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Handlist of Papers - B

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(Major General W.E.V. Abraham)

Microfilm Box 6 No. 43

Details of a tour made by Major General Abraham in Burma in March 1942 when he accompanied General Alexander to Rangoon as Liaison Officer.

Various papers connected with the defence of Burma during the 1939-45 war.

Budget papers (India) 1943-44.

Papers on India during the 1939-45 war.


(Edward Bruce Alexander, C.M.G., I.C.S.)

Given by Mrs. J. Whitelaw

Small Collections Box 1

Correspondence with John Still and the Colonial Office, 5 November 1936 to 29 January 1937, 21 pp.

Indexed notes on subjects and publications relating to tea.

John Still's notes on population and tea.


(Sir Robert Allan)

Given by Lady Allan

Extracts from letters written by his mother Jemmima Aimee Allan, wife of Alexander Allan, to her sisters in Edinburgh, from India, 1879-84. 153 pp. Xerox.

Alexander Allan was proprietor of Glenmore & Pillor Coffee Estates, Coonoor, South India.

The letters of Mrs. Allan describe the social life and domestic incidents of daily life in an English home in India at the time. There is nothing political nor relating to Indians at all.

(Other families mentioned include the Shaw Stewarts and Cadells, whose papers are also in the Archive Collection.)


(H.L.L. Allanson, C.I.E.)

Given by Major E.H.C. Davies


Menu cards for: I.C.S. dinner, Town Hall, Calcutta, 29 December 1900; Bengal United Service dinner, 29 December 1911; Farewell dinner to L.F. Morshead, 29 March 1924; I.C.S. dinner, Bankipore, 21 November 1925; I.C.S. dinner, Bankipore, 19 March 1927.

Six volumes of diaries, 1897-1905.

Nine photographs - groups with Mr. Allanson, etc.


Final Report on the Survey and Settlement Operations in the District of Sonthal Parganas 1898-1907 by Hugh McPherson.

Inside front cover are (1) the review of this work by H.L.L.A. from the Indian newspaper The Pioneer of 18 and 19 February 1911; (2) Part of a letter concerning these reviews, dated 20 February 1911, written by McPherson to Allanson.

The Subsidiary Report for the period 1906-10 written by H.L.L. Allanson.

Miscellaneous Papers connected with the Sonthal Parganas: MSS notes and TS transliteration.

Bihar & Orissa Legislative Council Proceedings, Thursday 7 December 1922 Vol. VI - No. 4 Official Report ... including Withdrawl of Notification declaring Santal Parganas to be a backward tract. Patna, 1922.

Bihar & Orissa Legislative Council Proceedings. Vol. IV - No. 28, 1922.

Confidential note on the address sent me by certain rate-payers in Dumka, who appear to be chiefly Bengalis, by H.L.L. Allanson, 16 January 1912.

From ... Commissioner, Bhagalpur Division and the Sonthal Parganas, to the Secretary to the Govt. of Bihar & Orissa, Revenue Dept. 22 July 1912. (Paharia question) (Cultivation and sale of sabai grass)

Various reports (typewritten) marked by Mr. Allanson as 'Papers and writing connected with the Sonthal Parganas, and other official papers', 4 October 1912.

Memorial from Jatindra Chandra Upadhaya and others praying that the whole of the district of the Sonthal Parganas with the exception of the small subdivision of Godda might be transferred to Bengal ... correspondence between the Chief Secretary to the Govt. of Bihar & Orissa and the Commissioner of the Bhagalpur Division ... Ranchi, 17 February 1913 (typescript).

Printed Report from H.L.L. Allanson District Judge, Cuttack to the Chief Secretary to the Govt. of Bihar and Orissa, on the working of the Religious Endowments Act (XX of 1863) ... No. 93, 11 January 1919.

Note giving 'a brief summary of the discussions in the Council or Assembly on the administration of the Santal Parganas and of any action taken by Government as a result of them', 10 November 1927.

Copies of correspondence (TS) between the Chief Secretary to Government Bihar & Orissa, Patna, and Mr. Allanson, District and Sessions Judge, Gaya, on the future administration of the Santal Parganas, 10 November 1927 and 3 April 1928.

Report of the Santal Parganas Inquiry Committee. Bihar, Patna 1938.


File containing:

  1. Allanson's covenant on joining the I.C.S.
  2. Congratulatory telegram on his C.I.E. from Sir Henry Wheeler.
  3. Darbar Programme, 19 February 1927.
  4. Two letters re military training in the 1914-18 war.
  5. Newspaper cuttings: The Pioneer , Thursday August 20, 1914, on the Belgian Ardennes. The Pioneer, Saturday March 2, 1917, on India and the War-letter to the editor. The Statesman, February 4, 1922, book review ? A History of the Great War by John Buchan, Vol. I.
  6. A group of letters and notes, explaining the reasons why Mr. Allanson resigned from the I.C.S. Restrictions on the use of this material were lifted in 1979.

File containing:

  1. Report of the Committee appointed by the Government of India to investigate the disturbances in the Punjab etc. London CMD. 681. H.M.S.O. 1920. Annotated by H.L.L. Allanson.
  2. In the Court of Commissioners of the special tribunal of Arrah, 20 November 1917. Trial No. 1 of 1917 (20 November 1917); Trial No. 3 of 1917 (11 December 1917); Trial No. 4 of 1917 (19 December 1917); Trial No. 5 of 1917 (18 January 1918); Trial No. 6 of 1917 (5 February 1918).
  3. Newspaper cuttings:
    The Times Friday, 9 July 1920, pp. 7-10, Parliamentary Report on Amritsar. The Morning Post Wednesday, 7 May 1919, article on Religious riots in India. The Times 16 January 1918 and 29 January 1918, articles on Terrorism in Behar. Three unnamed cuttings about the Arrah Tribunal ? therefore 1918. The Pioneer Wednesday, 7 November 1917.


Papers of J.W. Allgrove. Rubber planter in Malaya from 1920; joined Thomas Barlow and Bros. 1931; imprisoned by the Japanese in Changi Gaol 1941; worked on Siam-Burma railway 1942-5; resumed working for Barlows 1946; returned to Britain in 1952 but until 1976 made many visits to Malaysia as Visiting Agent or Director of Estate Companies; died 1984.

Given by Mrs E.M. Allgrove.

Archive Microfilm No. 72

  1. Account by J.W. Allgrove of a journey from Liverpool to Singapore, 30 September 1920 ? 19 June 1921. Manuscript.
  2. Prisoner of War Diary of J.W. Allgrove 1941-5 with a few other items written in the Camp. Most of the diary is in good condition, handwritten in pencil on 800 sheets, but two sections (873rd day to 1131st day) are badly affected by mould.
    331 frames.

Archive papers:


  1. Memoir by J.W. Allgrove entitled 'Things Told and Remembered'. 130 ff typescript. Photograph of J.W. Allgrove. Maps: (1) of Malaysia; (2) of Siam-Burma Railway.
  2. Note by J.W. Allgrove entitled 'Life and Work on Plantations in South East Asia'. 35 ff typescript. Two copies
  3. General letters file 1945-1984. 396 ff.


