Mr. F. C. Williams, tea planter, and Mrs. E. Williams
Small Collections Box 25
Bengal; Assam; N.W.F.P.: 1927-1959 45 pp.
- Five letters to family in England from Elswitha and Fred Williams, written from: Calcutta and Kokrajar in 1934; from Murree and Deccan College Poona in 1944. Early ones are about shooting trips, later ones domestic.
- Miscellaneous letters from domestic servants and employees of F. C. Williams of Octavius Steel Co. Ltd. Calcutta and London:
- Two letters of 1944 from daughter of Williams’ ayah requesting financial help to perform Muslim burial ceremony for her mother.
- Letter from Indian staff of Tea Estate, Sibsagar, Assam to ‘Messrs. Octavius Steel and Co. London’ sending Christmas and New Year’s greetings.
- 3 newspaper cuttings, including obituary of Fr. Douglas of Oxford Mission to Calcutta.
- Letter from Elswitha and Fred to their family, 04/10/27, on a steamer trip from Calcutta to Goalundo.
- Five letters concerning Fred’s resignation from the Board of Octavius Steel & Co. Ltd., Calcutta, in June 1969.
- 44 reports by Elswitha of interviews with (mostly) Anglo-Indians seeking help from the East India Charitable Trust, 1950-53.
- Photocopy of a note by J.A.R. MacDonald, 05/10/71.
- 3 sundry items – newspaper cutting; magazine cutting; training course practice problems.
- 3 letters (1 to Elswitha, 2 to James) from Gyles Mackrell [family friend]
- 3 newspaper cuttings about Gyles Mackrell.
- 1 letter to Fred from I.P. Goenka, former colleague at Octavius Steel.
- Elswitha’s dance card for the Pageant Ball, Belvedere, on Friday, January 13th, 1933.