Excerpt from The Life of Robert First Lord Clive The sources from which I have sought to collect materials for my work are so numerous and diversified that I abstain fi'om all attempt to particularize them. It is right to state, however, that I did t trouble the family with any application for papers, because I have in my possession a letter from the late lamented Lord Powis, dated so long back as 1831, in which I am informed that the whole of the Olive collection had been intrusted to the care of Sir John Malcolm. I need scarcely add that Sir John Malcolm's volumes have been beside me through out the progress of my labours, and that I have found them of mestimable value. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.