Edinburgh's Nabobs

Wealth from India

On Nabobs in general, see:

  • NECHTMAN, T. W. (2010). Nabobs: empire and identity in eighteenth-century Britain (First ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

On Scottish Nabobs: general introduction:

  • CAIN, Alex M (1986): The Cornchest for Scotland – Scots in India.  Edinburgh: National Library of Scotland
  • HOWIE, Les, SMITH, Liz, & SMALL, Robert (2006): George Watson’s College: an illustrated history. Edinburgh: George Watson’s College.
  • MILNE, Hugh M. (ed.) (2003): Boswell’s Edinburgh Journals. 1767-1786. Edinburgh: Mercat Press.

George McGilvary has made the most detailed study of Scotland's Nabobs: see for example:

  • McGILVARY, G. (1990). Post-Union Scotland and the India Connection. Cencrastus, 37, 30. 
  • McGILVARY, G. (2011). The Scottish Connection with India 1725–1833. Études écossaises, 14 
  • McGILVARY, G. (2012). Return of the Scottish nabob, 1725-1833. In M. Varricchio (Ed.), Back to Caledonia: Scottish Homecomings from the Seventeenth Century to the Present (pp. 90-108). Edinburgh: John Donald.
  • McGILVARY, G. K. (1989). East India patronage and the political management of Scotland 1720-1774. (PhD thesis), Open University, 
  • McGILVARY, G. K. (2006). Guardian of the East India Company: The Life of Laurence Sulivan. London & New York: IB Tauris.
  • McGILVARY, G. K. (2008). East India patronage and the British state: The Scottish elite and politics in the eighteenth century. London & New York: Tauris Academic Studies.