The Centre of South Asian Studies archives contain rare materials covering a period of over 200 years, which include 600 written collections, 900 maps, 100,000 photographs, and 80 collections of cinéfilms. They comprise a unique collection covering all aspects of life in South Asia, painting a rich and textured picture of the British Raj and the early decades of post-colonial South Asia.
Mary Thatcher laid the foundation for the archive between 1968 and 1981. Her task was to creating an archive of the British in South Asia, and she was specifically asked not to collect the papers of ‘anyone famous’ (these went to the British Library). As a result of her work, we gained approximately 500 collections of papers detailing the life and work of lesser-known figures, and this focus gives our collection a particular intimate sense of lives lived during the Raj, and of the workings of the lower echelons of the colonial state and state-supported commercial enterprises. Her successors , Dr Lionel Carter and Dr Kevin Greenbank, have since added over 100 further collections to the archives. While the Centre is no longer actively collecting, we gladly receive donations from the families of notable figures with connections with South Asia, including, recently, the papers of Victor Kiernan and Tapan Raychaudhuri.
The archives attracts distinguished scholars from the world over, who often participate in the Centre’s research seminar and the intellectual life of the University. They represent a significant, and singular, asset to the Centre and the University, and the the community of scholars interested in the region, in Cambridge and beyond. Our archival expertise is now being deployed to build links, transfer skills and partner with emerging archives in India and Pakistan.
The archives are available whenever the Centre is open.
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Allanson (3)Papers of H.L.L. Allanson, I.C.S. Magistrate and Settlement Officer, Bengal 1900-10; judicial positions in Bihar and Orissa 1912-28. 3 Boxes, 1900-1938.
Allgrove (12)Papers of J.W. Allgrove. Rubber planter in Malaya from 1920; joined Thomas Barlow and Bros. 1931; imprisoned by the Japanese in Changi Gaol 1941; worked on Siam- Burma railway 1942-5; resumed working for Barlows 1946
Barlow Family (104)Papers of Thomas Barlow and Bros., together with those of associated companies and correspondence of senior directors. Barlows were involved in the Malayan rubber industry. 106 Files, 1930-82, Restricted.
Barlow, H.A.N. (4)Papers of Henry Arthur Northey Barlow, I.C.S. Indian Political Service; Magistrate and Assistant Commissioner, United Provinces 1931; Political Agent and Deputy Commissioner, Quetta-Pishin 1946. 6 Boxes, 1929-1947.
Barnes, W.A. (9)Papers of William Alfred Barnes. Punjab Educational Service; Central Training College for Teachers, Lahore 1930-33; Inspector for Schools, Rawalpindi, Ambala and Jullundur 1933-36; Principal, Dharmsala Government College 1936-39; Government College, Lyallpur 1945-47. 10 Boxes, 1930-47.
Benthall (36)Papers of Sir Edward Charles Benthall. Governor, Imperial Bank of India 1928-30; Member, Bengal Legislative Assembly 1934-35; Governor-General's Executive Council, War Transport and Railways 1942-46. Also memoir: Reminiscences. 6pp. 36 Boxes, 1925-56.
Betts, U.V.G. (3)Papers of Mrs Ursula V.G. Betts (Ursula Graham Bower). Anthropological material, diaries, notebooks etc. Assam 1938-48. Microfilm and 2 Boxes.
Blackwood, G.F. (3)Papers of Major G.F. Blackwood who served in India 1857-1880. Cashmere, Looshai Hills and Afghanistan. 3 Boxes, 1835-1880.
Borron (3)Papers of John Arthur Borron, MBE. Details of work in rubber and tea industries pre-1939; Second World War service; papers relating to work as British Information Officer in the High Commission in Madras [Chennai]; various writings on social and cultural phenomena. 3 boxes, 1927-1960.
Bose (2)Papers of Irene Mott Bose, wife of Vivian Bose, High Court Judge, Nagpur 1936. Also memoirs: Unwoven Carpet of Hindustan (c1926-74). 211pp. You Ask how my Life in India Began? 13pp. 2 Boxes, 1926-75.
Campbell/Metcalfe (10)Correspondence mostly between Georgina Campbell (née Metcalfe) and her fiancé, later husband, Edward Campbell. Also letters From Georgina Campbell to various family members. Delhi, 1848-1861. 2,339pp.
Chapman, J.A. (8)Papers of John Alexander Chapman, Librarian, Imperial Library, Calcutta 1911-30. Includes memoir: A Poet in India. 172pp. Microfilm and 7 Boxes, 1905-56.
Curry (4)Papers of John Court Curry. Indian Police Service 1907-33; Deputy Commissioner, Bombay. Includes Memoirs of an Indian Policeman. 2 vols. 4 Boxes, 1907-33.
Dash (3)Sir Arthur Dash, I.C.S. Various posts in Bengal, 1910-1942; Chairman, Bengal Public Service Commission 1942-47 and Eastern Pakistan Commission 1947-51. Memoirs: A Bengal Diary 1910-51. 11 vols. 6 boxes, 1910-1951.
Davis, D. (2)David Davis, subaltern, 17th Hampshire Regiment 1914-19; Indian Forest Service, United Provinces 1921-47; Instructor, Forest College, Dehra Dun 1930-33. 2 Boxes, 1915-47.
Dobbs (2)Papers of William Evelyn Joseph Dobbs, I.C.S. United Provinces 1904-31; Deputy Commissioner 1927. 2 Boxes, 1915-29.
Dunn (2)Papers of Charles William Dunn, I.C.S. Assistant Commissioner and Settlement Officer, Burma 1900; Financial Commissioner 1927. 2 Boxes, 1906-32.
Engledow (2)Papers of Sir Frank Engledow, Drapers Professor of Agriculture, Cambridge University 1930-57; Chairman of Commissions of Enquiry of Indian Tea Association 1935-6 and 1953-4. 3 Boxes, 1935-62.
Erskine (2)Papers of Major Walter Erskine. Joined 73rd Regiment, Bengal Native Infantry 1829; Commissioner, Jubbulpore Division 1857-60. Includes Memoir (written 1844). 139pp 2 Microfilms, 1841-70.
Farmer (9)Papers of Bertram Hughes Farmer. Lecturer in Geography, Cambridge University 1952; Reader 1967-83; Director, Centre of South Asian Studies 1964-83. 9 Boxes, 1925-79.
Frost (4)Papers of Miss Thelma Frost relating to Choudhary Rahmat Ali (1897-1951). Miss Frost was Mr Rahmat Ali's Secretary. Most of Mr Rahmat Ali's working life was spent in the U.K. 2 Boxes.
Ghosh (4)Rai Sahib Ashutosh Ghosh, Department of Posts and Telegraphs. Financial papers and notebooks relating to personal finances throughout his whole life. 4 boxes, 1907-66
Goadby (2)Papers of Frank Reginald Lindsay Goadby. Served in India; 1920 in Royal Engineers. Transferred to 1st Battalion Rajputana Rifles 1933. 2 Boxes, 1924-1948.
Goodman (6)R.T. Wynne Goodman, Executive Engineer, Discharge Division, Lahore. Papers, diagrams, figures and charts relating to the building of the Mandi Dam. 6 boxes, 1908-42.
Gunn (2)Papers of W.A. Gunn. In Burma 1923-25 where he was with T.D. Finlay and Co. working in the teak forests. Papers relating to the Chong Kumdun Dam and the Shook flood; Indus river dispute. Manuscript diary, 1923-25; government reports, 1929, 1950s. Also photographs. 2 boxes, 1923-29. 1950s.
Gwynn (5)1. John Tudor Gwynn, I.C.S. official, Madras, 1905-1922. 2. (John) Peter Lucas Gwynn. Joined I.C.S. in 1939 and held posts in Madras. He stayed on in the I.A.S. after independence in Madras and Andhra Pradesh, retired 1967. Memoir. Microfilm, 4 boxes, 1939-67.
Haig (2)(1) Lady V.M. Haig, wife of Sir Harry Haig, I.C.S. United Provinces from 1905; Acting Private Secretary to Viceroy 1925; Home Member 1932; Governor of U.P. 1934-39. Notes and recollections. 10pp. (2) Geoffrey Alexander Haig, I.C.S. Served in U.P. from 1931; Secretary, U.P. Dept. of Food and Civil Supplies 1946. Note: The First Compulsory Grain Procurement Exercise in the U.P. 7pp. 3 boxes, 1905-46.
Hails (2)Journal of an officer describing service in Mesopotamia 1914-19, then in India 1920 - frontier duty etc., with a very vivid account of the army life in India and the role it played in the administration. 1 file, Microfilm, 1914-40.