Personal Files.

  1. Copy letter-book, 1969-70. 91 ff.
  2. Copy letter-book, 1983-84. 99 ff.
  3. Private 1946; 1955/6. 106 ff.
  4. Sundry Matters 1969-79. 42 ff.
  5. Tour notes: 1959 Tour. 113 ff.
  6. Tour notes: 1961 Tour. 155 ff.


  1. Tour notes: 1964 Tour. 198 ff.
  2. Tour notes: 1966-7 Malaysian Tour. 205 ff.
  3. Tour notes: 1968-69 Tour. 157 ff.


  1. Tour notes: 1970-71 Tour. 164 ff.
  2. Tour Notes: June 1972 and November 1972-January 1973. 196 ff.
  3. Tour Diary 1972. 101 ff.
  4. Tour Diary 1972. 98 ff.
  5. Tour Diary 1972-73. 100 ff.
  6. Tour Diary 1972-73. 100 ff.
  7. Tour Diary 1973. 100 ff.
  8. Tour Notes October 1973. 75 ff.
  9. Tour Diary August-September 1974.102 ff.


  1. Tour Notes August-September 1974, Autumn 1975 and May-June 1975. 143 ff.
  2. Estimates 1955-1981. 89 ff.
  3. Crop statistics 1974-1981. 296 ff.
  4. Estates Files and Association Files:
    • Chersonese Estate. Directors' Reports and Statements. 1910-1925. 180 ff.


  1. Chersonese Estate, Kuala Kuran Annual Reports 1919 and 1925. 87 ff.
  2. The Muar River Rubber Co. Report of Visit by J.W. Allgrove, 1953. 19 ff.
  3. Sundry Estate Matters 1958-83. 182 ff.
  4. General Estates File, 1961-71. 287 ff.


  1. Highlands and Lowlands Para. Rubber Co. Ltd. 1962-74. 135 ff.
  2. Sundry Estate Matters. 1964-80. 64 ff.
  3. Ross Institute of Tropical Medicine. 1965-76. 127 ff.
  4. Liberia 1967. 27 ff and 100 ff (2 parts).


  1. Estates and Miscellaneous Maps 1970 and before. 61 ff.
  2. Estates and Miscellaneous Maps 1972. 84 ff.
  3. Estates' Valuations, 1973-80. 213 ff.


  1. Chersonese Estate, 1975-81. 39 ff.
  2. Rubber Growers' Association, 1975-82. 127 ff.
  3. Bradwall Land, 1976-80. 58 ff.
  4. Bradwall Estate, 1976-80. 48 ff.

BOX 10

  1. Tenom S.M.R. Factory, 1977-81. 147 ff.
  2. Manchester North Borneo Rubber Ltd. 1977-9. 30 ff.
  3. Klabang Rubber Co. 1977-81. 132 ff.
  4. Tropical Plantation Industry's Assurance and Retirement Scheme, 1976-83. 106 ff.
  5. Sapong, 1977-82. 26 ff.
  6. Sungei Krian Estate, 1978. 4 ff.
  7. Maur River Estate, 1979-80. 8 ff.
  8. Barlow Holdings, 1980-2. 71 ff.
  9. Plan of Labourers' Quarters ? Taiping. 2 copies.

BOX 11

This box is closed until 2015

  1. 5. Staff etc. includes file on Malaysian Planting Industries Employers' Association and Task Size. 1955-1984. 46 ff.
  2. Personnel and staff and labour 1964-1981. 135 ff.


(F. Allsop)

Small Collections Box 1


'"Blue print" for Burma. Report by certain Conservative Members of Parliament on the future of Burma.' December 1944.

'Towards a greater Burma: speeches on Burma Reconstruction at the Anglo-Burman Conference and at a dinner given by F.E. the Rt. Hon. Sir Reginald Dorman-Smith, G.B.E., Governor of Burma.' Simla, 1944.

'Three years under the Japs', by Khin Myo Chit. 1945.


Shifting cultivation in Burma: its practice, effects, and control and its use to make forest plantations, by F. Allsop.

'Civil Government under Invasion conditions', by ... Sir Reginald Dorman-Smith. Reprint from Journal of the United Service Institution of India. Vol. LXXIII. 1943.

'Burma', by F. Burton Leach. Reprinted by permission from the Quarterly Review. 1944.

'The Burma Campaign', by T.L. Hughes, C.B.E. Based on a lecture given to the Royal Central Asian Society in London, November 3, 1943.

'Confidential Report of the District Administration (Reconstruction) Committee, Simla, 1944. (Burma)'


Given by Mrs Allum

Small Collections Box 1

Newspaper cuttings:

  1. Advocate of India, 7 March, 1907. Article on the proposed Great Ghat Electric Scheme referring to the hydro-electric supply scheme from the Bhor Ghats, Bombay, put forward by messrs Dorab J Tata and Rutton J Tata
  2. Times of India, 8 March 1907, on the same
  3. Times of India, February 1915. Leader: 'The steadiness of India', referring to the inauguration of the hydro-electric power scheme from the Bhor Ghats
  4. Advocate of India, 13 February 1900. Obituary of Mrs Sarah Gostling (Mr Allum's Grandmother).
  5. Advocate of India, 14 February 1900 Obituary notice for Mrs Sarah Gostling
  6. Obituary notices for Mr David Gostling, FRIBA: (a) Indian Textile Journal October 1908; (b)Theosophy in India November 1908; (c) Bombay Gazette 11 September 1908; (d) Bombay Gazette 17 September 1908; (e) Times of India 11 September 1908; (f) Times of India 17 September 1908; (g) Advocate of India 10 September 1908

The Empire of India Life Assurance Company, privately published, Bombay, 1935

Printed address of welcome to Mr Charles Bradlaugh, MP, at Mangalore, 21 December 1889, signed by delegates of South Kanara

MS brief curriculum vitae of Mr and Mrs Gostling


Given by Miss H.M. Alpin,

India General: 1895

Glimpses of India: a grand photographic history of the land of antiquity, the vast empire of the East ... Bombay 1895.

2 engravings: Sir Thomas Munro, Governor of. Madras, painted by Sir Martin Archer Shee, P.R.A. Engraved by Samuel Cousins. (In roll).

Lady Munro, painted by Sir Thomas Lawrence, engraved by Thomas Lupton. (In large frame).


(Lieutenant Colonel D.M. Anderson)

Small Collections Box 1

Copy of David Anderson's letter of appointment (signed by Warren Hastings) as Public Minister to the Peshwa of the Maratta State and his Ministers to treat with them on the subject of a Peace or Alliance 1781.


F.G.H. Anderson, I.C.S.

Given by Mrs. H. Harvey.

