BENGAL SECRET AND POLITICAL CONSULTATIONS (1800-1834), a manuscript series of Indian records at the India Office Library, London. This series contains, in full, correspondence and despatches on the early British relations with the Sikhs. Among the more important documents are despatches of the Resident at Delhi concerning the cis-Sutlej region and Lord Lake's correspondence with the Mālvā Sikh chiefs (1804); correspondence relating to Holkar's intrusion into the Punjab, cis-Sutlej Sikhs, and general principles of British policy in the trans-Yamunā region (1805); correspondence concerning Holkar and Raṇjīt Siṅgh and the Anglo-Sikh treaty of 1806; correspondence relating to Raṇjīt Siṅgh's Mālvā expeditions; cis-Sutlej Sikh mission to Delhi; Raṇjīt Siṅgh-Minto correspondence; Metcalfe's despatches from Lahore; Treaty of Amritsar (1809); and despatches of Edmonstone, Ochterlony and Seton (1807-09). The correspondence on Sikh affairs after 1809 fades out in this series, but opens up again in 1831 and contains all relevant correspondence and despatches regarding the Anglo-Sikh relations till 1834 when this series was discontinued to be replaced by another named India Secret Proceedings.

B. J. Hasrat