Collecting an Empire: The East India Company (1600-1900)
Monday, March 26, 2007 to Saturday, June 9, 2007

Collecting an Empire: The East India Company (1600-1900)

Tom Raw mounts an elephant for the first time
Monday, March 26, 2007 to Saturday, June 9, 2007

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

As the quintessential instrument of imperial conquest, the British East India Company, with its commercial, political, and aesthetic concerns, tells a rich, conflicted story of engagement between two cultures. This exhibit brings together a diverse, multi-lingual range of Indian and British objects, illuminated mythological manuscripts, maps, letters, official proclamations, diaries, ship logs, company dictionaries, travel journals, novels, and broadsides from various Beinecke Library collections. [ca. 60 items]


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