Large collection of articles, research papers, commentaries and notes on conflict and politics in Kashmir and Gilgit, 1947-1949.
Mainprice Papers: Box 5
Donated by F.P. Mainprice
Diary of a three-week holiday in Kashmir, 15.7.1948 – 7.8.1948.
TS diaries of F.P. Mainprice detailing an overland journey from Europe to India.
Mainprice Papers: Box 4
Donated by F.P. Mainprice
Assorted papers, articles and research notes, mostly on Kashmir and the conflict between India and Pakistan:
‘ Naya Kashmir Zindabad. Freedom Week celebrations programme’, programme of events for celebrations, 7-12 May, 1948.
Members of the Council of Ministers, Azad J&K Government and Secretaries and Heads of Departments, TS, 1p.
Pamphlet, ‘Kashmir at a glance’, 4pp.
‘Contrast between Gilgit Agency and Kashmir State’, TS article, n.d., 6pp.
‘United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan: its investigation of the facts of the dispute in the state of Jammu and Kashmir’ TS commetnary, n.d., 9pp.
‘Fifty salient points in the Kashmir dispute. First phase: June 3rd to October 26th 1947’, TS article, n.d., 9pp. (two copies)
‘Valley of Kashmir’, TS article, n.d., 4pp. (five copies)
Series of reports on broadcasts, Monitoring section of the Public Relations Directorate, Government of Pakistan, 1949.
Letter, 30.4.1949, Gilgit Transport Co., offering services in delivering necessities in Gilgit.
‘Skardu, India’s Tobruk in Northern Kashmir’, TS article, published in Blitz, July 23 1949.
‘Pakistan is a strong and stable state, and Kashmir is part of the North West Frontier of the Sub-Continent, which this strong state of Pakistan guards’, TS text for a presentation (?), n.d.
‘Why satyagraha in Jammu? The case of the Praja Parishad’, TS text for pamphlet, n.d., 7pp.
‘Inter-Dominion canal dispute: India’s intransigent attitude’, TS article for publication in Dawn, 25.10.1949.
‘India’s lust for conquest of Kashmir may cause world war’, TS version of article by M.N. Roy, The Radical Humanist, 2.10.1949.
TS untitled article about resistance to Indian rule in Kashmir, 1948.
Letter and account of Mainprice’s forced expulsion from Kashmir, September 1948.
TS report: ‘Secretariat of the Minister without Portfolio. Gujarat-based L. of C. areas, Central and Eastern Bhimbar Tehsil’, n.d., 4pp.
TS article, ‘Kashmir till the creation of Pakistan in 1947’, n.d., 67pp.
TS article, ‘The problem of the six frightened girls: a true tale from Kashmir’, by G.Ward Price for The Sunday Despatch, 8.5.1949.
TS and MS article, ‘Orogons and development of the Azad movement in Mirpur District’, n.d.
TS article, ‘Jhelum-based L. of C. areas: Kotli, Mirpur and West Bhimbar Tehsil’, n.d., 3pp.
Assorted MS notes and research reports.
TS article, ‘Steps towards the downfall of the Dogra state’, n.d., 11pp.
TS article, ‘Kargil campaign, 1948. The destruction of India’s “Z” Brigade’, published in Dawn, 21.9.1948.
TS diary of events in Jammu and Kashmir State, 1947-1949
‘Kashmir’, paper read before a joint meeting of the East India Association (India, Pakistan and Burma) and the Over-seas League, at Over-Seas House, 27.10.1948, by General Sir Frank Messervy.
TS article, ‘Ethnographic notes on the tribes of the Subansiri region’, n.d.
TS article, ‘An appreciation of the kashmir situation and some suggestions on improving it’, 1949.
Seven letters to F.P. Mainprice
Receipts for share and stock holdings.
The New Kashmir, 26.4.1948
The New Kashmir, 8.5.1948
Khidmat, 28.4. (1948?)
Mainprice Papers: Box 3
Extracts from diaries, tour notes, letters, etc.
A diary of a three-week holiday in Kashmir, July 15 – August 7 1948. (typed) 30pp.
Diaries (typed) of F.P. Mainprice and an article on Afghan journey.
Envelope containing reports on Morsi Aboriginals and letters concerning these reports.
Envelope containing typed notes on Gilgit Agency 10 October 1947 and a letter to his mother dated 24 October 1947 – 8 November 1947.
Bound, handwritten diary entries, letters, hand drawn maps, printed maps, notes, entitled ‘Lohit Valley’ from 1946.
By Car to India, from the diary of F.P. Mainprice I.C.S. 1938, bound. Also contains diary entries from 1945 and 1947 etc., and copies of a report on ‘The Mishmis of the Lohit Valley’.
Bound plan of book ‘In Asia’s Heart: travels in Central Asia abridged from the diary of F.P. Mainprice I.C.S. 1943-1947’. Contains a list of photographs intended to illustrate the text.
Mainprice Papers: Box 2
Diaries and tour notes, 1940-1949.
1940. Diary and sketch map. January 1 – November 5, November 22 – December 17.
1941. January 1 – March 21, April 14 – December 31.
1942. Whole year.
1943. January – November 1943 (incomplete) and printed tour diary of Lohit Valley.
1944. 31 May – 14 September. Continued in printed Lohit Valley Diary. (see BOX II).
1945. 28 August – 9 October. 1946. 2 October – 18 November.
1947. 10 April – 28 April, 30 July – 4 August, 6 September, 16 November – 1 December.
1947. October – November.
1948. 14 September – 1949. 7 March.
1949. 23 March – 29 June.
Mainprice Papers: Box 1
1936 August 13 – September 29. Details of a seven-week trip to Munich for a study course with excursions and some discussion of local politics
1938 October 14 – November 20. Diaries and letters giving details of a driving expedition from Istanbul to Nishapur, Iran, en route to India. Along the way Mainprice and party visit the Green Mosque at Bursa, Inegöl, Sultaniye, Hatay, Antioch, Tripoli, Khossrovi, Nishapur.
1938 November 21 – 1939 January 14. Diaries in two parts, detailing the journey from Nishapur to Loralai [Bori] and from Loralai to Amraoti [Amravati]. Daily details of early career in the ICS.
1939 January 15 – October 9, October 30 – December 31.