- Michael H. Fisher
Indian visitors (act.c. 1720–c. 1810), came from many social classes and backgrounds. They rose in number from a few in the seventeenth century to over a thousand annually by the first decade of the nineteenth century. Indian seamen and male and female servants proved most numerous among them. Indian businessmen, diplomats, and travellers often appeared more individually prominent in British society. In addition, the Indian wives, mistresses, and children of Europeans occasionally visited ...