Hardy, D.P. (2)Papers of Donald Peveril Hardy, I.C.S. Assistant Magistrate and Collector, United Provinces 1935; Assistant Commissioner, U.P. November 1937. 1 Box, 1933-41.
Heaney (7)Brigadier George Frederick Heaney, Royal Engineers. Assistant Superintendent, Survey of India 1921; Officiating Superintendent 1929-41; Surveyor- General of India 1946-51. Includes memoir: The Winding Trail. 342pp. 8 Boxes, 1921-58.
Hodson (2)Papers of Robert Vivian Eric Hodson, I.P.S. Personal Assistant to the Governor, North-West Frontier Province 1939; Assistant Commissioner Kohat 1941. 2 Boxes, 1940-41.
Hudson, E.J.B. (4)E.J.B. Hudson, Indian Posts and Telegraphs. Books, journals, diaries, notebooks, technical drawings and photographs relating to his training for Posts and Telegraphs at Coopers Hill, and his work in India and Burma. 5 boxes, 1899-1911.
Hume (9)Papers of: I. Colonel A.H.B. Hume, Royal Engineers. II. Andrew Parke Hume, I.C.S. Assistant Commissioner, United Provinces 1929; Chairman, Delhi Improvement Trust 1937. 10 Boxes, 1888-1957.
Hyde, E.S. (10)Edgar Stanley Hyde, I.C.S. Assistant Commissioner, Central Provinces 1928; Administrator, Bastar State 1934; Superintendent Lushai Hills 1942-44. Includes memoir: India, First Person Singular. 66pp. 10 Boxes, 1923-49.
Kennedy (2)Major C.E. Kennedy. Joined 1/10 Jats at Jhansi 1919; posted to N.W.F.P. and took part in 3rd Afghan War; witnessed Quetta earthquake 1935. Notes on Waziristan operations and his career. 31pp. 2 boxes, 1900-1924.
Killingley (2)Papers of Dermot McDowell Killingley, 37 Lancers Baluch Horse, later XV Lancers. Includes memoir: Lo the Plumed Troop. TS and microfilm Microfilm, 1 box, 1918-46.
King (1)Papers of: I. Walter Gawen King, Indian Medical Service, Madras and Burma 1874-1910. II. Cuthbert William King, Burma Frontier Service 1906-1939. 1 File,1920-34.
KinsmanThe name of this collection has been changed to the Ellis Papers.
Lorimer (6)Lorimer family papers (including its Wyld branch). Letters, diaries, commissions etc. of (among others): I. Major Laughton, Chief Engineer in Delhi during the Siege, 1857. II. Major William Wyld, Assistant Military Secretary to Sir John Lawrence, 1858. III. Christopher Lorimer, employed with Steel Brothers in Burma 1926-1942; evacuated from Burma 1942. 8 Boxes, 1695-1944.
Ludlow (1)Papers of E.W. Ludlow (Grandfather of the donor, Professor Sir C.A. Bayly). Papers of a Private in the 19th London Regiment, serving in Egypt and other parts of North Africa. 1 box, 1917-19.
MacInnesPapers of Lieutenant Colonel John MacInnes, Barrackpore 1824. Letters and memorandum relating events during an uprising at Barrackpore. Microfilm, 1824.
MacKayThomas Ian Sutherland Mackay. Indian Service of Engineers, Madras 1912-44. Memoir: A Major Incident in the Work of an Officer of the P.W.D.... and other Interesting Sidelights... . 19pp. 1 file, 1930.
MacLaganGeneral Robert Maclagan; Bengal Engineers 1839; served in Sikh War; Principal, Government Engineering College, Roorkee; Chief Engineer, Punjab Public Works Department 1860-79. Microfilm, 1841-76.
MacLeanPapers of Angus Maclean, Indian Agricultural Service; Deputy Director, Burma 1921. Includes papers about the evacuation of Burma in 1942. 1 Box, 1938-48.
MacLeodI. Roderick Henry Macleod, I.C.S. Assistant Magistrate and Collector, North-West Provinces and Oudh 1877; Assistant Judicial Commissioner 1903. 1 Box, 1877-79. II. Mrs Roderick Donald William Macleod, wife of R.D.W. Macleod, I.C.S. Magistrate and Collector, United Provinces 1926. 1 Box, 1917-26.
MacNabb of MacNabA.C. MacNabb of MacNab, I.C.S. Family history of three generations in India, followed by an autobiography, giving details of a career in the I.C.S. 1 box, 1790-1886, 1911-48.
MacPherson FamilyPapers of Macpherson Family. Letters and business papers of I. Colonel Allan Macpherson. Quartermaster-General in Bengal 1781-7 II. Sir John Macpherson. Writer of the East India Company 1770-6; Governor-General of India 1785-6. III James Macpherson and John Macintyre. Cousins of Allan Macpherson. IV Lieutenant-Colonel John Macpherson. In India between 1766 and 1783. Military, business and domestic papers, some in Persian. Microfilm, 1764-1828.
MacPherson, D.Donald Macpherson, I.C.S. Joined service 1917 and held posts in Bengal until 1947. Notes on various incidents in his career. 67pp.
MacnamaraBrigadier P.R. Macnamara. Answers to questions about his career in the Indian Army. Comments on training and on conduct of Inidan soldiers in Europe during the war. 1 file, 1939-46
MainpriceF.P. Mainprice, I.C.S. Assistant Commissioner, Central Provinces 1938; Indian Political Service 1942 serving in Eastern State Agency; British trade agent, Gyantse 1942; Assistant Political Agent, Gilgit until August 1947; worked for Government of Pakistan 1948-49. 8 Boxes, 1936-49.
MallamPapers of George Leslie Mallam, Indian Political Service. Assistant Commissioner, Bannu 1921; Financial Secretary to Government, North-West Frontier Province 1939. Includes memoirs: (1) Imperial Frontier: the last Thirty Years. 261pp. (2) A Pair of Chaplis and a Cassock by Leslie Mallam and Diana Day. 123pp. 6 Boxes, 1932-47.
MansfieldPapers of Philip Theodore Mansfield, I.C.S. Assistant Magistrate and Collector, Bihar and Orissa 1915; Director of Land Records and Surveys 1933. 9 Boxes, 1915-74.
MarchantDaly College Magazine, Indore, C.I. Vol. XII, No. 1, October 1939; Vol. XIII, No. 1, April 1940; Nos. 23-31, December 1940 - Summer 1946. 1 file, 1940-46.
MarriottLetter including photographs and copies on the history of the Oudh and Rohilkhund Railway on the centenary of its opening in 1863. 1 file, 1963.
Marston'An Account of E. C. Marston, M.G., I.A. of Karachi, Sind' by C.S. Marston, I.P.S. Account of the life of an officer in the E.I.C. Army and his later role as Police Chief in Sind. 1 file, 1839-72.
Martin, H.B.Papers of Hugh Bellasis Martin, I.C.S. Assistant Magistrate and Collector, Bihar 1939; Regional Grain Supply Officer 1946. 1 File, 1942-46.
Martin, O.M.Olaus Macleod Martin, I.C.S. Joined service 1913 and held posts in Bengal and Assam; Commissioner, post-war reconstruction, Bengal 1944. Memoir. 331pp. 1 box, 1913-45.
MartynPapers of William Lawrence Docton Martyn. Assistant Executive Engineer, North- Western Railway, Lahore 1927; Engineer-in-Chief for Surveys 1946. 5 Boxes, 1927-47.
MasonT.D. Mason. Letters of appreciation for T.D. Mason for his role in the Colombo Harbour Commission. 1 file, 1920, 1934.
MastermanSir Christopher Hughes Masterman, I.C.S. 1914; Secretary to Madras Education and Public Health Departments 1936-39; Adviser to Madras Government 1946. 2 Boxes, 1915-46.
MathesonTS copy of a diary kept by Harriet Lyall on a journey from Calcutta to Egypt and to Athens, 18 November 1841-March 1842. 1 file, 1941-42.
MatthewsTS copy of a family tree; Duplicated TS of a memoir written by Esther Anne Betts (née Nicholson) mainly focussed on her experiences during the 1857 uprising. 1 file, 1 microfilm, 1854-58.
MaudePhotocopy of the first chapter of a memoir by Constance Maude. This gives her recollections of childhood in Bangalore between 1888 and 1906. 1 file, 1888-1906
Maxwell, H.Small collection of letters giving details of life in India from two generations of a family. Also a recipe book, giving bazaar weight equivalents. 1 file, 1840-1890.
Maxwell, R.M.Papers of Reginald Maitland Maxwell, I.C.S. Assistant Collector and Magistrate, Bombay 1906; Home Member, Viceroy's Executive Council 1938. Includes memoir by Lady Maxwell, 10pp. 17 Boxes, 1912-46.
