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 collection was re-organised in April 2020, and the numbering was changed. Box 14 in this listing was previously Box 15, Box 15 was Box 16, and so on until Box 54, which was previously listed as Box 56 etc.
Box 1 – Collection of pamphlets, articles, offprints, official texts and books
Box 2 – Articles and leaflets relating to St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, the Cambridge Mission to Delhi and Friends of New Delhi
Box 3 – Collection of pamphlets, articles, offprints, official texts and books
Box 4 – Notebooks used by Dr Spear while teachign at Selwyn College. Includes lecture and seminar notes.
Box 5 – Catalogues, handlists and pamphlets relating to mueum and archive collections.
Box 6 – Notes
on lectures given by Spear and reviews of his books; articles associated with his work.
Box 7 – Reviews of Spear’s books and articles; papers from a workshop at Uni. Wisconsin-Madison, 1979
Box 8 – Notes and papers from Cambridge research groups and seminars.
Box 9 – Articles and memoir by Mrs Margaret Spear; assorted articles about Delhi.
Box 10 – Typed copies of letters, mainly by, to or between Bentinck and Ellenborough.
Box 11 – TS copies of letters, as per box 10.
Box 12 – Research notes and articles about the life of Lord Bentinck and modernisation.
Box 13 – Research and travel notes: Jamaica and USA; miscellaneaous personal and social memoranda.
Box 14 – Files of personal correspondence, 1938-1978.
Box 15 – News cuttings; Teape Lecture Fund accounts; research notes on 18th century Delhi.
Box 16 – Research notes on 18th and 19th century Delhi and its personalities.
Box 17 – Notes from visits to Delhi; Cambridge Mission to Delhi; research notes and articles.
Box 18 – Correspondence and notes about the publication of the Oxford History of India.
Box 19 – Research notes on Clive; papers by others on aspects of Indian history.
Box 20 – Research papers and book reviews, mostly by Spear; Diary extracts.
Box 21 – Papers by Spear on Delhi, Indian government and Mughal rule; assorted academic papers.
Box 22 – Seminar papers and notes; research papers; World War Two reminiscences.
Box 23 – lecture notes; correspondence re publications; book jackets.
Box 24 – Research papers relating to Lord Bentinck and Charles Metcalfe.
Box 25 – Aricles and correspondence with various academic researchers and writers.
Box 26 – Papers relating to the Teape Memorial Lecture fund and the Cambridge Mission to Delhi.
Box 27 – Further papers relating to the Cambridge Mission to Delhi.
Box 28 – Lectures on Bengal; MS chapters of book on Clive.
Box 29 – Offprints and copies of journal articles by Spear.
Box 30 – Off prints and copis of articles by Spear and various other scholars.
Box 31 – Research notes about the life and work of Lord Bentinck.
Box 32 – Further research into the life of Bentinck.
Box 33 – Further Bentinck research notes; various articles, largely relating to the history of Delhi and North India.
Box 34 – Research papers and journal articles, some by Spear, but mostly by others, relating to Indian history.
Box 35 – Draft memoir (by Margaret Spear?) of reminiscences of India.
Box 36 – Collection of assorted scholarly articles.
Box 37 – Assorted issues of Modern Asian Studies; research and personal notes on Delhi.
Box 38 – Research notes on Delhi, Bentinck, 1857 uprising etc.
Boxes 39-40 – Papers of the Cambridge Mission to Delhi.
Box 41 – Notes and lectures on European expansion; research and lecture notes.
Box 42 – Research papers relating to Bentinck and aspects of the government of India.
Box 43 – Collection of assorted articles and offprints, various authors.
Box 44 – Collection of assorted articles and papers; copies of Delhi memoir.
Box 45 – TS papers by Spear; papers of the Cambridge Mission to Delhi.
Box 46 – Articles and research papers on various topics including independence, Gandhi, Mughal rule.
Box 47 – Articles and research papers on various topics including independence, Bentinck, Delhi, missions and the 1857 uprising.
Box 48 – Articles and research papers on various topics.
Box 49 – Collection of books, articles, journals and magazines.
Box 50 – Collection of books, articles, journals and magazines.
Box 51 – Papers relating to the Teape Fund and Cambridge Mission to Delhi; personal letters.
Box 52 – Correspondence re. pubilcations; articles for encyclopaedia and dictionary.
Box 53 – Notes about research into aspects of social life.
Box 54 – Correspondence about publications; personal correspondence.
Box 55 – Press cuttings and reviews; personal and academic business correspondence.
Box 56 – Collection of articles and other texts by various authors; correspondence about publications.
Box 57 – Folder containing research and articles about the history of Delhi.
Box 58 – Personal correspondence folders.
Box 59 – Research notes relating to Holt MacKenzie, many of them copies of I.O.L. documents.
Box 60 – Research papers and corerespondence files.
Box 61 – Papers relating to the Cambridge Mission to Delhi and St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.
Box 62 – Research papers and notes; papers of the Cambridge Mission to Delhi and the Dioces of Delhi.
Box 63 – Journal offprints and complete issues, various titles.
Box 64 – Research papers and memoirs relating to the Emergency, World War Two, Mughal and British rule.
Box 65 – Seminar and research papers on modern India and Pakistan, 1960s; papers on Mughal history.
Box 66 – Collection of research notes on a wide range of subjects, mainly focussed on Calcutta and Madras.
Box 67 – Correspondence with, inter alia, Ashoka Sen, C.R. Ali, J. Roselli, Waheed Ahmed, Willie Rajpal.
Box 68 – Researchnotes, esp. on Christianity; correspondence files; letters re. the division of the I.O.L. and repatriation of documents to India and Pakistan.
Box 69 – Correspondence with Ian Stephens; papers of the Cambridge Preservation Society.
Box 70 – Correspondence files of Lord William Bentinck, 1832.
Box 71 – News cuttings, correspondence and research notes about Lord Bentinck.
Box 72 – Papers relating to Lord Bentinck and Indian government, 1818-35.