Archive / Papers / Hume Papers: Box 9


  1. Small collection of .newspaper cuttings ? 1930-32, Morning PostEvening NewsLynn AdvertiserDaily Mail collected by Clara E. Hume, wife of A.H.B. Hume.
  2. Collection of newspaper cuttings ? 1933-35, Morning Post etc., mostly about terrorism.
  3. Collection of letters, copies of letters, cuttings etc.
  4. “The Bihar Planters case” November 1938 – Letter about plight of planters in Bihar v. Congress.
  5. Newspaper cutting 1930.
  6. Copy of letter 7.8.30 to Lord Fermoy from A.H.B. Hume (?) about his choice of policy towards India within Conservative Party i.e. Socialist or Imperialist orientated.
  7. 1934 extract from 2 letters headed “The Indian Betrayal”.
  8. MS copies of letter from A.H.B. Hume to the Archbishop of Canterbury 8.5.1933 about the attitude. of the Joint Select Committee of 1933 to British/Indian rule. The Archbishop’s acknowledgement – copy.
  9. Copy of extract. from The Pioneer, 20 October 1928.
  10. Copies of correspondence between Sir Samuel Hoare and A.B.H. Hume about Junior. Imperial Leaguers misgivings over constitution of Joint Select Committee.
  11. Poster of lecture to India Defence League.
  12. Menu of India Defence League Luncheon – 21 July 1933.
  13. Newspaper cuttings 1934/35 about India Defence League.
  14. Acknowledgement of letter from Sir Samuel Hoare to Mrs. A. Hume.
  15. Newscutting 1934 about John C.C. Davidson,
  16. TS copy of extract of a letter from ‘an officer in the Indian Civil Service’ 3 May 1933, anti-White Paper.
  17. 2 newspaper cuttings about Rudyard Kipling and the Indian Defence League. 1933.
  18. Weekly programme of events in Naini Tal 1929.
  19. Correspondence between Mrs. Arthur Hume and the Duchess of Atholl about the White Paper.
  20. MS list of groups headed ‘Against the Disintegration of Empire’.
  21. MS copy of a letter from Miss Hotz of the Hotel Cecil, Delhi, 29 November 1947, about the chaos after Independence.
  22. TS extract from a letter of ‘a Junior member of the Indian Civil Service’ May 5, 1933.
  23. Programme for the Silver Jubilee 1935 at Delhi, 14-16 May 1935.
  24. MS letter written by Andrew Hume from Mussorie 31 May 1943. 10pp. about an expedition in the hills and way of travelling etc.
  25. Letter from A.H.B. Hume to his wife from Circuit House, Benares, 24 February 1945, about. Indian Naval Mutiny; polling and changing way of life.
  26. File entitled Hume Letters Balrampur State and others.
  27. Letters of acknowledgement, requests for help, thanks etc. to Mr. A.P. Hume from Balrampur State.
  28. 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.
  29. Copy of paragraph 24 of Court’s order 16 May 1935 about success of Mr. Hume as Special Nanager, Court of Wards Estate, Balrampur.
  30. 5 similar letters of farewell and requests.
  31. 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.
  32. 10 letters of farewell and requests etc. January-May 1935.
  33. Correspondence about A.P. Hume’s transfer from Balrampur to Delhi, January 1935.
  34. 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.
  35. 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).
  36. Scrapbook of newspaper cuttings collected by Clara E. Hume,wife of Colonel. A.H.B. Hume. 1929-1947.
  37. Diary notes by Clara E. Hume. Benares, February 1913 Detailed description of a two day visit to the city. 10pp. February 27, 1913. Further description of Benares, and particularly of a Boys’ Reformatory there.
  38. Sheet of notes 1937 about decay of womanhood.
  39. Double page of a letter or notes in pencil, from Naukachia Lake, 26 June 1912, about a beautiful evening scene. (b -d = 12 sheets)
  40. Photograph album: Balrampur 1935. Containing photographs of A.P. Hume and his sister Miss Hume and other groups including the Maharaja Sri Pateshwari Prasad Singh. Loose photograph at end, military group, Mesopotamia 1918.