Maxwell-GumbletonTS memoir of R.D. Bell, written by his daughter, Margot Maxwell-Gumbleton. Detailing his life in India from his letters and diaries. R.D.B. was posted to the Deccan, Malegaon, Poona and Khandesh. Acting Governor of Bombay, 1936. 1 file, 1902-1936.
Maxwell-LefroyCecil Maxwell-Lefroy. Served in various positions in the Burmah Oil Co. in Burma between 1928 and 1959. Memoir: Burma and Oil. 165pp. 1box, 1928-59.
McCabeJ. McCabe, Calcutta. Notes on a trip to the Himalayas from Calcutta. Letters from Mrs McCabe about the trip. Brief recollections of the family's time in India. 1 file, 1886-1908.
McCallAnthony Gilchrist McCall, I.C.S. Bengal and Assam; Superintendent Lushai Hills during Second World War until 1943; posted to Shillong. Memoir of war years in Lushai Hills: Account of T[otal] D[efence] Scheme. 113pp. 1 Box, 1938-54.
McCallumPapers of Brigadier F.M. McCallum. Arrived in Amritsar April 1919 at time of Jallianwala Bagh incident. 1 File, 1919.
McDonald, T.T. McDonald. Worked for the Purtabpore Sugar Co. in Patna from 1928. Memoir. 11pp. Also papers about copper mining in Chota Nagpur. 1 file, 1910-1939.
McDonald, T.H.L.T.H.L. Macdonald. Lieutenant-Commander, Royal Indian Naval Volunteer Reserve during 1939-45 War. Memoir of Second World War: Royal Indian Navy. 72pp. Microfilm, 1942-45.
McGillPapers of Alexander McGill who travelled from Curragh Camp to Jullundur early in 1868. 1 File, 1868.
McKillopBrigadier H. McKillop. Papers relating to the Scinde Horse (14th Prince of Wales' Own Cavalry) and the Scinde Irregular Force. 1 box, 1922-47.
McKnightPapers of Miss Mabelle McKnight written while on a visit to India 1931. Letters, largely describing social events and engagements. 1 File, 1931.
McNeill, W.M.Papers of William Martin McNeill, Colonial Forest Service 1922-38; Senior Assistant Conservator of Forests, Ceylon; acting Captain and A.D.C. to acting Governor of Ceylon 1930-31. 4 boxes, 1920-31.
McWilliamP.N. McWilliam, I.C.S. Papers about financial policy, governance also about counter-terrorism in Chittagong. Details of legal cases. 1 box, 1913-39.
MeddPapers of H.A.N. Medd. Assisted Sir Edwin Lutyens in the construction of Delhi; Consulting Architect to Government, Central Provinces; Chief Architect, Govt. of India 1939-47. 1935. 2 Boxes, 1919-47.
MeiklejohnPapers of William Meiklejohn, Indian Forest Service. Joined I.F.S. in 1910; a Conservator in North-West Frontier Province; United Provinces; Bengal; and Assam. 1 Box, 1940-64.
MellanbyJ. Mellanby. Assorted newspaper cuttings from Rangoon newspapers. Includes one giving a report on the surrender of the Japanese occupying forces, 1945. 1 file, 1930-45.
MelvillI. Philip Melvill (1796-1882) an officer in the Bengal Army from 1815. Military Secretary to the East India Company in London from 1837. 1819-31. II. Papers of Philip Melvill, nephew of the above, Calcutta and Lahore 1843-52. 1 box, 1843-52.
MestonSir James Meston (1st Baron Meston), I.C.S. N.W. Provinces and Oudh, 1885; Financial Secretary, 1899-1903; Financial Secretary to Government of India 1906-12; Lieutenant-Governor, United Provinces 1912-18; Finance Member 1918-19; Chairman, Committee on Financial Adjustments between Provinces and Centre 1920. 1897-1940.
MetaxaInvitation cards, menus, dance programmes, fixture lists, tickets, theatre and concert programmes, covering all aspects of social life of Mr. and Mrs. J.N. Metaxa in Bombay. 1 box, 1901-12.
MillPapers of Mrs Maria Mill. Wife of a Major in the Bengal Artillery stationed in Fyzabad. Diary of the 1857 uprising concluding with Mrs Mill's arrival in Calcutta with her two children. Microfilm, 1857-58.
MillsJames Philip Mills, I.C.S. Assistant Commissioner, Assam 1913; Reforms Officer 1935; Secretary to Governor 1937; Adviser to Governor 1943. Includes memoir by Mrs Mills about her time in Assam, 1930-1948 1 File, 1930-48
MilneG.W.P. Milne, Finlay's Tea. A collection of club rules and accounts from a large selection of South Indian clubs. 1 box, 1929-62.
MoncktonPrinted pamphlet: 'Letters from Futtehgurh'. A selection of letters writenn by Rose C.M. during the 1857 uprising. 1 file, 1857.
MontgomeryBrigadier E.J. Montgomery and his wife. Brigadier Montgomery was in the 2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry and served in Bangalore; United Provinces; and in Bihar and Orissa on the staff of the Governor 1928-31. 1 Box, 1927-32.
More-GordonSixteen letters 1798-1817 mostly from James Gordon to his brothers Harry and John in Scotland or India: most are personal and are concerned with their careers. 1 file, 1798-1817.
MossMs Kay Moss. Memoir entitled 'Home'. The bewilderment of a four year old's return to England from Kathiawar for her education. 4pp. 1 file, 1922-29.
MottPapers of the Reverend John R. Mott. American Missionary and world traveller, committed to world-wide ecumenical and Student Christian Movements. 1 Box, 1934-52.
MottramJ. Mottram. Served in 4th Battalion of 4th Bombay Grenadiers posted to Bengal November 1943. Note on Bengal Famine, 1943. 6pp. 1 file, 1943.
MukherjeePapers relating to Sir William Jones, 1779-90. Papers relating to education and administration in Bengal; Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru's private correspondence. 1 box, microfilms, 1779-1948.
MullanMrs Kits M. Mullan. Went to Assam in 1924 on her marriage to C.S. Mullan, I.C.S. who had a distinguished career in the I.C.S. Mrs Mullan remained in Britain during the second world war and did not return to India. Memoir: Sands of the Desert. 118pp. 1 file, 1906-1941.
MullockPapers of D.W. Mullock, who worked in Calcutta 1929-37; in Bombay 1937-48, with brief interlude in Belgaum. Returned to Calcutta 1948-50. 1 File, 1930s.
MurdochJohn Murdoch. Missionary and pioneer of Christian literature in Ceylon and South India 1844-1904. Memoir: John Murdoch - Pioneer in Christian Literature by Jessie H. Mair. 20pp. 1 box, 1844-1904. (Listed as STUART.)
MurisonMrs Margaret Murison. Went to India in 1910 to marry Cecil Charles Murison, a Medical Officer with 29th Punjabis in Baluchistan; later Plague Officer in United Provinces; Memoir: For Lucinda and Susanna by their Grandmother. 67pp. 1 file, 1910-42.
MurphyTime-Life publication on the Indian Empire. Title: A remote elite: Anglo-Indians at work and play, 1972.
NagarajanDr K. Nagarajan. Lawyer in Pudukkottai State, South India 1928; Secretary to official delegation to London 1935, headed by Sir A. Chettiar; Syndic of Annamalai University 1941; Public Prosecutor, Pudukkottai 1945. 1 Box, 1928-56.
NaishR.B. Naish, C.C.S. Letters to his parents while at various stations in Ceylon [Sri Lanka]. Gives details of his work as a maginstrate and other government postings. 1 box, 1915-36.
NewnhamH.E. Newnham, C.C.S. Report on food shortages in Ceylon [Sri lank], 1935; papers relating to the work of Walter T. Stace; comments on assorted books about Ceylon. 1 file, 1934-65.
NoronhaClifford Aloysius Noronha. An Anglo-Indian who joined the Bengal Civil Service in 1921 as Magistrate and Collector, retiring in 1953. Memoir: My Life: and Times as a Magistrate in Bengal in the Age of Gold. 112pp. (Listed under STUART.) 1 box, 1921-53.
Norton-GriffithsMiss P. Norton-Griffiths. Instructions for guests, table plans, menus etc for dinners with the Viceroy and other notables. Copy of the Birdwood Memorial Lecture, delivered by Gavin Stamp, 1981. 1 file, 1928-81.
OakdenSir Ralph Oaken, I.F.S. Bird lists, rules for hunters and a game register form a shooting party of five people. 1 file, 1912-21.
