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J. McCabe. A European working in Calcutta in 1894. 

Small Collections Box 16

Given by Miss McCabe through the good offices of Mrs Birchal. 

  1. Note by Mr McCabe on 'A trip to the Himalayas: adventures on the way to Mussoorie (1894)'. Photocopy of typed transcript. This is an account of an incident which took place on a journey from Calcutta to Mussoorie in August 1894. At that time the railway only went as far as Saharanpur and the remainder of the journey to Rajpur at the foot of the Himalayas (some 50 miles) had to be completed by togas or garis (carts). About seven miles of road went through the Mohan Pass which was bounded on one side by mountain torrents and on the other by hills. The summer of 1894 was extremely wet and on the evening that the McCabes travelled through the Pass serious landslides occurred which trapped their gari. After considering the situation, the McCabes decided to leave the gari and carry their three children through the heavy rain to some dak stables about 500 yards away. This proved a wise decision. Although conditions in the stables were unpleasant and there was the constant fear that the structure might be swept away, they did survive the night. Next morning there was no trace of the gari nor of most of their belongings. Cash payments to some local people brought milk, drinking water, chickens and wood.

    Conditions in the stables led the McCabes to decide that morning to walk to Asseroria, about two miles further on at the end of the Mohan Pass. A local man helped carry the children and the remaining luggage. As the road was impassable the journey had to be made through the bed of the river with water reaching the knees. The party arrived after about three hours, scantily attired, faint with hunger and fatigue, and with their feet lacerated and sore. The McCabes felt they had had a providential escape. Mr McCabe hoped that his account of the episode might hasten the construction of the long-talked of line from Calcutta to Dehra Dun or Mussoorie. 4ff 

  2. Letter from H. McCabe (evidently Mr McCabe's wife) to Clare Keeler, dated Mussoorie, 8 August 1894. Incomplete photocopy of typescript. This gives a similar account of the journey through the Mohan Pass as that given by Mr McCabe. 4ff.
  3. Typescript note by Miss McCabe 'Incidents in life in India 1886-1908'. Brief recollections of her mother and father and of the family's time in India. 2ff.


Given by Major A.G. McCall, I.C.S. through Mr. A.C. Bowman 

Assam: 1938-1951 

Account of Major A.G. McCall's Total Defence Scheme for the Lushai Hills during the World War II period, where he was Superintendent (113 pp TS). 

Returning to Residency 8 December 1941 hears of Pearl Harbour. Goes to Calcutta to get news. Call on Chinese Consul, business firm, finding there dismay at British myopia of the situation, and the actual myopia at Army H.Q. 

Period of indecision on what to do about defence. 

Retrospective account of McCall's introduction of 'the Ten Point Code', the Welfare System, the Lushai Hills Cottage Industries and inauguration of the Chiefs' Durbar - aim was unity - McCall shown to be a real leader, therefore in January 1942 he sends his Lushai Hills Defence Scheme to the Governor of Assam (Sir Robert Reid). 

Lushai Hills Civil Defence Scheme: description and explanation. It becomes, with Assam War Committee's sanction, the Lushai Total Defence Scheme. 

Account of McCall's speech to the chiefs of North Lushai on 2 April 1942 outlining the T.D.S. and their discussion and replies. 

McCall marches to the South Lushai Hills to enlist chiefs' help there, and in particular the Sub-divisional officer's (Mr. L.L. Peters) acceptance of the role of leadership Mr. Peters and Mr. Naylor (Chin Hills) of opinion that levies would be better. 

Consolidation of T.D.S. in North Lushai Hills. Planning together with military. 

Plan of defence campaign by the people. 

Plan of defence by military. 

Account of military conferences, defence discussions and changing situation. 

Position of the Welsh Mission: Pacifist. 

Their brave decision to remain as long as possible has a steadying influence. Indirectly helped T.D.S. 

Notes on Postal Service and status of the volunteer in wartime. 

Notes on events after the withdrawal, from Burma of all troops - June 1942. 

Change of Governor. Advisers to new Governor (Sir Andrew Clow) had never set foot in the Hills. 

July 1942 - few operational troops being sent to Aijal. 

T.D.S. and military formation. Part played by General Scoones. 

August and September 1942 Japs much nearer. 

Incident of American. survivors of a crashed Flying Fortress. 

Tempo of war on Eastern Frontier of India increasing which meant a reduction of responsibility for T.D.S. 

Tension of the waiting period in September/October 1942. 

Aijal Road Project. Already traced out in 1937 to connect the plains of Cachar with the Lushai Hills. Needed to be made properly. Started with idea it would take 6 weeks but took months. Eventually appeal made to the Indian Tea Association who responded with coolies from all over India. At one time 50,000 people working on project. Begun August 1942 lasted until February 1944. Some considered it a waste. McCall justifies it as making attack on lines behind Tiddim and Haka possible. (see Films: Mackrell - No.25) 

Interview with General Irwin, 5 November 1942. 

Air Warning scheme begun. 

Criticism begins of McCall as failing to appreciate the whole situation. 

In May 1943 the Governor posts him to Shillong. Deep distress and anger over this. 

June 17, 1943 - first jeep drives through to Aijal from Cachar on the Aijal Road. 

Disconnected notes about individuals and incidents. 

Notes on Labour forces. 

Notes on what was going on in "V" Force. 

Notes on administrative confusion. 

Notes on the Chin Hills. 

Further disconnected notes on the T.D.S. 

Notes on handing-over in June 1943. 

Original papers and letters, and copies of papers, relating to the Lushai Total Defence Scheme

  1. Lushai Total Defence Scheme
    • D.O. to Governor's Secretary on T.D. Scheme 3.2.42
    • Letter to Governor of Assam on Labour Problems 8.3.42
    • Correspondence with Col. Critchley on T.D. matters March-April 1942
    • Memos on staffing for T.D. Scheme March-April 1942
    • Memo on operational considerations for Pasalthas 16.4.42
    • Memo on Evacuation 17.4.42
    • Address to Chiefs in Durbar (with subsequent Manifesto) 2.4.42
    • Extract of Confidential Reports 5.4.42-6.1.43
    • U.O. letter to Governor's Secretary on Lushai cases in controversy over T.D. Scheme 23.1.43
    • Memo to Governor's Secretary ('Intolerable Situation') 9.8.43
    • Extract from Fortnightly Report by E.S. Hyde, I.C.S. 10.11.44
    • Article on Major McCall's T.D. Scheme in The Statesman Summer 1945
    • Copy of letter from Lt. Col. Parsons on T.D. Scheme August 1954
  2. E.S. Hyde I.C.S. - Correspondence
    • Note on Southern Portion of Eastern Frontier between Chindwin Valley and Bay of Bengal 8.7.42 Note on R.A.F. Movements 13.5.43
    • Letters relating to T.D.S. and defence of Eastern frontier; some criticisms of personnel deployment and strategy: 7.4.43; 24.4.43; 17.5.43; 18.5.43; 20.5.43; 21.5.43; 6.6.43; 14.6.43; 12.6.44; 12.12.51
  3. Military Papers
    • Letter from "V" Force Command to Major C.G. Cuerdon about changes in command of lst Assam Rifles in "V" Force 8.7.42
    • Memo on the Army and Sanctions: Major McCall July 1943
    • The Story of "V" Force
    • Note on Independent Brigade Group (Lushai Brigade).
  4. Report on Zawngling Area, 1943: Major McCall
  5. Lushai Industries
    • Notes on Red and Black Lacquers
    • Note on Moulding of Brass, by Pu Neithunga of Chalrang.
    • Notes on indigenous dyes and casting, by Rev. R.A. Lorrain.
    • Method of Ting dyeing, by Pu Thingkima Sailo, Chief of Chalrang.


Brigadier F.M. McCallum, C.I.E., O.B.E., M.C. 

Small Collections Box 16

Given by Mrs S. McCallum. 

Account by Brigadier McCallum of general situation in Amritsar in April 1919 where he arrived almost straight from Sandhurst. Relates a brief description (five lines) of Jallianwallah Bagh incident given to him by a Gurkha Officer. Xerox of typescript. 7 ff. 

See also photographs. 


Small Collections Box 16

Given by Mr. and Mrs. T. McDonald 

Waziristan, Baluchistan, Bihar and Orissa 1910-1939 

  1. A brief autobiographical memoir in two parts written by Gordon Hay Anderson, (father of Mrs. McDonald). In the first, he notes the outstanding incidents that occurred amongst the war-like and fanatical tribes of Waziristan and Zhob, where he served as Political Officer, c. 1906. The second part is devoted to his time in Rajputana and Central India as Assistant, c. 1910-13, to the A.G.G. and later, in 1923, as Resident in Jaipur. Numerous anecdotes and shikar experiences. (No dates are given).
  2. A short detailed autobiography by Mr. T. McDonald on his life with the Purtabpore Sugar Company in Patna from 1928. He describes his first impressions as a young man of 19 and goes on to give an account of the life and work on the Sugar Company's Estates.
  3. TS paper (4pp) written by Mr. B. Herbert who was mining copper in Chota Nagpur.
  4. Memories of a small British mining and smelting community in the Singhbhum district of Chota Nagpur, South Bihar State from 1931-1939.
  5. Working conditions; the mine; the river (Subarnarakha R.); the Auxiliary Force; the first labour strike; a brief note on prewar and postwar politics.


(T. Macdonald) 

Microfilm Box 5 No. 35

'Royal Indian naval coastal forces.' 1942-45. TS. 72 pp. 

Operations against the Japanese along the Burmese coast; Myebon destroyed; Kyauk Pyu; Chittagong for anti-submarine activity; Indian waters; M.T.B.s; comparison of, living in small boats in tropics and British Isles; Arakan operations described; refitted 1944; Burma recaptured 1944-45; assault on Akyab. 


Small Collections Box 16

Given by Mrs L. Brander. Copyright reserved by Mrs Brander. 

Letter from Alexander McGill describing a journey from Ireland to Jullunder in 1868. 16 ff. 

Letter in the form of a diary describing a journey from the Curragh Camp in Ireland to Jallunder (Jullundur). The writer was evidently a noncommissioned officer in charge of the band, which had to perform regularly throughout the journey which lasted from 25 January 1868 until 30 March 1868. H.M.S. Crocodile from Cork to Alexandria via Malta. Then by train to Suez where they boarded R.M.S. Malabar for Bombay where they arrived on 26 February. A further sea voyage brought them to Kurrachee (Karachi) on 7 March. From there they went by train and steamer up the Indus and then by train again, arriving at Jallunder (Jullundur) on 30 March 1868. 

The diary contains descriptions of life on the journey and of the countryside and towns and villages they passed through. Also the sickness and deaths among the company - they lost 21 men, 5 women and 43 children on the journey. 


Given by Brigadier L.E. Macgregor, 1971 

Burma, Assam, Kashmir 1929-1930 

2 albums of photographs 

Album 1

Photographs of the Tharrawaddy Rebellion, Burma, 1930 

Photographs of the Naga Hills, Upper Chindwin Expedition, 27 December 1929 to 26 April 1930. Brigadier Macgregor, then Captain. was in command of the Military Police. 3 typed pp of description of the make-up of expedition and Naga organisation. 

Album 2

Views of Kashmir and surrounding country. Contains views of Gulmarg, Shalimar, Srinagar - Dassera Festival. 


(Colonel John MacInnes) 

Small Collections Box 16

Given by Mrs. K.L. Maclnnes 

Xerox copies. 

Letter from R. Stevenson, Quarter Master General Calcutta, to Major General Dalzell, Commanding Presidency Division, 23 October 1824. 

Letter from Lt. Col. John Maclnnes, Barrackpore, 21 December 1824 to J.C. Melvill Esq., at East India House, saying that he is going to write a memorandum on the mutiny 'to be seen by any of my friends'. 

'Memorandum of occurrences at Barrackpore on the 31 October, 1 and 2 November 1824', by Lt. Col. John Maclnnnes. 29 pp. Detailed description of the mutiny. 


Copyright reserved

(T.I.S. Mackay) 

Small Collections Box 16

The story of a major 'incident' in the work of an officer of the Public Works Department, in the Province of Madras, and other interesting sidelights on the work of that department prior to the grant of Independence. 1930. 

Description of mending leakage in the Periyar Dam and visit of H.E. The Viceroy, Lord Irwin, to the Maharajah of Travancore; incidents connected with Public Works Department and the tribal population, mostly Ooralie. Photographs. 


Given by Brigadier H. McKillop 

U.P., C.P. 1922-1947 

  1. The Scinde Horse (14th Prince of Wales' Own Cavalry)
  2. 1922-47 by Lt. Colonel K.R. Brooke, Published privately by the Scinde Horse Association. Volume II. 90pp. illus.

  3. & 3. Record Book of the Scinde Irregular Force (printed for private and confidential regimental use only). On indefinite loan. Sukkur, 1902 and 1903.
    • Volume I 8 August 1839-1 October 1851
    • Volume II 8 October 1851-13 June 1855
  4. Photograph of Sir William Willcocks (author of Sixty Years in the East, Blackwood 1935, and maternal great-grandfather of Brigadier McKillop).
  5. 9 photographs of the Nagda - Muttra State Railway line taken for John Willcocks, Engineer-in-Chief, probably about 1908.
    • ? Morar Station
    • Durrah Viaduct
    • Durrah Viaduct
    • Amjar Bridge
    • Chambal Bridge at Kotah
    • Madhopore Station
    • Three unnamed station buildings.
  6. Printed sheet of the Ceremony of Laying the Completion Stone of the Chambal Bridge at Kotah (Nagda -Muttra State Railway) by H.H. Major Sir Omed Singh, G.C.I.E., K.C.S.I., Maharao of Kotah, 15 February 1908
  7. Speeches by Mr. J. Willcocks, Engineer-in-Chief and the Maharao.
  8. TS Biography of Sir William Willcocks. 2pp
  9. Obituary notice in The Times, 29 July 1932
  10. MS notes made by Brigadier McKillop's mother on members of her family, the Willcocks.
  11. TS account by Mrs. McKillop of trip made in a Ford 10 from Quetta to Bombay and back, via Loralai, Fort Munro, Dera Ghazi Khan and Multan, in 1936. Description of country, places stayed in and incidents. (There is also a photograph album to go with the account, in Mrs. McKillop's possession).


(Miss Mary Muriel McKnight) 

Small Collections Box 16

Given by Miss Mabelle McKnight 

Eleven letters 17 October - 20 December 1931, written while on a visit to India. 

17 and 26 October, on board ship; describes the voyage and the visit to Malta and Aden. 

5 November, from New Delhi; description of various social functions and visit to Hanz Rhas. (Letter incomplete.) 

14 November, to her family; visit to the Jumna Musjid; journey to Simla and return to Delhi; description of the garden party at the Viceroy's house - clothes worn, ceremonial, Viceroy and Lady Willingdon receiving guests, the house and gardens. 

16 November; visit to Ghiyas-ud-Din's tomb; criticism of Robert Bernay's book The Naked Fakir; various social occasions. 

21 November; various trips and social engagements; description of the bazaar in New Delhi. 

28 November; description of the dinner party at the Viceroy's house. 

1 December; visit to the Taj Mahal; car journey to Sikronda and Fatehpur Sikri. 

7 December; weather cooler; various social activities. 

13 December; visit to Jaipur State; description of banquet given by the Maharaja of Jaipur; plans for journey back to England. 

20 December, from S.S. Strathnaver; train journey to Bombay; car tour of Bombay; official dinner party on board; voyage home and visit to Cairo, lunch at Shepheard's Hotel, and the pyramids. 

Two envelopes containing invitations to the garden party and dinner party at Viceroy's house and seating plans for dinner; invitation to the banquet held Jaipur and seating plan; invitation to the dinner party on board Strathnaver.


Microfilm, MS Diaries

General Robert E Maclagan (1820-1894) was educated at Edinburgh Academy and Addiscombe. He entered the East India Company's Army (Bengal Engineers) in 1839. He served in the Sikh War and later was appointed Principal of the Government Engineering College at Roorkee. From 1860-1879 he was Chief Engineer and Secretary to the Punjab Public Works Department. 

The diaries consist of cryptic daily entries with some detailed descriptions, especially about the countryside. There is meticulous daily recording of the names of people met as well as letters sent and received. 

The diaries make no effort to place the entries into the larger context of happenings in India, in his personal life or in his work. Events are simply recorded at the time they happen with no elaboration. 

A fuller description than in Volume I of Cambridge South Asian Archive is given below: 

Reel l

1841 Sept. 1 - Dec. 27 Voyage described in detail. Scenes around Calcutta. 

1842 Jan. 17 - Feb. 15 Travels on coal boat to Allahabad. 

Feb. 16 - Mar. 16 Marches to Delhi Cantonment via Cawnpore. Reports to Sappers and Miners. Troops to be withdrawn from Afghanistan, but commence operations against Nepalese and Chinese.

Oct. 15 - Nov. 8 March to Ferozepore. Difficulty with coordinating arrival of equipment each day. Plentiful food, scarce good water. Saw fort of Ranjit Singh with six guns and a garrison of 100 men. 

Formation of camp at Ferozepore detailed. Explains, with diagrams, how a pontoon bridge is built. Army of Reserve, Pollock's and Scott's forces out 

together for exercise under the Commander-in-Chief. Detailed account of troops by Governor General.

1843 Jan. 10 Assigned to Kalka, near General Pollock's troops.

1844 Travels to Kamal, Kurmaul, Karachi, Sukkur. Repairs road, canals and surveys. Ill with fever many times.

1845 Nov. Assigned to Sir Charles Napier and later to Colonel Smith. Describes movement of troops in area.

1846 July 17 - Oct. 9 1847 Medical leave at Simla.

Lists letters sent/received with dates and places: 1 Jan. 1842 - 30 Dec. 1846. Rough map of Palestine.

1847 Oct. 18 Laying out college site at Roorkee. Helped with bridges and canals in area.

1848 Aug. 21 - Dec. Service in college chapel for first time. Orders to form Beldar Corp and march to Ferozepoor. Sent on to Lahore. Ordered back to Roorkee. No reason given for march.

1849 Feb. 8 Arrived back at Roorkee. Mutiny among beldars; fire at the Baldock sheds.

Mar. 15 Maharajah Dhuleep Singh camps at Roorkee. 

1852 May 12 - Aug. 26 Travels on home leave from Bombay to Edinburgh through Cairo, Holy Land, Greece and France. Detailed description. Travels to Canada and the United States. Map of area covered. Detailed description. Letters sent/received are now entered daily. Arrives back in Glasgow Sept. 1853.

1853 Sept. Attends lectures at Edinburgh, especially in philosophy and religion. Records thoughts on religion in detail.

1854 June - Sept. Tours factories. Notes the tools, process and machines. Steel pens in Birmingham. Pottery in Lichfield. Locomotive engines and cotton spinning in Salford. Iron works and cotton mill in Manchester. Prisoners in weaving, shoe making and mat making in Leeds. On Isle of Man observes lead and zinc mines, flax spinning and sail cloth manufacturing. Flax mill in Belfast. Industrial training for orphans in Derry. Model farm in Dublin where 75 pupils receive general literary education as well as agricultural training. Sees model of normal schools where 800 children have teachers from county in training. Drove out to see Giant's Causeway. Cholera, with many deaths reported during September in Larne. Observed Mr Richardson's Bleaching Works, and Caulson's and Sons Damask Works.

Sept. 13 Receive 6 month extension of leave from India House.

1854 Jan. 31 In London for packing and shipping of geological collection to be sent to Roorkee for establishment of Museum at the College.

1855 June 7 Marriage in Derry. No name given for wife; later calls her Patricia.

Reel 2.

1855 Sept. Returns to India through France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy. Boards "SS Beutwick" at Trieste. Kept navigational chart to Madras. Visits Major Maitland, Gun Carriage Factory and School; describes curriculum, faculty and schedule. Calcutta, Cawnpore, Agra, Meerut.

1856 Jan. 24 Arrives Roorkee.

Mar. 8 Second anniversary, opening of Ganges Canal. 

Mar. 20 Begin road to Dehra at Hardwar. 

Sept. Month in Landour. 

Dec. 14 36th birthday. 

1857 Jan. House alterations, live in tents. 

Mar. Commander-in-Chief inspects Sappers and visits College. 

April Month in Mussooree. 

May 12 One company of Sappers ordered to Meerut immediately; mutiny of native troops there.

May 13 One of College Barracks burned. Disbanded Sepoys and their emissaries in area.

May 14 Protective measures taken for College. 

May 15 Increased night patrols; women and children sleep in Workshop. 

