8 letters from Verrier Elwin mainly from Bastar, 1938-43 covering subjects: Mrs. Milward the Sculptress visiting Bastar; possibility of being Census Officer; religious attitude, and to being called up; remarks on the district, and work for aboriginals; his books; personalities.
TS note by Verrier Elwin written at the request of the Administrator, Bastar State (E.S. Hyde) on the effects of the present policy of administration of Bastar State on the tribal population. n.d. 5pp..
Printed article from The Mayurbhanj Chronicle, pp.31-32 by Satindra Narayan Roy ‘A Plea for Hinduisation of the Aboriginals of Mayurbhanj’ n.d.
Printed pamphlet by Verrier Elwin; ‘Loss of Nerve: a comparative study of the result of contact of peoples in the aboriginal areas of Bastar State and the Central Provinces of India’, (1940), 51pp. map.
4 letters from W.V. Grigson from Pachmahi, Jubbulpur; Jagdalpur; Hyderabad and Deccan. 1935-40: short items of news, and pithy comments on individuals esp. the Governor Sir Hyde Gowan; books, elections, anthropological notes. Letter of 22.11.37 on Hyderabad affairs and reforms for Bastar; letter of 21.1.40 remarks on Nawab Zahirrudin Khan etc.
16.7.37 Letter from ESH to Grigson. Anthropological notes. Population statistics for Abuj Marh and erosion. Letters, memorandum, articles by ESH, 1939-42.
Letter to the P.A. Chhattisgarh-States, Raipur 23.3.39. Detailed explanation of needs of aboriginals in Bastar in accordance with their life style, and relation to reforms in British India, 4pp.
Letter to W.V. Grigson, Aboriginal Tribes. Inquiry Officer C.P. and Berar, on the work of the agricultural, veterinary, Public Health and Medical Departments among the aboriginals (of Bastar) 10.1.41. 8pp.
A second copy.
TS article: Administration and the aboriginal, 9pp.
‘Report of some Catholic priests of Mandla District’ in connection with the questionnaires issued by the aboriginal tribes enquiry officer, 1940-41, 20pp.
MS notes (duplicates) Papers mostly relating to the enquiry by W.V. Grigson appointed by the C.P. Govt. to investigate the conditions of the aboriginal tribes in the Province, 1 May, 1940.
Letter from S. Singh relating to the murder of a boy (as a sacrifice) by Kishtaiya Raj Kamdar Mallampalli Illagno of Bhopalpatnam, 2pp.
Correspondence between Professor D.N. Majumdar, 1938 and E.S. Hyde. 7 letters relating to the anthropology and administration of tribal areas in Bastar, and correcting Majumdar’s statements in his paper on Tribal Cultures. Detailed MS corrections by J.C.R. Menon 22.12.38., etc.
File C Bastar
Letter from Norval Mitchell 28.9.41 to ESH on his pleasure in Bastar. On population etc. 3pp. env.
TS article on ‘The Dashera Festival in Bastar’ by J.C.K. Menon, Jagdalpur 25.8.38. 14pp.
Two letters from J.P. Mills in Shillong (23.4.40 and 17.5.40) commenting on ESH’s Bastar article, and on the rules for administering justice in excluded and partially excluded areas Manipur and Assam, 3pp.
Letter from Edward M. Gorst relating to ESH’s paper on Bastar reforms, 20 March, 1941.
Note on the proposal to introduce administrative reforms in Bastar, by E.S.H. TS, 18pp.
Letter from Herbert Fooks of the Bengal Timber Trading Co. Ltd. 3 November, 1941, on animal sanctuaries in India. 8pp.
Copy of Memorandum on the proposed Agency Police Reserve Force for the Eastern States, TS, 8pp. n.d.
File D Census 1941:
Three letters from Prof. D.N. Majumdar relating to data from Bastar, and commenting on J.H. Hutton’s theories on Mongolian infusion among people of Bastar. Further comments on Murias etc.
Copy of letter 19.5.39 from ESH to the P.A. Major Webb on appointment of Census Officer (Verrier Elwin) 2pp.
Copy of letter to J. H. Hutton in Cambridge relating to the Census.
Notes from D.S.P. Mandla to D.C. on Caste movements among aboriginals. 9.5.41.
Note from District Census Officer, Mandla, about parties among the Gonds, 17.5.41.
TS copy of letter to Sup. Census Op. C.P. on caste movement due to census inquiries among aboriginals 19.5.41.
Copy of letter 7.12.48 from ESH to J.H. Hutton in Cambridge and Hutton’s reply on his opinion as to accuracy of the 1941 census figures, and news from India; ESH’s reply, 3pp.
Correspondence between ESH and I.C.I. London and the editor of their Information Bulletin in India, on the accuracy of the 1941 Census in India, 29 December 1948 – 31 January 1941, 9pp.
Field notes by ESH, lp.
Page of notes 3.12.35 dictated by Dasru son of Bhadu Dhurwa of the Dhurwa caste to ESH about marriage and other caste customs.; also notes on vocabulary, 3pp.
Notes on the Mundi Manga (Begging for a ring) ceremony, by ESH. and S. Singly 17.7.37. 11pp.
File E War Security, 1940-45:
Typed speech by ESH to a meeting of the citizens of Jagdalpur and subjects of the Maharajahof Bastar, and a resolution passed by them, addressed to the King Emperor expressing their loyalty to him on the outbreak of War 4.9.39. 2pp.
Printed pages about the 12th. Battalion of the Dogra Regiment. 2pp.