OatenEdward Farley Oaten. Indian Educational Service, Bengal 1909-30; Professor of History, Presidency College, Calcutta 1909-16; Director of Public Instruction, Bengal 1924-28. Memoir: My Memories of India. iv, 124pp. 1 box, 1910-30
OattsTS copy of 'Indigo saga', 20pp: notes on the indigo trade and its history with particular focus on the Oatts family. Much of the text is taken from letters written by Henry Oatts. 1 file, 1845-95.
OchterlonyPublished account of the life of Sir David Ochterlony, 1758-1825. The original notes were collected by Charles M. Ochterlony and added to by David ? Ochterlony 3rd Bart. Microfilm.
OgilvyPapers of William Ogilvy, appointed Sub-Collector and Joint Magistrate in Belah, Bengal 1823. Papers date from 1826-35 and include personal letters, bills receipts and comments on a court case. Microfilm, 1810-35.
OramI. Papers of Arthur Oram. Assistant Engineer (irrigation), N.W.F.P. 1908; service in Afghanistan 1918-19; Chief Engineer, North-West Frontier Province 1938. II. Papers of Arthur Oram's sister Emily Oram (in India as his housekeeper). 5 Boxes, 1909-47.
OrangeLetters and official papers of Sir Hugh Orange, Director-General of Education for India, 1902-10. Includes comments on leading politicians and civil servants; little commentary on education policy. 1 box, 1902-07.
OrmsbyCaptain V. Ormsby. 1st Battalion, 3rd Gurkha Rifles; in Tirah and Samana 1897-98. Diary of Ormsby's mother, Charlotte Corbett. Personal memoir: A Battalion in Tirah. 153pp. 1 box, 1862-1917.
OrrC.B. Orr, Indian Imperial Police, 1921-47. An undated extract from a memoir entitled "A Burma Patchwork" by C.B. Orr, District Police Superintendent. 1 file, 1933.
OsmastonI. Papers of L.S. Osmaston, I.F.S. Assistant Conservator 1890, Bombay, Bihar, United Provinces; retired 1912. II. F.C. Osmaston, I.F.S. 1923; Instructor, Dehra Dun 1924; Deputy Conservator, Orissa 1927; Malaya, Captain of Indian Company, May 1941; captured by Japanese 1941; Director of Forest Education, Dehra Dun 1946. 8 Boxes, 1890-1947.
Packard(1) Brigadier J.J. Packard. 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment in N., W. and E. India 1933-37 and 1943-46. Memoir: Service with the British Army in India. 3pp. (2) Mrs Faith Packard. Wife of Brigadier J.J. Packard. Memoir: My Recollections of India in 1946. 3pp. 1 file, 1933-47.
PaineMrs Suzanne Paine, University Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of Economics and Politics, University of Cambridge 1973-77 and Lecturer 1977-85. 1 Box, 1976-84.
Palmer, R.Papers of R. Palmer. Appointed by Balmer Lawrie & Co. as Visiting Agent to about thirty tea estates in Assam. 1 Box, 1926-45.
ParkinsonThe history of the United Sua Betong Estates in Malaya 1909-1959. By Professor C Northcote Parkinson, Raffles Professor of History, University of Malaya. 1 box, 1950-58.
ParryMrs N.E. Parry, the wife of Nevill Edward Parry, I.C.S. 1907, Assam; Superintendent, Lushai Hills 1924. Memoir: People and Places in Assam, by Kapi. 429pp. Microfilm, 1907-47.
ParsonsLieutenant Colonel Clement George Parsons. Assistant Commissioner, Punjab 1885; Commissioner of Excise 1898-1903; Member of Excise Committee 1905-06. 1 Box, 1880-1912.
PattersonRev. D.A. Patterson. letters written by the Rev. David Patterson to his mother 1932-1941 from Burma and wartime letters 1942-1943 from India. 2 boxes, 1932-43.
Pawsey, C.Sir Charles Pawsey, I.C.S. Assistant Commissioner, Assam 1919; Director of Land Records 1932; Deputy Commissioner 1935; in Burma campaigns 1942-44. 10 Boxes, 1861-1884 and 1929-1975.
Pawsey, E.L.Lt-Com Edward Lancelot Pawsey. Appointed Marine Superintendent of Fisheries, Ceylon 1925; Assistant Conservator, Port of Calcutta 1931; Deputy Conservator 1939; retired 1950. 1 Box, 1854-1964.
PellyCanon R. Pelly. School magazines from Bishop's College, Calcutta, St Paul's, Darjeeling; Parish magazine, histories of Christianity in India. 2 boxes, 1922-66.
PengreePapers of Mrs P.T. Pengree, wife of a tea-planter in Mothula Tea Estate, Dibrugargh, Assam. Microfilm, 1924-28
PennySir James Downing Penny, I.C.S. 1910, Punjab; Superintendent, Simla Hill States 1919; Secretary, Punjab Finance Department 1927; Chief Secretary to Punjab Government 1937; Punjab Financial Commissioner 1941-45. Memoir: Punjab Memories 1910-1945. 224pp. 1 box, 1910-45.
PeppéDocuments relating to the Piprawah Stupa, said to contain relics of Buddha; account of the activities of Lt. Col. W.T.H. Peppé's grandfather during the 1857 uprising. 1 file, 1857-1956.
PercivalMiss Alicia Percival, daughter of Philip Edward Percival, Judicial Commissioner of Sind 1926. She taught English at Madras Women's Christian College in 1904, 1925 and 1937. 2 Boxes, 1895-1970.
Perry-KeeneAir Vice-Marshal Sir Allan Lancelot Addison Perry-Keene. Member, Air Staff, Delhi 1934-40; Chairman, Air Force Reconstruction Committee, India, 1946; Air Commander, Royal Pakistan Air Force 1947-49. Memoir: Reflected Glory: an Autobiography. 100pp. 1 file, 1934-49.
PhilpotPrinted pamphlet of a collection of articles from the Calcutta Gazette, Amritsa Bazar Patrika and other newspapers. 1 file, 1933.
PilkingtonMiss M.D. Pilkington (later Phelps). Two Commonplace albums put together by Miss Millicent Douglas Pilkington. I. 'A year's frivol in the sunny East', 1893-4. II. Unfinished album of travels in South Asia and the Middle East. 2 boxes, 1893-1907.
PimSir Alan Pim. Copies of two addresses made by Sir Alan Pim; TS copy of diary of Arthur Scott (Lady Pim's brother) 14 November 1901 - November 1904. 1 box, 1895-1930.
Pinhey, A.FLt-Col Sir Alexander Fleetwood Pinhey. Foreign Department, Government of India; Assistant Political Agent, Banswara 1886; Political Agent, Haraoti 1895; Political Agent, Baghelkhand 1895; Resident, Mewar 1900; Resident, Gwalior 1907. 5 Boxes, microfilm, 1883-1915.
Pinhey, L.A.G.Papers of Colonel Louis Alexander Gordon Pinhey, Indian Political Service. Chief Commissioner, Baluchistan 1929; served in Quetta-Pishin and Ajmer 1930-40; Wazir- i-Azam, Kalat 1940. 2 Boxes, 1938-85.
PinnellMemoir of World War I, time in Oxford after the war and career in the ICS, 1920-1947. Postings took him to Calcutta, Bengal and Darjeeling. Memoir: With the sanction of government. 112pp. 1 box, 1919-47.
PlattPapers of Arthur James Platt, I.C.S. Teacher at Richmond College, Galle, Sri Lanka 1929; Assistant Magistrate, Madras 1932; Private Secretary to Governor 1942. 1 file, 1929-44.
PlowdenPapers of Major Trevor Chichele Plowden, Indian Army. Commissioned 1889 and appointed District Commissioner in Central Provinces and Berar from 1894; served on the Chin Lushai expedition, 1902. 1 Volume, 1892-1905.
PlunkettE. Lawrence Plunkett. Radio Officer on 'S.S. Zayani' on its voyage from Bombay to Jeddah 1929. Memoir: The Death Ship. 14pp. 1 file, 1929.
PollardPapers of Major-General Charles Pollard, Royal Engineers. With the Bengal Sappers and Pioneers at the 1st and 2nd sieges of Mooltan; 1849 Public Works Department at Peshawar; retired 1883 as Chief Engineer and Secretary to Government, Punjab, Public Works Department. 1 Box, 1849-1883.
PortalMrs Iris Portal. Daughter of Sir Montagu Butler, I.C.S.; born in India; married 1926 Squire Portal (2nd Royal Lancers); postings took them to Poona, Bombay, Hyderabad and Bihar; left India 1942. Memoir: Song at Seventy.180pp. 1 box, 1922-42.
