Amherst of Arracan, William Pitt Amherst, Earl, 1773-1857
Amherst, William Pitt, first Earl Amherst of Arracan (1773–1857), diplomatist and governor-general of Bengal, was born on 14 January 1773 in Bath, the first of three children of Lieutenant-General William Amherst (1732–1781), aide-de-camp to the king, governor of St John's, Newfoundland, and adjutant-general of the army, and his wife, Elizabeth Patterson (d. 1776/7).
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Includes four manuscript items by and about Lord Amherst: one juvenile manuscript volume of Lord Amherst's notes on Virgil, one manuscript account of a court martial in which he is mentioned, and two letters patent granting offices to Lord Amherst. Three pieces of printed ephemera are also present.