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Burnes, James, 1801-1862 (surgeon, physician-general of Bombay)



  • Existence: 1801 - 1862


James Burnes graduated in Medicine at Edinburgh University in the late 1810s. He was the brother of Alexander Burnes, a British explorer and diplomat associated with The Great Game.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Bound volume containing French currency, letters, and a poem

Identifier: Coll-1932
Scope and Contents Gathering of loose French currency (assignats), letters, offprints, and a manuscript poem bound in a volume. The reasons behind the gathering of these items are unclear.- Assignats are a short-lived type of French 'fiat money' used during the time of the French Revolution and the French Revolutionary Wars, which resemble bank notes. There are four assignats in this volume, each of...
Dates: 1792-1862