Benthall: Box 36

  1. File labelled ‘Sir E.C. Benthall, Political File, 1935 from October’.

    Subjects covered include: The Reserve Bank – E.B. invited to serve on Company Law Committee by Sir Nripendranath Sircar – the Vickers’ proposals presentation to Sir Hubert and Lady Carr at Claridges Hotel in London; elections of the Directors of the Reserve Bank – formation of a Constitutional Party: the European viewpoint – the establishing of an Indian Institute of International Affairs – employing A.D. Curtis-Miller – conversations with Sir James Grigg on the need for reform at the centre as being of the utmost importance. 200pp.

  2. File No. 2A, September to November 1935:

    Business correspondence concerning coal mines, jute mills, railways, government interventions into industries, engineering works, Company Law Reform. 450pp.

  3. ‘Families in India’. Bound TS history of the Benthall family in India, written as a document for the family in 1999-2000. 116pp., maps.

Benthall: Box 35

  1. Two files containing a collection of newspaper political cartoons from 1942-46.
  2. Various articles and speeches on the business community in India. Documents and photographs concerned with the port of Bombay disaster in 1944. Letters from Sri Prakasa¬†1948-1959. Part of a TS entitled ‘A History of India,¬†1942-1957‘.

Benthall: Box 34

  1. TS of diaries of Clementine Benthall in India 1841-1849

Benthall: Box 33

  1. Diaries of Clementine Benthall in India 1841-1849

Benthall: Box 32

  1. Will and Codicils of Lord Cable. Will dated 30 October 1925; First Codicil dated 3 December 1926; Second Codicil dated 14 March 1927. 38ff.
  2. Memoranda with appendices on the Estate of Lord Cable. 107pp in various pagings.
  3. Lithograph book relating to the ‘Mulberry Scheme’. This related to a large number of proposed transactions mainly concerning Eastern Investments Ltd. On 13 May 1946 the Trustees authorised the Standard Trust Co. Ltd to proceed with the Scheme. 58ff.
  4. T.S. article by C.K. Scott Moncrieff: ‘Fire at sea, the centenary of the Kent’ about the loss of the Kent on a voyage to India. 7pp.

Benthall: Box 31

  1. Diaries of Clementine Benthall in India 1846-1853

Benthall: Box 30

  1. 2 files of letters, one of letters to the Benthall children from their parents, 1847-1855, one of miscellaneous undated letters.
  2. Diaries of Clementine Benthall in India 1841-1846

Benthall: Box 29

  1. Folder containing sixty-five letters to family from Edward and Clementina Benthall, written from India and the return voyage to England, 1841-1853.
  2. Folder containing:
    1. 17 letters from Clementina Benthall to her mother and members of her family, 1847-1855.
    2. 5 letters from Edward Benthall to family members, 1826-1858
    3. 2 letters from Clementina Benthall to Edward Benthall, not dated
  3. Folder containing:
    1. 23 letters written by Edward Benthall to his family, and letters received from his wife, 1831-1836
    2. Memoranda of Jessore history, 16pp.
  4. Folder containing 12 letters from Edward Benthall to family members from Saheswan, 1834
  5. Folder containing 9 letters from Edward Benthall to family members from Saheswan and Moradabad, 1833, 1839
  6. Folder containing 13 letters from Edward and Clementina Benthall to their son Clement back in Britain, not dated.
  7. Folder containing 9 letters from Edward Benthall to family members from Bijnore (Bijnor), 1835
  8. Folder containing 4 letters signed by Annie Benthall from Wynberg, Cape Town, South Africa. Only one is dates, from 1893
  9. Folder containing:
    1. 24 letters between Edward and Clementina Benthall, written while Mrs Benthall was en route to Britain, 1850
    2. 15 letters from Clementina to Edward Benthall written from Chinsurah (Chunchura, W. Bengal), 1852.
    3. 20 letters from Edward to Clementina Benthall written from Kishnagar, 1852.
    4. 5 letters from Celmentina to Edward Benthall from Serampore, Alipore and Chinsurah, 1852
  10. Folder containing 54 letters written by Edward and Clementina Benthall and their children to each while E.B. was on circuit as a judge, 1847, 1848.

