42 letters to Edward Benthall, relating to his work as Session Judge in Burdwan and Calcutta, 1833-1852
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.
Samachar Durpun (Nespaper in Bengali and English), 3 July 1852. 2pp.
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.
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.
Hand-drawn map showing main districts and populations of Moradabad and Rampoor administrative districts. n.d. (c.1850).
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.
Envelope containing 19 letters to Sir Edward and Clementina Benthall regarding personal matters and domestic arrangements.
Envelope marked ‘Official papers connected with the career of E. Benthall 1826-55’ containing:
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
Pass certificate for examination in Hindi, 22 July 1830
Balance sheet for financial account, 1835-1849
Share certificate for Rs 6,000 in the East India Company, 1856
Letter informing E. Benthall of his promotion to Magistrate, April 9, 1936
Letter, E. Benthall to Thomas Waterfield, informing him of Benthall’s imminent departure for Bengal, n.d.
Five letters and papers relating to Benthall’s request for home leave, 1839
Five letters and official papers relating to E. Benthall’s return from home leave in 1841
Letter from James Anderson, MD, offering opinion that Benthall needed moving from Jessore to a drier climate, 27.1.1845
Letter appointing Benthall to Additional Session Judge in Nuddea and East Burdwan, 27.2.1847
Letter excusing Benthall from his duty to hear a case due to a past financial dealing with the accused, 11.9.1948
Doctor’s note excusing Benthall from work, March 1849
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
Note from E. Benthall to anonymous recipient announcing his intention to retire on the grounds of ill health
Letter, I. Jackson to E. Benthall offering advice about his health. 10.9.1852
Certificate of ill-health recommending a two-year leave of absence in the Cape of Good Hope. 1012.1852
Letters granting leave of absence, 7.1.1853, and continuation of salary during that leave, 18.2.1853
Letter of appointment as Civil and Session Judge, East Burdwan. 21.10.1854
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.
Folder containing notes on evidence given in cases tried by Edward Benthall. Notes for 30 cases are included, 1852-1855