Archive / Papers / Heaney Papers: Box 1


  1. TS account of a tiger shoot in North Bengal, near Ramshai, Jalpaiguri District, 1924, with F.W. Strong I.C.S., officiating Commissioner of division in which Ramshai is situated.
  2. Xerox copies of two MSS letters from Heaney to his mother and stepfather about the attempted assassination on him by Ali Ahmed, 24 and 30 April 1931.
  3. Xerox copy of report of the attempted murder by Ali Ahmed on Captain G.F. Heaney, R.E. Officer in charge, No. 10 Party, Survey of India, Homalin, Burma Circle. April 1931. 7 pp.
  4. Copy of a letter from Heaney to his stepfather while on a trip up the Chindwin to Homalin by launch; refers to possibility of Class 7 officers being retired; economic outlook for India and Burma; 6 January 1932.
  5. Article written by Heaney called ‘Attempted murder’ by “Surfield” (his pseudonym). Xerox copy.
  6. Xerox copy of judgement in the Court of the District Magistrate, Upper Chindwin, dated 17 April 1931. Criminal Regular Trial No. 5 of 1931. Emperor v: Ahmed. Charge under section 307, Indian Penal Code.
  7. Xerox copies of a collection of sketches and articles written by Heaney. The originals are typescript, bound and illustrated by his own photographs. As mentioned in the Preface, the period is 1929-30 and 1930-31. The articles deal with places and characters encountered by Heaney when he was Survey Officer in Burma, dealing with the country and people, not politics.