Sir James Mackintosh letter
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Sir James Mackintosh letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Mackintosh, James, Sir, 1765-1832.
Title: Sir James Mackintosh letter
Dates: 1805
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0355

Biographical/Historical Note

Sir James Mackintosh was a Scottish jurist, politician, and historian. He resided in Bombay from 1804 until 1811, serving as Recorder. In 1811, Mackintosh returned to England. Robert Hall (1764-1831) was an eminent Baptist minister and friend of Sir James Mackintosh.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter from Sir James Mackintosh to Robert Hall, 1805. In the letter, Mackintosh reviews their friendship and consoles Hall on his breakdown.

Index Terms

Hall, Robert, 1764-1831.
Letters (correspondence)
Mackintosh, James, Sir, 1765-1832.
Mental health.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Sir James Mackintosh letter, MS 355, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: Sir James Mackintosh to Robert Hall. Bombay, 1805 September 21 ( 9.0 pages )
Reviews their acquaintance; impressions of Hall; philosophical reflections; consoles him on the calamity which has befallen him.