Lady Olive Crofton
Microfilm Box 1 No. 8 and Small Collections Box 7
- ‘They also serve.’ Typescript. 197pp. Description of Indian Civil Service life while living at various stations with her husband; Hindi lessons; life at various stations, Buldana, Melghat: 1925-27. Simla, and Nagpur 1927-28 and tours made of districts. Jubbulpur 1929-31. Disturbances caused by Gandhi’s people. Central India and Rajputana 1931-32. Opium growing, over production, and customs relating to the drug. Work of and identifying of graves. Sangor 1933-34. Hyderabad 1934-42. Infant welfare work for the Girl Guides, R.S.P.C.A.; prehistoric stone circles; the leper asylum in Nazimabad district; visit to Ootacamund; black magic; leave in England; declaration of war while returning to India. Trip back to India; wartime in Hyderabad. Bahawalpur and S.E.A.C. 1942-47. Floods in the state, WVS work in Bimapour; description of conditions for the soldiers and staff in the canteens on the Burma front; details of organizing the WVS service canteens; return to Bahawalpur and end of war in Europe. Administration after war; irrigation; care of the sick etc.; Wavell as Viceroy; last days in India.
- Speech by R.M. Crofton, Deputy Commissioner Buldana, (Berar) at the Annual District Durbar. 1 June 1923. Deals with possibility of Swaraj and consequences to Berar of opposition to Government; welfare services in Berar; refers to Revision Settlement in two taluqs; Saga Shodhak Samaj; agriculture; water supply; village panchayats etc.
- Separate TS postscripts, dated 12 April 1924, setting out the consequences to Welfare Schemes of refusal of Legislative Council to work.
- ‘Notes on the Opium Department.’ n.d. (History of trade, and I.C.S. Department.)
- General talk on Hyderabad and Punjab States (relating to years 1921-48) by R.M. Crofton. n.d. but post June 1948. With a postscript on Bahawalpur, 1942-48, of which state Sir Richard Crofton was Prime Minister.