May 16 2nd company of Sappers ordered to Meerut. 

May 18 Native officers dismissed the 3 European officers in each of Sappers companies. European officers came back to Roorkee. Some native troops returned and plundered regimental property.

May 19 Men who had remained faithful returned; 110 enrolled. 

May 22 1st son born. The "Roorkee Garrison Gazette" started. 

May 24 Queen's birthday. Use artillery in celebration to emphasise strength. 

May 25 Eed. Mohammadams concerned they might be fired upon by British as they worship.

May 26 Detailed daily routine maintained during crisis. 

June 8 Patricia and son moved back to bungalow. 

June 11 Party from Bijnore arrived reporting insurrection there on 8th. 

1857 June 18 Baptism of son; Charles Patrick Dalrymple. 

July Detailed reports of troops from Roorkee sent to surrounding villages to repel dacoits.

Oct. 1 Move to new house. 

Oct. 4 College reopened. 

Oct. 19 Party of European soldiers arrived from Landour thinking there was an alarm in Roorkee; sent on to Nagul Ghat.

1858 Sept. Month at Landour. Charley has diptheria. 

Nov. 24 Birth of daughter. 

Dec. 12 Baptism; Alice Jane. 

1859 July 4 37 Sappers and one College student gave in their names for discharge under Governor General's notification on discontent among soldiers of E.I.C.

Sept. Month in Landour. 

1860 Oct. 1 Birth of a son. No baptism listed - later called Robin (initials RSM). 

1861 Jan. 1 Transferred charge of College to ECSW. 

Jan. 9 Purchased house in Lahore. 

Jan. 19 Took charge of Office of Chief Engineer. 

Feb. Return to Roorkee; move family to Lahore. Inspection tours for several months.

1862 Mar. 1 Opening of Umritsri Railway at Umritsri Inspection tours. 

July 24 Birth of son; Philip Maxwell Gilmour baptised 17 Aug. 

Sept. Up to Murree. 

Oct. Back to Lahore; Missionary Conference in Dec. 

1863 Jan. Considered Chumba Forest arrangement. 

Feb. Educational durbar.

Mar. In Delhi to address question of railway entrance to Delhi. 

Apr. Meeting at Government House in Lahore concerning watercourse. 

Oct. Up to Murree. 

Dec. Sir John Lawrence appointed Governor General. 

1864 Jan. Durbar for reception of native Chiefs in front of the Fort, Lahore Punjab Exhibition opened (closed Apr. 2). 

Feb. Two week consultation with W. Oldham from Calcutta about coal seams of Salt Range.

Apr. Up to Murree. 

Aug. 25 Birth of 4th son; christened Edward Douglas. 

Oct. Back to Lahore. Reception of Viceroy. Private durbar for native Chiefs. Grand durbar in tent in front of the Fort.

1865 Jan. Go on home leave. Calcutta, Suez, Marseilles, Paris. 

Mar. Edinburgh. Father gravely ill. Placed older children in school. 

May Notes on visit to Paper Mill. 

June 7 Father died. 

Aug. and Sept. Holiday with mother in Callander. 

Oct. - Dec. Travel Nov. 6 - gives details on Factory of Armstrong guns in London. 

1866 Jan. Children in school; Edinburgh. 

June 20 2nd daughter born; baptised Mary Mabel. 

June 29 Purchased house in Cheltenham. 

Aug. Alice and Charles commence school at Cheltenham; to live at home with aunt and nurse.

Aug. 31 Rest of family return to India. 

Oct. Arrive in Lahore. 

1867 Feb. Opening of Soldiers Workship Exhibition at Meean Meer. 

Mar. Purchase Gulliven's house for Rs 12000 in Lahore. 

May Up to Murree. Patricia ill. 

June Details of medication prescribed by doctor for influenza. Many cases of cholera among troops at Peshawar reported. 

Nov. and Dec. Family accompany on inspection tour. R. Pindee, Jhelum, Buddhist ruins at Baghanwala, Kenra Salt Mines, down to plains at Buheer. Met at Sangala and escorted into Lahore, Dec. 15. Describes the countryside.

1868 Feb. and Mar. Tour. Umritsri; check bridge works over R. Beas. Jullundur, Adumpoor describes roads, bridges and rivers. Kangra, Dhurmsala; fruit trees and flax. Dancers from Bundlah. Cinchona plantation. Negrata; fruit trees. Tea plantation at Kangra Kotlah. Noorpour; weavers, fruits and flowers. Dalhousie, Madhopour, Ahmritsur, Lahore, 9 April.

May Up to Murree. 

Oct.-Dec. Accompanied Lieutenant-Governor to Huzan, Attok, Kohot through Salt Ranges. The Lieutenant-Governor has invited the Ameer, Shar Ali to meet him in Peshawer but did not come. Details the tapography, ancient ruins.

1869 Jan. Public meeting in Delhi concerning Famine Relief.

Mar. 15 Lahore. Ameer of Cabul, Shaw Ali Khan met by Lieutenant-Governor. The Ameer takes up residence in the Fort. 

Mar 27 Durbar in Umbala. Viceroy and the Ameer have private negotiations. Lasts until April 5.

1869 May Up to Murree. Patricia ill with fever July and Aug. 

Nov. Back to Lahore. 

1870 Feb. To Umritsri with Lieutenant-Governor to meet Duke of Edinburgh; escort to Lahore. Brief description of three day visit.

Apr. Viceroy durbar. Announce new Lieutenant-Governor is Sir Henry Durand. 

May. Up to Murree. 

July Details of French-Prussian war. 

Nov. Patricia and children go home to England. Accompany Lieutenant-Governor through Puklee valley, observed Mule Battery at shell practice on Soosul Pass, Chumba, Raneegutt, onto plains at Shahbazgurkee. Notes on ancient ruins at Jamalgurkee and Sawal Dehr. Check on canals at Peshawar; visit cantonment, inspect Cabul River water supply and irrigation. Over pass at Eimal Chabootra to Kohat. Check site for new fort of Adhummee. Visit Koorum Post; detailed description of Koorum Canal built by Abd'oor Raheem Khan. At Pezoo (Dec. 3) receive telegram that MutCerris tunnel is through.

1871 Jan. 1 Lieutenant-Governor Sir Henry Durand was killed when howdah was crushed as elephant passed through a low gate at Tonk. Take body to Dera Ismal Khan for burial.

Check on possible rearrangement of posts so the pass at Tonk can be better defended.

Jan. 17 Back to Lahore. The new Lieutenant-Governor is W. Davies.

Feb. Accompany Lieutenant-Governor to Mittura Kote for a conference with the Commissioner of Sind concerning the handling of tribes on frontier. Checked artesian boring in area of Subzulkote. 

Feb. 17 Home leave. Bombay, Cologne, Antwerp, Cheltenham. Notes on family for year.

1872 Feb. 6 Return to India, leaving Patricia and family in England. Paris, Turin, Suez, Bombay, Delhi. Visited Roorkee and was saddened by neglect of College and grounds.

Mar. 15 Return to Lahore. 

May 15 Government moved up to Simla this year. 

June Charley is at Haileybury. Alice at Belsted. Phillie and Bobby at Bengeo. Eddie at Miss Hill's.

1872 Sept. Cholera extending to many stations. Troops have been moved out. 70 deaths among the 37th regiment at Meean Meer. Doctors recommend Patricia stay in England for a longer term.

Oct. 1 Down to Lahore. Visit to cotton plantation at Shahabad. 

Oct. 21 Viceroy's levee at Government House and Durbar. 

Nov. Accompany Lieutenant-Governor to Gogaira and Montgomery stations; falling into ruins. Check on site for Lahore College; must first remove dispensary building. Down left bank of Indus; visit Bunnoo District, Jhelum District. Lieutenant-Governor gives reception at Hassim Abdal for envoy of Atallg Ghazee of Yakand who is on his way to see Viceroy. Military skirmishes in area; doesn't give reason. Lieutenant-Governor gives reception for Nawab of Bakawulpour and large number of Frontier Chiefs.

1873 Feb. 26 Back to Lahore. 

March Patricia and Mary return to India. Up to Murree. 

Oct. Down to Lahore. 

Dec. 6 Inspection tour with Lieutenant-Governor into Bahawulpour territory down Sutlej to Montgomery District. Met Raja in palace at Jheend. Paniput, Shahabad, met Maharaja at palace in Pulliala, Jullundur, inspection of Government buildings and Durbar of Hill Chiefs at Dhurmsala.

Reel 3

1874 Apr. 26 Back to Lahore. 

May 1 Morning at Railway Workshop with Colonel Pollard. Up to Murree.

July Decision that railway gauge will be Indian Standard on Peshawar Railway; no break of gauge at Lahore then.

Nov. Check reservoir ducts for water supply, aquaducts, etc. at Peshawar. Move down to Lahore.

1875 Jan. 3 Lord Napier arrives. A march past at Meean Meer. 

Mar. 12 To Delhi for Viceroy's Durbar. 

Mar. 17 Reception of the Viceroy. 

Mar. 18 Visits of the Chiefs to Viceroy. 

Mar. 20 Evening party at the Viceroy's. 

1875 Mar. 23 Durbar at viceroy's Camp; Chiefs received in revenue order of precedence. 

Mar. 24 Evening party at Viceroy's. 

Mar. 27 Return to Lahore. 

Apr. 3 Maharaja of Kashmeer arrives for four days. 

Apr. 13 Up to Murree. Railway to Wozeerabad opened today. Trains run only by day. 

Apr. 25 Inspect jail and new bridge at Jhelum. 

May 16 Great fire in Peshawar. Fire in Murree. 

June Charley passed into Exeter College; to take private tutor. 

Aug. Extraordinary floods in Lahore and Umritsri; much damage. 

Sept. Heavy floods at Delhi. 

Oct. Holiday in Kashmeer along Jhelum River. Describes ancient ruins, countryside, people. Maharaja insists they are his guests while in Kashmeer and passes them on to Raja Mote Singh of Poonah as they leave.

Nov. Back to Lahore. 

Dec. 8 To Delhi for reception of Prince of Wales. Receives news that there are difficulties over evening entertainment plans in Lahore when the Prince visits later; the Commander of the Military at the Fort does not want natives in the fort at night.

1876 Jan. 11 Prince arrives in Delhi. Describes procession, camp march past and staged fight between General Harding and Sir C. Reid on Delhi Ridge.

Jan. 18 Prince at Lahore. Procession from rail station to Fort; opened Soldier's Exhibition at Meean Meer.

Jan. 20 Dinner and fireworks at new Palace.

Jan. 21 Prince went shooting, watched polo, visit to hospital. Dinner at Old Palace (questions the need for the Maharaja to build the new one). Evening's entertainment - Tibetan dancing.

Jan 22 Dinner and entertainment by the Native Gentlemen in the hall of the unfinished Lahore College of Wazeerabad. This was the planned entertainment for the Fort which had to be postponed because of the objections of the General and Commander-in-chief. 

Jan. 24 To Umritsri by train with Prince. Demonstrate the method of carrying an entire battery of guns on board.

Mar. Home leave. Bologna, Paris.


(A. MacLean) 

Small Collections Box 16

Government of Burma. Evacuee Welfare and Rehabilitation Department. Bulletin No. 17. Simla, 9 February 1945. pp. 101-116. 

Report of the Evacuee Welfare Officer, Northern Zone. November 1942 - December 1943. TS copy. 12 pp. 

Six booklets on Burmese agriculture. 

MS notebook, 'Experiences in Burma' - a talk to Men's Fellowship, Maxwelltown West Church on 2 February 1961. 

Folder containing TS copies and originals of letters etc. of various people who walked out of Burma. 9 items. 

Supplement to the London Gazette of Friday 5 March 1948 published 11 March 1948 ? 'Operations in Burma from 15 December 1941 - 20 May 1942'. 

TS notes on the Agricultural College, Mandalay. 11 pp. and 1 supplementary page 15 February 1942 together with letter of acknowledgment from the Chief Secretary, Government of Burma in Simla. 

Letter from John Clarke about report. 

Curriculum vitae undated. 

Letter from R.H.S. Healy to MacLean 25 February 1943. 

Confidential letter and questionnaire from the Chief Secretary's office, Government of Burma in Simla, 19 August 1942, about the civil side of the w in Burma. 

Letter to Professor Beasley about examinations held in 1942. 

TS note on the Agricultural College, Mandalay. 3 April 1944. 5 pp. 

Notes on reconstruction of the Agricultural Department. November 1942. TS. 

University of Rangoon. Courses leading to the Degree of B.Sc. (Agriculture) and other courses. TS. 15 pp. 

'Note on the teaching of agriculture in the University of Rangoon', by A. Rhind, Economic Botanist. Burma, Simla, 12 April 1944. 9 pp. 

Four packets of photographs; envelope of Burma newspaper cuttings; notebook of copies of letters about evacuation. 

Three publications of the Department of Agriculture, Burma, printed March 1938: 'Beans in Burma'; 'Sesamum in Burma'; 'Groundnuts in Burma'. 3 pp. each. Prototype - publication of the Imperial Institute, stories of Empire products. 

Preliminary copy in MSS in two notebooks of MacLean's biographical memoir, untitled, in two parts - Part I. 'The principal's story'; Part II. 'A refugee continues'. 

Two large photographs, one of planting rice and the other of harvesting sugarcane. 

Journal of the United Service Institution of India. Vol. LXXII, No. 308. July 1942. Articles: 'The start of the war in Burma'; 'Burma: a new technique of warfare'. 

Supplement to the London Gazette of Friday 30 March 1951 published 2 April 1951. 'Operations in Assam and Burma from 23 June 1944-12 November 1944.' 

See also Films ? MACLEAN 


(R.H. Macleod, R.D.W., Macleod, I.C.S., Mrs. R.D. Macleod) 

Given by Mrs. Doust 

United Provinces 1877-1879; 1924-1939; Assam 1942-1946 


Letters from Roderick H. Macleod to his mother 4 November 1877 - 5 January 1879 in three collections. 

  1. Journey to Bombay on the Malwa. Arrival in Bombay where he is entertained at the Byculla Club. Continues to his appointment as Collector at Benares. Detailed and descriptive. 47pp.
  2. From Benares. Describes work and social life. Gives report of his first case. A few pen and ink sketches. Describes how ice is made and kept. Work as Treasury Officer. Decries lack of good newspapers. Says everyone there detests Gladstone (p.22). Quotes several statistics of Benares from the Gazetteer. A hand-drawn sketch map of Secrole (p.27). Describes visit to Nirza Kaiser Bakht Shahzada at his palace (where Chait Singh was arrested by Warren Hastings). Details of the different Officers and their work. Describes the Burwa Mangar Mela. 40pp.
  3. From Benares. Describes: the visit of Sir Ashley Eden (Lt. Cdr. of Bengal). Details of his work. Details and sketch of his new bungalow. Visits the Monkey Temple and the Golden Temple. His exam results.
  4. Leatherbound scrapbook containing official papers concerned with R.H. Macleod's I.C.S. career:
    • The I.C.S. exam papers for 1875 and the tables of marks; cuttings from The Times, 24 July 1877, showing results; the Articles of Agreement and Covenant of R.H. Macleod dated 1877; several notifications printed in the Government Gazette 1879, also several printed 'Promotions and Revisions', from 1879-1904; letters from J. Woodburn, Chief Secretary to Government, N.W.F.P. and Oude; various telegraphs; papers relating to furlough; a collection of Testimonials including an Abstract of Services while in India. 228pp.


  1. Letters from Mrs. R.D. Macleod in Etawah, U.P. hometo her mother 1924-26, and to her husband from Mussoorie, all personal.
  2. 33 letters from A.G. Clow (later Sir Andrew Clov) to R.D. Macleod, from 11 November 1917 - 7 December 1946. Also a few letters from E.H.N. Gill, P.C.S. and others.


  1. Newspaper cuttings, some with. comments. c 1933/38 31pp.
  2. Correspondence between R.D Macleod and E.H.N. Gill, P.C.S. United Provinces, about photographs to illustrate Macleod's book 'Impressions of an Indian Civil Servant. 1933-38'. 42pp.
  3. Letters from Sir Andrew Clow, written from Edinburgh, to R.D. Macleod 1950-57. Comments on lack of proper introduction to India as young officer (p.21); his opinions on Gandhi (p.28); several reminiscences of his time and the people in India. Sir Andrew Clow's obituary notice. 35pp.
  4. TS short stories related to India by R.D Macleod. 83pp.
  5. TS short stories not related to India, by R.D. Macleod.
  6. Letters relating to publication of 'Impressions of an Indian Civil Servant' and proof copy of same. 72pp.
  7. Miscellaneous and ephemera. 36pp.

See also: Books. 


A.C. Macnabb of Macnab, I.C.S. 

Given by Mrs. Macnabb of Macnab Senior 

India General 1790-1886; Punjab, 1911-1948 Nepal, Pakistan 

Memoir: 'Unto the third and fourth generation: an episode in Indian history' by A.C. Macnabb of Macnab. Lithographed, 334 pp; foolscap. Completed 1969. Printed 1972. 

Chapters 1-6 History of clan and family in India from 1790, including in chapter 4 long excerpts from a Mutiny letter describing the whole event of the greased cartridges in the 3rd N.I. and the punishment of the offenders, in Meerut, 10 May 1857. History of Donald Campbell Macnabb, in India 1852-1886 Lahore, Rawalpindi. Attack during Mutiny. Deputy Commissioner: Jhelum 1857-8; Sialkot 1861-64; Simla 1872-74; Commissioner: Ambala 1874-84; Delhi 1884-86 lived in Ludlow Castle. 

Chapter 7 Autobiography begins. 

Chapters 8-11 In India: arrival at Bombay 1911. Posted to Lahore as Assistant Commissioner, Hazara. Life in Hazara. Ferozepore for Settlement training - takes departmental exams. Returns to Ferozepore as a magistrate. 

Chapters 12-14 Delhi: 1914 as City Magistrate under Colonel Beadon. Description of reorganisation of local city govt. as Secretary to the Municipal Committee. Closing wells - writes Delhi Municipal Manual and Delhi Municipal history. Lahore: A.D.C. to Sir Michael O'Dwyer in Delhi. Biographical sketch of him. Burmese holiday etc. Difference in lives of Civil Servants there and in India. Portrait of his brother, Commissioner at Magwe, tackling famine in C.P. in 1897-1900. 

Chapter 15 Home Leave. 

Chapter 16 Lahore - Assistant to Deputy Commissioner, Colonel Michael Ferrar (q.v.) Deputy Commissioner of Karnal in Ambala Division - Disperses a riot with 40 police only. Compares dispersing this riot with Amritsar, and defends Dyer. Meets Sir Percy Sykes and General Orbon. Sun eclipse fair in 1922. Jat women. Meets Frank Lugard Brayne - biographical sketch. 

Chapter 17 Subdivisional officer - Rupar. Interim charge of Ambala District. Charge of Shahpur District. Description of Tiwana tribe. Describes life in Sargodha, the work, club, country and problems, and a typical day. Roads and road making. 

Chapter 18 Secretariat: Lahore - Finance. 

Chapter 19 . Home leave. 

Chapters 20-21 District Magistrate in Attock. Describes district, touring and work - his wife. accompanying him. Secretariat, Lahore. Social life in Simla. All India Health Week competition -vaccinations. 

Chapters 22-24 1934 ? takes over Rawalpindi Division. Description of daily work. Short biographical sketch of Chief Justice Sir Douglas Young. Commissioner in Rawalpindi. Gives resume of his work as District Officer for previous eight years. Recalls a Sikh agitation in Sargodha colony of Shahpur District. Riverraine crimes. Brayne's 'uplift' programme. Resumé of his work in Rawalpindi. 

Chapter 25 Home leave. 

Chapter 26 1937 - Administrator of Lahore Municipality. The difficulties of launching a sanitation scheme for the city. Terminal tax. Efforts to stamp out corruption. Sir James Roberts' treatment for tuberculosis. His wife's welfare work. Describes his own work. 

Chapter 27 Describes a holiday by car to Ceylon, Bangalore and visits Sir James Roberts' experimental villages - gives biographical sketch of him. 

Chapter 28 Commissioner of Jullundur Division 1940-45 ? describes house and work. Comments on the Punjab Land Alienation Act of 1900. 

Chapter 29 Reclamation of grazing land in Hoshiarpur District under Arthur Hamilton. 

Chapter 30 Open air cinema show in the Tahsil of Zira. Describes a typical village inspection. Brief biographical sketch of Miss Emily Kinnaird, then aged 86. Gives the number of days and miles spent touring in one year and average costings for his time in Jullundur. 

