Archive / Papers / Hume Papers: Box 10


Donated by Mrs Lee-Warner.

  1. Collection of letters, copies of letters, cuttings etc.
  2. Scrapbook of newspaper cuttings collected by Clara E. Hume,wife of Colonel. A.H.B. Hume. 1929-1947.
  3. Collection of newspaper cuttings ? 1933-35, Morning Post etc., mostly about terrorism.
  4. Two letters from Superintendent of Police, Saharanpur, U.P.
  5. To A.P.H. about guard on Bungalow etc. 21.10.1931. TS
  6. To Dunne saying he is posting an armed guard night and day on bungalow after Roorkii incident, and telling him to take care. Marked Confidential and in MS.
  7. TS description of trek up the Sindh Valley written 8 October 1942 by Mrs.A.P. Hume.
  8. 3 letters of appreciation from E.M. Jenks. 1940.
  9. Letter of appreciation of work for Delhi Improvement Trust from Lord Linlithgow. 24 June 1941.
  10. Letter and Resolution from New Delhi Municipal Committee, 27 May 1941, expressing appreciation of work for the city.
  11. Pencil draft of A.P.H.’s letter of acknowledgement to the Viceroy.
  12. Letter from Gilbert Laithwaite acknowledging A.P.H.’s letter to the Viceroy.
  13. Copy of Notification of empowerment to take over as District Magistrate in New Delhi, 21 February 1943.
  14. Letter from Chief Commissioner, A.V. Askwith, Delhi to A.P.H., thanking him for taking over internal security work in New Delhi during the security officer’s illness. Mentions Gandhi. 27 February 1943.
  15. Programme of the Investiture at Government House, Allahabad by His Excellency Sir Frances Wylie, Governor, United Provinces, Saturday, 2 February 1946, at which A.P. Hume received the C.I.E., and others received various awards including Khan and Rai Bahadur, etc. A short citation follows each name.
  16. Formal letter from the Secretary to the Governor of the United Provinces conferring C.I.E. on A.P.H. December 30, 1946.
  17. Warrant from the King granting C.I.E.
  18. Letter of acknowledgement by A.P.H.
  19. Printed Memorandum and Supplement of Information as to the Wearing of Insignia of the Orders of the Star of India and the Indian Empire and of Medals, by civilian members of those orders and holders of medals. 8pp. (+ Duplicate of one supplement).
  20. 3 Newspaper cuttings: On Delhi Improvement Trust and Town Planning. The Statesman March 11, 13, 20, 1937.
  21. Newspaper cuttings from envelope marked ‘General interest`.
  22. Statesman 2 April 1938. Article: The passing of the Delhi Club: historic occasion in Ludlow Castle: on reverse article on retirement of Mr. R.C. Morgan of Messrs. Sandersons & Morgans of Calcutta:
  23. Undated unnamed cutting on retirement of Sir James Scott Pitkeathly, Deputy Director-General of Supply and Chief Controller of Indian Stares Department.
  24. The Times 11 April 1957. Obituary of Lord Hunter, who had been Chairman of the special committee appointed to inquire into the shooting at Amritsar in 1919.& Two articles: shoeing horses and sporting hints.
  25. Newspaper cuttings (all 1935) from envelope marked ‘Delhi 1935’.
  26. Statesman 12 March on A.P. Hume’s appointment as Deputy Commissioner.
  27. Statesman 20 September on Delhi Water Wastage.
  28. Hindustan Times 20 September on Opposition to increase in Water rate in Delhi.
  29. Hindustan Times 24 September on Farewell party to A.P.H.
  30. Statesman 27 September. On Farewell luncheon to A.P.H. in Delhi.
  31. The Times n.d. Notification of A.P.H.’s appointment as Chairman of Delhi Improvement Trust.
  32. Letter from Philip Mason with circular which he sent out to members of the Indian Civil Service (Retired) Association asking for help in compilation of book on ICS (later known as The Men Who Ruled India),under the pseudonym Philip Woodruff.
  33. Copy of Resolution passed at a meeting of the Notified Area Committee, Delhi, 7 September, 1935 in appreciation of work of A.P. Hume.
  34. Copy of Resolution passed at a meeting of the Delhi Municipal Committee on 19 September 1935 in appreciation of work of A.P. Hume.
  35. Letters of acknowledgement, requests for help, thanks etc. to Mr. A.P. Hume from Balrampur State.
  36. TS address given in honour of Mr. and Miss Hume on the occasion of Mr. Hume’s departure from the post of Assistant Manager, Balrampur State, to become District Commissioner, New Delhi.
  37. Copy of paragraph 24 of Court’s order 16 May 1935 about success of Mr. Hume as Special Nanager, Court of Wards Estate, Balrampur.
  38. 5 similar letters of farewell and requests.
  39. TS draft of a letter from A.P. Hume seeking a job in the Conservative party, after resigning from the ICS due to Government’s policy towards India.
  40. 10 letters of farewell and requests etc. January-May 1935.
  41. Correspondence about A.P. Hume’s transfer from Balrampur to Delhi, January 1935.
  42. Invitation card from India Defence League, 1933.MS list of A.P. Hume’s relatives connected with India. MS sheet ‘Some Thoughts’ in A.P. Hume’s writing, about the handover in 1947.
  43. Letters, aerographs, and.telegrams written from India mostly from A.P. Hume to his parents, sister and wife in England during the years 1929-1945. Most cover the war years 1940-45. They are personal, but there is a considerable amount of discussion of political and social trends and events in the years covered. (100 sheets).