India general: 1929-1937

  1. British ideals and Indian politics, by a member of the Indian Civil Service, recently retired. London, the Indian Empire Society, Pamphlet 10 [n.d. c.1932].
  2. (a-e) Five copies of Paper No.24 of the 4th Int. Conference to promote Land Value Taxation and Free Trade, Edinburgh, 1929: Some facts, fallacies and reflections concerning the land revenue systems in India, by F.G.H. Anderson, I.C.S. (retd.)
  3. Acknowledgement of Services: Mr. F.G.H. Anderson, M.A., I.C.S 28 January 1929.
  4. The Times: Weekly edition - Thursday, 14 January 1937 (Special Hyderabad Colour Number)
  5. The Times: Weekly edition - Thursday, 7 January 1937 (Diamond Jubilee Colour Number)
  6. Decorated menu for Dharampur-Kashmir wedding banquet, 1 May 1923
  7. Programme - Marriage of Shrimant Baiji Shri Dhanvant Kunvar Baiji Saheb with General Raja Saheb Sir Harisinhji Saheb Bahadur, Heir-Apparent of Jammu and Kashmir State, Dharampur, Monday 30th April 1923
  8. Envelope addressed to Miss Clarke, European Camp, Dharampur, containing:
    1. Invitation to Miss Clarke to the opening ceremony of the Vijaya Raj Mahel Mohan Gadh, 2nd May 1923
    2. Invitation to Miss Clarke to the "Vasant" Durbar, 30th April 1923
    3. Decorated menu as in 6 above

See also: Photographs



Memoir of Sir G. Anderson's time in India, 1909 - (Some pages are missing from the microfilm - a Xerox copy of these are held in the papers collection, Small Collection Box 1)


Given by C.N. Anderson

Small Collections Box 1

Xerox copies of:

Obituary of J D Anderson from The Cambridge Review, January 14, 1921.

Memorial pamphlet on J.D. Anderson by H.T. Francis, Cambridge University Press, 1921 5pp.

Letter from Mahamahopadhaya Haraprasad Shastri, C.I.E., M.A., forwarding as President, the condolences of the Bangiya Sahitya Parishad, Calcutta to the Rev. W. Anderson, son of J.D. Anderson.

(J.D. Anderson was father of Sir James Anderson, q.v.)


(Sir James and Lady Anderson)

Letter from Rabindranath Tagore to Professor J.D. Anderson, 27 July 1918. Professor Anderson's reply, 28 September 1918. Typescript of Professor Anderson's letter.

Eight photographs of the Lahore riots, 1935.

Copy of two letters from William Garstin to his uncle, 1857.

Three reminiscences by Sir James Anderson.

Proverbs of Muzaffargarh District, Vol. I, 1921, by Sir James Anderson.

Offprint from Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, July 1913. 'Mr. Rabindranath Tagore's notes on Bengali grammar', by J.D. Anderson.

Three packets of negatives (62 slides) from the Punjab.

Books presented:

Anderson, J.D. Final Settlement Report of the Simla district, 1915-16. Lahore, 1918.

Anderson, J.D. Report on the special assessment of two circles of the Muzaffargarh Tahsil. Lahore, 1932.

Cox, H.W.V. Medico -legal court companion. Calcutta, 1928.

Crawford, D.G. A history of the Indian medical service, 1600-1913. 2 vols. London, 1914.

Dunbar, Sir George. A history of India from the earliest times to the present day. London, 1936.

Iyer, R. Narayanaswami and Khosla, Anant Ram. The Punjab and N.W.F. Province Acts (annotated). Madras, 1934.

Owen, Arthur. Recollections of a veteran of the days of the great Indian Mutiny of 1857 ... 3rd ed. Lucknow, 1916.

Rallia, Ram M.L. 'Gleanings from the public prosecutor's notebook, being notes of important cases cited at the bar by the Public Prosecutor, Guraspur during 1927-28.' TS 1928.

Russell, R.V. and Lal, R.B.H. The tribes and castes of the Central Provinces of India. 4 vols. London, 1916.

Sind and Baluchistan (diocese of). Report of the Archdeaconry and proposed new diocese of Sind and Baluchistan with a list of donations and subscriptions. n.p., 1949.

Wace, E.G. Final report on the first regular Settlement of the Simla district in the Punjab 1881-83. Calcutta, 1884.

White, John Claude. Sikkim and Bhutan: twenty-one years on the North-East frontier, 1887-1908. London, 1909.


Lent by Mrs. James D. Anderson

Afghanistan, Punjab Kashmir.

Photograph Album: Photographs of Afghanistan 1878-1880.

Page    Photo

1                    Pen and pencil drawing (unnumbered)

2                    Blank Page.

3                    Bearded man in uniform holding sword-hilt.

4            1      Tukht-I-Shah. Bala Boorj. Upper Bala Hissar.

                      Lower Bala Hissar. Peshawar Gate.

5            2       Palace Bala Hissar. Asmai Heights.

6            3       Residency Bala Hissar. Where Sir G. Cavagnari, Lt. Hamilton and party were quartered.

7            4        Residency and Moat, Bala Hissar.

8            5        Scaffold. Residency.

9            6        Gate, Bala Hissar.

10          7        Fortified wall between Bala Hissar and Bala Boorj.

11          8        Tomb near Bala Hissar Gate.

12          9        Magazine, Bala Hissar, after explosion.

13          12      Tukht-I-Shah. Asmai Heights. City of Kabul. Sher Darwaza Pass. Sherpur Cantonments.

14          13        Cantonment Wall. Temporary defences. View from Bimaru Heights showing Pugman hills.

15          14        View from Bimaru showing Kohistan Road.

16          15        Unnamed view.

17          16        Unnamed view.

18          17        Portion of Sherpur.

19          18        Lower Bala Hissar from Upper Bala Hissar showing the Dawan-I-Am or people's garden, and the royal Palaces.

20          19        Sher Darwaza - Asmai Heights. Kabul City

21          20        Kabul. City. Pugman Hills.

22          21        Lahore Gate of Kabul City.

23          26        City Gate, Bala Hissar.

24          22        Kabul from Asmai.

25          23        Kabul from Asmai.

26          24        Sherpur from Asmai.

27          25        Sherpur from Asmai.

28          27        Kabul from Siah Sung.

29          28        Kabul from Siah Sung.

30          29        Shah Soujah's old palace, Bala Hissar.

31          30        Siah Sung. Interior of Residency from Upper Bala Hissar.

32          31        Gundamuk ? S. and M. camp ? old Cantonments.

33          32        View at Gundamuk.

34          33        View at Gundamuk.

35          42        Fort in Maidan.

36          40        Valley of Maidan.

37          41        Valley of Maidan.

38          45        Saidabad

39          46        Saidabad

40          47        Camp of General Ross - Saidabad.

41          48        Graveyard, Kabul.

42          58        (City - Lower Bala Hissar from Sher Darwaza.

43          59        (Upper Bala Hissar

44          87        Shewaki Minar, Buddhist pillar near Kabul.

45          55        Bridge over river at Sufed Sung made by the S. and M. Sufed Koh in distance.

46          56        Bridge over river at Sufed Sung.

47          24        Bridge over Kabul river at Jellalabad.

48          30        Jellalabad. Piker's Hill picquet near Jellalabad.

49          47        Elachipur point. Part of Girdikas road made by S. and M.