Chapter 31 Canadian mission.at Palampur, Kangra District. Describes tour of Kangra District. Briefly on the Spitials. 

Chapter 32 Ending of dacoity in Ferozepore District. Touring in the northern hills. 

Chapter 33 Briefly comments on Congress Party. Entertained by Raja Baldeo Singh, at Gulex. 

Chapter 34 Visit to Thakur Abbe Chand at Lahaul in Kangsar. Gives record of his wife's activities in the winter of 1944-5. Short passages on the failure to iodise the Kangra salt; the fight against malaria carrying mosquitoes by the introduction of gambusia fish; successful attempt to allow girls to enter in the primary classes of the middle schools; his use of Brayne's Socrates in an Indian Village

Chapter 35 Nepal, 1945 - guests of Colonel Norman Macleod- attends Investiture of new Maharajah. Succeeds Sir James Penny as Financial Commissioner. 

Chapter 36 Describes his work. 

Chapter 37 Retires to Britain. Financial settlements. 

Chapter 38 Returns to Pakistan in 1948 with Friedel Peter (missionary) to help him with his Technical Services Association for displaced persons. Describes work in some detail- particularly with Christian Protestants in West Punjab. 

Chapter 39 Acquires home in Scotland. 

Chapter 40 Evaluation of F.L. Brayne and his work. 

Chapter 41 Speculates on whether the partition of India could have been avoided. 

Appendix A Extracts from his wife's letters written from Jullundur. Describes her life and the touring and her work with the village women. Detailed description of their visit to Lahaul. 

Appendix B Extracts from his confidential Reports to the Punjab Government from Jullundur, 1940-1946, touching on many different subjects such as roads, canals, forestry, health, crime. 

Appendix C Scots Law in connection with the principals of Indian Law. 

Appendix D Macnabb family history. 

Additional papers given by The Macnab of Macnabb

National Register of Archives (Scotland) 

Eastern Survey: Macnab of Macnabb: Killin 

Catalogues of collection of family papers, largely correspondence, some of which relates to India; mainly 19th and 20th centuries. August 1974. 


Small Collections Box 16

Given by Brigadier P.R. Macnamara. 

Punjab, Baluchistan, N.W.F.P., Afghanistan: 1939-1946. 

Answers to questions from Miss Thatcher concerning the Indian Army. 

Briefly on his training and where he was stationed. Commends the Indian soldiers for their performance in Europe and comments briefly on their life in Europe during world war II. 


  1. His home in Lahore (interior)
  2. 1943, Lahore, Lt. Col. L.M. Barlow and family.
  3. 1942-43 Lahore, Field Trials.
  4. 1940, Baluchistan 'Sajji' (?) en route for Musa Khal.
  5. Mardan Guides' Church.
  6. Guides' Mess, Mardan 1939.


Small Collections Box 16

Given by W.M. McNeill 

Papers of William Martin McNeill, Colonial Forest Service 1922-38; Senior Assistant Conservator of Forests, Ceylon; acting Captain and A.D.C. to acting Governor of Ceylon 1930-31. 

Ceylon, The Maldive Islands 1920-1931 


  1. Confidential despatch by B. H. Bourdillon, Acting Governor of Ceylon to the Colonial Secretary, Lord Passfield, of a visit to the Maldive Islands 5-9 March 1931. Mr. McNeill was A.D.C. to Mr. Bourdillon. Purpose; To meet the Sultan and other Government Officials with a view to discussing the succession to the Sultanship and the administration of the Maldive Islands. Synopsis of interviews with the Sultan, Crown. Prince and other officials and notables, and of discussions about the suitability and possibility of the Crown Prince succeeding his father. proclamation resulting from visit, and discussion of possible consequences. Opinion expressed on the best policy for the future of the Maldive Islands and the Islanders. 30pp
  2. MS copy of the letter from Mr. Bourdillon to the Sultan of the Maldive Islands, referred to on page 16 of the Report (item 1) regarding a change in the administration of the Islands. 5pp.
  3. Correspondence between W.M. McNeill, A.D.C. to the Acting Governor of Ceylon, Mr. Bourdillon, and the Sultan's Private Secretary about the gifts sent by the Sultan to Mr. Bourdillon 8 March 1931. 4pp
  4. Four letters about obtaining literature on the Maldives from the Royal Asiatic Society, Ceylon Branch, for Mr. Bourdillon, February 1931.
  5. Printed Memorandum by Mr. E.B. Denham, C.C.S. 30 July 1905, on Political parties in Male with a list of the Sultans since 1881 and a genealogical table.
  6. Report relating to a Visit to the Maldive Islands of the Commission appointed to convey to His Highness the Sultan the Royal Warrant of His Majesty conferring the Dignity of Honorary Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George Colombo 1920. 5pp
  7. The Maldive Islands: Report on a visit to Malé. January 20 to February 21, 1920 by H.C.P. Bell, C.C.S., (Retired) Colombo 1921. The visit was to enable Mr. Bell. to revise the Report on the Maldive Islands of 1881, to examine The State Record known as the Tarikh and to investigate the alleged existence of the Buddhist cult on the Maldives, prior to a conversion to Islam in the 12th century.
  8. Papers relating to the Maldive Islands
    • Part I
    • Part II (Political 1904-1910)
    • Part III (Miscellaneous 1904-1910)
  9. Pencil notes on procedure to the followed on arrival of H.M.S. Enterprise at the Maldive Islands. 2pp
  10. Notebook kept by W.M. McNeill during the visit to the Maldive Islands when he was A.D.C. to the Acting Governor of Ceylon. The notes are of conversations between H.E. the Governor and H. H. The Sultan. A typed synopsis of these notes is found in item (1) but there are also notes of interest not incorporated in the reports, on the construction of fishing boats, description of the Sultan's apparel, the flags, the Royal barge, the meeting-places at cross-roads etc.
  11. Government Papers on Forestry in Ceylon:
    • Forestry in Ceylon: being the particulars regarding Ceylon prepared for the British Empire Forestry Conference, London 1920, by .J.R. Ainslie. Colombo 1920.
    • Report on the Ceylon Forests in the year 1921, and their general administration, by P.M. Lushington. XII - 1921. Colombo.
    • Report of the forest authority for Ceylon prepared for the British Empire Forestry Conference, Ottawa, Canada, 1923. Colombo, 1923.
    • Sessional Paper 1 - 1928. Report of the Forest Committee February 1928. Colombo 1928.
    • Sessional Paper XXIX - 1928. Report of the Forest Authority for Ceylon. Prepared for the British Empire Forestry Conference, Australia and New Zealand 1928. August 1928. Colombo 1928.
  12. Box of 60 photographs taken of the Official Visit of the Acting Governor of Ceylon, Mr. Bernard Bourdillon, to the Maldive Islands, 5-9 March 1931.
  13. MS diary of a Special Forest Survey of the Mahaweligange River Basin, Ceylon, carried out by W.M. McNeill, 20 February-5 March 1926. Foreword by the Rev. A.M. Walmsley, C.M.S., Hon. Chaplain, Ceylon Defence Force, 1926. Purpose of survey: to discover the possibilities for development and for reconstruction of the Mahaweliganga Forest areas with special reference to supplying large quantities of firewood annually to India; the exploitation of valuable timber, the possibility of growing large quantities of teak in the alluvial area near the river, and the navigability of the river for motor boat inspection. The diary is, however, purely descriptive of camping in the jungle, shooting, the birds and animals encountered and travelling. Some brief account of one or two villages, and Buddhist ruins discovered. Heat, mosquitoes, and beauty described. Mentions that from point of view of Forest Department, the jungle is practically worthless.
  14. Three tinted lithographs by Day & Son, London. n.d. 
    • Suspension bridge, Gambolle.
    • The Peradenia Bridge, from the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kandy. F. Jones, lith.
    • Katoogastotte Bridge over the Mahavilla Ganga, Delit. C. O'Brien. Lith. F. Jones.

Additional papers given by Mrs W.M. McNeill.


41 letters 233 ff 1922-25 

Letters from William McNeill to his parents in Northern Ireland. He arrived in Ceylon in 1922 and served as Assistant Conservator of Forests at Kurunegala. Many domestic details of his life as a young forest officer. Accounts of his travels on circuit. There are detailed descriptions of an elephant kraal (1924) and pearl fishing at Marichchukkaddi c.1925. 


130 letters 349 ff 1928-1938 

Letters from William McNeill to his parents describing his life in Ceylon. He was appointed A.D.C. to the Acting Governor Mr (later Sir) Bernard Bourdillon, serving twice: April 1930 - September 1930 and again February - March 1931. Detailed descriptions of official life and occasions. He accompanied Bourdillon on a visit to the Maldive Islands in March 1931. McNeill returned to the Forest Service in April 1931. 

Home on leave March 1932. He then went as a Commonwealth Fellow to the U.S.A. Letters from Ceylon begin again in February 1938 and continue until his return to England in November 1938. 

Notes on conversation between His Excellency and His Highness at the Sultan's palace, Male, 2 p.m. 5 March 1931. 3 ff. 

Collection of newspaper cuttings, Times of Ceylon and others: 1924 (elephant kraal), 1928 and 1933 (Maldives). 


Miscellaneous items 

Scrapbook of press cuttings referring to a criminal trial involving the theft of satinwood logs from Crown forests in Ceylon. 1929-30. 5 ff. 

Note by Mr McNeill on 'Pearl Fishery', Marichchukkaddi, Gulf of Mannar, Ceylon, 1925. 4 ff. 

Reprints from forestry journals (3 items) W.M. McNeill Notes of Exotic Forest Trees in Ceylon, Ceylon Government Press, Colombo, 1935. 7 pp. 

Ceylon. Ordinance No. 2 of 1937. 'To provide for the protection of the Fauna and Flora of Ceylon'. 27 pp. 

Ceylon. Sessional Paper VII-1935. 'Report on the Management and Exploitation of the Forests of Ceylon'. 50 pp. 

Ceylon. Sessional Paper XI-1936. 'Further Papers on the Report on the Management and Exploitation of the Forests of Ceylon'. 17 pp. 

All-Ceylon Exhibition Colombo 1912. Specimen Woods and Minor Forest Produce exhibited by T.J. Campbell, Esq., Conservator of Forests, Ceylon. 142 pp. 

Ceylon Game and Fauna Protection Society. Rules and Objects, 1948. 8 pp. 

Ceylon Game and Fauna Protection Society. Summary of Laws relating to Wild Life of Ceylon, n.d. 4 pp. 

Ceylon Game and Fauna Protection Society. Minutes of fifty-sixth Annual General Meeting. Colombo, 15 December 1949. 

Ceylon Game and Fauna Protection Society. Annual Report and Accounts, fifty-eighth year, 1950-51. 

Drafts of two reviews by Mr McNeill of Administration Reports of the Conservator of Forests, Ceylon. 1966-72. 13 ff. 

Programme note on the unveiling of the War Memorial Tablet, Kurunegala, 27 January 1923 with press cuttings. 4 ff. 

Papers relating to Mr McNeill's appointment in the Colonial Service, 1921-22. 22 ff, 4 printed items. 

Mr McNeill's diaries for 1926, 1928-30, 1934-6. 7 items. 


Lt. Colonel Allan Macpherson, Lt. Colonel John Macpherson, James Macpherson, Colonel John Macintyre et al. 

(Lent by Mr. William Macpherson of Cluny, Q.C.) 

Microfilm: c 8185 frames and Small Collections Box 16

A collection of the correspondence and business papers covering the years 1774-1828 from Lt. Colonel Allan Macpherson, his brother, Lt. Colonel John Macpherson, and James Macpherson, his cousin. Colonel Allan Macpherson was Quartermaster General in Bengal from 1781-87 and private secretary and Persian translator to Mr. John Macpherson, the Governor General of India, 1785-86. Also of James Macpherson, his cousin, and Colonel John Macintyre, his cousin. 

The collection contains account books, regimental and household: correspondence concerning Colonel Allan Macpherson's attempted reinstatement in the East India Company. Correspondence with Princes, zemindars and residents. 

Correspondence not yet microfilmed consists also of 26 letter books written in Persian of correspondence between Colonel John Upton and Mahratta merchants and ruling Princes. Correspondence between John Macpherson, Governor General, and ruling Princes, zemindars, etc. Written by Colonel Allan Macpherson 1785-1790, etc. 

Eight military journals, letter books and account books of John Macpherson 1773-1781, and correspondence between the latter, and his. brother Allan Macpherson. Correspondence and miscellaneous papers relating to John Macpherson after return to Britain. Correspondence of General John Macintyre, 1770-1828 et al from Calcutta and Madras about the failure of firm of Turnbull & Macintyre, his losses and those of Colonel. Allan Macpherson. (c 400 letters). 

Additional material lent for microfilming by Sir William Macpherson of Cluny, Q.C.

16 microfilm reels. 

This collection of late eighteenth and early nineteenth century papers has been drawn from material in the Macpherson family archive. The greater bulk of the material concerns Lieutenant-Colonel Allan Macpherson, including his private business ventures, but there are also items relating to Sir John Macpherson, to two of Allan Macpherson's cousins, James Macpherson and John Macintyre, and to Lieutenant-Colonel John Macpherson in India between 1766 and 1783. There are also papers bearing on the firm of Turnbull and Macintyre and its failure. Part of the material is in Persian, particularly in the JJ series of sections. 

Colonel Allan Macpherson was Quartermaster-General in Bengal from 1781-87 and private secretary and Persian translator to Sir John Macpherson. Sir John, a controversial figure, was a Writer of the East India Company in Madras between 1770 and 1776. He was dismissed in 1777, in consequence of his conduct while on a secret mission to England in 1768 for the Nawab of the Carnatic, but reinstated in 1781. In 1782 he was appointed a member of the supreme council at Calcutta and between 1785 and 1786 he served as Governor-General of India. At various times he was M.P. for Cricklade and M.P. for Horsham. 

The material has been filmed and listed in its original archive groups. Some less important items were omitted from the filming and only the items actually filmed are listed below. 

SECTION A (Microfilm reel 1) (ff 2-831) 


  1. Persian correspondence of Governor, 1785 - (fragile).
  2. Calculation about revenue of Burdwan district, (1785?).
  3. Repairing cantonments at Barrackpore, 1788.
  4. Bundle of letters from Colonel Mackenzie etc.
  5. Bundle of letters from Bob Potts etc., to Colonel A. Macpherson.
  6. Bundle of letters (miscellaneous).
  7. Bundle of letters from Sergeant Forbes to Colonel A. Macpherson.
  8. About private trade, 1779.

SECTION B (Microfilm reels 1-2) (ff 832-2281) 


  1. Note book re Andersons etc.
  2. Bundle of letters to Colonel Macpherson.
  3. Bundle of letters, miscellaneous including pay.
  4. Bundle of letters to and from Palmer, Lucknow.
  5. Bundle of letters to and from John Macpherson.
  6. Farruckabad affairs, 1785-6.
  7. 'Recommending Natives'. 1785-6.
  8. Letters of James Grant.
  9. Letters of Hardy, Duncan, etc. (Eyre Coote's family).
  10. Re Rajah Cantonath.
  11. Keir and the Botanical Gardens.
  12. 'From sundry people'.
  13. Blinding of Shah Alam (seems to have been sent after Macpherson left India).
  14. Letters of Captain Scott etc.
  15. Letters of Colonel Blair etc.
  16. Re a servant's Register.
  17. Book of answers to people.
  18. Re Vakils.
  19. Letters of Ives, re escape of Amir ud daula, 1784-5.

SECTION C (Microfilm reel 3) (ff 2282-3234) 


  1. Note book of 1782. Persian letters.
  2. Note book, office copies of 1785.
  3. Note book, office copies of 1785.
  4. Note book, Bob Potts, etc.
  5. Note book, 1786 Governor-General.
  6. Note book, 1786 demi official.
  7. Note book, abstract of letters in Persian.
  8. Note book, Commander-in-Chief's orders 1786.
  9. Deposition of the Bengal army.
  10. Letters of Sir John Macpherson etc.
  11. Letters of Sir John Macpherson etc.
  12. Proposals for defence of Empire (by an Indian?).
  13. Note book of private affairs:- Remittances to Europe, 1774-84.
  14. Note book of private affairs.
  15. Letters and Memoranda at time of departure.
  16. Copies of letters (marked No. 11) 1785, official.
  17. Part of the diary of the Mission to Purandhar.

SECTION D (Microfilm reels 3-4) (ff 3235-3902) 


  1. 3 "European letter books":
    • 1783-86 (mainly to cousin James Macpherson).
    • Correspondence 1780-1 (mainly to James).
    • Correspondence 1775-7, some to a Murray.
  2. Bundles of letters later (rather confused) accounts etc., bonds. 
  3. Bundle of letters to Mayne and Graham etc., about his home remittances.

SECTION E (Microfilm reel 4) (ff 3903-4132) 

  1. The Rohilla files, 1774. Includes copybook of letters written by Colonel Macpherson to Colonel Champion, Commander-in-Chief in Bengal, January-April 1774.

SECTION F (Microfilm reels 4-6) (ff 4133-6014) 

  1. Note book kept by Captain A. Macpherson 1775-77 when he was A.D.C. to Lieutenant-Colonel J. Upton.
  2. Account of manner of burning a Hindu woman near Poona, 1776.
  3. Journals and correspondence of A. Macpherson 1764-1774. (Much in "Soldiering").
  4. Volumes 2-4 of Poona Durbar Journal, 1 April 1776 - 6 March 1777.
  5. Colonel J. Upton's mission to the Mahratta Government and Treaty of Poorundhar 1775-77.
  6. Letters 1777-80 Calcutta, Chunar, Cawnpore, Allahabad, Dinapore.

SECTION G (Microfilm reel 6) (ff 6015-6598) 

  1. 1780-1 letters received by Captain Allan Macpherson in Midnapore from various people.
  2. 1781 unofficial letters received by Major A. Macpherson in Midnapore.
  3. September 1780 - July 1781 letters filed by Captain A. Macpherson as "Public letters" received when he was commanding at Midnapore.
  4. 1781 official letters to Captain A. Macpherson of Midnapore from General Stibbert, etc.
  5. Letters to Colonel Macpherson 1785-88. 

SECTION H (Microfilm reels 6-7) (ff 6599-7095) 

  1. Letters to A. Macpherson in Midnapore from his officers, and his instructions to them (see "Soldiering in India").
  2. Letters to Major A. Macpherson from civil officers, October 1780-July 1781.
  3. Letters from various people to A. Macpherson at Midnapore April-July, 1781.
  4. Letters from Lieutenant D. Coningham at Fort Knox, February-April 1781.
  5. Instructions to and letters from Lieutenant R. McGregor at Fort Knox, April-July 1781.
  6. Letters from various people, 1784.

SECTION J (Microfilm reel 7) (ff 7096-7210) 

  1. Housekeeping in Calcutta and Barrackpore 1782-3.
  2. Correspondence with Captain Ley 1786.
  3. Correspondence with John Duff 1787.
  4. Miscellaneous letters of 1786.

SECTION K (Microfilm reel 7) (ff 7211-7315) 

  1. Correspondence of Colonel A. Macpherson 1783-7.

SECTION L (Microfilm reel 8) 

Miscellaneous papers and letters of Colonel Allan Macpherson in India 1774-1786. (121 ff). 

  1. 1 July 1774. Bill on Honourable Company.
  2. 26 June 1777. List of effects of deceased sergeant.
  3. n.d. Note of pearls received.
  4. n.d. Letter re sale of house from Adams.
  5. 26 November 1781. Note of appointment of Major Allan Macpherson to Quartermaster General.
  6. 31 December 1781. (a) Assignment of Major John Macpherson to Colonel A. Macpherson. (b) Copy.
  7. 4 February 1782. Letter of Attorney, Colonel Allan Macpherson to John Macpherson.
  8. 1782. Bond, Ensign Andrew Macpherson to Colonel Allan Macpherson.
  9. 3 February 1783. (a) Letter from Allan Macpherson to John giving account and copies of letters involved in ascertaining the rank of fellow officer John Murray. (b) Copy.
  10. 2 April and 16 October 1783. 2 letters from Eliza Macpherson to John re family matters.
  11. 8 April 1782 - 23 November 1783. (1) to (9) 9 letters from Allan Macpherson to John in Britain re financial affairs and buying of estate in Scotland, family affairs and birth of a daughter. (2a) and (2b) copies of (2), (3a) and (3b) copies of (3), (4a) and (4b) copies of (4) , (5a) - (8a) copies of (5) - (8) .
  12. 3 February 1784. Release of accounts between James Fraser and Colonel Macpherson.
  13. 26 March 1784. Letter re election of Colonel Macpherson to Asiatic Society, Calcutta.
  14. 6 September 1783 - 21 April 1784. 5 letters from England re business, e.g. diamonds, cargoes from Portugal etc.
  15. 25 September 1784 and 27 January 1785. 2 letters from Crawford, (1) an account of his life in Scotland, (2) introducing Mr Fleming.
  16. 1784-5. Disposition of the Bengal Army.
  17. 20 June 1785. Letter to the Nawab Vizier re fine cloth and fusils for sale.
  18. 30 November 1785. Memorandum from Mr Stark to Honourable John Macpherson (Governor-General) soliciting appointment.
  19. 5 April 1785 - 18 July 1786. 11 letters to Colonel Allan Macpherson in Calcutta seeking patronage e.g. intercession with the Governor-General.
  20. 7 February 1781 - 31 December 1786. 5 miscellaneous receipts.

