Archive / Papers / Spear Papers: Box 52


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 53.

  1. Spear correspondence with University of Oklahoma Press, together with two catalogues
  2. Copies of first proofs of many contributions by Spear to ‘Encyclopaedia Britannica’ under headings such as:-
    • Abu’l Fazl, Sheikh (1551-1602)
    • Bharatpur, State Of
    • Fort St. David
    • Fort William
    • The Forward Policy
    • Fort St. George (Madras)
    • Gandhi-Irwin Pact,The
    • Ghadr Movement, The
    • Gogunda, Battle of (Haldighat)
    • Government of India Acts
    • Gujrat, Battle of
    • Gurudwara Act, The
    • Habshi
    • etc.
  3. Folder, manuscripts of several contributions to ‘Encyclopaedia Britannica’
  4. Folder, sample entries to ‘Dictionary of World History’
  5. Folder, TS of ‘History of India, Pakistan, Period 6: India and European Expansion c.1500-1858’