Heaney Papers

Brigadier G.F. Heaney, C.B.E., F.R.I.C.S., Surveyor General of India 1946-1951. Broad-ranging archive collection relating not only to the Survey of India, but also containing sketches and drawings, descriptive passages, notes on holidays, railways and tours (throughout India and Burma), as well as papers relating to murder cases and insurrection.

Box 1 – Papers relating to an assassination attempt by Ali Ahmed; Notes, sketches and articles about experiences as a Survey Officer in Burma; Hunting diaries. 1930-31.

Boxes 2 and 3 – Historical Records of the Survey of India.

Box 4 – Notes on tours of India, Thayetmyo District, Shan States, Chindwin and the Naga Hills; Papers relating to the assassination attempt (see box 1).

Box 5 – Scrapbook of cuttings and articles by Brig. Heaney about the Survey of India; Text of talks given on All-India Railway; Survey of India map catalogue.

Box 6 – Letters and notes on episodes while touring India; Unpublished stories; Draft of a book ‘A motoring tour of Burma’.

Box 7 – Memoir ‘The Winding Trail’ recalling his time in the Survey of India

Box 8 – Memoir ‘A Great-Grandmother Remembers’. Written by G.F. Heaney’s mother, Magda Hammersley-Smith