Introduction Chapter One: Setting the Scene Chapter Two: Edmonstone's Family - His Voyage to and Arrival at Calcutta Chapter Three: Baillie's Family - His Voyage to Arrival in Calcutta Chapter Four: Descriptions of Late 18th Century Calcutta Chapter Five: Marriages and Mistresses Chapter Six: Baillie's Bibi and His Four Scottish Indian Children/Edmonstone's Bibi and His Four Scottish Indian Children Chapter Seven: Edmonstone's Early Days in Calcutta Chapter Eight: The Kennaway Embassy to Hyderbad Chapter Nine: Sir John Shore Governor-General Chapter Ten: Two Missions to Lucknow Chapter Eleven: Baillie's Academic Prowess/ Sir Richard Wellesley Govenor-General Chapter Twelve: Fort William College, Calcutta Chapter Thirteen: Treaty of Bassein/The Second Anglo-Mahratta War Chapter Fourteen: The Story of General De Boigne Chapter Fifteen: The Capture of Agra/The Second Anglo-Mahratta War continued Chapter Sixteen: Captain Baillie Appointed Political Agent for Bundelkhand/Anupgiri Himmat Bahadur/Colonel Mieselback Chapter Seventeen: Baillie's Treat of Jhansi/Anupgiri's Jaidad Misuse/His Death Chapter Eighteen: The Return of Lord Cornwallis and his Death/General Lake's Settlement with Holkar/An Assasination Attempt Chapter Nineteen: Sir George Barlow Chapter Twenty: Captain Baillie's Appointment as Resident at Lucknow in 1807 and Associated Correspondance Chapter Twenty-One: Lucknow Chapter Twenty-Two: A Very Short History of Oudh Chapter Twenty-Three: Captain Baillie's Lucknow Family Chapter Twenty-Four: Captain Baillie's Tenure as Resident and his Downfall Chapter Twenty-Five: The Capture of Bourbon, Mauritius, Amboyna, The Dutch Spice Islands and Java Chapter Twenty-Six: Lord Moira Govenor-General/The Oudh Loans Chapter Twenty-Seven: Edmonstone Leaves Calcutta Chapter Twenty-Eight: Baillie Leaves Lucknow for Calcutta Appendices
The adventurous lives of two 18th century Scotsmen who traveled to India to earn their fortune.
Alan Tritton was born in 1931 and educated at Eton College. In 1950-52 he was on active service in the Far East as a Commissioned Officer with his Regiment the Seaforth Highlanders, where he was severely wounded in action. In 1954, following a previous sub-Arctic expedition in 1949, he was appointed Station Leader of the South Orkneys Antarctic Station of the then Falkland Island Dependencies Survey - now the British Antarctic Survey - later on he was elected President of the Antarctic Club. He participated in a number of Polar and Himalayan expeditions including the British Trans-Arctic Expedition and the British Everest South West Face expedition in 1975. He was elected a Vice-President of the Royal Geographical Society and later on a member of the Council of the Royal Asiatic Society. Prior to that he established the Calcutta Tercentenary Trust, which restored and conserved the British and European heritage paintings in the possession of the Victoria Memorial Hall, Calcutta and was the President of the British Association of Cemeteries in South Asia. For his work in India, he was awarded the C.B.E. in 1999.