SECTION M (Microfilm reel 8) 

Business letters and accounts of Colonel Allan Macpherson and one of John Macpherson in India concerning purchase and export of cloth, 1781-2. (21 ff.) 

  1. Letter from John Macintyre with advice on investing money and sending home goods. 18 May 1781.
  2. 18 June 1781. Invoice of cloth sent to Mr. Reid.
  3. 16 November and 12 December 1781. 2 invoices of cloth goods from Luckipore.
  4. 20 June 1781 - 26 December 1781. 3 letters from Mr Reid re purchase and transport of goods.
  5. 26 January and 1 April 1782. 2 letters from Mr Short re export of cloth.
  6. February and April 1782. 3 accounts (1), and (2) of Allan Macpherson, (3) of John Macpherson, with Law, Harris and Reid.
  7. 22 May 1782. (1) Letter from Mr Short re damaged goods, 10 May 1782. (2) Copy of letter to Mr Cummings (Customs). 10 May 1782. (3) Copy of reply from Cummings. 8. 22 May 1782. Account sale of Luckipore goods.

SECTION N (Microfilm reel 8) 

Accounts and Business papers of Colonel Allan Macpherson, 1786-1788.(60 ff.) 

  1. 15 June 1786. Current account, Macpherson with Attornies of Captain Macintyre, Calcutta.
  2. Account of money paid for Macpherson. 29 January - 2 March 1787.
  3. 1787. Power of Attorney for Macpherson. 4. January 1786 - January 1788. Folder of disbursements on behalf of the Honourable Company. 5. 25 September 1787 - 31 January 1788. Account of charges paid on house in Calcutta. 6. 1 July 1786 - 11 December 1788. (1) - (8) current accounts of Macpherson with the firm of Turnbull and Macintyre, Calcutta. (9) copy of (4). (10) copy of (5).

SECTION O (Microfilm reel 8) 

Letters and papers relating to Colonel Allan Macpherson's business affairs with the firm of Turnbull and Macintyre in Calcutta, 1785-1788, (88 ff.) 

  1. 9 December 1785. Receipt from Turnbull to Macpherson for Treasury Order of 10,000 lakhs.
  2. 9 Business letters from Turnbull to Macpherson:
  1. 13 January 1786. Re Lieutenant Herbert's estate.
  2. 26 January 1786. Re loan to Mr Taylor and progress of ship Princess Royal.
  3. 21 March 1786. Re China affairs.
  4. 5 May 1786. Re disposal of Macintyre's house.
  5. 15 June 1786. Re offer of remittance of £1,980.
  6. 21 August 1786. Re sending wheat and rice to Madras.
  7. 25 October 1786?. Re Macpherson acting as security for elephant contract.
  8. 30 October 1786. Re share of rice contract with Macintosh and progress of Princess Royal.
  9. 30 October 1786. Re ship Minerva, draft on Macintosh and rice contract.
  10. 31 August 1786. Letter from Macpherson to Alex Macaulay asking him to pay Turnbull Sa Rps. 20,000.
  11. 28 August - 16 December 1786. (1) - (3), (5) (6) 5 receipts from Turnbull to Macpherson for amounts from 6,000 rps. to 50,000. (4) receipt from Turnbull to Macpherson for bond. (7) accompanying letter.
  12. 2 December - 12 December 1786? 8 letters re alleged smuggling by Turnbull of opium and saltpetre on Minerva.
  13. December 1786? Letter from Turnbull to Macpherson re ships Eclipse and Princess Royal.
  14. 15 December 1786? 2 notes from Turnbull to Macpherson re money payments.
  15. 28 December 1786? 2 letters from Turnbull to Macpherson re business dealing with Twining in Madras.
  16. 11 January 1787. 3 letters from Turnbull re current exchange rate.
  17. 21 January 1787. Certificate from Turnbull to Macpherson of goods sent to China on Minerva and True Briton to value of current rps. 330,000.
  18. 22 January 1787. Bond from Turnbull to Colonel Champion of £900.16.Od.
  19. n.d. Letter from Turnbull to Macpherson re payment for cloth purchased.
  20. 18 February 1787 - 7 March 1788. (1) - (5) 5 letters from Turnbull to Macpherson after his departure for England re house, accounts, personal matters and with promises of payments from China. (6) copy of (2). (7) copy of (3). (8) copy of (4).

SECTION P (Microfilm reel 8) 

Correspondence between Colonel Allan Macpherson's attornies in India, Colonel Peter Murray, Ensign Duncan Macpherson and Ensign Andrew Fraser, and the firm of Turnbull and Macintyre in Calcutta, also papers relating to Colonel Macpherson's business affairs and loss prior to and after the collapse of the firm, 1788-1790. 

  1. 15-16 July 1788. (1) and (2) two letters, (3) copy extract Minutes of Council, re Colonel Macpherson's responsibility for repairs of cantonments at Barrackpore.
  2. 19 April - 4 November 1788. (1) - (12) correspondence (12 letters) between Duncan Macpherson and Turnbull re money owed to former and re Colonel Macpherson's affairs. (l a) - (12a) copies of above.
  3. 9 September 1788 - 13 January 1789. Correspondence between Colonel Murray, A. Turnbull and others re Colonel Macpherson's business affairs, e.g. payments due to him on his house from China, etc., consisting of: attached sheets of 37 letters, 24 with one copy, seven with two copies. (38) and (39) two letters from Turnbull to Colonel Murray, (39) explaining opium consignment.
  4. 6 January 1789. Letter to Murray from Fergersson re Colonel Macpherson's effects.
  5. 14 - 26 January 1789. Correspondence, 34 letters and memoranda, 17 with copies, between Colonel Murray, Mr Cox, Turnbull and others (e.g. lawyers) re Colonel Macpherson's business affairs after Turnbull's bankruptcy and his abscondment to Serampore.
  6. 18-21 January 1789. Four further letters on same matter:
    • from Turnbull and Macintyre to John Macintyre.
    • from Cox to Turnbull.
    • from Fraser and Turnbull.
  7. 31 January and 1 February 1789. Two letters to Colonel Murray from Redhead, Madras, re diamonds.
  8. 3 and 9 February 1789. Two letters to Colonel Murray from Grant and Edie re despatch of letters.
  9. 27 January 1789. Note of papers received by Colonel Murray from Turnbull for Colonel Macpherson.
  10. 14 February 1789. Note of Respondentia bond. 
  11. 27 January 1789. Letter from Duncan Macpherson to Colonel Macpherson re whole affair.
  12. 10 December 1788 - 20 February 1789. Four letters re Fairlie's rent and ownership of Colonel Macpherson's house.
  13. 21 February 1789. Statement of account, Colonel Macpherson with his attornies.
  14. 1789. Statement of account, Colonel Murray with Gilbert Hall, First Term.
  15. 1789. Two bonds for debt, Adam Turnbull to Colonel Macpherson.
  16. 14 July 1788 - 8 April 1789. Eight letters (in folder) from Colonel Macpherson to Turnbull and Macintyre about business affairs, sale of pearls, complaints about losses and bad management, etc.
  17. Correspondence re Colonel Macpherson's affairs in the Far East:
    • 10 August 1789. Letter from Beal in Macao (attorney to Colonel Murray in Macao) to John Macintyre demanding payment.
    • 11 August 1789. Letter to Beale from John Macintyre in Macao re payments, shipments and bonds.
    • 1786-7. Statement of Adventure of ship Minerva.
    • 1787. Statement of Adventure of ship True Briton.
    • 30 November 1789. Letter to Colonel Murray from Fairlie in Canton re affairs of Turnbull and Macintyre.
  18. Three letters to Colonel Macpherson re affairs.
    • 12 April 1789 and 9 November 1789, from Murray. 
    • (3) 9 December 1789, from Lewis, Canton. 
  19. 23 September - 6 December 1789. Business papers and correspondence, (22 items, 5 with copies) between Colonel Murray and P..Macintyre in Bombay, attornies and others re legal.proceedings ?v- P. Macintyre. Folder of attached sheets of 13 letters,A2 copies of above, letter (14) from Murray.
  20. 2 January 1790. Letter from Macpherson to Turnbull re his conduct.
  21. 25 February 1789 - 19 April 1790. Correspondence between Colonel Murray and Balfour, Spalding and Holt, Madras; Scott, Bombay and others re seizing of Turnbull's property, and holding and subsequent sale of the ship Hue.
    • 10 July 1789. Account of Captain Galloway with attornies of Colonel Macpherson. 
    • Sheriff's charges - n.d. 
    • 20 April 1790. Account, Colonel Murray with Balfour, Spalding and Holt.
  22. April - June 1790. Account, Colonel Macpherson with John Macintyre.

SECTION Q (Microfilm reel 8) 

Papers and correspondence concerning Colonel Allan Macpherson's attempts to obtain reinstatement in the East India Company's service or a pension, 1787-1797. (206 ff.)

  1. Extract from General Letter from Bengal, 22 January 1787.
  2. Letter from Macpherson (2 drafts) informing Court of Directors of East India Company of return to and continued stay in England, 20 August 1787.
  3. Letter from Macpherson to Court of Directors seeking permission to return to station in Bengal, 22 February 1790.
  4. Letter of reinstatement from Court of Directors, 24 April 1790.
  5. Letter from Macpherson to Court of Directors requesting delay in returning to service, 29 April 1790.
  6. Correspondence, 7 letters, re delay in returning to service, April-May 1790.
  7. Letter from Court of Directors permitting delay in returning to service 4 May 1790.
  8. Letter from Macpherson of resignation from Company's service, 21 December 1790.
  9. List of Directors of East India Company, 1793.
  10. List of Directors of East India Company, 1794.
  11. Letter from doctor, 9 March 1794. Medical certificate, 8 March 1794. Copies of medical certificate.
  12. Memorial to Court of Directors seeking reinstatement, 18 March 1794.
  13. Financial statement, 25 March 1794.
  14. Memorial and draft to Court of Directors seeking 'relief', April 1794.
  15. Extract from Act of Parliament re Servants of East India returning to India.
  16. Memorandum on Lieutenant Colonel Popham.
  17. The Case, 19 May 1794.
  18. Correspondence (39 letters, notes, etc.,) concerning reinstatement or pension, January - May 1794.
  19. 9 letters from Macpherson thanking for support, May - June 1794.
  20. 2 Letters from Macpherson re job in recruiting service, May-August 1794.
  21. Shipping list for 1795.
  22. List of Directors for 1795. Dispositions of same.
  23. Correspondence (5 letters) between Scott and Macpherson, April-December 1795.
  24. Correspondence (11 letters) re position, November 1794 - January 1796.
  25. (1) List of Directors 1796. Dispositions of same.
  26. (1) Memorial to Court of Directors seeking reinstatement of 'relief', 30 January 1796.
  27. Memorandum of same.
  28. Notebook of 13 copies of letters concerning his case, January February 1786.
  29. Letter from Macpherson to Court seeking job in recruiting service, April 1796.
  30. Correspondence (6 letters re case, March - June 1796.
  31. 5 letters to Macpherson on grant of pension, July 1796.
  32. Notebook of copies of letters:
    • 12 soliciting help before case, April - May 1796.
    • 9 expressing gratitude after case, July 1796.
  33. List of Directors, 1797.
  34. Directive re Colonel Macpherson's appointment to vacancy - Militia Corps. n.d.

SECTION R (Microfilm reel 9) 

Letters and official papers from Mr John Twining relating to his conduct as Military Paymaster General in Madras and proceedings against him sent from India to Colonel Allan Macpherson in Britain. (107 ff.) 

  1. 3 letters to Government officers in Madras from Twining re salaries and allowances and delay in submitting accounts, October 1785 - 20 June 1786.
  2. 5 letters re the Miss Evans' arrival in India, June-November 1786. (23 August 1786 includes comment on Lord Cornwallis and Tippoo Sultan.)
  3. Copy of official proceedings and correspondence between Court of Directors (Madras) and John Twining re Ball Kistna's case against him, June - September 1787. (40 pp.)
  4. Letter from Court of Directors (Madras) to John Twining dissolving his Committee, 26 January 1788.
  5. Letter from Court of Directors (Madras) to John Twining suspending him from Service, 26 January 1788.
  6. Extract of General Letter from England. Paragraph 100.
  7. To the Honourable Sir Archibald Campbell from John Irving, Fort St. George, 25 February 1788. 
  8. Extracts relevant to Twining from General Letter to England, 1 March 1788.
  9. Letters from Twining to Macpherson re case and domestic matters, July 1787 - October 1788.
  10. Letter from Twining to Governor (Madras) seeking seat in Council, 1 March 1789.
  11. 2 letters from Twining to Macpherson re promotion to seat in Council, 23 February and 31 March 1789.
  12. Letter to Court of Directors (London) soliciting seat in Council (Madras) for John Twining from Mrs Twining, 14 April 1789.
  13. 6 letters from Twining to Macpherson from India and England re family and miscellaneous affairs, July 1789 - July 1796.

SECTION S (Microfilm reel 9) 

Personal correspondence of Mrs Allan Macpherson in Britain, 1789 - 1808. (85 ff.) 

  1. Letter from Mrs Rumbold, 31 December 1789.
  2. 8 letters from Mrs Twining, 19 December 1794 - 7 January 1797.
  3. 4 letters from Miss A.V. Littlejohn, June - August 1800.
  4. 2 letters from Ann Bannerman, December 1800 and October 1802.
  5. 11 letters from Helen Saunders, July 1796 - August 1804.
  6. 14 letters from Mary Bannerman, May 1801 - January 1807.
  7. Letter from Miss Bannerman, 2 December 1807.
  8. Correspondence (6 letters) between Mr and Mrs Twining, and Colonel and Mrs Macpherson re son, William Macpherson, August 1807 August 1808.

SECTION T (Microfilm reel 9) 

Correspondence between Dr William Dick and his family, first in Calcutta, later in Britain, and Colonel Allan Macpherson and his family after their departure from India 1787 - 1820. (212 ff.) 

  1. 4 letters from Mrs Charlotte Dick in Calcutta to Mrs Eliza Macpherson in Britain:
  1. about family and friends; comment "I believe this is the best country as long as we have health." 10 March 1789.
  2. family, friends, husband's ill health, birth of child Calcutta - "more gay than ever, nothing but balls every night all the cold season:" 16 February 17.90.
  3. family matters, distress at parting with children. 29 March 1792.
  4. health and family matters, problems of parting with children. 24 August 1794.
  5. 20 letters from Dr Dick in Calcutta, 19 to Colonel Macpherson, 1 to Mrs Macpherson in Britain, long and readable.
    • refuses Colonel's leaving present - has made 20,000 rps. by last year, so not in want. 10 January 1787.
    • good wishes for voyage, sends home with the Colonel 25 gold mohurs for his family. 24 January 1787.
    • news of Mr Fraser's behaviour in his house, exemplary except for swearing. Appointment at hospital will enable him to live, no expectation of favours from headquarters. "His Lordship yesterday received his blue ribbon from a Captain Caper who came out overland." 6 March 1787.
    • family and friends, description of his practice, 2 lucky operations have raised his reputation. Taking over of care of insane, plans for building a madhouse. 19 September 1787.
    • Announcement of birth of a son. 23 September 1787.
    • Miss Fraser's marriage; renting of the Colonel's house; situation - Calcutta now comfortable, details of practice, madhouse half finished, comment on their social circle. 6 March 1788.
    • details of friends' family and Mr Cox; own practice flourishing, madhouse occupied, Lord Cornwallis pleased with it. 6 November 1788.
    • commiseration with Colonel's business loss, Andrew Fraser's and Mr Cox's difficulties, own health indifferent, cut in allowances for Madhouse, therefore sudden change for worse in his own situation. 10 March 1789.
    • economy the word in Calcutta, Andrew Fraser, Mr. Cox impoverished, own problem of poor health, increasing number dependent on his earnings. 15 August 1789.
    • bad state of health and loss of practice; improvement in Cox's affairs. 30 January 1790.
    • family affairs; reference to great preparations being made to destroy Tippoo. 14 April 1790.
    • health and family, Mr Cox and Andrew Fraser's affairs. 13 August 1790.
    • health and family affairs, distress at children being sent home, no hope of following them soon, place.swarming with practitioners and money scarce owing to the numerous failures of agency houses. 19 November 1791.
    • birth of another son,-comments on family, children, lack of money. 6 September 1792.
    • family, health and business matters. 1 December 1793.
    • family, health and business matters. 26 May 1795.
    • family, health and remedies; everything here "completely disorganised", officers discontented and even "mutinously disposed"; details of local mutinies, recriminations between Government and officers. 8 February 1796.
    • family, children; can't send daughter home because so many French frigates have appeared of late; money matters. 8 October 1796.
    • elegance and splendour of new Government, insecurity on voyage home, enemies gathering, bonds of little value. 26 September 1798.
    • state of war with "that monster Tippoo". 15 February 1799.
  6. Correspondence between Robert Dick, Dr Dick's father (10 letters) and Colonel Macpherson (2 letters) in Scotland re business matters and education and careers of members of the family. 11 August 1789 2 March 1797. >After Dr and Mrs Dick's return to Britain: 
  7. Advice of Dr Dick to Colonel Macpherson's sons on maintaining health: (1) to William on going to the West Indies. 21 November 1801. (2) to Allen on going to a hot climate. 12 November 1804.
  8. Letter of condolence from Mrs Macpherson to Mrs Dick. 6 March 1805.
  9. 18 letters from Dr Dick to Mrs Macpherson re social, family and medical matters. 5 October 1801 - 12 April 1805.
  10. 9 miscellaneous prescriptions. 1802 - 1807?
  11. 4 letters from Colonel Macpherson to Robert Dick re hiring a servant and return of a coachman. 4 March - 19 April 1807.
  12. Letter from Eliza Dick to Mrs Macintyre on social matters. 16 September 1808.
  13. 5 letters from Mrs Macpherson to Mrs Dick on social matters. 29 September 1808 - 31 October 1810.
  14. Letter from Colonel Macpherson to Mrs Dick. 4 April 1812.
  15. Letter from Colonel Macpherson to Peter Macintosh. 4 April 1812.
  16. 6 letters from Mrs Dick to Mrs Macpherson re social and family matters. 20 August.
  17. 3 letters from Mrs Macpherson to Dr Dick re family illness. 29 March 1804 - 8 December 1812.
  18. 6 letters from Colonel Macpherson to Dr Dick re social and financial matters including references to Robert Dick (son of Dr Dick) fighting in Spain, William, on the high seas and the pending lawsuit and its outcome. 28 July 1802 - 5 July 1813.
  19. 13 letters from Dr Dick to Colonel Macpherson, 12 re social, family and business matters, one (No. 9) written from Prince of Wales Island re voyage out to India and death of son. 11 August 1801 - 15 July 1813.
  20. Letter from Mrs Dick to Mrs Macpherson (possibly Mrs William Macpherson). 11 November 1820.

SECTION U (Microfilm reel 9) 

Household accounts, etc., of Colonel Allan Macpherson during the first years after his return from India, 1787 - 90.(107 ff.) 

