Account books of the Maharana of Mewar conducted by private banking agencies in Udaipur: 2 long leather bound books, 2 smaller loose leafed bundles of paper sewn one end. Paper, written in ink.
Rawding Papers: Box 5
Given by Major Rawding
Material given by Mrs. Ratnajit Singh, of Chapslee, Simla. (Mrs. Singh is the wife of Ratanjit Singh, the grandson of the Raja). Given November 1973.
Cash accounts and cash memos written in English, Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi referring to purchases made for the household of Raja Charajit Singh between 1933 and 1951.
Chapslee Cooks account book, 20 October 1949.
Cash book, 6 September 1949 – 18 October 1949. Daily accounts of every item used by cook and cost. Lists of what was packed in every trunk for Simla ? items and cost of Puja articles. Details of cost of travelling, train tickets, tongas, bus tickets, etc.
Loose sheets sewn together with daily details of cash expenses, 15 September 1949 – 19 October 1949, a summary.
General cash book, 2 June 1949 – 5 July 1949.
Cash book in Hindi, 4 September 1949 – 30 September 1949.
Cash book in Punjabi, English and Hindi ?January 1933.
Cash book from 15-30 September 1949 by Manager Deewab Chand (in Punjabi).
Cash book, 30 July 1949 – 21 August 1949 including details of all expenses not only food and itemised under person to whom paid.
Two large cash books, 1 June 1951 – 26 August 1951 and
27 August 1951 – 24 October 1951 analysed in great detail daily in items and costs of food and every necessity for the house including building repairs etc.
121 bills of cash purchases from different shops in Simla.
Rawding Papers: Box 4
Given by Major Rawding
Three guide books to Sikkim, published in Gangtok:
Sikkim: a concise chronicle. n.d. but after 1963
Sikkim: facts and figures, 1963.
Sikkim Coronation (Coronation of Chogyal Palden Thondup Namgyal) 1965.
Bulletin of Tibetology, Vol. VIII, No. 2, 1971. Gangtok. Guide Book to Sarnath.
Guide books and pamphlets for India general; Delhi, Udaipur, The Madurai Temple, Jaipur, The Fort at Jhansi, Panaji, Goa, South India Hill Resorts, Himalayan Holiday. Map of Bombay and postcards.
Illustrated Weekly of India, for December 23, 1973 and December 30, 1973 with features on Holy Ganges and Christian Saints of India.
Rawding Papers: Box 3
Given by Major Rawding
School-mates: pictures of school-time and play-time in the mission field by Lewis Hermon Gaunt. London Missionary Society, 1906.
Select Documents of the British period of Indian history (in the collection of the Victoria Memorial, Calcutta) edited by D.C. Ganguly, Calcutta 1958.
A Brief guide to the Victoria Memorial Calcutta, by A.P. Das Gupta, Secretary and Curator.
National Leaders – Portrait Gallery, Victoria Memorial, Calcutta.
Catalogue of Arabic, Persian and Urdu 1785, Victoria Memorial, Calcutta.
Major-General Claude Martin, founder of La Martinière College, by W.E. Andrews, 1942.
The Centenarian: being a summary of the history of Simla amateur theatricals during the past 100 years, by Major P.H. Denyer, 1937.
Rawding Papers: Box 2
Nineteenth and twentieth century text-books written for public instruction.
Principles of Geometry. Benares 1879
– in Hindi
Fifth Hindi Book, by Rama Sanka Misra, M.A., C. S. offg. Magistrate and Collector, Basti (for the III Class of Village Schools, N.W.P.). Rev. Ser. 5th ed. Benares 1897.
First Edition. A schoolboy’s companion with explanation of the game and rules of cricket etc. 1884.
Parsing made easy. A collection of useful grammatical notes and specimens of parsing: for the use of junior and senior class students, by Har Nath Sahai. New ed.. Lucknow, Methodist publishing house 1887.
Sanskrit reader Vol. IV. Bombay 1887.
A companion to Hill’s Second Geography, by Ram Nath Bhargave, B.A., Allahabad, 5th ed. rev. 1898.
Notes on Tales from Shakespeare, by a Professor of English, Allahabad, Educational Book Depot, 1910.
A companion to The Cloister and the Hearth, with a summary of each Chapter and typical questions and answers by Ram Nath Bhargave, B.A., Allahabad 1912.
Gujarati Infants’ Primer, prepared by the vernacular text books revision committee. Dept. Public Instruction, Bombay. Macmillan 1913.
Full notes on Ruskin’s Crown of Wild Olive, Part I, by Prof. J.L. Bannerjee. Karachi. (?1926).
Half-hour lectures on drawing and painting, by Henry Warren. Windsor & Newton Ltd. n.d.
Copybook of Arabic exercises of 1880s-90s.
Rawding Papers: Box 1
Material collected in India by Major F.W. Rawding, 1973, for the Archive with a grant from the Smuts Memorial Trust Fund.
MS entitled, ‘A brief account of a visit to Sikkim, July 1972’. A description of a visit to Prince Tenzing Namgyal in Sikkim by Major F.W. Rawding
MS. A diary of a journey in India, and some passages in Nepal by F.W. Rawding, March 1974. (Journey 2 November, 1973 – 15 January 1974). 212pp.
TS article: ‘Anglo-Indians of South India’, by R.A. Stracey, I.C.S. Retrd. 8pp.
Annual Report of the Friend-in-Need Society, Madras, for 1970. (Home for elderly and destitute Anglo-Indians).
Service sheet from St. Stephen’s Church, Ootacamund for the Carol Service, Thursday, 20 December 1973.
Advertisement: Factory site for Sale. Lakhnauti Fort known as Qila Lakhnauti. (This is an advertisement of a fort which contains a bungalow inside etc. the property of Colonel A.N.W. Powell, near Delhi and Jalalabad). Photograph attached. The fort has been in Colonel Powell’s family since 1790. Major Rawding stayed there for some days. Also attached are Colonel Powell’s marching orders for the journey from Mussoorie to Lakhnauti.
Xerox copies of letters said to be from Queen Victoria (though not signed), Buckingham Palace writing paper:
A note from Queen Victoria asking that General Grey should tell Sir Colin Campbell, that when he has his photograph taken for her, she wishes him to wear the uniform he wore at Alma and Balaclava, November 23, 1855.
Letter from the Queen, January 19, 1858 to Sir Colin Campbell congratulating him on his victories over the Mutineers, especially at Lucknow, and expressing her pride in all the troops, particularly the 93rd.
Rough draft of Sir Colin Campbell’s answer to the Queen.
Rules and bye-laws of the Nilgiri Library, 1983.
‘Background paper on the subject of religious toleration in Nepal on the occasion of the visit to Kathmandu in January 1986 of the Christian Response International delegation’.
TS paper: ‘Thirty-five years of Jesuit education in Nepal, 1951-1986’, by F.W. Rawding
TS paper: ‘Twenty years of Jesuit research in Nepal, 1966-1986’, by F.W. Rawding
TS paper: ‘Jesuit social work in Nepal, 1970-1986’, by F.W. Rawding
Rawding, F.W., Cambridge introduction to the history of mankind. Topic book: Gandhi, Cambridge, 1980
St Xavier’s, Godavari, 1951-1986. 35th anniversary souvenir.