Added: Ethan Alsop - Date: 18.02.2022 07:59 - Views: 19327 - Clicks: 9326
Shortly to celebrate the centenary of moving into its own building is the Tamil Nadu Archives and Records Office.
It was on the site of a garden house called Grassmere that the new Records Office was built for Rs. Loganatha Mudaliar and into it moved in October the documents that had been meticulously stored in the Fort from the s. The move to Egmore and the formalising of the record-keeping arrangements was the consequence of a minute written by the then Governor, Lord William Cavendish-Bentinck, in November 18, So was born the first modern Government archives in Asia.
But record-keeping and storing was established in Madras well over years earlier, making the Madras practice one of the first outside Europe. It was a practice started by a Governor long forgotten, Sir William Langhorne. Langhorne, the son of a wealthy East India Company merchant of the same name, came out to Madras as a year-old in after a distinguished and varied career befitting a polymath.
The Fort St. If these records continue to be preserved as they once were, the earliest of the Despatches on file would be a letter from the Madras Council to Masulipatam dated November 29, The first of the Despatches from Fort St. These two series of records continued until when a new series was added, the Public Letters to England.
The next series, dating frompertained to Fort St. David matters and they found a place under three separate titles. After the French occupation and the raising of the Madras Army, military matters began to be dealt with separately and, inthe Military Consultations series was begun.
Other series were added as the Company began to widen its role in the Madras Presidency and started playing a key part in local politics. As the East India Company and its Madras Council increasingly obtained governing powers, new specialisations in the Council increased and records became more specific.
FromRevenue became a separate series of records. From the end of the 18th Century, there began series on the Secret, Judicial and Political services. And important events like the Fort St. George siege, the occupation of Manilaand new settlements warranted special volumes.
And so the building now celebrating its centenary was required. Our code of editorial values. Related Topics Friday Review.
Related Articles. Close X. On 'kaniyan koothu', an art form dedicated to the graveyard god. Heritage at your doorstep. Sanskrit for the modern times. An eighth century wonder at Kamakura. Who can study the Vedas? A shrine of his dreams. When the Fort came alive. A House for Mr. In the land before time. Cooking with love. Cinematic tribute. Literary treat for festival. A variety spread.
All about Guru bhakti. Desika's haven of peace on the other side of the cauvery. History lessons by Lake Pichola. Breadth of vision.
Water without boundaries. Chola architecture in full splendour. This article is closed for comments. Please the Editor.New beginnings dating langhorne
email: [email protected] - phone:(108) 270-2987 x 7073