East India Company

This digital resource offers access to a vast collection of primary source documents from the India Office Records held by the British Library, the single most important archive for the study of the East India Company, covering the period from before the Company's charter in 1600 to Indian independence in 1947. The scope of the collection is as follows:

  • Module 1: Trade, Governance and Empire, 1600-1947
  • Module 2: Factory Records for South Asia and South-East Asia
  • Module 3: Factory Records for China, Japan and the Middle East


Access is available directly from this page by connecting to the East India Company website - you'll be prompted to log in to MUSE as necessary.


If you experience any difficulties in using this eResource please call the Library Help Service on extension 27200 or email library@sheffield.ac.uk.