PorterNoel Tindal Porter, I.C.S. Joined service 1919 and held posts in Central Provinces; Assistant Commissioner, Seoni 1922-24. Memoir: A Reminiscence of "Seonee". by Peter Tyndale (pseud.). 15pp. 1 file, 1922-24.
PuckleSir Frederick Hale Puckle, I.C.S. Secretary, Home Department, Govt. of India 1938; Director General of Information from 1942. 1 Box, 1944-48
PullanAyrton George Popplewell Pullan, I.C.S. Joined service 1903 and served in the judicial branch in the United Provinces; Judge, Allahabad High Court 1926; retired 1933. Memoir: Ninety Looks Back. 161pp. 1 box, 1947.
QuintonTS note on terrorism in Bengal - a memory, during the fifty years prior to Independence. 4 pp. n.d. In particular, personal reminiscences of Alipore. 1 file.
RajDuplicated TS letter dated 27 April 1966 from Delhi. Gives reasons for objections to a proposed Indo-American foundation.. 1 file, 1966.
RalliRalli Brothers' Calcutta Handbook. Volume 11, 'Articles'. Calcutta, September 1888. Contains 15 chapters on aspects of the commodities in which Ralli Brothers dealt. 1 box, 1888.
RamsayPapers of Lord George Ramsay, (elder brother of Marquess of Dalhousie), who was A.D.C. to his father in India 1829-32. Also papers of Major-General the Hon. John Ramsay. 2 Microfilms, 1829-32.
RanaMaj-Gen. Kshatra Bickram Rana. MS. An account of the part played in the Burma Campaign of the Second Great War 1939-1945 by the Mahindra Dal Battalion of the Nepalese Army.
RawdingMaj. F.W. Rawding. Miscellaneous items collected by Major F.W. Rawding in 1973 in India. Not exclusively, but with a particular focus on North India and the Himalayan Kingdoms. Microfilm and 9 Boxes, 1857-1973.
ReidH.S. Reid. History of India divided into lectures. Notes and correspondence while Revenue Office. Papers relating to Mary Stuart and William Bell. 2 microfilms, 1815-1912.
ReynoldsPapers of Lieutenant-Colonel R.N.P. Reynolds, 6th QEO Gurkha Rifles; 1947 served in North-West Frontier Province and Punjab; 1973-76 Deputy Commander British Gurkhas, Nepal. 1 File, 1947.
Rice(1) Benjamin Rice. Born 1814; sent to Bangalore by London Missionary Society; Memoir: Benjamin Rice or Fifty Years in the Master's Service by Edmund P. Rice (son). 192pp. (2) B. Lewis Rice. Son of Benjamin Rice; Principal, Bangalore High School 1860; Director of Public Instruction, Mysore. Autobiographical notes. 72pp. (Filed under BEVAN (S.).) (3) Mrs Mary Sophia Rice. Married to B. Lewis Rice. My Memoirs. 62pp, microfilm.
Richards'Report of the Tantabin Incident Enquiry Committee.' Burma, Rangoon Government Press, 1947. Chairman: C.J. Richards, 1 file, 1947.
RickardsPapers of Major-General E.J. Rickards, 6th Regiment, Native Infantry. Detailed description of military actions and of life in camps. 1 Box, 1854-1866.
RidleyPapers relating to the capture and development of Karachi, especially the history of the Karachi Port Trust. 1 file, 1838-1933.
RieuPapers of Jean Louis Rieu, I.C.S. Assistant Collector and Magistrate, Sind, 1893; Commissioner 1923; Member, Governor's Executive Council, Bombay, 1926. 1 File,1893-1919.
RobertsonPrinted pamphlet: 'N.W.R. Rifles, regimental prize matches: Lahore, Albert Press, 1896-97.
RobinsRewa Affairs. Report of the investigating officer (L.C.F. Robins) of the commission to investigate charges against the ruler of Rewa State, 1937-42. Microfilm, 1937-42.
RobinsonPapers of Professor Sir Austin Robinson, Professor of Economics, University of Cambridge 1950-65. Economic Papers 1926-80 concerning India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. 4 Boxes.
RobsonMr S. Robson, I.E.S. Prince of Wales College magazine, much of which is devoted to articles about the work and character of Mr Robson as Principal, 1912-24. 1 file, 1929.
RochPapers of Ernest Twining Roch. Member of the Indian Service of Engineers; arrived in India 1919; Executive Engineer 1924; appointed Superintending Engineer in Bombay 1943. 1 Box, 1928-45.
Roman Catholic MissionsAccount of non-British Missionary establishments in India between 1924/39. MS by K.M. Mullan, Aldeburgh, 10 November 1972. 3pp. Letters and questionnaire responses. 1 file, 1924-79.
RoseMrs Dorothy Rose. Letters to UK form Calcutta, 1944-45. Account of the flight from Burma, 1942, by Alastair Rose. 1 file, 1941-46.
RossPapers of Mrs Eve Ross (née Croydon), nurse with the Methodist Mission in India 1941-46. 1 Box. Letters descriptive of her work and life in Bombay [Mumbai] and U.P. 1 box, 1941-46.
Ross-HurstLt.-Col. K.W. Ross-Hurst. TS articles, xeroxed, written after secondment from his regiment to the Director of Intelligence, Government of India, as officer on special duty, Waziristan. 1 box, 1931-41.
RowntreeJ.B. Rowntree, I.F.S. Three booklets on Forestry in Assam by J.B. Rowntree, formerly Conservator of Forests, Assam. 1 file, 1937-53
RulePapers of Lieutenant-Colonel Donald G. Rule, 27th Punjab Infantry; North-West Frontier Province 1914-15; in the Punjab and in Bengal. 1 Box, 1911-44.
RundallForeword and notes, by Col., F.M. Rundall, nephew of J.W. Rundall. 5pp. Narrative of a voyage to India. Diaries of Political Officer, Northern Chin Hills, 1890. 1 box, 1831-91.
Rushbrook-WIlliamsL.F. Rushbrook Williams. Professor, Allahabad University 1914-19; Director, Central Bureau of Information, Government of India 1919; Adviser, Round Table Conference, London 1930-32. Includes memoir: Inside both indias, 1914-1938 187pp. 1 Box, 1918-72.
SaleJohn Lewis Sale. Joined Indian Service of Engineers 1907; Superintending Engineer, Punjab 1922; retired 1934. Memoir: Contingency in the Construction of New Delhi. 17pp. 1 file, n.d.
Salmon, W.A.Newscuttings, photographs and correspondence covering the years 1936-8 and compiled by Lieutenant Colonel W.A. Salmon while A.D.C. to H.E. the Governor of Sind. 2 boxes, 1936-38.
Salmon, W.H.B.Papers collected and written by Lt. Colonel W.H.B. Salmon while serving in the Indian Army (99th Deccan Infantry S. and T. Corps), posted to Punjab, United Provinces, Baroda, Bombay. 2 boxes, 1901-30
SampsonWilliam Sampson (1829-1882), Baptist Missionary in Bengal. He went to India in 1855, first to Calcutta and then to Serampore. Returned to England in 1864 because of failing health. 1 File, 1857-1882.
SandersCornet John Sanders, 25th Dragoons. Letters to family in England while serving in Arcot. Commonplace book detailing his voyage and life in the cantonment outside Arcot. Microfilm, 1781-98.
SargantNorman and Joan Sargant. Missionaries of the Wesleyan Church in Mysore State from 1932. Also Memoir: Thirty years in Burma - a memoir. 1 Box, 1932-72.
ScharenguivelPapers of F.C. Scharenguivel, Ceylon Police Service 1937-56; Superintendent of Police C.I.D. 1952; Director of Department of Public Security 1955. 3 Boxes, 1937-56.
SchraderPapers of Louis William Conrad Schrader, Government Officer, Ceylon. Diary written by Schrader from 1923 to 6 January 1924 . Microfilm, 1923-24.
Scott, C.W.Series of pamphlets relating to Burma, most published during the Japanese occupation in World War II. 1 box, 1943-48.
Scott, G.Gavin Scott, I.C.S. Letters written to his father while on a mission from Burma to Bombay to investigate the administrative system, with a view to improving that of Rangoon. 1 box, 1916.
Scott, H.R.Correspondence between Reverend H.R. Scott, European missionary in Rajkot, and M.K. Gandhi about comments made by Gandhi about missionaries and Hindus. 1 file, 1926.
Scott, Lady BPapers of Lady Scott, wife of Sir Walter Scott, I.C.S., who served in Assam between 1905 and 1939. Includes memoir: Indian panorama, 401pp. 2 boxes, 1917-1926
Scott, Lady N.Papers of Lady Nora Scott, wife of the Honourable Sir John Scott, puisne judge of the Bombay Court. 1 Box, 1884-89.