50          44        Part of Girdikas road, near Ali Boghan made principally by J.C.C.'s Company (2nd).

51          45        Part of Girdikas road made principally by 3rd and 8th Co's B.S. and M. viz Lts. Dave and Leach R.E.

52          46        Girdikas road.

54          11        Ali?

55          12        Mussid.

56    Unnumbered. No title.

57    Two photographs, unnumbered, no title: Fortifications of town or fort exterior and interior views. Some pencilled titles not now decipherable.

58    Two photographs, unnumbered, no title: Fortifications of town or fort exterior and interior views. Some pencilled titles not now decipherable.

59    Two photographs, unnumbered, no title: Fortifications of town or fort exterior and interior views. Some pencilled titles not now decipherable.

60    Two photographs, unnumbered, no title: Fortifications of town or fort exterior and interior views. Some pencilled titles not now decipherable.

61    Two photographs, unnumbered, no title: Fortifications of town or fort exterior and interior views. Some pencilled titles not now decipherable.

62    Two photographs, unnumbered, no title: Fortifications of town or fort exterior and interior views. Some pencilled titles not now decipherable.

63    Two photographs, unnumbered, no title: Fortifications of town or fort exterior and interior views. Some pencilled titles not now decipherable.

Not included in Album: On separate damaged mounts, photographs on both sides.

Mount IA Srinagar September 1888.

IB ? Darwaza Kus between ? and Doonja.

IIA Monkeys on top of Jakko.

IIB Road between Shiog and Muttiana.

IIIA Road between Muttiana and Narkunda.

IIIB View from Barkunda Dak Bungalow.

IVA Tara Dewa from Boileau Gunge.

IVB Snowy Range from Simla.

Unmounted Large bungalow or house with pony and trap.


Given by Lady (Jean) Anderson

Small Collections Box 1

Punjab: 1921 - 1923

Xerox copies of letters written home to her mother from India by Lady Anderson when touring with her husband who was Settlement Officer for Muzaffargarh District, Punjab, just after they had been married. Describes the actual travelling on horse-back with camels, shooting duck (for the pot), the people they meet:, amusing incidents in camp life, all as a background to her husband's work. Very vivid descriptions of the scenery and countryside.

December 30, 1921 - January 2, 1922

January 3 - 8, 1922; March 10, 1923; March 17, 1923.


Small Collections Box 1

AVA, Sister Agnes (Bengal, 1935-43)

ESDAILE, Mrs. Dorothy (Punjab, 1921-25)

TEAL, Miss Alice Dorothea (Madras, 1921-47)

Written answers to questionnaire on Missions and Missionaries in India during the British period and immediately after Independence.

Subjects covered are voyage out; training and early years, contacts with Indians, and political contacts; attitude towards indigenous religions.


Small Collections Box 1

Original + 2 Xerox copies

The Pioneer Mail and Indian Weekly News, 5 August 1910. Page 3 (A People in the Gristle - The Khasis) and page 4 (The Tendula Project - Irrigation).


Microfilm Box 2 No. 18

Notes on the Frontier Corps of Scouts/Militia.

Some brief notes on the Civil Armed Forces in reply to T.D.F.'s letter of 10 July. Dated London 20 July 1968.

A personal note: his family background - to India in 1933 - joins the Frontier Force Regiment - in 1938 joined the South Waziristan Scouts - his appointments during the war - on Independence - is in Command of the Zhob Militia - retires in 1950.

The Zhob Militia: historical details of the Militia beginning from its foundation in 1889 - details of changes since Independence.

The officers: system of obtaining officers - details of conditions of service - methods of selection and the different types of man.

The officers, why?: reasons for men joining the Scouts.

The equipment: all stores except arms bought in the open market - equipment carried by the men - supply of food etc.

Mekran & Chagi Levy Corps: the race, language etc. of the men.

The personal characteristics required of a Scouts Officer.

Common characteristics of Scouts Officers.

Some further notes on Scouts, dated 10 September 1968.

Tribal composition: details of tribes used in the different units of Scouts, and the changes brought about by the war of 1939-47 - table showing the different tribes enlisted 1939-47.

Promotion systems: refers to systems used for 'other ranks' in the different units - tribal basis - passing courses etc.

Some further notes on Scouts, dated 21 September 1958.

Why did Scouts enlist?

The Scout's Officer: Why was he mistrusted?

Why is there no history of Scouts?

Microfilm Box 2 No. 19

Given Anonymously. Dated 1 October 1968. 'The Scouts'. Some further notes on the officers.


Small Collections Box 1

Aitchison College, Lahore. Prospectus 1967 (Air Mail Edition). 1 file.


World Bank (South Asia Programs Department), Washington.

  1. Bangladesh: current economic situation and review of the Second Plan. Vol. III: Annexes. 1981.
  1. Bangladesh: recent economic developments and medium term prospects. Vol. 1: Executive summary and main report. Vol. II: Statistical appendix. 1986.
  2. Bangladesh: economic trends and development administration (in two volumes). Vol. I: Main report. 1984.


  1. Pamphlet: Officers of the Royal Engineers on the active and retired lists and special reserve, Institute of Royal Engineers, Chatham, 1922. 56 pp.
  2. Pamphlet: Royal Engineers. Reports and accounts of the corps funds for the year 1923-1924, to be submitted to the corps at the annual meeting to be held at 2.30 p.m. on the 13th June, 1924, in the theatre of the Royal United Service Institution, Whitehall, SW1, Institution of Royal Engineers, Chatham, 1924. 81 pp.
  3. Memorandum: 'Royal engineers, corps memorandum no. 612, 1 January, 1904.' - 'The annexed rules respecting the revised Conditions of Service of Royal Engineer Officers in India are published for general information ...' 10 pp
  4. Memorandum: 'Royal engineers, corps memorandum no. 613, 12 February, 1904.' - 'With reference to the new Conditions of Service of Royal Engineer Officers in India, dated the 1st January, 1904 ... the following explanations and decisions are promulgated for general information ...' 3 pp.
  5. The monthly supplement to the Royal Engineers Journal, XLI, no 1 (1925). 20 pp., incl. [2] pp. of plates
  6. Alphabetical list of officers in the corps of Royal Engineers, corrected to 21st March, 1907
  7. Alphabetical list of officers, R.E. (A).-Active list. Corrected to 12th November, 1918
  8. The Royal Engineers monthly list, March 1914
  9. The Royal Engineers monthly list, July 1914
  10. The Royal Engineers monthly list, August 1914
  11. The Royal Engineers quarterly list, January 1920
  12. The Royal Engineers quarterly list, October 1920
  13. The Royal Engineers quarterly list, January 1925
  14. The Royal Engineers quarterly list, October 1926
  15. The Royal Engineers quarterly list, January 1931 (4 pages missing)
  16. The Royal Engineers quarterly list, January 1935
  17. The Royal Engineers quarterly list, July 1939


Given by Sir Eric and Lady Ansorge.

