Archive / Papers / MacWhirter Papers: Box 1


Papers of A.S. MacWhirter, tea planter in Assam, and his wife, Mrs M.E. (Edith) MacWhirter, writer, 1930s-1950s. Collection of personal papers, official documents, writing and notes, letters and cuttings with a specific focus on the work of the Indian Tea Association during World War Two.

Personal correspondence received by A.S. MacWhirter and Mrs M.E. (Edith) MacWhirter:

  • Personal letters from members of staff relating to employment at the Tea Estate; correspondecne relating to the work of the Lakhimpur District War Committee; domestic arrangements and details; journal entries (separated from journals or transcribed) including one series of highly stylised diary pieces by Mrs MacWhirter; social and official engagements, invitations and responses, including correspondence with Government House, Simla. 136 items.