Archive / Papers / Shoosmith Papers: Box 2


A.G. Shoosmith, O.B.E., A.R.I.B.A, and Mrs. Shoosmith.

Lent by Mrs. A.G. Shoosmith

India General. 1923-1972

  1. The Nineteenth Century and after February 1938. Article: ‘Present-Day architecture in India’, by A.G. Shoosmith.
  2. The Sunday Times Magazine, 14 May 1972. Article: ‘The Master Builders: 13’ Sir Edwin Lutyens, by David Gebhard, photographs by Robert Freson.
  3. RIBA Journal April 1979. Article: ‘The Viceroy’s House in Imperial Delhi’, by Peter Smithson.
  4. RIBA. Journal, October 1969. Photograph of Lutyens’ model caricature.
  5. Programmes: ‘The Inauguration of, New Delhi’.
    • The unveiling of The Dominion Columns, 19 February 1931.
    • People’s Fete, Delhi Fort. 11 February 1931.
    • The Ceremony of Commemoration on the completion of the Indian War Memorial Arch, 12 February 1931.
  6. Journal of the East India Association, April 1933. Article: ‘Calcutta as Capital’ by C. Collin Davies.
  7. Extracted miscellaneous articles from the Indian State Railways Magazine:
  8. Article from The Pioneer 6 February 1931. A shelter for poor travellers. India’s memorial to Lady Hardinge Serai opened at Paharganj.
  9. Small scrap of paper with faint drawing.
  10. Extracts from The Bengal Bihar and Central India Annual 1931.
    Article: New Delhi by Mrs: A.G. Shoosmith
    Editorial: As it was in beginning: a brief outline of Britain’s early connection with India – and the foundation of the Hon. East India Company
  11. Another copy of both articles.
  12. Newspaper cuttings:
    • ‘Havoc: Vizapatam and Waltair’ by M.C. Reid, Madras Mail, 17 November 1923. Original and xerox copy. Part of another xerox copy.
    • ‘Through the Agency Hills to Jeypore’, by M.C. Reid. From the Bengal-Nagpur Railway Magazine, April 1925. A xerox copy of this article is included.
    • Xerox copy – ‘A Railway Soliloquy’, Bengal-Nagpur Railway Magazine, n.d.
  13. Indian State Railways Magazine, March 1928.
    Article: ‘Vizagapatam Harbour’, by Col. Cartwright Reid, C.B. (father of Mrs. Shoosmith and Engineer-in-Chief of the Harbour).
  14. ‘Vizagapatam Harbour’ – visit of H.E. the Rt. Hon. Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, Baron Irwin of Kirby-Under-Dale, P.C. G.M.S.I., G.M.I.E. Viceroy and Governor-General of India. 9 August 1927. A descriptive pamphlet of the construction and history of the harbour.
  15. Coloured painting of Vizagapatam Harbour: the new port of Middle Eastern India. The Times Weekly Edition, 29 June 1933.
  16. The Architectural Association Journal, March 1941. (part only).