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Given by Mrs. V. Shaw Stewart

Microfilm No. 27

  • Twenty-nine letters from B.Y. Shaw Stewart to his parents and others from India, 1898-1904; one letter about Shaw Stewart from General Neville Chamberlain, 1898; two letters from General Shaw Stewart 1858.
  • Report on the Madras Sappers and the Corps of Engineers to the Court of Enquiries, by General Shaw Stewart, with separate covering letter 1 February (1861 or 1862).

Box 1

  1. ‘Short historical notice of the Madras Club’, by H.D. Love. (For private circulation only). Chepak, 25 November 1901. Printed 1902. 48 pp. octavo, diagram.
  2. Printed letter from J.H. Garstin to ladies in ‘Madras about proposals to alter the existing manner of paying visits in Madras’. Single sheet octavo, n.d.
  3. Printed letter of welcome to the Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, Governor of Fort St. George, on his visit to Trinichinopoly on 13 November 1878, after he had exerted himself untiringly in famine relief.
  4. A ‘welcome sonnet’ to the Rt. Hon. Grant Duff, Governor of Madras, by the habitants of Gudiathum in the North Arcot District. No date. (The first letters of each line spell vertically ‘Welcome our Duff’.) Single sheet, small.
  5. Translation of a Tamil lyric, sung at the reception of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales at Maniachi, Tinnevelly. No date. Single sheet.
  6. Music at Government House, Guindy park, lst April 1880. Programme. (on occasion of Prince of Wales’ visit.)
  7. Programme for Madras Races Thursday 27 January 1881. Single sheet.
  8. Advertisement of house to be let or sold – Caerlaverock in Ootacamund, 1 October 1886.
  9. Programme on card of the Dasara, 16-25 October 1885.
  10. Five invitation cards from the Duke of Buckingham and Chandos to Colonel Shaw Stewart, Government House, Madras.
  11. Five invitation cards from Indians to Colonel Shaw Stewart, one undated; the others dated 1874; 1880; 1884; 1886. (Two from Her Highness Nawab Khair-un-Nisa Begum Sahibah.) Also one programme of entertainment and one advertisement of a photographer in an envelope.
  12. Menus: three duplicates for St. Andrew’s Day 1880; eight other menus 1880, 1883, 1885 (two for public schools). One ‘in memoriam’ poem to a dead child, Eardley Bruce Norton, 1884.
  13. East India Company’s Military Seminary. General report of the progress of the gentlemen cadets for the month of May 1850. Very large folded sheet, printed.