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ESTABLISHMENT OF THE BRITISH POWER, 1746-1805. 199 Materials for Reference. James Mill's History of British India would be the standard work on this and the subsequent periods dealt with in the present Brief History, but for the unfortunate prejudices and misrepresentations which disfigure that able writer's work. H. H. Wilson's edition of Mill to some extent cor- rects those misrepresentations ; but an accurate history of British India from the original sources has yet to be written. Among trustworthy works available to the English reader may again be noted Orme's History of the Military Transactions of the British Nation in Indostan, Cambridge's War on the Coast of Coromandel, Wilk's Historical Sketches of the South of India, Dirom's Narrative of the Campaign in India, which terminated the War with Tippoo Sultan in 1792, and Malleson's History of the French in India, together with his Final Struggles of the French in India, and his Decisive Battles of India. Also Anderson's English in Western India, which well deserves to be reprinted ; Keene's Moghul Empire from the Death of Aurangzeb to the Overthrow of the Mardthd Power; Owen's India on the Eve of the British Conquest. Sir Charles Aitchison's Treaties and Engagements relating to India form the foundation of any accurate political history of the period. Sir John Strachey's Hastings and the Rohilla War, with Sir James Stephen's work on the trial of Nuncomar and Mr. Busteed's Old Calcutta are valuable mono- graphs. Among the very numerous biographies of the statesmen and soldiers who laid the foundations of the British Rule, may be mentioned as most easily available to the English reader, the half-crown volumes on Lord Clive, Dupleix, Warren Hastings, the Marquess Comwallis, and the Marquess Wellesley, in the ' Rnlers of India ' Series (Clarendon Press).