Correspondence and other Papers concerning the Duke of Argyll's Attack on Lewis Pelly in the House of Lords

Mss Eur F126/10

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The record is made up of 1 file, 10 items (41 folios). It was created in 25 Nov 1878-29 May 1879. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.

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Correspondence between Lewis Pelly, Lord Elcho (Francis Richard Charteris, 10th Earl of Wemyss), Lord Salisbury (Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury), the Duke of Argyll (George Douglas Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll) and Sir Colin Campbell over a speech given by the Duke of Argyll in the House of Lords which appeared to criticise Lewis Pelly and his handling of matters in Afghanistan.

The correspondence relates primarily to the accusations made by the Duke of Argyll which were taken as an insult to Pelly and the Duke's response to them as an attack on the British Government which he viewed Pelly as having been the 'mouthpiece' for during the negotiations at Peshawar.

The correspondence and debate were also played out through editorials in The Times and these are also enclosed in the file along with excerpts from Hansard dated December 1878 detailing the compliments paid to Pelly by various members of the British Government over his handling of Indian affairs.

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1 file, 10 items (41 folios)
Arrangement

There are numerous enclosures to the correspondence in this file which have, where possible, been placed immediately after the letter to which they are an enclosure.

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Foliation: This file has been foliated in the top right hand corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio with a pencil number enclosed in a circle.

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English in Latin script
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British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers
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Mss Eur F126/10

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25 Nov 1878-29 May 1879 (CE, Gregorian)

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