Archive / Papers / Spear Papers: Box 12


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.

  1. Envelope marked “Bentinck Notes” containing alphabetical card index, many of which carry a heading “Bentinck TSS – SOAS” covered in hand (Spear) written notes and dated 1830/1831.
  2. Two letters; from Percy Spear to Sir Cyril Philips and reply.
  3. 27 pp. Spear manuscript “Lord William Bentinck – The Man”
  4. 28 pp. Spear manuscript “Lord William Bentinck – His Work”
  5. Folder of papers by Study Groups of The School of Oriental and African Studies mostly concerning Bentinck and the beginnings of modernisation, 1830-50.