* [http://web.archive.org/web/20070103042233/web.soas.ac.uk/burma/pdf/Lester.pdf Robert Lester, Proceedings of an Embassy to the King of Ava, Pegu, &C. in 1757] SOAS
* [http://web.archive.org/web/20070103042208/web.soas.ac.uk/burma/pdf/Alves1.pdf Capt. Walter Alves, Diary of the Proceedings of an Embassy to Burma in 1760] SOAS
*[[Michael Symes (diplomat)|Michael Symes]], [http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs09/4.1Symes-red.pdf An Account of an Embassy to the Kingdom of Ava, sent by the Governor-General of India, in the year 1795],
detailed descriptions of Alaungpaya's military campaigns in the south during the 1750s.
* [http://der-goldene-brief.gwlb.de/index.php?id=280 The Golden Letter of King Alaungphaya to King Georg II.], 7
May 1756 , description by the Lower Saxony State Library, owner of the letter (German)