Allen Thornton Shuttleworth I.N.S. and I.F.S.
Given by Mr. E.H. Shuttleworth
Small Collections Box 21
India general: Bombay: 1855-1899
- Photostat copy of Mr. Shuttleworth’s various activities produced in the form of a printed booklet which covers his biography taken from “History of Services”. He joined the Indian Naval Service of the East India Company in November 1855 and served until 1863 on various ships. Then with the Indian Forestry Service in Bombay until 1899. He was on special Famine Duty for western India 1896/7. He inaugurated the first Lifeboat Service on the Bombay coast and was instrumental in saving many lives. He retired from service at the age of 60 and left India in 1899.The booklet gives several accounts of his life and work mostly taken from newspaper articles and gives a selection from the Commendatory Records made by the Government of Bombay concerning his work. 5pp.
- Xerox copies of MS and TS letters from the uncle of the above, H. Shuttleworth., dated 1866-68, on the subject of A.T. Shuttleworth receiving the Albert Medal. Various other letters of a personal nature and research being done on the family tree dated 1962.