  1. 2 dinner menus. January 1788.
  2. Laundry list. 1788?.
  3. Itemised bills and/or receipts:
    • 2 for guns, etc. June 1788.
    • 1 for furniture. June 1788.
    • 1 for lamp lighters. September 1787 - July 1788.
    • 1 for relief of poor and repairing the highways. July 1788.
    • 3 for trunks, picture frame. July(?) August 1788.
    • 1 for stationer. September 1788.
    • 6 miscellaneous receipts and notes of payment. August - October 1788.
    • 3 receipts for house lodgings. July - November 1788.
    • 2 notices from Parish of Clapham re statute Duty and Land Tax. November 1788.
    • 3 receipts for horses, stabling. December 1787 - December 1788.
    • 2 receipts for men's wages. November 1788 and January 1789.
    • 10 bills for food (sausage and pudding makers, seedsman, grocer, cheese-monger, etc.) December 1787 ? December 1788.
    • 19 bills for clothing. (Haberdashers, glovers, hosiers, tailors, bootmaker, etc.) 2 in February 1783, rest December 1787 - December 1789.
    • 8 bills and/or receipts for hairdressing and perfumery. 1 of 11 February 1783, May 1788 - April 1789.
    • 5 bills china and glass. October 1787 - December 1788.
    • 1 bill for new coach. 9 January 1789.
    • 2 bills jeweller, clockmaker. 9 and 29 January 1789.
    • 9 bills miscellaneous, e.g. ironmonger, candles, claret, saddlery, coal. June 1788 - 30 January 1789.
    • 5 advertisements of local ship sailings. 1790.
    • Price list for sittings at Laura Chapel. n.d.
    • Recipe for ginger wine.
  4. 3 account books. 1787 - 1789.

SECTION W (Microfilm reel 9) 

Miscellaneous letters and business papers of Colonel Allan Macpherson after, his return to Britain. (144 ff.) 

  1. 8 letters between Captain Mackintosh and John, then after his death, Allan Macpherson, about passage money never repaid to John. 1 March 1782 - 29 December 1788:
    • 3 letters concerning General Sloper's affairs.
    • Memorandum concerning General Sloper's affairs.
    • copies of memorandum. 14 August - 15 October 1787.
  2. 16 miscellaneous papers concerning Captain Macintyre's affairs handled by Colonel Macpherson.
    • 2 memoranda, Macintyre to Macpherson, March 1789. 
    • list of papers sent to Macintyre, 1 April 1789. 
    • account, Colonel D. Macpherson with Macintyre, 5 June 1789. 
    • 12 receipts paid by Macpherson for Macintyre for whisky, books, etc., 28 January 1790. 
  3. Assessment of affairs in Bengal from Mur Bund Ally received by Colonel Macpherson. March 1789.
  4. 8 letters written to Colonel Macpherson after he had left India. 1 January 1789 - 7 September 1791.
    • from C. Bannerjee, Calcutta, re Calcutta affairs, 1 January 1789. 
    • from Hadjee Mustapha, Moorihoodabad, re son in England and difficulty in working on his History of India since being poisoned. 8 February 1789.
    • from Lieutenant John Smith, Chunar, re Sir John Macpherson etc., 4 August 1789.
    • from John Miller, Calcutta, re patronage, 15 August 1789.
    • from Major R. Baillie, Berhampore, in sympathy for losses and news from India. 5 November 1789.
    • from James Mackay, Calcutta; re Orphan Society, 15 February 1790.
    • 2 from Lieutenant R. Macgregor, first from Chunar re personal problems, etc., 31 July 1789, second from camp in Bangalore with appraisal of Tippoo Sultan, 7 September 1791.
  5. 5 letters, correspondence with William Macdonald, re financial matters, deceased brother's affairs, estates. 22 December 1787 - 16 August 1797.
  6. Miscellaneous letters, and notes:
    • to Sir John Macpherson, 24 March 1788.
    • compliments from Captain Statham, 21 July 17-88.
    • (on reverse) compliments to James Drummond, 7 September 1788.
    • Promissory note from Captain Statham, 10 February 1790.
    • re financial matters, 28 May 1789.
    • to Major Morrison re his business losses, 5 February 1790.
    • 2 notes from James Murray, 16 June and 17 August 1790.
    • from Thomas Whilson re fishing tack, 5 January 1793.
    • to Alex Murray re problems, 7 August 1797.
    • correspondence with Bannerman family, 11 June 1795 22 September 1807.
    • 2 notes re sons, and accommodation. n.d.
  7. Papers relating to Colonel Macpherson's finances. 1796-1809. Statement of his private affairs, 1796. 6 notes of debts, income, etc., 1807-1809.
  8. Letters and papers of Colonel Macpherson and John Macintyre re business and financial affairs relating to James Macpherson.
    • 7 letters from James Macpherson to John Macintyre re purchase of estate and sale of goods imported from India, 15 July 1786 - 9 January 1787.
    • Statement from Mr Duncan of Colonel Macpherson's account with Macpherson and Hankey, 6 August 1788.
    • receipt from N. Smith to James Macpherson for John Macintyre, 4 May 1789.
    • list of letters from James Macpherson, 14 February 1781 - 28 October 1794.
    • inventory of additional writings produced in process Macpherson ?v- Macpherson, March 1810.
    • 2 certified excerpts from a letter from Colonel Macpherson to William Macdonald of 19 November 1798, 1 May 1810 and Colonel Macpherson's account with William Macdonald, 1789-1791, 15 February 1811.

SECTION JJ (A) (Microfilm reel 10) 

Letter-books etc. 

  1. Book, Persian translation of Singa San Battisi by Ram Prashad Kasath Gaur, Resident of Mohilla, Kayasthan, Benaras, for perusal of Sheikh Ghulem Rasul. 1769.
  2. Book of letters, 1771-76, to Colonel John Upton from:
    • Raburnath, Madurai
    • Sukkaram Pandit
    • Juggarnath Pandit
    • Nawab Fez Mohammad Khan
    • Fatah Jung Hakim of Bhupal
    • Raja Ram Singh of Naroor
    • Raja Himmat Bahadur
  3. Letter book of letters to General Champatan Sahib Bahadur from Nawab Wazir-ul-Mulk Shujaud Daulah, also correspondence between Nawab Wazir Faisal and Diwan Kalicharan, and a letter from Raja Ram Nath (Major domo of the emperor) to Diwan Kalicharan. Mostly 1775.
  4. Letter book, 1779, of private letters to:
    • Raja Cheet Singh Faujdar of Benaras
    • Raja Anoub Singh Faujdar of Kalpi
    • Lachmirah, Hakim of Jhansi
    • Raja Ram Singh of Naroor
    • Nawab Fez Mahmoud Khan of Bhopal.
  5. Booklet, account of income and expenditure of Nawab Asuf ud Allah Vizir ul Mulk. The income of different parganas who were on Alijarah given separately. c.1779.
  6. Letter book, correspondence between Nawab Wazir-ul-Mulk, the officers of the East India Company and the Mahratta Sardars. Mostly 1785.
  7. Book, general history of India, written in Nasfaliq, giving details of provinces, Sarkars, Mahals, Estimated revenue of India, also distances between important cities of India and trade routes. c.1781.
  8. Manuscript, Volume I of the Akbar Namah prepared under instructions of Governor-General John Macpherson in 1193 Samvat.
  9. Note of Sale Deed executed by Mir Mutaza of Fezabad for 30 rps. 1782.
  10. Summary of petition of Raja Diran. 31 August 1785.
  11. Booklet of 8 letters some from Lala Kashmiri Mal to James Grant, 2 addressed to Lord Cornwallis. 1786.

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  1. 9 letter books of correspondence between Mr John Macpherson, GovernorGeneral and ruling princes, zemindars, etc., written by his private secretary, Colonel Allan Macpherson. 1782(?)-1790.
    • Date and contents unspecified (from 1782?).
    • To persons without the provinces, from February 1785.
    • To different people, from February 1785.
    • From persons without the provinces, from February 1785.
    • From persons within the provinces, from February 1785, e.g. Ibrahim Ali Khan, Sayyid Muntaz Bahadur, Raja Ram, Mir Mohammad Khan Bahadur of Mushadabad, Raja Kalian Singh, Sayyid Gulab Chand, Nawab Saada't Ali Khan. Also memorandum of debt advanced by the Mahajans, 1785.
    • From persons within the provinces, from January 1786.
    • From persons without the provinces, from 8 January 1786, e.g. Mahaji Bhonsla, Raja Bishan Singh of Bundi, Nawab Faizullah Khan, Nawab Baidir Beg Khan, and others. Also copies of two letters from the Mogul Emperor making an adjustment in the revenues of Bihar.
  2. 244 letters written from 1 March 1785 - October 1786, to:
    • Nawab Ali Ibrahim Khan
    • Maharaja Surdar Singh
    • Ahmad Ali Khan of Azimabad
    • Rao Sada Shiv Rao
    • Nana Far Navis
    • Nawab Faizullah Khan
    • Raja of Bardwan
    • Raja of Benaras
    • 1 formal letter of goodwill to Qazi ul Quzzab, law officer of Muslim law
    • 1 important letter to Raja Noheet Narain regarding debt of Gopal Das with 2 to Jagat Seth, 3 to wife and mother of Jagat Seth.
  3. 131 letters received from the following, 1785-1790:
    • Mahaji Bhonsla
    • Hafiz Rahmat Rohilla
    • Nana Farnaviz and others
    • petition submitted by Maharajas of Lucknow to Colonel Harper
    • 2 letters to Nawab of Surat regarding adjustment of revenue of Surat.

(Microfilm reel 12)

  1. 2 papers giving summary of Hindu mythology in Persian.
  2. Booklets (sewn), 1858?
    • Diary of a British official containing an account of property taken over in Moradabad through Illick Khan and detail of goods taken over from Pili Bhit; of activities of Najaf Khan; and of property of Mohib ul khan taken over by the State.
    • Booklet of details of goods, utensils, etc., confiscated from palace of the late Dunday Khan, Mohibbullah Khan, Fateh-Ullah, Azi Mulla Khan and others
    • Booklet account of heirs of late Hafiz Rahmet Khan and Dunday Khan, translated into English for perusal of Captain Sahib.
    • Booklet, details of maintenance allowance fixed on dependants of Hafiz Rahmet Khan and Dunday Khan.
    • Booklet, account of army of the late Hafiz Rahmet Khan, details of Pilibhit when it came under direct administration of the British, and account of heirs and other blood relations of the late Hafiz Rahmet Khan.
    • Booklet, account of Bareilly, Amla, Dasoli, Moradabad and other places which came under direct administration of the British in 1815.

SECTION JJ (B) (Microfilm reel 13) 

Military journals, letter books and account books of Captain John Macpherson, 1773-1781. 

  1. Journal of marches:
    • to Dinapore, 10 April - 11 June 1773
    • from Dinapore to Chunargur, 7 February - 18 April 1774
    • from Chunargur towards Patna, 30 July - 5 December 1774.
  2. Book containing: letter giving military order, 4 February 1773: journal of march from Dinapore and back, 5 February - 11 June 1773
    • journal of march from Dinapore to Belgram, 7 February - 5 April 1774
    • note of appointment to command of 14th Battalion Sepoys, 2 April 1777.
    • Reverse end: copy of military exercises.
  3. Book containing: journal of marches from Hazam Bunta ? to Chuttra with mileage surveyed en route, 10
    • February - 21 February 1779. (January on cover).
    • Reverse end: from Berhampore to Dinapore by 14th Battalion of Sepoys, 15 June - 10 September 1778 from Calcutta to Western frontiers of Company's provinces by Major Camac's detachment, 8 January - 5 July 1779
    • from Dinapore to Bankypore by 13th and 14th Battalion of Sepoys, 7 October - 14 December 1779.
  4. Book containing: journal of marches as in (3) above, written with remarks and with copies of military correspondence, 15 June 1778 - October 1781.
  5. Letter book containing: 7 letters between Macpherson and senior officers re postings, tours of command etc., 1 March 1775 - 5 October 1778.
  6. Letter book containing:
    • 87 copies of military correspondence between Macpherson and other officers concerning troop movements, accounts, supplies, 19 January - 3 August 1781
    • letter from Charles Graeme, Collector (sewn in) asking for military force ?v- Futtysaw, 9 February 1781
    • letter from Lieutenant Hutchinson re chasing Futtysaw and his men, 17 March 1781.
  7. Account book for 14th Battalion of Sepoys, 1 January 1778 - April 1780
    • loose pages for October - December 1777
    • further entries for 20 April 1781.
  8. Booklet of regimental account, February - April 1781.

SECTION JJ (C) (Microfilm reel 13) 

Personal letters from John Macpherson to his brother Allan from various towns and camps in India. 1778 - 1781. (51 ff.)

  1. 26 letters re health, plans for going home, problems of getting money home, troop movements and commands, 6 April 1778 - December 1781.

SECTION JJ (D) (Microfilm reel 13) 

Miscellaneous papers, military, financial and personal of Captain John Macpherson in India up to and including his departure. 1766 - 1783. 

  1. Letter of confidence in him from fellow officers, 10 July 1766.
  2. Will of Alexander Fraiser, 27 November 1767.
  3. Account of the effects of Sergeant Payne sold at public auction, 10 November 1778.
  4. 5 letters, correspondence with Lieutenant Polhill re estate of late Lieutenant Turner, 23 July - 20 September 1780.
  5. 6 papers, i.e. 4 letters, certificate, extract, relating to his ill-health, 14 - 19 October 1780.
  6. 3 letters re exchange of posts and ill-health, 20 April - 11 May 1781.
  7. 4 letters, 3 to John Macintyre re securing money and preparations for going home, one from Macintyre sending money for him to Glasgow. 15 July - 13 September 1781.
  8. 21 military papers i.e. 18 letters re orders, rank, posting, accounts, etc., including one order to demand surrender of French fort (also copy), one parole for French officer, one list, and one account. (Some copied in his journal), 24 July 1773 - 1 October 1781.
  9. 3 letters to the Board and comments re his resignation and need of pension.
    • Extract from consultation of the Board raising him to rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.
    • copies of extract.
    • Minutes of Council on his ill-health and property, 28 December 1781 - 24 January 1782.
  10. 6 receipts, promissory notes, order of payment, 14 January 1767 23 January 1782.
  11. 14 bills (one his passage home), 29 May 1766 - 6 April 1782.
  12. 5 bonds (one with copy), 9 October 1777 - 1782.
  13. 11 accounts, 1774 - 1782.
  14. 11 miscellaneous papers - 5 letters, 3 sheets in native script, 2 notebooks, one list of drink sent on board ship for voyage. 21 January 1779 - 29 April 1782.
  15. Bight papers - 2 letters, 5 receipts, one address list re money and parcels brought home by him for others, 26 January 1782 - 21 April 1783.

SECTION JJ (E) (Microfilm reel 14) 

Business and personal letters of Lieutenant-Colonel John Macpherson after his return to Britain up to his death, 1783 - 1784. (97 ff.) 

  1. 24 May 1783. Letter of introduction from R. MacLeod.
  2. 20, 21 June 1783. 3 notes from C. Grant on repairs of house and discharge.
  3. 16 July and 2 August 1783. 2 letters of congratulation on his marriage.
  4. 12 September 1783. Letter from Colonel Crawford re journey home.
  5. 18 November 1783. Letter from Susannah Fraser re family affairs.
  6. 2 May - 26 November 1783. 19 letters from James Macpherson re purchasing of an estate in Scotland, financial and Indian affairs.
  7. 13 May 1783 - 26 January 1784. 6 letters, 5 from and one to James Grant, re money.
  8. 8: 18 June 1783 - 21 February 1784. 9 letters from W. Macdonald, re estates available for purchase.
  9. 18 May 1784. Letter from James Robertson, re obtaining some Persian letters.
  10. 1783 - 1 July 1785. 8 papers relating to estates in Scotland, e.g. rentals, descriptions, and letters concerning them.

SECTION JJ (F) (Microfilm reel 14) 

Bills, receipts and miscellaneous papers of Lieutenant-Colonel John Macpherson after his return to Britain and of his wife, Grace, after his death, 1783 - 1788. (85 ff.) 

  1. February/April 1783. Account book.
  2. 23 June 1783. Obligation to supply furniture and inventory of same.
  3. 27 March 1784. 3 papers (i.e. one letter, 2 receipts) re purchase and despatch of whisky to James Macpherson.
  4. 28 May 1783 - 5 May 1784. 7 notes, i.e. 6 receipts from Macdonald, Robinson and James Macpherson and one promissory note to Macdonald.
  5. 10 February 1783 - 10 August 1784. 25 miscellaneous bills and receipts.
  6. 31 August 1784. 3 papers, i.e. one letter, 2 accounts re funeral, furniture from Hamilton & Son.
  7. 27 December 1784. Letter from James Macpherson to William Macdonald re Mrs Macpherson's affairs.
  8. 16 July 1784 - 1 April 1785. 6 receipts from William Macdonald.
  9. 25 June 1784 - 4 April 1785. 26 miscellaneous bills and receipts of Grace Macpherson.
  10. 24 May 1785 - 17 November 1787. 6 receipts for six monthly jointure as widow.

SECTION JJ (G) (Microfilm reel 14) 

Private documents, letters and accounts of Lieutenant-Colonel John Macpherson after he returned to Britain and of his wife, Grace, 1781 - 1788. (46 ff.) 

  1. 28 December 1781. Bond from brother Allan Macpherson.
  2. 31 December 1781. Assignment to Allan Macpherson.
  3. 10 June 1783. Letter from Miss Grace Hay accepting his offer of marriage.
  4. 9 July 1783. Marriage contract between Miss Grace Hay and John Macpherson.
  5. 1783. Account current with George Robinson.
  6. 1784? Letter to Court of Directors, East India Company, soliciting return to service.
  7. 27 August 1784. Sederunt at the opening of his repositories on his death.
  8. May 1783 - 27 August 1784. Account with William Macdonald.
  9. 1782 - 13 January 1785. Account of money paid on his behalf by James Macpherson on Allan Macpherson's account. 9 August 1784 and 22 October 1785.
  10. Receipt.
  11. 7 March 1787. Letter from John Macintyre, London, to Colonel Allan Macpherson, Bengal, re business affairs relative to Grace Macpherson.
  12. 1783 - 1788. Two accounts, Colonel Allan Macpherson as heir and representative of Colonel John Macpherson to William Macdonald.
  13. 1788. Bond of annuity, Colonel Allan Macpherson for Grace Macpherson.
  14. May 1789. (a) Memorial to the Court of Directors, East India Company from Grace Macpherson, (b) and (c) copies.

SECTION JJ (H) (Microfilm reel 14) 

Family letters mostly from John Macpherson after leaving India in 1782, to his brother Allan and sister-in-law, Eliza in Bengal and after his death, August 1784, from his widow, Grace, 178, 2 - 1789. (92 ff.) 

  1. April 1782 - 5 October 1782. 6 letters from John to Allan and/or Eliza, Bengal, written on voyage home, including description of voyage and St. Helena (5 October), and list of necessities for such a voyage.
  2. 7 February 1783 - 12 May 1784. 21 letters and papers, 17 from John, Britain, to Allan or Eliza, Bengal, introductions re family and financial affairs, purchase of an estate (one including an advertisement of sale of lands in Perthshire), his marriage, possibility of returning, 2 from new bride, Grace (September 18); one from Susannah Fraser (Eliza's mother) enclosed with that of 11 March 1784.
  3. 11 March 1784. Letter from John to Captain Aeneas Macpherson.
  4. 8 October 1784 - 6 January 1791. 12 letters from Grace after her husband's death, 10 written to Allan, 2 to Eliza, from Bengal and then Britain, the last 3 written as Grace Murray after her remarriage.
  5. 15 and 26 December 1789. 2 copies of letters from Allan, one to Colonel Murray and the other to Grace approving proposed marriage.

SECTION X (A) (Microfilm reel 14) 

  1. 3 letters to Colonel Allan Macpherson from Major Louis Grant:
    • 22 August 1785. From Lucknow. 17th Regiment. Re health, relief of the Brigade resolved on by the Board, entreats Macpherson's help to get the Mongheer command, expects to be in Cawnpore in 10-12 days having been relieved by a regiment from Cawnpore.
    • 26 September 1785. From Cawnpore. Relief of Brigade in order, very high hopes for Mongheer command as is in favour with influential friends, whispers of Macpherson to be Resident Vizir's court and Colonel Harper to command a considerable force for the service of Vizir; further entreaties for Macpherson to use his influence on Grant's behalf.
    • 13 April 1786. From Barrackpore. Asks Macpherson to use his influence in helping Grant leave the Presidency via Battalion he understands is going to Danapore.
  2. 1928. 2 pencil notes on Major Louis Grant by William Macpherson.

