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A.H. Vernède ICS and R.V. Vernède ICS

Given by R.V. Vernède
Bengal, Bihar and Orissa 1896 -1920, U.P. 1928-1947

Arthur Henry Vernède arrived in India in 1896 to take up his first appointment in Bengal where he served until 1912 when he was transferred to Bihar and Orissa. He retired from India in 1920. A summary of his postings and home leaves during that career is included in Box 1, Folder 1

Raymond Veveysan Vernède, son of A.H. Vernède, arrived in India to take up his appointment in the U.P. where he spent his entire service. 1928-1947.<

Folders 1 & 2 – Letters: From A. H. Vernède to his wife Katherine, 1906 – 1920. The first were written from their station in Bengal while she was in the hills. The second, beginning in 1912, were written from Bihar and Orissa while she was in England with the children, or in the hills. The letters are mainly of a domestic and personal nature and contain a number of remarks about other members of the station. The earlier ones contain a few references to his work as a magistrate. The letters of 1913 contain several references to the wiliness and intriguing disposition of Indian advocates and their boycott of himself. The letter of 1.4.1913 mentions an anarchist attempt at insurrection. The letter of 2.7.1913 refers to the newspaper ‘Amrita Bazaar Patrika’.

Folder 3 – Letters: To A.H. Vernède from his wife Katherine, 1907, 1908, others undated. Domestic and personal.

Folder 4 – Miscellaneous letters: Four from Harold Braidwood to A. H. Vernède 1942 – 1945, written in England. One from A.H. Vernède to his mother 17.11.1903. Five fragments of letters from A.H. Vernède to his wife. No date. (847pp.)