Letter to ESH regarding the offer of assistance (financial) from Bastar State, for war purposes. 14 October 1939.
MS draft of letter from ESH to (J.) Christie 15.9.40 on civil disobedience movement, Indian subordinate administrative officers, and attitude of Govt. of India.
Letter from ESH to Principal Information Officer, Govt. India on War Publicity. Mandla 16.10.40, 2pp.
a. Letter from C.M. Trivedy P & M Dept. Govt. CP & B, to ESH relating to his pamphlet ‘Why we should support India’s war effort’, in particular a passage on Gandhi. 25.10.40.
TS copy of the above pamphlet.
Memorandum from ESH to the Secretary P & M Dept. Nagpur relating to recruitment for the war, and support of the officers who recruit. 4 December 1940, 3pp.
Draft MS letter 23.11.40 from ESHER Sir Henry (Twynham) criticising the P & M Dept’s confidential memorandum on the subject of recruiting (18.11.40) 5pp.
Copy of letter from C.M. Trivedi P & M Dept. regarding ESH’s resignation from the A.I.R.O. 27.11.40.
Copy of TS secret letter from ESH to the Commissioner, Jubbulpur Div. on Civil Disobedience, 28.12.40. 4pp.
Report by A.M. Holmes, D.S.P. of 19.6.41 to the D.C. on civil disobedience and public opinion and Congress propaganda at the beginning of the war, 2pp.
Letter from ESH 23.6.41 to C.M. Trivedi setting down freely his impressions of the state of public opinion and morale.
Another copy of the above, with a note by ESH on the publicity activities in the Mandla District, 23.6.41.
Another copy of ESH’s letter.
Another copy of ESH’s letter.
Letter from W.V. Grigson to ESH relating to this letter 7.7.41.
Another copy of ESH’s letter of 23.6.41., 3pp.
Copy of a speech. by a member of the Gondia Taluka Congress Committee, Bamhni, Mandla 2.5.41. Reported by S.H.O. Bamhni, 2pp.
Page of MS notes.
Letter from ESH 28.6.41 to Commissioner Jubbulpore Div. (G.C.F. Ramsden) about controlling satyagraha, 2pp.
Instructions for speakers on the War Effort, 12.9.41., by ESA, TS 3pp.
a-c TS copies of notes on the celebration of The 1942 Rebellion, in Nagpur and Berar by the Students’ Congress. n.d.
Receipt for binoculars, 23 January, 1942.
Pencil telegram offering Assam job to ESH 19.3.42.
Letter from Philip Mason, regarding I.C.S. officers having military rank, 8.6.42.
Letter from J. Wallace,. from Defence Dept., Govt. Burma, regarding supplies for Aijal; Burma Govt. difficulties; and Chin. Hills. 12 October, 1942, 2pp.
Letter from ESH to J.P. Mills about distinguishing marks for Political Officers in Lushai and Chin Hills:, 24.10. 42. 2pp.
Secret and personal letter from ESH, at Lingleh to a Brigadier about morale and attitude of the British army and RAF, 17.6.42. 5pp.
MS note on the Lushai Hills Defence Scheme and relations between V Force and Political Officers, by ESH 28.7.43.
TS Copy of Issue of authorisation under the terms of article 81 of the Prisoners of Liar Convention to Certain officers when working in areas near the possible spheres of enemy operation. 14.1.44.
Letter from Philip Mason about military medals, 22.6.44.
Letter from ESH to T.C.S. Jayanatnam, Chief Sec. to Govt. C.P. and Berar, criticising the Simla Conference of June 1945, 3pp. 23.6.45.
Letter from ESH to Chief Sec. to Govt. 17.10.45 on the propaganda being whipped up by Congress ? gives extract from speech made on 15.10.45.
Report of meeting of the Mahakoshal Provincial Congress Committee at Katni, 21.10.45.
Continuation of letter on the increasingly tense situation since the failure of the Simla Conference, 17.10.45.
Secret memorandum sent by Govt. of C.P. and Berar to all D.C’s. on the control of meetings and processions, 31.10.45.
Letter from Chief Sec. C.P. & Berar relating to ESH’s letter of 17.10.45.
Letter from ESH to Chief Sec. CP and Berar on increasing tone of violence in political speeches etc., 15.11.45.
Letter from ESH to Chief Sec. on Congress propaganda and I.N.A. 21.11.45.
Memorandum on growing uneasiness of police at latitude allowed election speakers 23.11.45.
Letter from Governor of Assam to ESH about allowance, 29.11.45
Letter from ESH to Philip Mason (Int. Sec. War Dept.) on combatting I.N.A. propaganda, 14.12.45.
Letter from ESH to A. H. Layard (Chief Sec. to Govt.) on an inflammatory speech made by Pandit Sunderlal of Allahabad at Katni. Report on speech, 2pp.
Letter from Philip Mason 22.12.45 in reply to 39.
Letter from Philip Mason 18.1.46 on medal.
Article on I.N.A from The Hitavada, 10 January 1946.
Letter from ESH to A.H Layard on dangerous speeches by Congress leaders. 13.1.46.
Letter from ESH to Philip Mason, 23.1.46. on Hyde’s service in Active Service Areas, 2pp.
Letter about leave, 5.3.46.
Secret Note from ESH to Philip Mason on the possible causes of the Indian Signal Corps Mutiny, at Jubbulpore, February/March 1946 8 March, 1946.
Reply from Philip Mason to above.
Newspaper cutting entitled ‘Subhas Bose had endeared himself to all’. Jubbulpore November 22 (1946).