Benthall: Box 28

  1. Folder containing:
    1. Five letters from Edward Benthall to his mother, 1837
    2. Sixteen letters from Edward Benthall (E.B.) to his wife Clementina, 1847
  2. Folder containing 12 letters from E.B. to his wife Clementina while on circuit, Burdwan, 1847
  3. Folder containing fourteen letters from E.B. to his family while travelling to India, 1826, and on his arrival from Calcutta and Madras, 1826-1827
  4. Folder containing 26 letters from E.B. to his family, 1829-1837
  5. Folder containing 23 letters from E.B. to his family, 1829-1834
  6. Folder containing 13 letters from E.B. to his Aunt, Mrs Thornton Benthall, 1832-1837
  7. Folder containing 70 letters from E.B. to his family, 1828-1832
  8. Folder containing 8 letters from E.B. to his family, 1836-1838
  9. Folder containing 6 letters to Edward and Clementina Benthall from missionaries in India

Benthall: Box 27

  1. Envelope containing:
    1. 42 letters to Edward Benthall, relating to his work as Session Judge in Burdwan and Calcutta, 1833-1852
    2. Circular to members of the Civil Service (c.1845) about collection of funds for the foundation of a university scholarchip at Cambridge in recognition of the service of C.W. Le Bas. 3pp.
    3. Samachar Durpun (Nespaper in Bengali and English), 3 July 1852. 2pp.
    4. General list of Dak bearers’ stages on the principal roads in Bengal, and the North Western Provinces. c.1840, 4pp. List showing distances along roads (in miles, furlongs and poles) on routes between major cities and towns.
    5. Hand-drawn map: ‘1857. Plan of Berhampore drawn by Mr Stevens, copied by CB’ [Clementina Benthall]. Colour map showing layout of barracks and environs. Includes a list of residents of the barracks buildings.
    6. Hand-drawn map showing main districts and populations of Moradabad and Rampoor administrative districts. n.d. (c.1850).
  2. Envelope containing accounts and letters relating to church affairs in Jepore (Jaipur), 1846. Papers cover funds for the building of a parsonage and a clock, the appointment of a clergyman and funds for his passage. 22pp.
  3. Envelope containing 19 letters to Sir Edward and Clementina Benthall regarding personal matters and domestic arrangements.
  4. Envelope marked ‘Official papers connected with the career of E. Benthall 1826-55’ containing:
    1. Counterpart covenant of Mr Edward Benthall, writer at the Presidency of Fort William in Bengal. 27.10.1826 Contract setting ouut terms and conditions of Benthall’s employment
    2. Pass certificate for examination in Hindi, 22 July 1830
    3. Balance sheet for financial account, 1835-1849
    4. Share certificate for Rs 6,000 in the East India Company, 1856
    5. Letter informing E. Benthall of his promotion to Magistrate, April 9, 1936
    6. Letter, E. Benthall to Thomas Waterfield, informing him of Benthall’s imminent departure for Bengal, n.d.
    7. Five letters and papers relating to Benthall’s request for home leave, 1839
    8. Five letters and official papers relating to E. Benthall’s return from home leave in 1841
    9. Letter from James Anderson, MD, offering opinion that Benthall needed moving from Jessore to a drier climate, 27.1.1845
    10. Letter appointing Benthall to Additional Session Judge in Nuddea and East Burdwan, 27.2.1847
    11. Letter excusing Benthall from his duty to hear a case due to a past financial dealing with the accused, 11.9.1948
    12. Doctor’s note excusing Benthall from work, March 1849
    13. Two letter, 23.9.1952 and 16.12.1852, from Benthall’s doctors stating that he should be sent away from India for two years on account of his continuuing ill health
    14. Note from E. Benthall to anonymous recipient announcing his intention to retire on the grounds of ill health
    15. Letter, I. Jackson to E. Benthall offering advice about his health. 10.9.1852
    16. Certificate of ill-health recommending a two-year leave of absence in the Cape of Good Hope. 1012.1852
    17. Letters granting leave of absence, 7.1.1853, and continuation of salary during that leave, 18.2.1853
    18. Letter of appointment as Civil and Session Judge, East Burdwan. 21.10.1854
  5. Envelope containing a report on cattle stealing in Bengal, 1837, written by Edward Benthall. Also contains copy of original. Do not use the original or remove from its protective plastic envelope as it is extremely fragile and will disintegrate if touched.
  6. Folder containing notes on evidence given in cases tried by Edward Benthall. Notes for 30 cases are included, 1852-1855
  7. Two books of notes and statistics from trials