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Bronwen Everill

, such precautionary measures as would save them a few £.s.D to their already impoverished exchequer. But in this, we are disappointed. And though we have from time to time in previous issues pointed out the neglected sanitation, or rather no system of sanitation at all which obtains with them at present, yet no definite action has been taken in the matter. Possessed with a ruler who is a

in Humanitarianism, empire and transnationalism, 1760–1995
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The false promise of autonomy
Harrison Akins

Indian Union. Not all were pleased with this development. For instance, supporters of the Maharaja of Patiala State, which joined the Patiala and East Punjab States Union, had rejected such a merger, arguing: ‘By merging with the East Punjab, all chances of prosperity for us will disappear, and our Exchequer will go to feed the people of a deficit province … During the ten eventful months of the Interim Government, not a day passed when the Ministers were not “ordered by S. Patel” or the “Rajpramukh” to return their cars

in Conquering the maharajas
Wm. Matthew Kennedy

appeals was to admit the Raj's inability to act: ‘I readily admit that at times it is hard to draw the line; but unless a more or less clearly defined area of work is left for the benevolent public, a permanent burden would be put on the shoulders of the Indian taxpayers, in connection with famine, which would press very heavily at times upon the exchequer.’ Confidential letter, Hamilton to Curzon, early 1900?, Mss Eur F111/143, Curzon Papers, British Library

in The imperial Commonwealth
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Connecting economies of human and monetary capital
Andrew Mackillop

assisted the careers of a coterie of Anglo-Irishmen at the top of the colonial legal establishments. Sir George Shee, MP for Knocktopher, held an attorney’s post in the Bengal court of exchequer in the 1780s, while Sir William Dunkin from Antrim benefited from Lord George McCartney’s regional associationalism and the patronage of Henry Dundas. In 1791 he obtained a judicial post at the supreme court of Bengal and in turn supported his son in law and fellow Antrim man and attorney, Francis MacNaghtan. 30 The most spectacular example of the drift to India of Irish

in Human capital and empire
Desmond Thomas

military requirements. 12 Shortly after publishing the paper Sandys revealed to the Chancellor of the Exchequer at the time that the biggest threat to its success was fulfilling the necessary manpower requirements. 13 It is conceivable, therefore, that as the Army sought ways of attracting sufficient numbers of potential recruits to join up during this crucial Cold War period, regimental museums were once again perceived as venues that might prove helpful in attracting sufficient numbers of recruits. During the late 1980s and early 1990s a number of articles

in Dividing the spoils
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Custom and practice
Edward M. Spiers

were a solid gold crown, which supposedly belonged to the head of the Ethiopian Church, and a gold chalice dating back to the reign of Emperor Iyasu I. North proposed that these items should be purchased for the nation, and that the House should award prize money of £2,000, so meeting the valuation of these items by the British Museum, which the Treasury had refused to pay on 22 January 1870. 33 In reply Robert Lowe, as Chancellor of the Exchequer, accepted the principle of prize money but objected to purchasing artefacts ‘at a price higher than they would fetch on

in Dividing the spoils
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Family matters: Slavery, commerce and culture
Katie Donington

imagined as a defining moment in the formation of British national identity has been demonstrated time and again by politicians on both side of the traditional divide. In 2004 Gordon Brown, then chancellor of the exchequer, delivered a speech on Britishness at the Commonwealth Club. In defining the national character he evoked Britain’s ‘unique’ history in order to assert that ‘Britain can lay claim to the

in The bonds of family
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Sabine Clarke

communications with the Chancellor of the Exchequer John Simon, MacDonald raised the spectre of further episodes of colonial rebellion, with a clear allusion to recent events in Jamaica. The proposed Act was essential, according to MacDonald, in sending a message to aggrieved populations that the problems they faced were going to be addressed. Without such measures, there was a real danger that workers in the colonies, particularly those who possessed a wider understanding of the injustice of their situation, would cause trouble again

in Science at the end of empire
Katie Donington

the sole ‘authorised channel of communication with His Majesty’s Ministers’. 14 Senior members formed deputations to call on the Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Board of Trade, and the Secretary of State for War and the Colonies. George was a familiar presence at these meetings, so much so that Markland wrote that ‘Mr Pitt was accustomed to say, that “he

in The bonds of family
The ‘mill-stone’
Andrekos Varnava

was deposited into a ‘special account’ in the Bank of England and applied to pay the Ottoman default. Morgan justified the tribute relieving French liabilities because it was ‘one of the first rules of equity’ that when a guarantor obtained the assets of the defaulted party it must be shared with any co-guarantor. 27 In November 1888, Goschen, now Chancellor of the Exchequer in Salisbury’s government

in British Imperialism in Cyprus, 1878–1915