Scott-MoncrieffPapers of Robert Scott Moncrieff. Involved in indigo planting, factories and silk production, Bengal; President of Bengal Chamber of Commerce 1867. Microfilm, 1867-73.
ScrivenC.M. Scriven. Worked in the Burma customs from 1933-1949. Thirty Years in Burma - a Memoir. 3pp. 1 Box, 1933-49.
SellekMemoirs of F.S. Sellek, 1916-47, Indian Posts and Telegraph Department. (Hand written in 1968, 31pp). Small collection of maps. 1 box, 1916-47.
SelwynB.M. Welwyn, Planters Association of Ceylon. Correspondence concerning the Planters Association; collection of news cutting about tea and rubber planting. 1 box, 1910-38.
SharpePapers of William McCormick Sharpe, I.C.S. Served in Bengal from 1920; Sessional Judge, November 1927; Communal Ratio Officer, Home Dept, Bengal 1939. Microfilm, 1933, 1942.
Shaw-StewartLetters from B.Y. Shaw Stewart to his parents and others from India; Report on the Madras Sappers and the Corps of Engineers; assorted menus and invitations. Microfilm, 1861-1904.
ShoobertPapers of Sir W. Harold Shoobert, I.C.S. Assistant Commissioner, Central Provinces 1920; Director General, Posts and Telegraphs, United Provinces 1942. 8 boxes, 1927-48.
ShoosmithA.G. Shoo smith, architect. Newspaper cuttings, many about the building of New Delhi; copies of Indian State Railways Magazine; assorted magazine issues and articles. 2 boxes, 1923-72.
Showers FamilyI. General C.L. Showers, 1816-95. Political Officer, Rajputana, Central Provinces 1835; Political Agent, Meywar. II. Colonel Herbert Lionel Showers, 1862-1916. Baluchistan Agency 1898; Officiating Resident, Jaipur 1906; Political Agent, Alwar 1908-09; Resident at Udaipur 1914. III. Colonel Lionel James Showers 1904- . 1st Battalion 1st Regiment King George's Own Gurkha Rifles. 7 Boxes, 1847-1931.
ShuttleworthA.T. Shuttleworth, I.N.S, I.F.S. Account of a career in the Indian Navy and then the Forestry Service. Also worked on famine relief in 1896/7 and inaugurated the Lifeboat Service on the Bombay coast. 1 box, 1855-99
SiebelTwo MS notebooks on Folklore in Ceylon, dated at Kandy 1935 and 1936. 1 file, 1935-36.
SimpsonCollection of various articles (photocopied and heavily annotated by the donor) culled by Jeremy Simpson during his own researches into the Todas (Mr. Simpson went to school in the Nilgiri Hills). 1 box, n.d.
SimsA.M. Sims, Railway Dept. Reports on the workings of the railways; large collection of technical reports covering many areas of India and very many aspects of railway design. 8 boxes, 1894-1945.
SinghArticle by Man Mohan Singh, under the title "I.C.S.: Extinction of a Species", paying tribute to the Indian Civil Service. 1 file, 1980.
Smith(I) Clement John Smith 1831-1910. Seven commissions relating to his service in India. (II) Sherard Frederick Smith 1861-1886. Commissioned as Lieutenant in H.M.S. Land Forces, relating to his service in India. 1 file, c.1850-1910.
Smith-PearseXeroxed copy of a brief memoir of life in India by Mrs. Smith-Pearse whose husband was Principal of Rajkumar College, Raipur, C.P. 25pp. 1 file, 1927-44.
SmythOriginal and unedited etter to The Telegraph relating an account of the events at Jallianwala Bagh, July 1919. 1 file, 1919
SmythiesE.A. Smithies, C.I.E. Forest Adviser to the Nepal Government. TS notes giving a description of the administration of Nepal. 4pp. 1 file, 1940-47.
SomersPapers relating to the life in India of A.H. Cocks. Includes a biography, handwriting exercises, 1 letter to P. Ghulam Hyder. 1 box, c.1850-81.
SomersetMaj. E.J. Somerset, Indian Medical Service 1938;Quetta 1939; Shillong 1943; Professor of Opthalmology, Calcutta Medical College 1944. Memoir: Reminiscences of an Indian Medical Service Officer from 1939 to 1961. 309pp. 2 boxes, 1939-61
SorleyH.T. Sorley, I.C.S. Assistant Collector, Bombay 1915; Criminal Tribes Settlement Officer, Bombay Presidency 1925; Secretary to Government, General and Educational Departments, Bombay 1936. 4 Boxes, 1915-52.
SpatePapers of Professor O.H.K. Spate. In India in 1947 as an Adviser to the Ahmadiyya community on the Punjab Boundary Commission. 1 File, 1947. Xerox copies.
SpearDr T.G.P. Spear. Lecturer, St Stephen's College, Delhi 1924-40; posts in Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India 1940-45; Bursar, Selwyn College, 1945-70; Lecturer in History, Cambridge University 1963-69. 74 boxes, 1924-69.
SpilsburyL.B. Spilsbury, I.S.E. 43 volumes of diaries from 1912-1954 while in the United Provinces and Rajputana. Entirely personal with little or no information about India. 3 boxes, 1912-54.
SprotLt.-Gen. J. Sprot of Riddell. Bombay Public Works Department, Ahmadnagar in 1857; rejoined his Regiment (83rd County of Dublin) in Rajputana. Memoir: My Indian Experiences. 52pp. 1 file, 1857.
StampIndian Summer - Illustrated article by Gavin Stamp, reprinted from the Architectural Review, June 1976. 1 file, 1976.
StansfieldPapers of Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Hamer Stansfeld. Ensign, in Bengal Army 1856; Lieutenant 1857. Letters written home, 1856-58; diaries, 1857-64. Lecture notes. Microfilm, 1 box, 1856-64.
Stanton-IfePapers of Douglas Walter Stanton-Ife, I.C.S. Assistant Magistrate and Collector, Bihar 1939; District Magistrate, Orissa 1945; in Pakistan Civil Service 1947-57. 1 Box, 1938-57.
StarteO.H.B. Starte, Criminal Tribes Settlement Department, Bombay. Papers and reports about 'Criminal Tribes', begging and the Criminal Tribes Act. 1 box, 1918-39.
StavridiPapers of Mrs Margaret Stavridi, wife of Alexander Gregory Stavridi, East Indian Railway, 1921-1948. She was a writer and designer and was much involved in welfare work, especially during the 1939-45 war. 2 Boxes. 1934-93.
SteadPamphlet (TS lithography): The Harriss family of Earlswood, St. Margaret's Westminster, and Clapham, Surrey. Genealogical account, 59pp. 1 file, n.d.
StephensI.M. Stephens. Deputy Director, Bureau of Public Information, Govt. of India 1930-32; Director, 1932-37; Assistant Editor, Statesman of Calcutta 1937; Editor 1942-51; Fellow, King's College, Cambridge 1952-58; Historian, Pakistan Government 1957-60. 46 Boxes, 1931-80.
StephensonPapers of Sir Hugh L. Stephenson, I.C.S. Acting-Governor of Bengal, June to October 1926 and June to September 1930; Governor of Bihar and Orissa 1927-32; Governor of Burma 1932-36. 4 Boxes, 1927-36.
StevensTS notes: 'The Wa headhunters of the Shan States of Burma. A note on the Wa people (the Wa Lon and the Wa Pwi) and a visit to them in their area.' 3pp. 1 file, 1967.
Stewart, A.Papers of A. Stewart, Assistant Collector of Continental Customs and Excise, Bombay. 1 File, 1836-52.
Stewart, G.P.Gerald Pakenham Stewart, I.C.S. Joined service 1930, Assam; Political Agent, Manipur 1938; Prisoner of War in Japan 1941-45. Includes memoir: The Rough and the Smooth: an Autobiography. 237pp. 3 boxes, 1870-1947.
Stewart, Sir H.Pamphlet: 'Thirty years of Punjab agriculture', by H.R. Stewart, C.I.E., I.A.S., Director of Agriculture, Punjab. The text of an address given to Rotary Club, Lahore. 1 file, 1939.
StockCatherine A. Stock. TS copies of letters of Catherine Ann (Stock), wife of Captain Alfred Simons and later of Captain Hector Munro. Lucknow, Naini Tal, Multan. 1 file, 1854-70.
Stokes, A.Papers of Lady Alice Stokes, wife of Sir Hopetoun Stokes, I.C.S., Member of Governor's Executive Council, Madras 1930. Also some papers of Sir Henry Edward Stokes, Madras Civil Service, father-in-law of Lady Alice. Microfilm, 2 boxes, 1873-1952.
