Archive / Papers / Spear Papers: Box 25


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.

The contents of this box were previously listed as Box 26.

  1. Folder containing newspaper cuttings, letters, reference/research notes etc. which were under subject headings such as:- Indo-Persian culture, Burma, Dutch, Europeans in India (Sir T. Roe, Kipling in Hills), Congress, W. Hastings, Revenue (J. Sullivan, A. Campbell, Irfan Habibh, M. Elvin), Punjab, Caste, Firearms, Muslim & Mughal India, etc.
  2. Folder containing papers, extracts, letters etc. as follows:-
    • “The Arya Samaj and Communal Tensions in the Punjab, 1877-1897” – Kenneth W. Jones
    • “Early Medieval History of Bengal – The Khaljis: 1204-1231” – Abdul Majed Khan
    • “The Historicity of Ibn Batuta re. Shamsuddin Firuz Shah” – Abdul Majed Khan
    • “Nationalism in China – The Foreign Challenge and the Chinese Responses” – Mark Elvin
    • “Brief Chronology of Modern Chinese History” – (late 18supthsup century) – M. Elvin
    • Photographs and 5pp. TS explanation of a scroll depicting the procession of state of Akbar Shah II (S. Digby ?)
    • Booklet “A Plea for Reconstruction of Indian Policy” – Jayaprakash Narayan, 1959.
  3. Folder containing scrumped newspaper cuttings from various sources