SECTION X (B) (Microfilm reel 14) 

  1. 5 letters from Mrs Cameron at Enfield to Mrs Macpherson re Miss Harriet Macpherson - especially clothes and health. (6 ff.)
    • 27 February 1794 - to 31 Suffolk Street, Charing Cross.
    • 6 March 1794 - to 31 Suffolk Street, Charing Cross.
    • 27 April 1794 - to 31 Suffolk Street, Charing Cross.
    • 26 October 1795 - to South Parade, Bath.
    • 8 November 1795 - to South Parade, Bath.
  2. List of Colonel Macpherson's debits to Mrs J. Cameron for his daughter's clothes between 7 February 1794 and 5 June 1794, total "disbursements", E4.IOs.9d.

SECTION X (C) (Microfilm reel 14) 

  1. Affairs between Colonel Allan Macpherson and Major John Henderson. (7 ff.)
    • Bond of Colonel Macpherson to Major Henderson for penal sum Sa.Rs.14,000, 19 April 1784, Barrackpore. Macpherson borrowed Sa.Rs.7,000 from Henderson at 12' p.a. interest from 22 March 1784.
    • Letter from Graham, Crommelin & Mowbray, 22 November 1786, Calcutta. Henderson has left the bond of Macpherson to him in their hands. They beg payment.
    • Letter from Graham, Crommelin & Mowbray, 23 December 1786, signed by Mowbray.
    • Statement 23 December 1786 from Graham, Crommelin & Mowbray, Macpherson in debt to Henderson Sa.Rs.9249.5.4
    • Statement 15 January 1787 from Graham, Crommelin & Mowbray, shows Macpherson still in bond to Major Henderson for Sa.Rs.805.5.0.
    • Bill from J.L. Fix for claret for Sa.Rs.1280.
    • From Henderson to Macpherson, account for Sa.Rs.186.8, paid by Macpherson, 14 January 1787.

SECTION X (D) (Microfilm reel 14) 

Bundle (labelled by William Macpherson) wrapped in document entitled 'To the Honourable Warren Hastings', dated 27 December 1786, possibly rough draft by an Indian Writer. (26 ff.) 

Newspapers and Books 

l. a-d Bengal Journal monthly No. 1, 12 February 1785 - No. 103. 

2. a-d Asiatic Miscellany Vol. I Nos. 2-4 @ sr.16, 15 December 1785, 15 March, 15 June 1786. 

3. a-f Calcutta Gazette weekly subscriptions, Nos. 79-151, 1 September 1785 - 18 January 1787. 

4. a-c India Gazette Nos. 288-322 of 15 January 1787, weekly, sr. total 25. 

5. a&b Calcutta Chronicle Vol. I, Nos. 27-52 sr.20, 18 January 1787 advertises house not occupied; 10 and 17 August 1786 = sr.12. 

6. a Stuart and Cooper send their respects, this bill, copy of Gilchrist's dictionary as instructed to Mr Turnbull, and wishes for a good voyage. Letter 18 January 1787. 

6. b Hill, Stuart and Cooper, 20 January 1787 sr. 6. 3 copies No. 3 Gilchrist's Grammar and Dictionary. Correspondence with John Andrews, (bookseller, printer). 7. Calcutta, 20 December 1786. Bill for 16 books bought 1784 and 1785. 

SECTION X (E) (Microfilm reel 14) 

Vouchers for accounts paid 1786-87. (88 ff.) 

1.-85. Most accounts are endorsed on the back in Bengali., No accounts after January 1787. Household, 

clothes, chemist, material, subscriptions, wine and grocery. 

SECTION X (F) (Microfilm reel 14) 

Business transactions concerning Miss Evans. (9 ff.) 

Folded together in a paper marked 'Miss Evans' 8 bills for dress-maker, palanquin hire, etc. 

SECTION X (G) (Microfilm reel 14) 

Affairs connected with Army. (6 ff.) 

  1. 20 January 1787 Council House. (Signed W. Bruce) Fees for a Lieutenant-Colonel of Infantry. Crs 200.
  2. R. Baillie, Budjerau(?) 1 August-1786, received sr. 967:6 to pay the Manjee of Boats conveying the 6th Battalion, Europe to Danapore.
  3. Calcutta, 2 January 1.787, extract from Governor-General's letter of 14 November 1787, re Colonel Macpherson's allowance to cease from 31 December 1785, annotated by George Elliot.
  4. Letter from D. Marshall, Captain Commanding a detachment of recruits proceeding by - (?) to the Upper Platoons (?) to Lieutenant-Colonel Macpherson's Quarter Master General: "Sir, please to pay Major Alex Hardy or order ten days after sight the sum of Sikka Rupees five hundred being for value received on (?) account for the use of the boats under my command".
  5. 3 and 5 March 1784, bill from U. Guinand 'for ferry boat hire' Sa.Rs. 56.10. Items listed: total, 227 men, 164 animals (horses, camels, bullocks), furniture.
  6. Pay slip for two tindells and 12 Lascars for 6 months, July - December 1786. Sr. 456.

SECTION X (H) (Microfilm reel 14) 

Correspondence connected with Thomas Henchman and Henry Ackland, Secretary of Orphan Society. (5 ff.) 

  1. (n.d.) re returning Macpherson's bill, as it is a registered voucher.
  2. Henchman to Messrs. Turnbull and Macintyre for Cr. 1684.14.7 for Orphan Society from Macpherson. 16 April 1787.
  3. Henry Ackland acknowledges receipt of Sr. 189.13.4 from Macpherson, 'his proportion of the expense of Mr Alexander's picture', also St. 75 for his proportion of the garden at the Orphan House ending October, dated 28 October 1786, Calcutta.
  4. 28 April 1786. Letter re 9,900 11" bricks delivered to Orphan House.
  5. 22 January 1787. Note requesting payment to bricklayer from Allan Macpherson to Adam Turnbull.

SECTION X (J) (Microfilm reel 14) 

Assessments. (4 ff.) 

  1. July - September 1786.
  2. October - December 1786.
  3. September (July and August crossed out) 1786.
  4. October - December 1786.

SECTION X (K) (Microfilm reel 14) 

  1. Re: William Terranean. (5 ff.)
  2. Vouchers for rent paid to William Terranean for October, November, December 1786 @ Sr. 400.
  3. Letters from Terranean to Macpherson asking if Mr Dandridge has agreed to go into the house immediately Macpherson leaves. 18 January 1787.
  4. Further letter approving this. 18 January 1787.

SECTION X (L) (Microfilm reel 14) 

Legal Affairs. 

  1. Re exchange of land between Macpherson and William Stone, 3 January 1787. Opinion of Edward Tiretta that the values were equal.
  2. Undated letter from Stone implying affairs re land completed.
  3. 7 January 1787 from Gerard and Hall, in charge of legal arrangements.
  4. Gerard and Hall legal fees, Calcutta, 19 January 1787.
  5. From James Dunkin, 15 August 1786, regarding Mr De Costa's legal costs.

SECTION X (M) (Microfilm reel 14) 


  1. Request to pay for boat attendance. Signed William Mackintosh, 17 January 1787, (and copy).
  2. Request to pay ayah, 13 December 1786.
  3. Request to pay ayah Sr.400 for going to Europe, 10 January 1787.
  4. Request to pay Captain Grant, 16 October 1786 - receipted on reverse.
  5. Request by M. Johnson to Colonel Macpherson for payment of Sr.3500 being Mr Hearn's share of the passage money, Bengal to Europe. Calcutta, 6 December 1785.
  6. Request by James Elphinstone, to pay Sircar Sr.400. 22 January (?).

SECTION X (N) (Microfilm reel 14) 

Seven vouchers in Urdu and Bengali. 

SECTION AA (Microfilm reels 15 and 16) 


File 1 Captain Macintyre's son, Duncan. His education at Aberdeen and start in life, 1792-98. 

File 2 1804-1807. Colonel John Macintyre's letters to Mrs Allan Macpherson. The letters of August-September 1805 tell of his going with them to Peterhead for sea bathing. He leaves the family there and goes on to Badenock. He is at Blairgowrie in summer of 1806 and apparently proposes to Harriet and is refused but later she accepts him by letter. He is ill in London at the end of 1806. 

File 3 Letters from Colonel John Macintyre to Colonel Allan Macpherson 1804-1807. He marries Harriet in 1807. 

File 4 Letters from Captain John Macintyre from Madras and Calcutta 1789-1791. Chiefly about the failure of the firm of Turnbull and Macintyre and the unsuccessful attempts made to recover money due from them to himself and to Colonel Allan Macpherson. File 5 Letters from (mainly)Colonel A. Macpherson to Colonel Macintyre 1790 to 1811. 

File 6 Letters from John Macintyre to Allan Macpherson 1778-1781 from Calcutta. 

File 7 Letters from Captain John Macintyre 1783-1789 from India and back in Scotland. 

File 8 Letters from John Macintyre 1778-1782. 

File 9 Letters from Lieutenant-Colonel John Macintyre from India 1794-1804. 


(D. MacPherson) 

TS account of the investigation 1935-42, into an illicit distillery at Gariahat, Calcutta, the arrest and conviction of those involved, the extradition of one of the accused from England in 1941, and his second trial and conviction. 5 pp. 

Three TS articles by MacPherson: 

  1. 'The history of Chandernagore.' 9 pp.
  2. 'Famine in 1943.' 4 pp.
  3. 'Record of a case against Scheduled Castes in 1924.' 4 pp.


Given by Mrs. M. McPherson 

Twelve photographs - eleven of Lucknow, one of Cawnpore. Date taken not known, probably late 19th century. 

Lucknow: Kaiser Bagh; Kaiser Bagh - Iron Gate; La Martiniere College; The Residency; The great Emimbara; Chutter Munzil; Husinabad gateway to Bazaar; Alum Bagh; Alum Bagh - club; Dilkusha Palace; Sir Henry Havelock's grave. 

Cawnpore: Well at Cawnpore. 


(P.N. McWilliam, I.C.S.) 

'Memorandum on the subject of the social and official intercourse between European officers and Indian gentlemen.' Bengal Secretariat Press, Calcutta 1913. 

Printed papers: 

Paper read by S.B. Mazumder, manager of Sir Daniel Hamilton's estate, Gosaba, 1932. Gives the history of the estate. 

'Full speed ahead' by D.M. Hamilton. A critique of the financial policy of the Government. Printed, in three parts. n.d. 

'The Gosaba one rupee note', by D.M. Hamilton. Gosaba, January 1937. 

'Financial stringency: its cause and cure', by D.M. Hamilton. Gosaba, January 1937. 

'The new statecraft', by Balmacara. An explanation of socialism and capitalism. 

Restricted Paper on anti-terrorism in Chittagong district. 

'Rules for training assistant magistrates deputy magistrates and sub-deputy magistrates', by H.J. Twynam, Secretary to the Government of Bengal. Calcutta, January 1940. 

'Fourteen reports on inspections of courts etc. at various places, when at Mymensingh and Chittagong', by P.N. McWilliam, Additional District Magistrate, May 1938 - January 1940. 

Notes and judgements on ten cases heard before P. McWilliam, Magistrate. Mymensingh, Bengal, 1935-36. 

A tour diary of P.N. McWilliam, I.C.S., A.D.M. Chittagong for February 1939. 


Frederick Paul Mainprice, I.C.S. Joined Service 1937 and posted to Central Provinces as Assistant Commissioner. Appointed to I.P.S. in April 1942 serving in Eastern States Agency; British trade agent, Gyantse, October 1942. Later appointed Assistant Political Agent, Gilgit until August 1947. After Indian independence worked for the Government of Pakistan in Karachi, 1948-49, specialising on the Kashmir problem. 

Given by Mr J.L. Mainprice. 

Provisional list 


Mss. Diaries. 

  1. 1936. August 13 - September 29.
  2. 1938. October - November. Diaries and letters.
  3. 1938. November - 1939. January.
  4. 1939. January 15 - October 9, October 30 - December 31.
  5. 1940. Diary and sketch map. January 1 - November 5, November 22 - December 17.
  6. 1941. January 1 - March 21, April 14 - December 31.
  7. 1942. Whole year.
  8. 1943. January - November 1943 (incomplete) and printed tour diary of Lohit Valley.
  9. 1944. 31 May - 14 September. Continued in printed Lohit Valley Diary. (see BOX II).
  10. 1945. 28 August - 9 October. 1946. 2 October - 18 November.
  11. 1947. 10 April - 28 April, 30 July - 4 August, 6 September, 16 November - 1 December. 
  12. 1947. October - November.
  13. 1948. 14 September - 1949. 7 March.
  14. 1949. 23 March - 29 June.


Extracts from diaries, tour notes, letters, etc. 

  1. A diary of a three week holiday in Kashmir, July 15 - August 7 1948. (typed) 30pp.
  2. Diaries (typed) of F.P. Mainprice and an article on Afghan journey.
  3. Envelope containing reports on Morsi Aboriginals and letters concerning these reports.
  4. Envelope containing typed notes on Gilgit Agency 10 October 1947 and a letter to his mother dated 24 October 1947 - 8 November 1947.
  5. Bound, handwritten diary entries, letters, hand drawn maps, printed maps, notes, entitled 'Lohit Valley' from 1946.
  6. By Car to India, from the diary of F.P. Mainprice I.C.S. 1938', bound. Also contains diary entries from 1945 and 1947 etc., and copies of a report on 'The Mishmis of the Lohit Valley'.
  7. Bound plan of book 'In Asia's Heart: travels in Central Asia abridged from the diary of F.P. Mainprice I.C.S. 1943-1947'. Contains a list of photographs intended to illustrate the text.


Extracts from tour notes, reports, letters and newspapers. 

  1. Envelope containing:
    • Report Background to Kashmir's Conflicts' (2 copies).
    • Letter containing above article.
    • Detailed hand drawn maps.
    • Extracts from The Times.
    • 'Tour notes of Mr J.P. Mills, Adviser to his Excellency the Governor of Assam for Tribal Areas and States for 1946 on Lohit Valley Sub Agency. [Contains references to F.P. Mainprice.]
  2. Envelope containing:
    • 7 letters to Mainprice.
    • Christmas card.
    • Stock receipts.
    • Various notes.
    • 'Ethnographic notes on the Tribes of the Subansiri Region' by Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf. 1947.
    • An account of Mainprice's expulsion from Kashmir whilst on holiday there in 1948.
    • 'An appreciation of the Kashmir situation and some suggestions on improving it'. Mid-January 1949.
  3. Envelope containing:
    • Notes.
    • Freedom week celebrations programme.
    • Tour programme 1949.
    • Letters and reports.


  1. Demi-Official papers relating to Kashmir and Gilgit, 1947-49.
  2. Articles of F.P. Mainprice 1947-49, Kashmir and Gilgit (in binder).



(Lt. Colonel the. Rev. G.L. Mallam, C.S.I., C.I.E.) 


File 1: 

Intelligence report on disturbances in Waziristan 1936-37. Cuttings from The Statesman on frontier policy, July 1940. 

Note on 'Tribal reconstruction' and connected correspondence 1941. 

File 2: 

Note on tribal self-government 1944, preceded by Mallam's note, dated 1943, as Chief Secretary in defence of the Garvi tribes of Swat against annexation by the Wali of Swat. 

Copy of memo dated 12 May 1944 from Political agent, Kurram, on administration of justice in Kurram Valley. 

Mallam's note as Chief Secretary, opening the subject of tribal self-government, as preliminary to economic development, 25 February 1944. 

File 3: 

Mallam's article in the Journal of the United Service Institution of India, No. 324, July 1946 on 'The tribal problem of the North West Frontier', and connected correspondence. Included also are newspaper cuttings of six articles on the 'North West Frontier' by Ian Stephens, editor of The Statesman January 1947; correspondence regarding Mallam's offer to stay on in Pakistan after the transfer of power to prepare a plan for the political development of the tribes. 

File 4, 1945-47: 

Radio talks on 'Victory summer in England'; 'The frontier plan 1947-52'. 

Convocation addresses, Islamia College and V.B. College, Dera Ismail Khan 1947. 

Radio talks on anthropology by Dr. Verrier Elwin. 

Paper on 'Establishment of a central commodity research station for fruit and a central fruit technological institute at Peshawar, N.W.F.P.' 

Copy of Frontier Mail 8 March 1946. 

File 5: 

Selected Frontier Situation Reports April-May 1947. 

File 6: 

A file of papers handed to Mallam by H.E. the Governor, N.W.F.P. in Government House Peshawar 10 July 1947 containing TS copies and the originals of the following letters: 

  1. To the Financial Commissioner from Sir Herbert Edwardes, 3 February 1855 on 'question whether the rent of 25000/-Rs a year at which the Western Khuttuck country was given to Khwajah Mohammad Khan on lease for 5 years ... is liable or not to a yearly charge of Rs.4166.10.11 as a "Mooajib" cash Jagir ....'
  2. To the Financial Commissioner, Bannu 26 Mary 1855 from Sir John Nicholson about reduction in revenue of one of the Gundapoor chiefs, Kaloo Khan.
  3. Memorandum dated 31 March 1855 signed by Sir John Lawrence, recommending the lease of Western Khuttuck to Khawjah Mohammed and discussing the amount of the lease and reasons, and the inheritance of the lease on Khawjah Mohammad's death.


  1. Five year post-war development plan for the North-West Frontier Province and tribal areas. By G.L. Mallam, Development Commissioner for N.W.F.P. and tribal areas. 2nd ed. Peshawar, 1946.
  2. TS article written in February 1973 about a visit to Pakistan and the North West Frontier Province, in October 1972 after an interval of 25 years. 3pp.
  3. Five year Post-War Development Plan for the North West Frontier Province and Tribal Areas. Peshawar, Second Edition 1946, by G.L. Mallam, Development Commissioner for N.W.F.P. and Tribal Areas.
  4. Memoir: 'A pair of Chaplis and a Cassock', by Leslie Mallam and Diana Day. TS lithog. Photos. 123pp.
  5. TS article written in February 1973 about a visit to Pakistan and the North West Frontier Province, in October 1972 after an interval of 25 years. 3pp


  1. Photograph album - photographs of Afghanistan:
    • Sardar Shah Mahmud, brother oil King, Commander-in-Chief.
    • King Nadir Shah at Pillar of Independence, 8 August 1933.
    • Diplomats at Independence Day celebrations, 8 August 1933.
    • Commander-in-Chief leads March Past at celebrations, 8 August 1933.
    • View of Kabul.
    • View of Kabul dated 1932/33.
    • View of Kabul dated 1932/33.
    • Sir Richard Maconachie and Mr Farvell, Military Attache, playing tennis.
    • Kabul. Pillar of Independence.
    • Kabul (1932/33) new buildings.
    • Kabul. General view. 
    • Legation Hockey Team
    • Near Bamiam
    • Ghorband Valley, Afghanistan.
    • Ghorband Valley, Afghanistan.
    • page missing.
    • Unidentified view.
    • Bamian River - road to Mazar-i-Sharif.
    • Bamian - Junction of roads to Kabul and Mazar-i-Sharif.
    • Istalif - General view.
    • King Nadir Shah and ministers at prayer.
  2. Loose-leaf volume. 'The Future of the Nathan Tribes' by G.L. Mallam 1971. TS. 61pp.


  1. Restricted Two loose-leaf volumes. TS. 'Imperial Frontier: The Last Thirty Years' by Lt. Col. the Rev. G.L. Mallam, C.S.I., C.I.E. 261pp
  2. File of miscellaneous correspondence and outline for memoir. 60pp.


  1. Census of India, 1931, Vol. XV N.W.F.P.
  2. Printed Paper: 'The Tribal Problem of the N.W.F.P.' Appendix I. By G.L. Mallam, 1945.
  3. Four files:
    • Miscellaneous correspondence relating to Convocation Address, V.B. College, Dera Ismail Khan, 1947.
    • Paper: 'Note on Tribal Reconstruction' n.d.
    • Lecture: 'Policy in Waziristan' n.d.
    • Memorandum: The N.W. Frontier problem: a brief statement. (c.1938)
    • Paper on the Border Administration Report n.d.
  4. Notes on conversation with:
    • Atta Muhammed Khan and Sundarai - 10 August 1940.
    • Jan Saifoli (sic) Muhammad Khel Duars (K.S. Mir Azam Khan, Zarif Khan or Rasul Khan).
  5. Education in the Tribal Areas. ?1945.
  6. Copy of letter ... 1 November 1944 from the Commissioner Post War Planning, N.W.F.P. and Tribal Areas, to Chief Secretary to Government N.W.F.P.
  7. Newspaper cutting on 'The Use of the Bomber on the N.W.F.P.
  8. Correspondence with Sir Olaf Caroe.
  9. File: N.W.F.P. Situation 1947 - inc. C.I.D. Daily Diary 1 April - 27 May 1947.
  10. File: Correspondence relating to Mallam's offer to stay on Frontier for six months after transfer of power.


