Archive / Papers / Spear Papers: Box 64


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.

This box was previously listed as Box 66.

  1. Folder containing:-
    • Paper ‘The Emergency, 1975’, Spear
    • ‘India Weekly’, October 27, 1977
    • Paper ‘The Place of the Mughals in Indian History’
    • 2 copies of ‘War Memories in India 1939-45’
    • Paper ‘India After Independence’
  2. Folder containing:-
    • Paper ‘Evelyn Ashdown’s Shipwreck, 1943’
    • 2 copies of ‘The Early Days of Bishop’s College, Calcutta’
    • 6 reprints of ‘Hindu and Muslim India’
    • Reprint of ‘The Mughals and the British’
    • Correspondence and copy of ‘The End of the Mogols’
    • ‘Chapter IX – The Indian Empire’
    • Paper ‘Patterns of British Leadership in British India – Theme With Variations'(2 copies)
    • Manuscript , untitled, beginning “The study of the decline of empire may be regarded as an essay in morbid political pathology ………”
    • Reprint ‘Lord Macartney in Batavia, March 1793’
  3. Folder containing 7 typed chapters of memoirs – part 2 (Margaret Spear’s half) of “India Remembered” by Spear and Spear: in SAS Lib. (54):8-94 S.  Plus chapter 1 of same book, ‘First Impressions’ (Percival Spear’s), and 2 copies of ‘War Memories in India’ [possibly an unused chapter by Margaret – very similar to Percival’s chapter 6, ‘The World War’]
  4. Folder containing:
    • Preface to the Second Edition of “India, A Modern History”
    • corrected versions of chapters XL and XLI
    • 3 copies of ‘The Legacy of India – The Mughals and the British’.