Small Collections Box 1

Bihar & Orissa 1940-1945

Printed Papers:

  1. Speeches on the War delivered by E.C. Ansorge, Esq., C.I.E., I.C.S., Adviser to H.E. the Governor of Orissa 1940-1941. Govt. Press Orissa, Cuttack, 1941. 51pp.
  2. Women's War Committee: Report from June, 1940 to August 1941. 6pp.
  3. The War Effort in Orissa. 1941. 10pp.
  4. Letter from Sir John Hubback, Governor of Orissa, to Mrs. Ansorge, 9 December 1940, congratulating her on the success of her Fancy Fete.
  5. Letter from the Secretary to the Governor of Orissa to Mrs. Ansorge asking for details of the Cuttack Water Carnival organisation, to be circulated to other Governors at the suggestion of the Viceroy. 27 June 1941.
  6. Letter of congratulation from the Governor of Orissa (Sir Hawthorne Lewis) to Mrs Ansorge. 16 July 1941. 2pp.
  7. Letter of congratulation from the Governor's Secretary to Mrs. Ansorge on the results of her Sports Day. 19 November 1941.
  8. Letter of appreciation for War-work from the Raja Bahadur of Khallikote, Chairman, Provincial War Executive Committee. 2 August 1943. 3pp.
  9. Printed Report of the Orissa War Olympics 1943. February 1943. 10pp.
  10. a - d: Four Quarterly Reports of the Bihar Joint War Committee, 1945. (Chairman Lady Ansorge).
  11. Bihar Joint War Committee Annual Report 1945.
  12. Printed Report of the Bihar Provincial Sports Meeting in aid of the families of Bihar Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen. 1944. 15pp.
  13. Printed Programme of the Provincial War Sports Meeting 14th and 15th January 1944. 16pp.
  14. TS Report and Accounts of the Fancy Fair held at Cuttack on December 7, 1940. 5pp.
  15. TS copy of Report of the Cuttack Water Carnival held on the Mahanadi River 7 May (1941). 7pp.
  16. TS copy of the Report of the Cuttack District Inter College School Sports in aid of the War Fund and Red Cross. Saturday, 15 November 1941. llpp.
  17. TS Minutes of the Organising Committee in connection with the Inter College School Sports, Cuttack. 24 November 1941.
  18. 9 newspaper cuttings reporting the Water Carnival, Inter-College School Sports Day, the Orissa War Olympics and messages for Red Cross Week.


William Appleby, a soldier who took part in the Second Burma War.

Small Collections Box 2

Typed transcript of two letters sent by Appleby to his brother from Camp Prome, Burma dated 29 January 1853.

Given by Dr Collins through the good offices of Professor C.A. Bayly.

This eye-witness account covers most of the active phase of the Second Burma War. It begins with Appleby's embarkation at Madras on 31 March 1852 and his journey to the mouth of the Rangoon River which took eight days. On arrival Appleby was told that Martaban had already fallen to the British and it had been decided to proceed up to Rangoon. At that point Burmese shore batteries opened fire and Appleby witnessed them silenced after the use of considerable shot and shell by the British ships. It was Easter Sunday; the British had not intended to attack until the Monday. Appleby proceeds to describe the occupation of Rangoon. The action took a number of days during which time there were British losses, in some cases from the severe heat. As there were no tents, the troops, from the General down, were forced to sleep in the open air. Appleby recalls the scenes once Rangoon was taken. The city was ransacked for food and some British troops put on Burmese clothing. Appleby was able to have his first change of dress since leaving India.

After a month in Rangoon, Appleby's Company (with others) was ordered to Bassein which was quickly taken despite there being a force of Burmese troops estimated at around 8,000. Appleby was then moved to the defence of Martaban. He stayed there for two months during which time the Burmese were repulsed six times. He then returned to Rangoon for six months before being conveyed up the Irrawaddy for the projected attack on Prome and Ava. Appleby recounts the conditions both on the journey and on the battlefield. At one overnight halt on the river they were plagued by mosquitos. Outside Prome there were outbreaks of cholera. Appleby concludes on a hopeful note. The troops had heard that the War was likely to end in a short while as the Burmese ruler had recalled his troops from the strongholds. He also reproduces the text of the British Proclamation of 20 December 1852 annexing Pegu. 9ff.


Small Collections Box 2

Major P.C. Arbuthnot. Born in India and returned aged 17 in about 1920 to be Assistant Manager of a tea estate in Darjeeling; promoted to Manager when he was 20; in 1930s acquired share in Baghdogra Tea Estate and managed this estate between 1945 and his retirement in 1953; with Indian Army in the Middle East 1941-1945.

Two typescript memoirs by Major Arbuthnot. Given by Mrs Arbuthnot.

  1. 'Persia and Iraq - May 1941 to December 1944'. Major Arbuthnot spent the Second World War with Indian troops engaged in transport and convoy work. He landed in Basra with 500 Force H.Q. Transport Section on the evening of 16 May 1941. He describes operations which took place in Persia during 1941. He was particularly impressed by the way Indian troops stood up to the cold. Most of the ordinary Indian soldiers had never driven anything faster than bullock carts. However within a very short while they were handling their vehicles with great skill.

    In March 1942 Arbuthnot joined 50 (Kolhapur) G.P.T. Company and he was with this Company for the remainder of the period covered by the memoir. Arbuthnot gives examples of the wide range of convoy work undertaken. The Indian troops became excellent mechanics and for more than two years no vehicle had to be taken to a main workshop for repairs. There was no serious accident and some 200 vehicles covered nearly 10 million miles. 5ff.

  2. 'Overland from Iraq to India in 1945'. Major Arbuthnot explains that the scheme for sending nearly 3,000 Indian troops home by land from Iraq in March 1945 was drawn up because of shipping shortages. 250 Dodge 3-tonners were needed urgently in Burma and it was not possible to send these by sea.

    Arbuthnot graphically describes the route taken. The first two days took the Company through some of the hottest parts of Persia at one point passing near the Anglo-Persian oil refinery at Abadan. After a further day's journey the road which was taking them to the north climbed higher and higher. The cold that night was the most intense that Arbuthnot could ever remember. Eventually Sultanabad was reached, then Isphahan, Ardakhan, Yez and Kerman. Now the Company had to cross the much vaunted Kerman Desert.

    In view of the high temperatures, they had been advised to travel by night but this was hardly practicable because of the risk of vehicles getting stuck in loose sand. As it happened it was abnormally cool the day they had to cross. Nonetheless the afternoon heat was unbearable and it was a very exhausted convoy which crept out of the Kerman Desert as darkness fell. Shortly Zahidan was reached where the Company rested for two days. Zahidan was only 30 miles from the Indian frontier and a perfect road ran from there to the Bolan Pass and finally to Quetta about 400 miles distant.

    Quetta was the journey's end but a part of the Company was required to return to Persia with the 'breakdowns', water-trucks, ambulances etc. It was intended that Arbuthnot should go back with these men. However when the return party reached Zahidan, he was recalled by telegraph to take up an Indian posting. Arbuthnot's final journey back was alone with memories of the Indian troops who had been his companions in the Middle East during the war years. 7ff


Small Collections Box 2

1. Biography of Mr John Armitage. TS of article published in the Christian Reformer in May 1856 after his death in April.