Stokes, E.T.Prof. E.T. Stokes, St Catharine's College. Copies of two articles, one about the relationship between his College and India, the other on constitutional matters. 1 file, 1855-57.
StotonEnsign T.H. Station, Madras Native Infantry. 18 letters or sections of letters from Ensign Stoton to his family at home (mainly his father). 1 file, 1856-65.
StraceyEric Lewis Stracey. Indian Police, Madras 1943; after independence Inspector- General, Police and Vigilance Anti-Corruption, Tamil Nadu. Memoir: Odd Man In: my Years in the Indian Police 1943-1979. 585pp. 1 box, 1943-79.
Stuart, M.M.Papers of Malcolm Moncrieff Stuart, I.C.S. Assistant Magistrate and Collector, Bengal 1927; Magistrate and Collector 1941. Miscellaneous papers. 3 Boxes, 1 microfilm, 1848-1975.
Stuart, R.Col. R. Stuart. MS copies of letters written to the Begum Samru, at Serdhaneh, by Robert Stuart while a prisoner at Tanassar in the Punjab, March-September 1791. Microfilm, 1791.
StubbsPapers of John Lawrence Commerell Stubbs, I.C.S. Assistant Magistrate and Collector, United Provinces 1930. 1 Box, 1939-43.
StuddPapers of Sir Eric Studd. To India 1906. Senior partner in J. Thomas & Co., Calcutta; Member of Legislative Assembly 1930-34, 1937; Member of Legislative Council, Bengal 1936. Microfilm, 1911-30.
SwanepoelMS copies of Lepcha songs from Sikkim collected by Major Waddell, LL.D., F.L.S., Indian Army Medical Corps, and reproduced in his book Among the Himalayas, London, 1899.
Swayne-ThomasApril Swayne-Thomas, artist. 1940-45, Karachi; 1945-47, extensive travel throughout India; 1952-54, Hyderabad. Diaries, 1944-59; galley proofs for her book Indian summer. Also drawings and paintings. 4 boxes, 1940-59.
SweeneyG. Sweeney. A member of the Royal Signals Corps of the British Army on N.W. Frontier 1926-31. Memoir: Army days, 1924-31. 26pp. 1 file, 1924-31.
SweetLetter of Mrs May Sweet a resident of Shillong, Assam 1897. Account of 1897 earthquake. 1 Item, 1897.
SwithinbankPapers of Bernard Winthrop Swithinbank, I.C.S. Appointed to Service (Burma Commission) 1909; Commissioner, Pegu Division 1933-42; Adviser to the Secretary of State for Burma 1942. 1 Box, 1916-65.
TaitPapers of John Gutherie Tait and of his wife. Professor of English Literature at the Central College, Bangalore; Principal, 1908. Includes memoir: Memories of Bangalore. 12pp by Miss Margaret Tait, born in Bangalore in 1907 1 Box, 1890-1950.
TalbotPapers of Mr Phillip Talbot and his wife. Mr Talbot was the Chicago Daily News reporter at the Indian independence celebrations. 1 box, 1947.
Tayabji'The Burma Story (December 1941 - July 1942)' told by Captain N.S. Tayabji (Indian Navy Retired) recounts the saga of the evacuation of Burma following the Japanese advance into the country in November-December 1941. 1 box, 1941-42.
Taylor, A.W.Papers of Mrs A.W. Taylor, wife of the Civil Surgeon of Manipur, Assam 1936-7 and Cachar and Burma 1940-42. 1 Box, 1936-42.
Taylor, F.Dr Frances Taylor. Wife of Dr Geoffrey Taylor. He served in Persia in 1933 and was Civil Surgeon, Peshawar 1934-38. Memoir (unfinished): All the Changing Scenes, Part 2 - 1927-1934. Memories, Book 3 - The N.W. Frontier Province. 86pp, 42pp. Microfilm, 1927-38.
Taylor, S.G.S.G. Taylor. Indian Police, Bengal 1913-47. Papers on insurgency in Bengal. Memoirs: Bengal: 1942 to the takeover in 1947. The Terrorist Movement in Bengal, 1930-34. Miscellaneous notes. 61pp. 1 box, microfilm, 1913-47.
TegartSir C.A. Tegart. Joined Indian Police 1901; Superintendent, Bengal 1908; Deputy Commissioner 1913; Deputy-Inspector 1918; Commissioner of Police, Calcutta 1923-31. Includes memoir: Charles Tegart: Memoir of an Indian Policeman. by Lady K.F. Tegart. 316pp. 4 Boxes, 1917-36.
TennysonHallam Tennyson. Diaries and notebooks; papers relating to social work and the work of the Friends' Service Unit in rural areas. Microfilm, 1946-48.
TewsonR.R. Tewson. A tea planter in S. India c.1937-67. Memoir: The Carefree Days of Planting. 26pp. 1 file, 1937-67.
ThatcherW.S. Thatcher, Baluchistan Regt. History of the 4/10 Baluchistan Regiment in the First World War. File containing extracts from letters, memoranda etc. 1 box, 1914-36.
ThomThom, W.S. - Burma Police Service, 1887-1926. Memoir, written in his 80s, mostly about game hunting in Burma. 1 box, 1887-1926.
ThompsonAssorted papers: volume of news clippings; two military commissions for Thomas Haughton, Madras Volunteer Guard. 1 box, 1850-63.
ThomsonDr David Thomson, Principal, Murarichand College. Extract from tape-recorded interview; journal and speeches; letters about joining the Indian Army. 1 box, 1 microfilm, 1911-23.
TierneyPapers of James McNeill. Diary of a district tour, 1892, Bombay Presidency; letters to parents, comments on mixed marriages, religious customs etc.. 1 box, 1892.
TodJ.E. 'Hamish' Tod, Malayan Civil Service; interned by Japanese and employed on Burma-Siam railway 1942-45; later in Malayan Education Department. Memoir (unfinished): I passed by Three Pagodas: the March to the Death Railway in Siam. 146pp. 1 file, 1940-45.
TottenhamSir (George) Richard Frederick Tottenham, I.C.S.,1914. Madras, Travancore and Cochin; Deputy Secretary, Army Department, Delhi 1924; Bharatpur State 1938-40; Additional Secretary, Government of India, Home Department 1940. Reminiscences. c.187pp. Microfilm, 1914-48.
TrotterLt. Col. J.G. Trotter. Copy of note from Louis Mountbatten, 2nd. Dec.1945, to Lt. Col. J.G.Trotter, Officer Commanding 1 Kumaon, Saigon. 1 file, 1945.
TurnbullPapers of George Turnbull. Civil Engineer, East India Railway 1851-63. Diaries and notebooks relating to his work and life in Serampore and Calcutta. 1 Box, 1851-63.
Turner, B.Beatrice Turner, born Sri Lanka in 1926, daughter of a tea and rubber planter. She lived in Sri Lanka until she started school in England in 1934. Memoir: Life was like that: the anguish of a colonial-born child. 143p. 1 box, 1926-54.
Turner, E.L.Papers, letters, photos, and audio tape on the Indian printing industry, 1920-29, and British civilian life in India, 1920-46, donated by Mr. E.L.Turner. 1 file, 1920-46.
TweedieNotes by J.W.Tweedie concerning the early days of the Jaipur Tea Estates Ltd. 3pp. Further papers relating to Mr Tweedie are found in the Palmer, R. Collection. 1 file, 1887-97.
TwynamSir Henry Twynam, I.C.S. Assistant Magistrate, East Bengal and Assam 1910; Deputy Collector, Bengal 1916; Secretary to Government of Bengal 1929; Chief Secretary 1932 and 1936; Governor, Central Provinces and Berar 1940-46. Includes memoir: Golden Years and Times of Stress. 331pp. Microfilm, 1 Box, 1920-29.
Tyndale-Biscoe SchoolFive Booklets: Log Books of the Church Mission School, known as 'The Tyndale-Biscoe School' Kashmir. All are illustrated with photographs. 1 file, 1913-29.
VarvillNote on the Karachi Extension Railway Survey, 1912-13. MS 2 pp., written 1967, plus twenty-three photographs (with notes on reverse). 1 file, 1912-13.
VeaseyNote from A.J. Pringle to T.W. Arnold, about a donation of books about architecture. 1 file, 1898.
VernedeI. A.H. Vernede, I.C.S. Bengal 1896; Magistrate and Collector 1910; 1912 transferred to Bihar and Orissa. II. R.V. Vernede, I.C.S. United Provinces 1928; Magistrate and Collector 1942. 5 Boxes, 1898-1946.
