Archive / Papers / Anderson, G. Papers


Sir George Anderson. Joined Indian Educational Service 1909 (after a brief spell teaching in South Africa) as Professor, Elphinstone College, Bombay; Director of Public Instruction, Punjab 1920-31; later Educational Commissioner with the Government of India. Draft memoirs. Microfilm, papers and photographs.


Memoir of Sir G. Anderson’s time in India, 1909 – (Some pages are missing from the microfilm – a Xerox copy of these are held in the papers collection, Box 1)

Box 1

Full copy of memoir held on microfilm; large scrap book of letters, cards, invitations and ephemera. Documents detail the career of George Anderson, initially in South Africa, but mainly in India. Includes personal letters, details of positions held, documents relating to honours received, teaching and school management. Ephemera from social and sports events, 1895-1912.

Box 2

Second large scrap book, as in Box 1. This album largely comprises letters relating to G.H. Anderson’s work and political career. Also dinner seating plans and invitations and documents relating to the progress of World War I. Covers the years 1913-1936, not all in date order.

Box 3

MS copy of memoirs, as in box 1.