2. Letter to 'Sir Emerson', Colombo, 29 September 1849. Details the state of the civil Service in Ceylon.

3. TS of item 2.


Given by A.J.V. ARTHUR

Punjab 1938-1947

1) Xerox copy of a letter from Mr. A.J.V. Arthur, when Commissioner, Multan, to A.A. MacDonald, Home Secretary to the Punjab Government, Lahore, describing the first day of the Communal Riots which occurred in Multan on 5 May 1947.

2) Handing-over notes on Sub-Division. Murree. 24.X.41.

List of contents:

  1. Introductory. (p.1)
  1. Murree (pp.1-15)
    1. Introduction.
    2. Duties of the Sub-Divisional Officer.
      1. Sub-divisional magistrate:
        1. Administration of justice: chief function of the SDO
        2. Bar: relations with and list of the pleaders at the court of the SDO
        3. Police: general and personalities
        4. Motor traffic
        5. Political
      2. Assistant Collector, 1st Grade
        1. Revenue cases
        2. Tahsil: general comments, personalities
        3. Inspection of Kanungos and Patwanis
      3. Senior Vice-President of the Municipal Committee, Murree
        1. Constitution
        2. Staff
        3. Administration: Finance; Education; Medical; Public health; Public works; Water supply: Forest.
      4. Sub-Treasury Officer: regulations and staff
      5. Sub-registrar
      6. Miscellaneous duties
    3. General
      1. SDO's Office
        1. Staff
        2. Reorganisation of files
      2. Air Raid Precautions:
        1. Blackouts
        2. Fire Brigade
      3. Rent Control
      4. Murree personalities
    1. The Ilaqa (pp. 16-38)
      1. Introduction
        1. General description
        2. Tribal Distribution - originally 4 Sikh ilaqas split into 2 zai1s; description of Dewal & Tret Zails, the Chareham Zail, Kotli. Zail, & Karor Zail
        3. Trees & vegetation
        4. Bungalows, owned by the Forest Department
      2. Rural Notabilities, listed
      3. Agriculture
        1. "The Good Earth"
        2. Crops
        3. Fruit growing
        4. Staff employed by the Agricultural Department
        5. Experiments
        6. Livestock
        7. Hay's Farm
      4. Forests
        1. Description
        2. The Guzaras:
          1. the problem - to reconcile land hunger with forest preservation
          2. administration - personnel & duties
          3. Guzara Fund - re. compensation
          4. verification by Panchayats
          5. Nantor
          6. conclusion - general improvements achieved and problems remaining
      5. Cooperation:
        1. Staff
        2. Cooperative Societies
        3. Cooperative Marketing Scheme - to encourage fruit & vegetable growing; requirements for the scheme's success
      6. Education:
        1. Organisation - schools
        2. Improvements achieved & recommended
      7. Panchayats - judicial & extra-judicial activities
      8. Communications - improvements
      9. Medical & Public Health
      10. Rural Reconstruction - the difference between the hill & plains villages.
      11. Murree Suburban Area:
        1. Economic Enquiry - report awaited
        2. Area covered by the enquiry - inadequacies
        3. Improvements
      12. The War:
        1. Recruiting
        2. War work & war charities
        3. The Defence Savings Movement
      13. Inclusion of Kahuta Tahsil in the Murree Sub-Division - proposal and reasons

    3) The Handing-over Notes of A.J.V. Arthur, Sub-Divisional Officer, Kasur. (19.1.42 to 15.1.44)

    1. Introduction
    2. Law and order:
      1. Policy
      2. Reduction of crime
      3. Political:
        1. Congress
        2. Akalis
        3. Communists
        4. Rashtriya Swayyam Sewak Sangh
        5. Nihangs
        6. Ahrars
        7. Muslim League
      4. Communal
      5. Magistracy
      6. Disposal of criminal work
      7. Honorary magistrates
      8. The bar
    3. Police:
      1. P.S. City Kasur
      2. P.S. Lulliani
      3. P.S. Sadar Kasur
      4. P.S. Ganda Singhwala
      5. P.S. Khalra
      6. P.S. Bhikhiwind
      7. P.S. Patti
      8. P.S. Valtoha
      9. P.S. Chunian
      10. P.S. Kanganpur
      11. P.S. Khudian
      12. P.S. Raewind
      13. P.S. Bhai Pheru
      14. P.S. Sarai Mughal
      15. P.S. Pattoke
    4. Revenue:
      1. introduction
      2. Collections
      3. Staff:
        1. Tahsildars and Naib Tahsildars
        2. Field Kanungos and Patwaris
        3. Tahsils
      4. Case work
      5. Village officials
      6. Nazul Land
      7. Excise
      8. Local bodies:
        1. Introduction
        2. Municipal Committee, Kasur
        3. Municipal Committee, Pattoke
        4. Municipal Committee, Khem Karan
        5. Municipal Committee, Patti
        6. Municipal Committee, Chunian
        7. Small Town Committee, Khudian
        8. Small Town Committee, Sur Singh
        9. Notified Area Committee, Kot Rai Buta Mal-cum-Azamabad, commonly known as Kot Radha Kishan
        10. Notified Area Committee, Khalra Mandi
        11. Lulliana and Raja Jang
        12. Market Committees
        13. Panchayats
      9. Sub-jail
      10. War effort:
        1. Recruitment
        2. Defence Savings Campaign
        3. National War Front
        4. 'Grow More Food' campaign
      11. Civil supplies
      12. Mandir mata musli, Katluhi Kalan
      13. The Gumbaz
      14. Distinguished visitors
      15. Inspections
      16. Recommendations
      17. Sub-divisional office
      18. Concusion

      4) The Handing-over Notes of A.J.V. Arthur, Deputy Commissioner Attock District, 1944 - 1946