  41. Photograph: Nazul Group: Fyzabad 1928. (Including A.P. Hume Nazul Officer.)
  42. Photograph album Temples of Southern India. Published by Nicholas & Co., Madras. n.d.
  43. Group. M.B. High School, New Delhi Hockey team, and Signalling Scout Team 1939-40. Includes Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Hume.
  44. 3 letters from A.H.B. Hume to his wife Clara, very personal, and give the details of day to day living, .the discomforts and way of life. (12pp.):
    • 3 February 1900 Cumbum: Describes railway journey from Guntakal 1900 to Cumbum (Madras). Plague passports issued at Cumbum. Describes Forest bungalow formerly a Railway bungalow and country.
    • 4 February 1900 Camp Nallakalwa: Joins Wilson (Forest Officer) 1900 Dewan put Nanjangode bungalow at their disposal. Not well. Cumbum tank dry.
    • 15 July 1915 Abbottabad: News of a deserter who escapes. Very hot, plums picked, domestic incidents of man left in the plains to his wife in the hills.
  45. Miscellaneous papers of A.P. Hume mostly between 1942-45.
  46. Photograph of A.P. Hume 1927.
  47. Two letters from Superintendent of Police, Saharanpur, U.P.
    • To A.P.H. about guard on Bungalow etc. 21.10.1931. TS
    • 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.
  48. TS description of trek up the Sindh Valley written 8 October 1942 by Mrs.A.P. Hume.
  49. 3 letters of appreciation from E.M. Jenks. 1940.
  50. Letter of appreciation of work for Delhi Improvement Trust from Lord Linlithgow. 24 June 1941.
  51. Letter and Resolution from New Delhi Municipal Committee,
  52. 27 May 1941, expressing appreciation of work for the city.
  53. Pencil draft of A.P.H.’s letter of acknowledgement to the Viceroy.
  54. Letter from Gilbert Laithwaite acknowledging A.P.H.’s letter to the Viceroy.
  55. Copy of Notification of empowerment to take over as District Magistrate in New Delhi, 21 February 1943.
  56. 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.
  57. 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.
  58. Formal letter from the Secretary to the Governor of the United Provinces conferring C.I.E. on A.P.H. December 30, 1946.
  59. Warrant from the King granting C.I.E.
  60. Letter of acknowledgement by A.P.H. to (a).
  61. 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).
  62. 3 Newspaper cuttings: On Delhi Improvement Trust and Town Planning. The Statesman March 11, 13, 20, 1937.
  63. Newspaper cuttings from envelope marked ‘General interest`.
  64. Photographs from The Statesman of A.P.. Hume’s wedding in Delhi.
  65. 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:
  66. Undated unnamed cutting on retirement of Sir James Scott Pitkeathly, Deputy Director-General of Supply and Chief Controller of Indian Stares Department.
  67. 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.
  68. & (g)Two articles: shoeing horses and sporting hints.
  69. Newspaper cuttings (all 1935) from envelope marked ‘Delhi 1935’.
  70. Statesman 12 March on A.P. Hume’s appointment as Deputy Commissioner.
  71. Statesman 20 September on Delhi Water Wastage.
  72. Hindustan Times 20 September on Opposition to increase in Water rate in Delhi.
  73. Hindustan Times 24 September on Farewell party to A.P.H.
  74. Statesman 27 September. On Farewell luncheon to A.P.H. in Delhi.
  75. The Times n.d. Notification of A.P.H.’s appointment as Chairman of Delhi Improvement Trust.
  76. 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.
  77. Copy of Resolution passed at a meeting of the Notified Area Committee, Delhi, 7 September, 1935 in appreciation of work of A.P. Hume.
  78. Copy of Resolution passed at a meeting of the Delhi Municipal Committee on 19 September 1935 in appreciation of work of A.P. Hume.
  79. Laudatory poem to Inspector General S.B. Young.
  80. Service Sheet of Memorial Service to Queen Victoria, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Shanghai, February 2, 1901 together with invitation card in Chinese, and MS poem inside service sheet in Japanese.
  81. Xerox copy of Lt. Colonel A.H.B. Hume’s record of instruction and service 1888-1919. (Army Form B.199A).