provinces of India 1860 Google Books
- Handbook of the Bengal Presidency. With an account of Calcutta City by Edward E Eastwick, published by John Murray 1882 Archive.org
- Bengal: an account of the country from the earliest time by Shoshee Chunder Dutt. 1884 Hathi Trust Digital Library.
- Routes In The Bengal And Punjab Commands Revised Edition 1900. [Quarter] Master General Of India. Pdf download, Digital Library of India.
- Bengal under the lieutenant-governors; being a narrative of the principal events and public measures during their periods of office, from 1854 to 1898 by Charles Edward Buckland 1901 Archive.org Volume 1, Volume 2
- Annual Report on the Administration of the Bengal Presidency for ... 1860-61, 1861-62,1862-63, 1863-64 , 1864-65,1865-66, 1866-67, 1867-68 , 1868-69 Google Books
- The Indian Official Thesaurus: Being Introductory to Annals of Indian Administration Compiled by Meredith Townsend 1858 Google Books. A guide to records.
- The Annals of Indian Administration, edited by Meredith Townsend and later George Smith. Selected extracts from the Records of the Indian, Bengal, Madras Bombay, NWP, and Punjab and perhaps other Governments. Google Books. Many additional volumes up to Volume 19 1873-74 may be viewed online on the Digital Library of India website.
- Imperial Gazetteer of India Provincial Series: Bengal Vol. I, Imperial Gazetteer of India Provincial Series: Bengal Vol. II 1908. Pdf downloads, Digital Library of India
- History of The Portuguese in Bengal by J J A Campos 1919 is available to read online on the Digital Library of India website. For barcode 99999990174384, the Contents is computer page 16. Pdf download, Digital Library of India. Additional alternative files are also available.
- Chota Nagpore, a little-known province of the empire by Francis Bradley Bradley-Birt. Second edition 1910 Archive.org
- Bengal, Bihar and Orissa, Sikkim by L S S O’Malley 1917 Archive.org. A volume in the series Provincial Geographies of India.
- Bengal and Assam, Behar and Orissa : their History, People, Commerce and Industrial Resources compiled by Somerset Playne, assisted by J. W. Bond, edited by Arnold Wright 1917 Archive.org
- The Dutch In Bengal And Bihar 1740-1825 A D by Dr Kalikinkar Datta 1948 Osmania University Digital Library [OUDL]. May only be available Indian office hours (IST 10 am to 6 pm), (IST = GMT+5:30). Also available as a pdf download, Digital Library of India.
- 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.
- Monograph Series. Subsequently reissued in 1976 as Art in industry through the ages : monograph series on Bengal Pdf download, Digital Library of India. Archive.org version. This book consists of 11 monographs, listed in this catalogue link nla.gov.au. The following individual monographs are also available:
- Monograph Of The Brass And Copper Manufactures Of Bengal by T N Mukharji 1894 Archive.org, Digital Library of India Collection
- Not included in the reprint: Monograph on the Pottery and Glassware of Bengal by T N Mukharji 1895 . Archive.org, Digital Library of India Collection. Catalogued Classware. Also available as a pdf download Archaeological Survey of India, Central Archaelogical Library, New Delhi, or if the previous link is not permanent, use the book title in the Search
- Not included in the reprint: Monograph on the Cotton Fabrics of Bengal by N N Banerjei. 1898 Pdf download, Digital Repository of GIPE, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics [Pune]
- Not included in the reprint: Monograph on Ivory-Carving in Bengal by G C Dutt 1901 Pdf download, Digital Repository of GIPE. Also available Archive.org, Digital Library of India Collection.
- A Monograph on the Silk Fabrics of Bengal by Nitya Gopal Mukerji, of the Bengal Provincial Civil Service 1903 Archive.org. Also available as a pdf download, Digital Repository of GIPE
- Tanning and working in Leather in the province of Bengal by Rowland N L Chandra 1904 Pdf download, Digital Repository of GIPE
- Monograph on stone-carving in Bengal by E B Havell Principal, Government School of Art, Calcutta 1906 Archive.org
- A monograph on iron and steel work in the province of Bengal by E R Watson, Indian Educational Service 1907 Archive.org
- A monograph on paper and papier-mache in Bengal by DN Mookerji Deputy Collector on Special Duty 1908 Archive.org. Also available as a pdf download, Digital Repository of GIPE
- A Monograph on Wire and Tinsel Industry in Bengal by Babu M Ray, Sub-Deputy Collector, 24-Parganas 1910 Archive.org.
- ViaLibri list of books published in 1816 Scroll to book 13. Retrieved 17 September 2016.