  1. File containing notes and cuttings on political situation in N.W.F.P. in 1947, and lecture on Persian Gulf. 145pp.

See also: Films


Given by P.T. Mansfield, I.C.S. and Mrs. Mansfield. 

Bihar and Orissa: 1915-1974 

In 1968-71 P.T. Mansfield edited and typed his collection of letters written from Bihar where he was sent on joining the I.C.S. to his parents in England and bound them in four volumes (1915-1922). The introduction describes the scope of the letters which describes his life in detail, as an I.C.S. officer, particularly Settlement work, and they provide comment on the attitude of members of the I.C.S. to their work, their official and social relations with Europeans and Indians. He also comments that the letters cover a period of growth and of gradual development of autonomy - "perhaps the most fruitful of all the years of British rule." 

After his death in 1974 his wife, Mrs. Q. Mansfield, gave to the Archive all his letters edited and typed, but not bound, and without introduction, and also all his unedited letters 1923-34. These continued to describe in detail his life as an Administrative Officer, and his opinions and observations on the political, economic, agricultural and social situation in India and the part played by British administration. 

Letters by Mansfield from Bihar and Orissa, home to England. The letters were typed 1969-71 by Mansfield from the originals and the purely personal parts were removed. I have seen the originals which are in the possession of Mansfield; all through his interest in cooperatives is apparent. 

Volume 1, 1919-20: contains a foreword explaining I.C.S. in general and giving an outline of the government of Feudatory States. 

Appointed October 1919 as Additional Political Agent, Orissa Feudatory States; the Political Agent was Cobden Ramsay. 

1919-20 Sambalpur and Bonai State. Touring, mentions Jallianwalla Bagh; dacoity, description of cases and methods of dealing with it; Bhuya tribe; Lord Ronaldshay; mining prospects; Montagu's Reform Bill ? attitude of The Statesman; consequences of the Chief of Bamra's death; visit to Bamra; inspection of the palace and contents including treasury, as Political Agent takes responsibility in the new Chief's minority; free labour; installation of Chief of Gangpur; Bhuyias; finance of the state - Khandpara; Nayagaon State - forests; I.C.S. pay, daily domestic life and difficulties; bill against Kamias; report on Jallianwalla Bagh; leave in Ranchi. 

Volume 2; 1920-21: Comment on Calcutta in 1920 and first day of non-cooperation. 

Baripada, Mayurbhanj. Visit Maharaja; description; verify the treasury and hand over to Maharaja; inspection; Durbar; Indian Christian village at Chahala; prices; touring small chieftainships by river - Sohagpur, Athmallik, Kentila, Tigiria; receptions; schools; visiting the Rani; presents; detailed description of tour of inspection; new Ford car; hunting man-eating tigers; discover servants have been stealing during tour; leave cancelled; the reform scheme is practically in force and elections over; details of Christmas camp; trying to get leave; hearing several cases of dacoity; passes examination in Uria; Lord Sinha's circular on non-cooperation causes discussion; census of whole of India; transferred from Barb. to Sitamarhi. 

Volume 3, 1921-22: 

Subdivision Mag. Bihar Sitamarhi and Muzaffarpur District. Gandhi and non-cooperation movement; effect, manifestations, and consequences; indigo plantation; wages and strikes; Pusa, experimental station; cooperative conference at Sitamarhi; cooperative societies at Muzaffapur compared with Barh; detailed accounts of various types of cases tries and pending, Indian mentality, attitudes, etc.; touring as magistrate; comment on education, and non-cooperation; formation of 'publicity committee' to correct false information; Majorgah - remains of old indigo factory; indigo picking up; anti-liquor campaigns; planters, and Bihar Light Horse; interview between Gandhi and Lord Reading - consequences; Gandhi's attitude towards Government; daily occurrences; visit of Prince of Wales - arrangements etc; Sonepur fair - elephants, horses, cattle; effect of sentence on Ali brothers; manifestations of non-cooperation, and attitudes towards it; managers and tenants in indigo factories; commutation of rent; anti-non-cooperation meetings in villages; Criminal Law Amendment Act in Bihar and Orissa on 10 December 1921 and results; Prince of Wales visit to Patna, December 1921; cooperatives in Bihar and Orissa; R.C. mission station at Marpa; incidents regarding Swaraj; Gorakhpur incident; personal comments on Government and personalities; Gandhi's arrest March 1922. 

A detailed handlist of the letters is with the collection. 


Vol.l 14 November 1915 - 19 March 1917. 

Vol.2 19 October 1919 - 19 July 1920. 

Vol.3 31 July 1920 - 29 March 1921. 

Vol.4 14 April 1921 - 13 March 1922. (637pp.) 

Envelope with TS notes of cases in the Subdivisional Magistrate's Court, Barh, 1919. 33pp. 


  1. Original unedited MS letters 25 September 1917 - 27 December 1917.
  2. TS edited copies of same
  3. Original unedited MS letters 7 January 1918 - 12 October 1918.
  4. Original unedited MS letters 14 October 1918 - 31 December 1918.
  5. TS edited copies of letters 7 January 1918 - 12 October 1918.


  1. TS copy of edited letters, 6 May 1923 - 27 December 1923.
  2. A second copy.
  3. Original unedited letter 16 May 1921. (TS edited version in Box IA Vol.4).
  4. Original unedited letter 6 September 1921. (Not in TS edited version)
  5. Page of original letter 27 September 1921.
  6. Note.
  7. Two random pages.


  1. TS edited letters, unbound, 5 January - 27 December 1923. 95pp.
  2. MS edited letters, unbound 1 January 1924 - 23 December 1924. 283pp.
  3. MS edited letters, unbound, 4 January 1925 - 2 February 1925, 12 November 1926 - 28 December 1926. 316pp.


MS unedited letters, unbound, 2 January 1927 - 31 July 1929. 877pp. 


MS unedited letters, unbound, 8 August 1929 - 17 March 1934, 8 October 1936. 572pp. 


Miscellaneous articles 

  1. Reminiscences of his life, family background and ancestry (not pertaining to India).
  2. Two appreciative memoirs of A.M. Kilby, Headmaster of Lindisfarne Preparatory School, Blackheath.
  3. Letter from Shahid Ismail, Electrical Engineer in Amman, Jordan, to Mansfield 1956. Britain's bombardment of Egypt, (not pertaining to India).
  4. Original draft of first part of book regarding Orissa, its history, geography, tribes, communications, services and government.
  5. Detailed notes on settlement work for possible book on his life in India. The beginning of Survey Settlement in Orissa. The work of A.R. Toplis as Settlement Officer of Orissa.
  6. More notes for book. Settlement and I.C.S. in general.
  7. Argument for the British Raj.
  8. Notes on engaging characteristics of the Indians, his bearer, driver and deputy magistrate. 1968.
  9. From his Tour diary 14 January 1934. The Bihar Earthquake.
  10. From his Tour diary 7 December 1924. Chandbali, Kayangola.
  11. Accident on a tiger hunt.
  12. Summary of letters from Orissa 1923.
  13. Letter from Souvendra Kumar Das (Bearer?) to Mansfield on the subject of his dogs, garden plants and appointment of a cook 24 October 1924.
  14. Confidential notes to Mr. Wood. Personnel in the Secretariat and the necessity to encourage the permanent officials to speak with complete candour in order to maintain the stability and morale of the services. Personnel for cold weather postings. n.d. (possibly 1938).
  15. Extract from the Tour Diary of the Settlement Officer of Chota Nagpur, January 1931. Murder of a wealthy Zemindar.
  16. Conversation between Congress and non-Congress people on the subject of the Orissa Secretariat particularly pertaining to Mansfield.
  17. From Tour Diary, January 15/20 1934. Bihar Earthquake (three copies) when Mansfield was Collector at Bhagalpur.
  18. A Routine Note to the Chief Secretary from Mansfield requesting permission to take a copy of his earthquake report and asking whether Government would have any objection if a magazine wished to publish it. Acknowledged and approved by Chief Sec. February 1935.
  19. Foreword to a possible book of his edited letters. Referring to the work and influence of L.E.B. Cobden Ramsay in Bihar and Orissa. 1968.
  20. 25 Letters from P.T. Mansfield's wife, to his parents, 7 January 1923 30 November 1932. Personal, home, health, social life, children, servants. Comments on Travel Allowance; Oriya characteristics; Indians and English; Girl Guides; loneliness; Lord Irvin.
  21. 1958-59 Tour with wife and daughter.
    • Report on his tour (2 copies)
    • 'At home' card.
    • Three passenger lists of Circassia and Cilicia (Two copies)
    • Programme of 'Beating Retreat'.
    • Copy of memo made by V.K.R. Menon.
    • Copy of letter to Mr. (Gilbert) Laithwaite - Commonwealth Relations Office.
    • Letter from Mr. Laithwaite. 20 April. 1959.
    • Letter from Mr. Laithwaite. 31 October 1958.
    • Timetable of visit by Governor of Orissa.
    • Newspaper article reporting Mansfield's talk in Cuttack to Indian Institute of Public Administration.
    • Some names, positions held and addresses of people met on tour.
    • Brains Trust questions for ship game on Circassia.
    • Copy of Resolution passed at A.G.M. of I.C.S. (Ret. Assoc. 1949).
    • Letter from S. Das - Cuttack - 15 December 1958, enclosing two invitations for Mansfield to speak: a) Rotary Club, b) Cuttack Club.
    • Handwritten notes on tour.
    • Itinerary of Orissa programme.
    • Letter from All India Radio enclosing text of talk 'Orissa Revisited'.
    • Letter from G.C. Dash ? acknowledging donation for 'Small Gardens' prize.
    • Letter from Raghunath Gope - boatman.
    • Letter from N.J. Cornelius, General Secretary Delhi Y.M.C.A. acknowledging donation.
    • Resumé of Report on tour.
    • Letter from E.B. Samuel, General Secretary of Cuttack Y.M.C.A. acknowledging donation.
    • Indian impressions.
    • Notes for a talk on coming home.
    • Diary of tour.
    • Continuation of tour diary.
  22. 'Britain and India' personal notes probably written after 1940. How some British take delight in Hindu-Moslem disunity. The line, he feels should be taken by the Government towards India after the War. India's defences. The Government of India out of touch with the real India.
  23. Part of a letter from France, n.d. (not pertaining to India).
  24. Notes on re-reading his letters of 40 years back. 1960.
  25. Copy of message sent to the newspaper, New Orissa when the state became a separate province. 1926.
  26. (Transferred)
  27. Notes of Court cases - Barh 1919.
  28. Notes on re-reading his 1919 letters home.
  29. Various unidentified papers.


Printed material 

  1. Orissa Review (State Silver Jubilee Special) 1 April 1961. Edited by S.C. Ghosh and R.P. Sinha. Home (Public relations) Dept. Bhudaneswar.
  2. A concise history of the 'Bihar Light Horse', by Ferrers A.C. Munns, November 1958.
  3. a-d Four copies of newspaper New Orissa Vol.X No.76, 79, 84, 87. 12 to August, 1 September, 6 September, 10 September 1942 containing a continuing article on Orissa by 'Anon' - P.T. Mansfield together with a letter from the editor S.B. Rath, enclosing cuttings, and a pencil note by P.T.M.
  4. The story of a village in Bihar by P.T.M. Commissioner Tirhut. lp. n.d.
  5. a&b Two copies of pamphlet 'Rent settlement' being a note on the results of two different methods of rent settlement adopted in different districts of Bihar and Orissa by P.T.M. 14 July 1933. 21pp.
  6. 'The place of the Civil Services in Public Administration', by P.T. Mansfield. Cuttack, December 29, 1958.
  7. Annual Report on the work of the Department of Land Records and Surveys, Bihar and Orissa, for the year ending September 30, 1929.
  8. Programme of Arrival and the Ceremony on the occasion of the assumption of the Office of Governor of Orissa, by His Excellency Sir John Austen Hubback, Wednesday, 1 April 1936.
  9. Welcome poem to Sir John Hubback by Chandra Selchar Das, 1 April 1936.
  10. Pages 1 and 2 of the New Orissa Supplement Inauguration number 1 April 1936 with photographs of the individuals concerned in the new province.
  11. TS of a paper by P.T.M. given at a Town and Country Planning dinner in 1946, contrasting the idea and practice of planning in India and England, and the Indian and English character. An introduction to the paper was written in 1974. 10 + 2pp.
  12. A note by P.T.M. of changes noticed in Ranchi on return visit 1968.
  13. 1934 The Statesman: Record of the Great Indian earthquake. A magazine with photographs and. articles, published to help earthquake relief at 6 annas. Articles describe the extent and result of the devastation. 


Xerox copies of part of a scrap book kept by Mrs. Mansfield consisting of newspaper cuttings, etc. from the time of her wedding to Mr. P.T., Mansfield in 1922, to his obituary notice in 1979. There is also an account of the Bihar earthquake in 1934 by Mrs. Mansfield. 

See also: Books, photographs 


Given by E.L. Marchant 

Daly College Magazine, Indore, C.I. Vol. XII, No. 1, October 1939; Vol. XIII, No. 1, April 1940; Nos. 23-31, December 1940 - Summer 1946. 


(Brigadier Sir Robert Marriott) 

Small Collections Box 16

Letter from R. Oakley dated 5 September 1963, enclosing photostat copies with photographs and notes, on the history of the Oudh and Rohilkhund Railway on the centenary of its opening in 1863. 


(E. C. Marston) 

Small Collections Box 16

Given by R.R. Phillips 

Sind: 1839-1872. 

'An Account of E. G.. Marston, M.G., I.A. of Karachi, Sind' by C.S. Marston, I.P.S. 

An account of the early life and services of an officer in the East India Company`s Army and his subsequent services as Police Chief in Sind, 1839-1872. By his son. Dated Nasik, India, 22. February 1933. 

Sir Charles Napier, C. in C. of the Indian Army close his friend E.C. Marston to be Chief of Police in Sind after its pacification in 1843. In that post Marston remained until 1872. 21pp. 


Small Collections Box 16

Given by H. B. Martin 

Bihar: 1942-1946 

Xerox copies 

  1. TS copy of the inscription on the Cleveland Memorial, Bhagalpur.
  2. Newspaper cuttings, (3 sheets)
    • The Statesman, Tuesday, 12 November 1946; massacres in Bihar
    • The Searchlight, Thursday, 14 November 1946: attack on relief workers; Gandhi's visit to scenes of massacres.
    • Editorial on appraisal of the facts.
  3. TS copy of a letter written 15 September 1942, to P.H.F. Dodd, I.C.S. about events in Sasaram - (undated, unnamed).
  4. MS copy of Report on Communal disturbances in Biharsharif Subdivision in November 1945, by H.B. Martin, when Additional District Magistrate - Muslim refugees: police / army control of violence. 6pp. No date but probably end of November 1946.
  5. Copy of TS letter 20 November 1946 written to L.P. Singh, I.C.S. District Magistrate of Patna about the riots at Nagarnausa on 6 November 1946, the evacuation of Muslim refugees from the village under military escort, and the dispersal of mobs.

See also: letter from H. B. Martin in Archive files dated 17 November 1973 for further information relating to items 3 and 4.


(O.M. Martin, I.C.S.) 

Memoirs, 1913-45: 

Part I, 1913-19. Joins I.C.S., Bengal, 1913, sent to Rajshahi; 1916 joins Indian cavalry; 1917 joins 14th Lancers; life in Indian cavalry; service in Iraq. TS. 84 pp. 

Part II. Subdivisional Officer Narayanyanj; leave; Additional District and Sessions Judge H.Q. Comilla Chittagong; moved to Assam Valley - H.Q. Gauhati; Acting District Judge; Hinduism in Assam; description of various trials; touring by pony and sailing cutter; prosecution of Muslim leaders for sedition; congress leaders take fright and rural police are intimidated; dishonesty in his office and in land settlement; extermination of bison and wild buffalo; control of murder and dacoity; riots on Calcutta; terrorist movement and police intelligence service; social contact with Indians in Calcutta and Darjeeling; Lepchas; riot and murder on river sandbanks; weapons used in land riots; cotton weavers and their plight; Dacca riots; cause of the riots; Bengal Government failure to realize cause; railway accident and prosecution of manager; terrorist movement and its collapse; Sir John Anderson; training of Assistant Magistrates; fish industry; mosquito control; famine relief in West Bengal; corrupting influence of politics on Indian friends; Hindus and Muslims becoming estranged; outbreak of war; deficiencies in training Indian army; difficulties as Chief Secretary; order arrests of suspected terrorists; conference of generals at Chittagong; futility of army measures for 'denial of transport' and the economic effects; Gandhi's emissary is arrested and sentenced; refugees from Burma; great Bengal famine. TS from pp. 85-331; 37 pp. of MS, numbered pp. 332-369. 

MS synopsis of points of interest of each part made by Martin: Part I consists of one sheet; Part II consists of five sheets. 

Treatise on Yogasastra by Professor Monoranjan Barua, revised and partly rewritten and with a foreword by O.M. Martin, dated 1968. TS. 400 pp.; divided into 21 chapters and 3 appendices. 


Papers of William Lawrence Docton Martyn 

Given by P.D. Martyn 

Punjab, Bengal, Assam 1927-1947 

Assistant executive engineer, North Western Railway, Lahore 1927. 

Worked on several projects in various capacities, i.e. Empress Bridge at Adamwahan 1929-30: Bombay Sind Railway Survey 1930: Became Engineer-in-Chef for Surveys in 1946. He left India in 1947. 


Envelope I

  1. Identity Card - 9 October 1944
  2. Menu for Thanksgiving Day - Allianz Officers' Mess - 27 November 1947.
  3. Dinner Plan at Government House - 11 April 1940
  4. Private Pilot's Licence - 17 February 1938, Lahore.
  5. Shooting Licence issued 23 January 1946.
  6. Licence for the possession of Arms and Ammunition issued 11 July 1929.
  7. Curfew Pass issued 17 May 1947.
  8. Articles of Association and Bye-Laws of the Punjab Club, Lahore. Printed June 1943.
  9. Sind Club Rules and Bye-Laws 1943 also including letter informing him of his election to the Club.
  10. Shooting Licence (Punjab Government) issued January 6, 1940.
  11. Postcard from Office of the High Commissioner for India, London, to Martyn informing him that censorship is not now necessary. 31 August 1945
  12. A pass for Martyn allowing him, with trolly and trollymen to inspect all works on all bridges of the B. and A. Railway.
  13. Concessions on Overseas Railways to Employees of Indian Railways (Pamphlet) 1 March 1937
  14. Personal Account Book - 1935.

Envelope 2 

  1. Thirteen letters re his train journey from India to London. Requesting passes and concession fares from the French, Iraqi Belgian, German, Turkish, Austrian and Yugoslavian Railways - their replies January-March 1938. Also a letter (duplicate copy) from Martyn to the Bombay Collector of Customs requesting a customs clearance certificate for his double-barrelled gun, 12 bore. 22 February 1938.
  2. Eight passes and vouchers for rail journey from above countries. 1938.
  3. Letter from Office of the High Commissioner for India certifying that Martyn is proceeding to India in the national interest. London, 29 August 1945.
  4. From Major Sen certifying that Martyn has been inoculated for cholera. Saidpur 8 May 1945.
  5. As above for Smallpox. Saidpur 21 April 1945.
  6. Letter of credance from General Manager of N.W. Railway, C.H. Plank (and duplicate). Lahore 21 July 1947.
  7. Certificate of vaccination against Smallpox, 1 April 1938.

Folder I

Letters relating to the Punjab and Frontier Association of European Government Servants (P.A.E.G.S.) and the All India Association of European Government Services (A.I.A.E.G.S.). Mostly their attempt to redress the differences of treatment between the Civil Services and Defence Services and the remaining Civil Services. 

