New Resource: East India Company

The library is very pleased to announce the recent acquisition of perpetual access to the electronic resource East India Company.


To access this resource, please go to this link:


East India Company allows students and researchers to access a vast and remarkable collection of primary source documents – including royal charters, correspondence, trading diaries, minutes of council meetings and reports of expeditions, among others – from the India Office Records held by the British Library, the single most important archive for the study of the East India Company. From the Company’s charter in 1600 to Indian independence in 1947, the East India Company resource tells the story of trade with the East, politics, and the rise and fall of the British Empire. It records the challenges of a globalising world and sheds light on many contrasting lives – from those of powerful political figures to ordinary people in Britain and Asia and the individual traders who lived and worked at the edge of Empire. Please click on the image to start exploring this fabulous resource.