The diary is transcribed, with introductory notes, etc. by R. Barlow, and illustrated by 'Copious Extracts from Unpublished Records, etc.' by Colonel Henry Yule. The volume is continued in First Series 75 and 78. The whole work contains: I. The diary, with index.--II. Notices regarding Sir William Hedges, documentary memoirs of Job Charnock, and other biographical and miscellaneous illustrations of the time in India. -III. Documentary contributions to a biography of Thomas Pitt, governor of Fort St. George; with collections on the early history of the company's settlement in Bengal; and on early charts and topography of the Hugli River The supplementary material consists of the 1886 annual report. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1887.