VerneyI. Frederick Verney, accompanied Prince Damtong on tour of India, Malaya and Burma 1891-2. II. Sir Ralph Verney. Rifle Brigade 1902-8, 1913; Military Secretary to Lord Chelmsford 1916-21. Microfilm, 1891-1921.
Vinter"The Pattern of Economic Development in India". 73 typed pages, dated Nov.1951, with covering letter from Peter Vinter at the Ministry of Materials, Whitehall. 1 file, 1951.
VosperBrief notes (6 pages) "...on the geography and political aspect of India; Diaries from two shooting trips. 1 file, 1926-27.
WadsworthSir Sidney Wadsworth, I.C.S. Joined service 1913 and held posts in Madras until 1947; Acting Registrar, High Court 1925; Judge 1935. Memoir: Lo, the Poor Indian. 375pp. 1 box, 1913-45.
WaghornColonel Sir William Danvers Waghorn. First commission 1887; Deputy Manager, North-Western Railway 1908; Agent 1916; Member, Indian Railway Board 1919. Kangra Valley Railway; Khyber Railway. 1 file, 1887-1924.
WakefieldG.E.C. Wakefield. Assistant Engineer, Punjab Irrigation Department 1892; Udaipur 1903-09; Hyderabad 1910-21; Jammu and Kashmir 1921-29. Memoir: Recollections: 50 Years in the Service of India. 212pp. 1 box, 1892-1942.
Walker, H.C.Papers of Herbert Comyn Walker, Indian Forest Department. Assistant Conservator, Burma 1899; Deputy Conservator 1906. 2 Boxes, 1910-24.
Walker, M.A.E.Stock certificates, India General Navigation and Railway Company Limited. Papers relating to the holding of this stock. 1 file, 1946-c.70.
Wallace, Maj. D.B.Major David B. Wallace. Officer, Royal Engineers in India and Burma in 1942 and 1943-44. In 1944 his section was attached to the 3rd Batallion, 4th Prince of Wales Own Gurkha Rifles, 30 Column. 1 Box, 1942-44.
Wallace, S.T.D.Papers of Samuel Thomas Dickson Wallace, Indian Agricultural Service. Assistant Director of Agriculture, Nagpur 1919; Deputy Director of Agriculture, Central Provinces and Berar 1920-32. 1 File, 1930-38.
WallerPapers of Colonel Waller. Xerox copy of diary of military movements and activity in the aftermath of the 1857 uprising, August-November 1858. 1 File, 1858.
Wallis"Inasmuch" by Ethel M. Luce Chausen. 14 ff. The story of the Rangoon Home for Waifs and Strays, Children's Aid Protection Society. 1 file, 1926-c.60.
WarburtonPapers of William Pleace Warburton. Surgeon-Major Bengal Medical Service; Assistant Surgeon, Jullunder 1867; Surgeon-Major 1878. Includes Memoir: Controller of Devils by G.D. Martineau. 104pp. 1 File, 1866-1877.
WarrenP.J. Warren. A member of the 3rd Pack Battery, Royal Artillery serving on the N.W. Frontier 1926-33. Memoir: With a Mountain Battery in India, 1926-1933. 46pp. 1 box, 1926-33.
WaterfieldPapers of Mrs W.G. Waterfield, wife of Edward Hope Waterfield, I.C.S., who served in Bombay from 1900. He was Western Bhil Agent 1905-06. 1 Box, 1903-1916.
WatkinsMaj. F.W. Watkins. Papers relating to the history of the Scinde Horse Regiment (36th Jacob's Horse). 1 file, 1916-28.
WattTwo pamphlets on the history of the Scout movement in India. 1 file, n.d.
WauchopeLetter from Samuel Wauchope describing life in Bengal Civil Service 1844-1873. 1 File, 1844-73.
WayPapers of Katherine Way written while a child in India between 1887 and 1889. Benares; march from Benares to Saugor. 1 File, 1887-89.
WebbReport on the Jaffna Peninsula Lagoon Scheme, by F.R.G. Webb, Divisional Irrigation Engineer. Colombo. 1 file, 1945.
WelchThe Reverend H. Welch. Missionary of Bible Churchmen's Missionary Society in Central Provinces 1924-50. Memoir: My Missionary Call. 15pp. 1 file, 1924-50.
Wentworth-ReevePapers of Mrs P. Wentworth-Reeve, great-niece of L.W. Daniell, a coffee planter in Ceylon in 1860's. 1 File, 1857-1866.
WestlakeA.R.C. Westlake, I.C.S., 1921 and held posts mainly in Madras; Secretary, various Government of Madras departments 1941-43; Member, Board of Revenue 1944. Memoir: A Kaleidoscope for Krishnan: Experiences of India. 177pp. 1 box, 1894-1947.
WhitworthRoad and rail maps, fishing tackle catalogue and a paper about Indian fish. 1 file, 1912-65.
WhyteComments, notes and criticisms of the scheme for the evacuation of Burma, 1942. Also map of evacuation and notes and instructions for evacuation personnel. 1 file, 1942.
WickendenPapers of T.D. Wickenden, I.C.S., 1925 Central Provinces. Deputy Commissioner 1929; District and Sessions Judge June 1932; Legal Secretary to Government December 1943. 2 Files, 1942-1948.
WildebloodPapers of John Peake Wildeblood, India Public Works Department; Assistant Engineer, Punjab 1890; transferred to North-Western Provinces and Oudh 1892. 1 File, 1893-1921.
WilesGilbert Wiles, I.C.S. Assistant Collector and Magistrate, Bombay 1904; Secretary to Government Finance Department, Bombay, 1923; Chief Secretary to Government, Bombay 1938. 2 Boxes, 1928-47.
Williams, E. & F.C.Papers of Mrs Elswith and Mr Fred C. Williams of Octavius Steel Co. Ltd., Calcutta and London. Mr Williams was also a tea planter. Bengal, Assam 1927-55. 1 Box, 1927-55.
Williams, V.F.Mrs Violet Fulford Williams. She was the wife of the Reverend Henry Frank Fulford Williams, a Chaplain in Bengal 1913-35. Memoir: Under my Patch-Work Quilt. 111pp. 1 file, 1913-35.
WilliamsonPapers of Herbert Stansfield Williamson, I.C.S. Assistant Commissioner, Punjab 1901; Settlement Officer 1912; Financial Department, India Office 1917. 1 Box, 1912-16.
Wilson, A.W.Letters of Major-General Sir Archdale Wilson to his wife, Ellen. He went to India in 1819 as an Artillery cadet and was in command during the assault and capture of Delhi in 1857. 1 Box, 1857-58.
Wilson, I.Papers relating to the Surveyor General's office, Colombo. Includes a history, maps, regulations and technical details. 2 boxes, 1938-51.
Wilson/PembertonDiary of M. Pemberton who travelled extensively in India 1933/34. The diary is a commentary on films shot by Raymond C. Wilson on the same journey. 1 File, 1933-34, Xerox copies.
WimbushAnthony Wimbush. Indian Forest Service, Madras 1907-35. Memoir: Life in the Indian Forest Service. 175pp. 1 box, 1907-35.
WingateSir Andrew Wingate I.C.S. Bombay 1869; held posts in Mysore (Famine Department), Kashmir and Udaipur; Officiating Commissioner, Sind 1896-97; Bombay, Plague Commissioner 1900. Memoir: The British Bureaucrat in India 1869 to 1902. 204pp. Microfilm, 1869-1902.
WinnI. James Winn, E.I.C., Bengal 1842, aged 13. Apothecary, Lahore, Multan, Dinapore, Dum Dum, Allahabad, Calcutta, Chunar. II. Gilbert Franklyn Winn. Son of James Winn. Schoolteacher, 1890. From 1898; Viceroy's Private Secretary. Assistant Secretary in the Home Department in Delhi, 1922. III. Idina Youle (neé Winn), daughter of Gilbert Franklyn Winn. 1 Box, 1842-1922.
WoodReverend J.A. Wood. A Church Missionary Society missionary in N. India (Batala, Lahore and Peshawar) 1898-1919. Memoir. 119pp. Microfilm, 1898-1920.
WoolfPapers of Leonard Woolf, Ceylon Civil Service 1904-11. Xerox copies of letters concerned with suppression of riots in Ceylon during 1914-18. 1 Box, 1914-18.
WrightDiary written by Air Commodore Wright when he accompanied H.E. Lady Dorman-Smith on a holiday tour in Bashahr State, in the Himalayan foothills, October 1-25 1943. 1 file, 1943.
Wyndham-BakerPapers of Lieutenant Wyndham Charles Baker, Madras Regiment of Artillery 1836-54. 2 microfilms, 1836-54.
YounieCollection of the letters of John Younie, Judge in the Courts of Bengal. 1916-1942. 1 Box.