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.
Notes and articles by Mrs M. Edith MacWhirter:
- Various notes for future writings dated 1949 — on wedding; pens and tea (handwritten)
- Short story — “Speechlessness” (typescript)
- Story (approx 2300 words) — “Mister Manning: teacher of mathematics and the black arts.” Traveller in Tibet. (typescript)
- Story (approx 2100 words) — Bhalka Range (typescript)
- Covering letter dated 19th February 1947 relating to article entitled “Bhutan merchants” (approx. 2100 words). Also letter refers to another article entitled “From a Calcutta Window”.
- Copy of Magazine Pages of The Prize-Winning Short Story — “Laburnum Tree” by M.E. MacWhirter
- Short story approx 1700 words — “The Tibetan Pedlar” (typescript)
- Handwritten notes on future book, 1948.
- Handwritten notes from story dated 1948.
- Four loose pages in typescript covering various stories.
- Large typescript called “Kumaggram” in five parts.
- Two pages of typescript setting scene concerning a Tea Garden dated 1948
- One typed page, dated 1948 headed Kalikhola Mela
- Newspaper cutting of short story by M.E. MacShirter entitled “Cats for Company” dated 11th July 1948.
- Typed extract from “English Domestic Silver” by Charles Oman ( A & C Black, London, 1947).
Short story approx 750 words — “Through the Porthole” (typescript) dated 1947
- Small typed paragraph entitled “At Sea”.
- Journal jottings, handwritten dated 1946 and 1950
- Two small notebooks used as personal diaries. One dated 1948 containing some loose pages.
- Various pages from The Assam Review and Tea News dated 1940.