      1. Introduction
      2. Law and Order.
        1. Crime
        2. Political:
          1. Local politics - feudal aspect and tribal rivalries
          2. Congress - very little weight in the district as a whole, except in the towns and larger villages; incident with Khan Abdul Ghafar Khan
          3. Sikhs
          4. Ahars
          5. Rashtriya Swayyam Sewak Sang
        3. Communal:
          1. Kot Fateh Khan - a dispute
          2. General - very little communal ill feeling
        4. Magistracy and disposal of criminal work
        5. Police
        6. Honarary Magistrates
        7. Bar
      3. Revenue and Excise
        1. Collections - improvement in collections
        2. Staff
        3. Case Work
        4. Touring
        5. Village officials
        6. Court of Wards
        7. Consolidation of Holdings
        8. Locusts
        9. Excise
      4. Local Bodies
        1. District Board
        2. Municipal Committee, Campbellpur
        3. Municipal Committee, Hazro
        4. Municipal Committee, Pindigheb
        5. Small Town Committee, Hasanabdal
        6. Small Town Committee, Talagang
        7. Small Town Committee, Fatehjang
        8. Notified Area Committees - Khaur, & others proposed
        9. Panchayats
        10. Market Committee
      5. Civil Supplies
        1. Staff
        2. Cloth, sugar, kerosene oil rationing
        3. Illicit export - prevention
        4. Wheat situation
      6. Military Matters
        1. Camps and Air Fields.
        2. Land acquisition.
        3. Traffic accidents.
        4. Internal Security.
      7. District War Effort
        1. Recruitment
        2. War Fund
        3. War Loans
        4. Small Savings Campaign
        5. Soldiers' welfare
        6. District War Committee and National War Front
        7. District Red Cross Society
        8. Rewards:
          1. Titles
          2. Civil non-official reward grants of one square each
          3. Special recruiting grants of one square each
          4. Land Gentry grants of two squares each
          5. Special Landed Gentry Grants
          6. Gangi
        9. Special Projects
          1. Sir Sikandar Hayat Khan Memorial High School, Basal
          2. High School, Temman
          3. High School, Chhab
          4. High School at Adhwal
          5. Middle School, Danda Shah, Bilawal
          6. Habib Ullah Zenana Hospital, Pundighels
          7. Provision of X-Ray Equipment in the Civil Hospital, Campbellpur
          8. General - supply difficulties for above projects
        10. Postwar Reconstruction
        11. Forests
        12. Office - Personalities
        13. Miscellaneous
          1. Industries - the Punjab Cement Works, and the oil fields of the Attock Oil Company Limited
          2. Medical - Personalities
          3. Jail
          4. Agricultural Department
          5. Inspections
          6. Personalities
          7. Distinguished visitors - Sir Claude Auchinlek, Sir Harry Finnis and Lieut. Colonel Malik Sir Khizar Hayat Khan
          8. Confidential records - overhauled
          9. Electricity - supplies
          10. Kutchery Garden - improvements
          11. Clubs
          12. House and garden
          Note recommending the D.C. appended

      5) The Handing-over Notes of A.J.V. Arthur, Deputy Commissioner Multan, 18.10.46 - 5.8.47.

      1. Introduction - description, including history
      2. Law and Order
        1. Crime - increases in.
        2. Politics:
          1. General - detailed comments on the leading personalities
          2. Muslim League Agitation - serious difficulties with
        3. Communal
          1. Description of communal disturbances in March 1947
            • 5.3.1947 rioting in Multan City
            • 6.3.1947 incident in villages in the vicinity of Multan
            • 7.3.1947 incident in villages in the vicinity of Multan
            • 8.3.1947 sanitation reorganisation patrols, ban on processions etc
            • 9.3.1947 looting, public meeting, patrols, reinforcements, arrests of Goondas
            • 10.3.1947 Official visits and inspections, reinforcements arrive, a serious incident at Traggar etc.
            • 11.3.1947 Reorganisation of deranged city areas, rationing arrangements, troop movements
            • 12.3.1947 Continued trouble in the villages in the Shinjabad Tahsil, transport requisitioning
            • 13.3.1947 Clearing up operations
            • 14.3.1947 Situation completely under control
            • 15.3.1947 few further incidents
            • 16.3.1947 Riot investigations started: visit from Nehru
            • 17.3.1947 Curfew relaxed, further official visits
            • 18.3.1947 Area tour
            • 19.3.1947 Minor incident. Return to normal life
            • 24.3.1947 Visit by the Governor
          2. Casualties to religious communities & damage to property
            • City:
              • Casualties inflicted by the public
              • Casualties inflicted by the police
            • Rural area:
              • Casualties inflicted by the public
              • Casualties inflicted by the police
            • Casualties inflicted by the military in the City and Rural areas
            • Total casualties. Value of buildings destroyed by fire in Multan City
          3. Arrest of culprits and investigation of cases
          4. Trial of riot cases, and reasons for delay
          5. Aftermath. Mutual recriminations, and panic manifestations
          6. Collective fine on Multan City; delays
          7. Compensation
          8. Present situation, under control.
        4. Magistrates and the disposal of Criminal work situation; comments on the Magistrates
        5. Police - personalities.
        6. Honorary Magistrates - personalities and benches
        7. Kisan agitation - grievances against landlords. Communist involvement
        8. Labour - trouble occasional
        9. Internal Security
      3. Revenue
        1. Demand and Recovery
        2. Details re the fixed land revenue; fluctuating land revenue;. Abiana; rent on temporary cultivation paid each year in each Tahsil
        3. Arrears
        4. Arrears of the cost of the additional Police Posts
        5. Staff. Personal
        6. Case work
        7. Inspections
        8. Touring
        9. Village officials - general comments
        10. Court of Wards
        11. Colony Office
      4. Local Bodies.
        1. District Board - general survey
        2. Municipal Committee, Multan, efforts to improve efficiency
        3. Other Municipal Committees
        4. Municipal Committee, Khanewal
        5. Municipal Committee, Mian Chanavar
        6. Municipal Committee, Shinjabad
        7. Town Committee Mailsi
        8. Small Town Committees
        9. Small Town Committee, Kahoor Ricca
        10. Small Town Committee, Jalapur Pirwala
        11. Small Town Committee, Kabirwala
        12. Small Town Committee, Tulamba
        13. Small Town Committee, Duhyapur
        14. Notified Area Committees:
          1. N.A.C. Jahanian
        15. Panchayats
        16. Market Committees
      5. Civil Supplies:
        1. Staff
        2. Rationing of Cloth, Sugar and Kerosene Oil throughout the District
        3. Rationing in Multan City
      6. Wheat Monopoly Procurement and Distribution Scheme:
        1. Organisation of the staff
        2. Difficulties
        3. Reorganisation of staff
      7. Deputy Commissioner's Office - personalities
      8. Army:
        1. Military formations
        2. District Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen's Board
      9. Miscellaneous:
        1. Excise and Taxation Department
        2. Canals
        3. Medical
        4. Jails
        5. Sub Registrar
        6. Debt Conciliation Board
        7. Small Savings Campaign
        8. Red Cross Society etc.
        9. Personalities
        10. British Cotton Growers' Association
        11. Housing of officers
        12. Distinguished visitors
        13. House and garden
        14. Conclusion
      TS 'Memoir of a District Officer in the Punjab ? 1938-47'.

      (completed 22 February 1977, written at the request of the India Office Library). 32pp.

      Appendix: Zamzana (Kim's Gun) 2pp.

      Family and educational background. Probationary year for ICS in England, 1937-38.

      First impressions of India from extracts from letters home, about English and Indian society and the way of life. Starts touring first with D.C. then alone. Impressions of villagers and Sikhs. Communal riot procedure. Meets Sir Malcolm Darling (14 March 1939). Passes Departmental Examinations with a Higher Standard. Starts office work in D.C.'s office Amritsar. Goes on 10 days' leave to stay with the Viceroy's (Lord Linlithgow) P.S. (Sir) Gilbert Laithwaite in Simla. Lunches with Viceroy. On return is given more work including Excise Officer. Supervises the destruction of the Pohli weed. Finds deaf and dumb boy being 'tortured' for religious reasons. July 1939 goes on Treasury training in Dalhousie.

