Bequeathed by Dr (Thomas George) Percival Spear. Lecturer, St Stephen’s College, Delhi 1924-40; various posts in Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India 1940-45; Bursar, Selwyn College, Cambridge 1945-70; Lecturer in History, Cambridge University 1963-69.
Tied bundle of approx. 180 typed copies of letters, minutes and memoranda, many of them private and confidential, revenue, political, military and secret consultations and despatches etc. dated January to December 1830, many of them to, from and between Lord Bentinck and Lord Ellenborough.
Other writers and recipients include, inter alia, J.G. Ravenshaw, Sir Charles Metcalfe, Sir John Macdonald, Duke of Wellington, William Astell, Sir S.F. Wittingham, Robert Campbell, Peter Auber, S.R. Lushington, Sir John Malcolm, Lockett, Benson, Prinsep, etc.