Archive / Papers / MacWhirter Papers: Box 2


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.