      Comments on anti-Indian attitude of the British.

      September 1939. Comments on Amritsar Muslim Bye-election, parties and procedures.

      October 1939. On harvest inspection. Angus Macdonald becomes D.C. Settlement training in Amritsar District. Becomes 1st Class Magistrate in May 1940.

      June 1940. Engaged in defeat of Khaksars. Comments on judicial and other work. Judges the Minto Park Murder Case - 1941. Inauguration of Sir Bertrand Glancy.

      Sub-Divisional Officer: Murree. (April 1941) Describes areas of work. Co-operative market for fruit and vegetables (1 September 1941).

      Kasur (January 1942-1944) Sikhs: house formerly belonged to flora Annie Steel. Describes administrative organisation of Kasur, and his work there.

      Moves against civil disobedience movement (9 August 1942) Kasur sub-division very quiet.

      Lord Wavell and Governor of Punjab visit Sikh village of Lulliana.

      Deputy Commissioner: Attock. (January 1944) Brief history of District. Outline of work. Tours the Chhach collecting revenue. Other tours.

      Raja of Chamba arrives for three months` training 10 January 1945 - 6 March 1945.

      Cattle Fair at Tallagang, visit of the Governor.

      Investiture of young Raja of Chamba, 8 May 1945.

      Arrests Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, the Frontier Gandhi. 28 July 1945.

      Does not want to move from Campbellpur until his projects are completed: drainage scheme, High School and hospital.

      Deputy Commissioner: Multan. October 1946 - August 1947. Extract from handing over note.

      Wheat Monopoly Procurement and Distribution Scheme and rationing scheme for cloth, kerosene and sugar.

      Kisan Agitation: Muslim League Agitation in Punjab. Extracts from Handing Over Notes - January and March 1947. Riots in Multan and dealing with them.

      Kasur Savings Scheme.


      (R.W.D'E. Ashe, ICS)

      Lent by Lt. Colonel A. Ashe

      Madras: India general: 1911

      24 newspaper cuttings from various newspapers all over India describing and commenting on the murder of Mr. R.W.D'E. Ashe, I.C.S., Acting Collector and District Magistrate of Tinnevelly, on 17 June 1911, at the Maniyachi Railway Station.

      238 letters, telegrams and resolutions sent to Mrs. Ashe after her husband's murder expressing horror and sorrow, and sending her condolences - from individuals and from bodies both British and Indian.

      Prize poem 'On the Tercentenary of Trinity College, Dublin', by Robert Ashe, 1892.

      Poems (TS) by Robert Ashe, n.d.


      Given by Miss M.G. Atkinson

      Small Collections Box 2

      Nepal 1956

      Photographs: Coronation of Sri Panch Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev Maharaj Diraj of Nepal. 2 May 1956.

      1. (17) The Kala Bhairab: Near Hanuman Dhoka one of the principle public buildings in Kathmandu. (Kala Bhairab is a Tantric deity, a destroyer of evil.)
      2. (44) The Royal Elephant richly caparisoned in a courtyard near the Hanuman Dhoka (Gateway of Hanuman) where all Royal occasions and appearances take place. In the foreground, police, Rana Officers (in topis) and Gurkha soldiers of the Nepal army.
      3. (50) Foreign representatives and guests at the Coronation ceremonies.

      4. The President of the Republic of India (turbanned)
        Dr. Rajendra Prasad.
        Representatives from Burma.
        H.E. the British Ambassador and Earl of Scarborough (representing H.M. the Queen)
        Representatives of the Peoples' Republic of China and Sikkim (?)
      5. (76) A Mandal on the Tundi Khel, the great Parade Ground for Military Reviews in the Centre of the City.
      6. (74) The ladies of the Court. Third from left Queen Ratna Devi, following behind General Kaiser Jang Bahadur Rana, scholar and founder of the Kaiser Library.
      7. (60) Two gentlemen of the Court - 'Darbaris' Ministers or Secretaries, one wearing modern Nepali formal dress the other (a Brahmin?) wearing traditional attire.
      8. (58) The Earl of Scarborough in Garter Robes representing Her Britannic Majesty.
      9. (56) The crowd in the Hanuman Dhoka Courtyard, the building in the background is beautifully ornamented with Newari woodcarvings. Peacock windows etc, in this house the 'Living Goddess' Kumari Devi lives.
      10. (55) A Lama wearing the yellow robes of the Hinayana (lesser vehicle) Sect. He appears, very unusually, to have Aryan rather than Mongolian features and looks more like a Brahmin. The man behind him is typically Newar.
      11. (46) Part of the superbly decorated Hanuman Dhoka. The central carving is of a Tantric Deity. The kneeling figure on the left appears to be that of a Malla King wearing the dress of the 18th Century. (The Malla Kings ruled in .the three City States of the Kathmandu Valley before the Gurkha conquest of 1786). The figures on the right possibly represent the God Krishna (blue) with two 'Gopis' (cow girls). The frieze of circular paintings underneath the verandah are of heroic subjects.


      W.B. Atkinson, Esq. Ceylon 1933-58

      Typescript memoir entitled: '25 Years in Ceylon: Memories of Three Decades'. 89 pp including photostat copies of photographs and memorabilia.

      Given by Mr. Atkinson

      The memoir is a graphic, often amusing, account of life, work and social happenings in Ceylon during the last years of British rule and the first decade of independence. The author held a variety of posts as tea planter; assistant in a mercantile agency; manager of a shipping agency in Colombo; manager of an up-country transport concern and of an up-country bank.

      See also: Films (Atkinson 1 & 2)


      (D.E. Augier, I.C.S. Opium Department)

      Given by Mrs A. Jones

      1. TS paper Neemuch - 1634 feet above sea level. 10pp.
      2. Copy of above. 9pp.
      3. TS Brief accounts of Ameer Khan, the founder of Tonk State. 4pp.
      4. 2pp of TS notes on Rajputana.
      5. TS paper. Appendix A. The history of the murder of Major Neill at Augur in 1887. 7pp.
      6. TS The Murder of Neill. Extract from King George's Own Central Indian Force by Major General W.A. Watson. lp.
      7. TS Mutiny at Nasirabad 28 May 1857,
      8. TS Monumental ignorance. An essay in Anglo-Indian Biography. From The Pioneer 20 January 1908. 17pp.
      9. List of inscriptions on tombs or monuments in Rajputana and Central India, with biogrpahical notes compiled with an historical introduction, by O.S. Crofton (Delhi, Government Press, 1934) 226 pp.
      10. Contemporary newspaper accounts of events during the Mutiny in Central India, 1857/1858, collected by Major CE Luard, M.A., I.A. Allahabad. Printed by Ram Nath Bhargava, B.A. at the Standard Press, 1912. TS 68 pp.
      11. Gazetteer gleanings in Central india, by Captain C.E. Luard (Superintendent of Gazetteer in Central India). Reprinted from the Indian Actuary (Bombay, British India Pess, 1908)
      See also: Books (Jones), Films (Jones)