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Papers of:

(1) James Winn. Joined the East India Company in the Bengal Establishment in 1842, aged 13. He served as an apothecary at various stations including Lahore, Multan, Dinapore, Dum Dum, Allahabad, Calcutta, Chunar. He was invalided out of the service at Meerut in July 1884.
(2) Gilbert Franklyn Winn. Son of James Winn. Started his career as a schoolteacher joining the Home Department Secretariat of the Government of India in 1890. He worked in the office of the Surgeon Major. From 1898 he served in the office of the Viceroy’s Private Secretary. By 1922 he had become Assistant Secretary in the Home Department in Delhi.
(3) Idina Youle (née Winn), daughter of Gilbert Franklyn Winn.

Given by Idina Youle

WINN 1/1 Testimonials, statements of service, etc in connection with James Winn’s work as an apothecary in the service of the Bengal Establishment, 1842-1884.  45 items
WINN 1/2 Papers concerning the purchase in 1876-77 of a property in Agra by James Winn from the District Grand Lodge of Bengal.  29 items
WINN 2/1 Envelope copy of baptismal certificate of Gilbert Franklyn Winn. Various references from school, college and early employment. 16 items
WINN 2/2 Receipts, papers, etc in connection with Gilbert Franklyn Winn’s membership of the Freemasons. 37 items
WINN 2/3 Government of India lists, extracts from the Gazette of India, etc concerning Gilbert Franklyn Winn’s career and award of the Imperial Service Order. Various testimonials and letters. 33 items
WINN 2/4 Album of photographs belonging to Gilbert Franklyn Winn c.1900-1915. (Box A137)
WINN 3/1 Extract from a newsletter of Aukland House School in which Idina Youle (daughter of Gilbert Franklyn Winn) describes her meeting with Sir Edwin Lutyens when they discussed the building and furnishing of a doll’s house, a project which was later realised as the Queen’s Doll’s House at Windsor Castle. 2 ff