  1. Letter to Martyn from General Manager of N.W. Railway, Lahore, August 1947, saying that officers from the Secretary of State's Services who may quit service before 15 August 1947 and return to England will be reimbursed for their transport and travel. Also two notes from Martyn to T.A.W. Foy 3pp.
  2. Letter from T.A.W. Foy, President of the A.I.A.E.G.S. to Rt. Hon. Arthur Henderson, K.C., M.P., 8 August 1947, Lahore, asking for additional pensions and contributory provident funds to be sanctioned to all officers of the Civil Services and equal to 50% of the last pay drawn while in service. 2pp.
  3. Two copies of the Comparison of total annual incomes of European, Pensionable and non-pensionable officers of the I.S.E. and I.R.S.E.
  4. Memorandum from Martyn to S.E. Abbott, Secretary to Government of the Punjab, Lahore, 11 August 1947, on the Increased Pensions and Provident Funds - Representation in England.
  5. Lay out of table referred to in No.3.
  6. Memo on Non-pensionable Secretary of State's Officers - compensation. 18 June 1947.
  7. Letter from A.G. Hall, President of P.A.E.G.S. to the Secretary of State for India, 18 June 1947, detailed memo on above subject. 4pp.
  8. Memo on above signed by Martyn. Their requests through the Central I.C.S. Association and Lord Hailey have been rejected.
  9. Memorandum of Association.
  10. Minutes of an Extraordinary General Meeting of the P.A.E.G.S. July 31, 1947. Punjab Club, Lahore. 2pp.
  11. Letter from A.G. Hall, President of the A.I.A.E.G.S. to the Secretary of State for India, 17 June 1947, Lahore, drawing his attention to the need for increased pensions. 4pp.
  12. Memo on the P.A.E.G.S. from Martyn, 11 August 1947 to R.T.W. Goodman with various instructions.
  13. Copy of letter from Martyn to the Secretary to the Government of India, Delhi, May 27 1947, Lahore, requesting his attention to the scales of compensation and protesting against the dissimilarity of treatment between the Indian Civil Services and the Defence Services on the one hand, and the remaining Civil Services on the other. 2pp.
  14. Copy of letter from Hon. Secretary of A.I.A.E.G.S. to C.F.U. Williams, C.I.E., I.C.S., Secretary Governor-General (Public) Delhi, 21 May 1947, Lahore, regarding a. previous interview and a. memo on it.
  15. Letter to the Rt. Hon. Arthur Henderson, K.C., M.P., from Sir Frank Anderson of the A.I.A.E.G.S., Edinburgh, 3 October 1947, requesting that Martyn be granted an interview.
  16. Rules of the Indian Government Officers (Retired) Association. 5pp.
  17. Two letters from Lloyds Bank, 6 Pall Mall, London, to Martyn, 10 March 1950 and 8 March 1950. Statement of account of the P.A.E.G.S. September 1940 - March 1950. Letter to Martyn from Hon. Secretary of P.A.E.G.S. and minutes of P.A.E.G.S. meeting, 9 January 1950, Moghalpura. 5pp.
  18. Letter from General Manager of N.W. Railway to (a) The Railway Department (India), and (b)The Railway Department (Pakistan) 7 August 1947, Lahore. Attached - a copy of a Home Department's circular and letter 4 August 1947, addressed to all departments of the Central Government saying that all officers quitting service owing to the present constitutional changes should be reimbursed for their travel and transportation of personal effects. 2pp.
  19. Copy of two telegrams from Homex 17 July 1947 and 27 July 1947 giving permission to officers of Secretary of State's Services who are not desirous of. continuing in service after 15 August to leave India.
  20. Minutes of the 7th (1947) meeting of the Council of the P.A.E.G.S. and the Managing Committee of the A.I.A.E.G.S. Punjab Club, Lahore, July 8, 1947. 4pp
  21. Memorandum 10 December 1946 by the A.I.A.E.G.S. for the consideration of H.M. Secretary of State for India with reference to increase of Retired Pay and Contributory Provident Funds. 2pp.
  22. Memorandum 1 May 1946, by representatives of the British Members of the Uncovenanted Civil Services in India appointed by the Secretary of State for India, on the terms given to European Government Servants in the event of constitutional changes in India.
  23. Appendix I. Showing and explaining the method by which the figures have been arrived at - of the compensations due to the India Services of Engineers. A detailed report.
  24. Appendix II. Compensation due to non-pensionable officers. 
  25. Appendix III. Existing and Accruing Rights of Members of the Services. 
  26. Appendix IV. Protection of officers against claims for damages in the Civil Courts in respect of acts committed by them in their official capacity. 
  27. Two copies of letter 18 June 1947, from the Joint Secretary, Government of India to the Chief Secretaries in all Provincial Governments, asking for the decisions of all officers as to whether they wish to: 1. quit service, 2. quit service but remain for some time after August 1947, 3. continue in service of Government but ask for a transfer to a different Province. 4pp.
  28. Statement showing calculation of compensation due to I.S.E. officers who are forced by Government to retire before the normal retiring age of 55. 7pp.
  29. Letter from S.E. Abbott, to Martyn, 2 May 1947, Lahore, about Statement of conditions to be applied to officers of the Secretary of State's Services, who obtain permanent pensionable employment in a Civil Service under His Majesty's Government. (Enclosed).
  30. Memorandum from Government of India, Finance Department, on the liability to tax in the U.K. of Officers intending to retire and take up permanent residence there.
  31. From N.D. Gulhati, Hon. Secretary, Civil Engineers Association, India and Burma to the Secretary, Government of India, Home Department, 4 November 1946, on the compensation for loss of career - Included are three statements with explanatory notes.7pp.
  32. From the Hon. Secretary of the N.W.P. I.R.S.E. Officers Association, Lahore to the Secretary, Central Pay Commission, Delhi, 14 September 1946. A memorandum on the pay and allowances which should be introduced for all Central Government officers of "Class 1" Services. 14pp
  33. From B.R. Tandan, Finance Secretary to Government Punjab, to all heads of Departments and High Court, Commissioners of Divisions, District and Sessions Judges and Deputy Commissioners in the Punjab, 26 December 1945, on the revision of scale of pay of Provincial Services. 4pp.

Folder 2

This folder contains various papers on some of the Railways' Post War Programme, the north west region, including the Bengal and Assam railway and the project to lay a line to serve the Bhakra Dam. 

  1. Papers concerned with The Post War Programme relating to Surveys and Construction involving 20 stretches of rail, 1946. 12pp.
  2. North Western Railway. Organisation of Surveys and Constructions Branch, 4 March 1946. 6pp.
  3. Papers on the Brake Power of Goods Trains. 6pp
  4. Papers on Headquarters Office, Projects and Design Branch - the design of masonry work for bridges. Loads on ruling grades with Diesel Electric Locomotives, 1946. 8pp.
  5. Explanatory memo on Dr. Uppal's note on Rann of Cutch Hydrology by M. Blench, I.S.E., Director of Irrigation Research, Punjab, Lahore, July 1947. The memo itself by Dr. Uppal, M.Sc., Ph.D., Deputy Director, Irrigation Research Institute, Punjab, with photographs. 27pp.
  6. Post War Constructions: Surveys - Field notes. 15 pp.
  7. Handwritten note on piers.
  8. An authorisation allowing Martyn to conduct a survey of the Badin - Viramgam route.
  9. Bombay - Sind Connection Railway Survey - a report. 10pp.
  10. Bombay - Sind connection. Alternative Deesa - Palanpur route. 5pp.
  11. Extract from Sir R.R. Gale's report on. Bombay - Sind connection Railway Survey pps. 30-33. 7pp.
  12. Extract pages 27-35 from Sir R.R. Gale's report of 1907 of reconnaissance of the Northern and Cutch routes of the proposed Bombay - Sind connection railway and decision regarding the alignment of the line. 21 pp.
  13. A report on this survey. 19pp.
  14. Comments on A. Rowlance's report 2pp.
  15. A notification for lard required for the Tando Mohammed Khan to Moghalbin Railway. 2pp.
  16. Schedule of Powers of the Engineer-in-Chief, Surveys. 1945. 3pp.
  17. A memo from the General Manager (Surveys and Construction) Lahore to the Political Agent, Kalat at Sibi. February 1946, on the Karachi - Quetta reconnaissance.
  18. Several papers relating to the Bengal and Assam Railway. 34pp.
  19. Post War Programme. Bombay - Sind survey. Earth-excavating machinery.
  20. Proposed Railway line to serve the Bhakra Dam Project, and other related papers.


Books and Reports

  1. Rules for the Preparation of Railway Projects: Revised 1926. Issued by the Government of India Railway Department.
  2. North Western Railway Statistical Record 1928-39 and 1943-44.
  3. North Western Railway Table of Goods Rates per maund. From 10 to 2,000 miles. In force from April 1 1936.
  4. Technical Paper. No. 208. Notes on Railway Surveys by Lt. Col. G.R. Hearn, D.S.O., R.E., 1920.
  5. Indian Railway Standard Codes of Practice and Bridge Rules.
  6. River Training and Control on the Guide Bank System by Mr. Francis J.E. Spring, C.I.E. 1935.
  7. North Western Railway. Report and Detailed Estimate of the Rupa-Talaura Railway, 1946:


  1. Watson on the reconstruction of the Empress Bridge over the river Sutlej on the N.W. Railway. Macrae on training works in connection with the shortening of the Empress Bridge over the Sutlej river 1935.
  2. Proceedings of the Punjab Engineering Congress 1946. Volume XXXIV.
  3. Copy of a page reproduced from the Pakistan Times 15 March 1947 headed 'Anatomy of Aggression in the Punjab' with quotations from the Khan Mamdot, Ghazanfar Ali Khan and others in one column and from Master Tara Singh, Giani Kartar Singh, Dr. Gopi Chand, Krishan Gopal Datt and others on the other column. And an earnest appeal from the editors to their readers to devise ways and means to ensure peace and tranquillity in the Province.


Large Reports from the North Western Railway. 

Traffic and Engineering Reports and Detailed Estimates of: 

  1. Pezu-Dela Ismail Khan Railway.
  2. The Tando Mohd Khan-Moghalbin Railway 1945-6
  3. The Mardan-Charsadda Railway and of the Nowshera-Charsadda Railway 1945-6.
  4. Bombay-Sind connection railway - northern route 1945. Parts 1, 1a and 2.
  5. Jacobabad-Kasjmor Railway Conversion 1945-6


6 large photographs of different sections of the Empress Bridge over the River Sutlej. 

1 very long framed photograph of the whole span of the Empress Bridge over the River Sutlej at Adamwahan (which Lawrence double-tracked February 1929/October 1930). 


Given by Mrs. E. Mascall 

Kashmir, U.P., Rajputana, Punjab, Bombay, Assam, C.P., Delhi, Burma, 1857-1922 


Slides (3" x 3") designed to be used in various lectures about India. 


  1. Gulmarg 1914 (painting)
  2. Hardwar and Ganges River.
  3. Khajak Tunnel. 1905 (showing train on platform)
  4. Munkura Chat, Benares.
  5. Drawing of Banyan tree.
  6. Lughal Bridge, Lucknow (painting)
  7. Juma Shahi Masjid, Lahore.


  1. Rewa: Chichal Falls.
  2. Rajputana desert
  3. Everest 1923 from Camp XII
  4. Lahore: Ranjit Singh's tomb.
  5. Simla-Kalker Railway
  6. Punjab: Dharmsala: general view from south
  7. Bombay: Victoria garden


  1. Lahore: Baradari 1905
  2. Chappar rift from crest, 1885
  3. Fort Attock, 1905
  4. Louise-Margaret Bridge, Baluchistan. Sind-Pershin Railway opened 1887
  5. Peshawar: Bala Hissar 1905


  1. Kulhar Kauri from Shillong.
  2. Agra Fort (painting)
  3. Taj Mahal (from across the Jumna)
  4. Taj Mahal: Mumtaz Mahal's tomb.
  5. Wular Lake.
  6. Srinagar: winter scene.
  7. Chamba-Manirung Pass.

BOX E taken in 1884-1900 

  1. Landsdowne Bridge: Rohre, Indus River.
  2. Bharamgali: Suspension bridge.
  3. Attock Bridge 1905
  4. Residency, Lucknow 1893
  5. View from College: Rurki 1909


5 slides of miscellaneous art. 

BOX G People and types 

  1. Brahuis (Dravidian) 1905
  2. Assamese in a tea-garden
  3. Kashmir C.M.S. School (Tyndale-Biscoe's) - Winners of Tournament. (see notes)
  4. Kashmir: Pandit, Old School.
  5. Nautch girls of Kashmir.

BOX H Miscellaneous 

  1. Bombay: Elephanta Caves
  2. Bombay: Elephanta Caves
  3. Drawing: reproduction of Battle of Korva.
  4. Indus flood: Larkhana 1916: Europeans and English on a raft.
  5. Indus flood: Larkhana 1916: train in flood water.
  6. Unidentified drawing of monkeys.
  7. The Flag of England by Rudyard Kipling
  8. Map of India
  9. Map of Ancient World.


Slides of Somaliland: copied from Illustrated London News


Slides of Iraq taken 1920-1922 

BOX II Slides in Wooden Box 


  1. Queen Victoria
  2. King George V driving through Kashmir Gate 1911
  3. Imperial Assemblage - Delhi 1876/77
  4. Royal procession - Delhi Durbar 1911
  5. Delhi-Kashmir Gate
  6. Carnatic
  7. Armandara 1897
  8. No. 5 Bt. Mountain Battery - Khud hopping.
  9. Bailey Guard Gate.
  10. Amphitheatres for Coronation Durbar, 12 December 1911. (Poor quality).
  11. Cawnpore: Memorial statue.
  12. Hall of Audience: Delhi
  13. Group of English Army officers and civilians - No name.
  14. Drawing of procession of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee - Pageant of Empire.
  15. Drawing of procession, Delhi 1876 - Albert Edward.
  16. Drawing by Col. Dodgson of Residency, Lucknow in 1858.
  17. Residency - Lucknow 1884
  18. Cawnpore - Prison house 1857
  19. Aitkens Post 1857.


  1. Drawing of Saggia (waterwheel) at work.
  2. Photograph: Quetta, fruit bazaar 1905.
  3. Parsi girl.
  4. Nana Sahib.
  5. Nawab Sir Hassan Muhammad Abdulla Khan, Commandant 15th Lancers.
  6. Sikh Native Officer.
  7. 'Gwalior'. A memory of 1857.
  8. Maj. Gen. Sir. H.H. Pratap Singh.
  9. A Brahmin at prayers.
  10. A fakir.
  11. Mr. Gandhi.
  12. A Gurkha Officer.
  13. Wedding procession (camel drawn carriage).
  14. Fakir's house, White Rock, Mr. Dowlie.
  15. Arabs.
  16. Sugarcane being sold in bazaar.
  17. Baluch shepherd.
  18. Native waterwheel.
  19. Native plough - Egypt
  20. Washing


  1. Drawing of Siva.
  2. Multan pottery.
  3. Drawing of Temple of Ramesuaram.
  4. Drawing of lotus.
  5. Metal representation of mahseer - S. India.
  6. Drawing of Krishna and Arjuna.
  7. South Indian bowl, silver.
  8. Cashmere needlework: example of
  9. Metal representation model of dragonfly, South India.
  10. Brass beggars bowl, Benares.
  11. Persian pierced metal jug.
  12. Cashmere lamp, cloisonné.
  13. Pertabgarh bracelet.
  14. Miniatures painted on ivory.
  15. Moradabad.
  16. Drawing of Krishna and Rama.
  17. Drawing of Vivhun.
  18. Moradabad Tray.

SET N Indian Religious - Temples 

  1. Drawing of Buddhist tope: Benares.
  2. Drawing of temple at Madura.
  3. Statue of the Buddha.
  4. Drawing of Radha and Krishna.
  5. Dhilwara Temple: Mount Abu.
  6. Kutab Minar: Delhi.
  7. Drawing of Lakschmi.
  8. Drawing of Surya.
  9. Drawing of Ganga.
  10. Drawing of Durga and the gods.
  11. Drawing of Kali dancing on Siva.
  12. Photograph of Golden Temple at Amritsar.
  13. Drawing of Carved Pagoda. Rangoon.
  14. Drawing of Brahma.
  15. Photograph of Buddhist temple: Jubbulpur.
  16. Photograph of Nepalese temple: Benares.
  17. Photograph of frieze from Takht-I-bahi.
  18. Photograph of Hindu temple - Benares.


(T.D. Mason) 

Small Collections Box 16

Given by Mrs. I. White 

One large plan of Colombo Harbour. 

Two photographs of Colombo Harbour Shipway, c. 1920. 

One photograph of pilot ship Francis Dicks on, designed by Mason. 

Two letters of appreciation of Mason: 

  1. From Harbour Superintendent, Colombo Port Commission, 24 April 1920.
  2. From the Chairman, Colombo Port Commission, 7 March 1934, on Mason's retirement.

One letter from the Premier of Hobart, Tasmania, to Mason, 8 October 1925. 


Given by Sir Christopher Masterman, C.S.I., C.I.E. 

Madras: 1914-1946 


TS articles written at various times. 

  1. Pondicherry. 2pp brief description of contacts with French Government.
  2. Kondhs Agency. Brief notes on post as Special Assistant Agent, Balliguda Agency, 1919. 2pp.
  3. The I.C.S. at War (1914-1918). Account of Masterman's time as Assistant Collector, Tinnevelly until being allowed to join the 5th Cavalry in 1917 in the N.W.F. at Risalpur. Training - Cavalry v. Infantry. Palestine in 1918-19. Eventual demobilisation. 15pp.
  4. Tinnevelly 1915-17. Account of Masterman's two years in Tinnevelly with a description of the three Collectors under whom he trained as Assistant Collector, and the form the training took. 12pp.
  5. Xerox copy of a letter from Sir Christopher Masterman to Miss Thatcher, May 1974, with autobiographical note on his career between 1920-36. 3pp
  6. Secretariat 1936-39. Autobiographical account of Masterman's time as Secretary to Government, Education and Public Health Department under Congress Government with C. Rajagopalachari, P. Subbarayan and Dr. T.S.S. Rajan. Other ministers, and problems of the Secretariat - Reminiscences of Rajagopalachari. 6pp.
  7. Recollections of a District Officer in war-time: Vizagapatam, 1939-1942. Includes account of the military defence of Madras, air-raid precautions, the air-raid on Madras in 1942 and its aftermath, including account of Lord Wavell's visit. 13pp.
  8. Questions to Sir Christopher Masterman put by Dr. Christopher Bayly (Queen's College, Cambridge) in July 1973.
  9. The TS answers sent by Sir Christopher in August 1973. The subjects cover national and local politics; Congress's influence; changing attitudes of British officials, Government in Madras; Gandhi's influence; C. Rajagopalachari and other ministers; Kondhs. 7 pp 
  10. Dinner seating places:
    • Centenary Dinner, Madras Chamber of Commerce, 5 December, 1936.
    • Government House, Ootacamund, 24 May 1937
    • Government House, Madras, 11 January 1938
    • Government House, Madras, 18 January 1938
    • Medical dinner, 1938.
  11. Investiture Programme, Banqueting Hall, Madras, 10 March 1944. (Sir Christopher Masterman's C.S.I.).
  12. Government of Madras Education and Public Heath Department G.O. No. 1398, 26 June 1937. Order - No. 1398, Education: press communique issued by C.H. Masterman, Secretary to Government. Printed 12 pp.
  13. Envelope containing newspaper cuttings relating to war-time Madras, with reported speeches by Sir Christopher Masterman on India's concern in War; air raid on Vizagapatam; National War Front; food supplies; motor control; food control 1947. Mainly from Visakba Patrika and Madras Mail 1938; 1940-44; 1947, and undated.
  14. Programme of Fete in aid of the War Fund, Vizagapatam, 8 March 1941.
  15. Welcome address, gold and white, to Sir Christopher Masterman, Adviser to His Excellency the Governor of Madras. 9 March 1946.
  16. Madras Occasional Verse: privately printed on behalf of the Madras Hospital Ship. 2nd ed. Higginbothams Ltd., Madras 1917. Annotated by Sir Christopher Masterman.
  17. Madras Club: List of Presidents and Chronological Table of Important Events 1934/36-1949. 2pp.
  18. Two amusing verses by Sir Christopher Masterman.
  19. After-dinner speech by Sir Christopher Masterman
  20. Invitation card, 13 February 1945. 
  21. Poem written about air-raid precautions at Vizagapatam.
  22. Personal book of newspaper cuttings. 1913-1936. Relating to Sir Christopher Masterman and relatives. A number from The Madras Mail etc. of Sir Christopher's speeches when Collector of South Arcot - Articles on Salt Tax and India as a Federal State etc.


Photographs, various dated from 1917-1946. 

  1. 1917, Risalpur, officers of 5th Cavalry
  2. 1917, Pachmari, Musketry Course
  3. 1918, Palestine, 97th Deccan Infantry, Officers and other ranks.
  4. 1918, Palestine, 97th Deccan Infantry, Officers and other ranks.
  5. 1921, Kondh Agency - 22 photographs of the locality and inhabitants.
  6. 1922, Tada, working in the River.
  7. 1922, Tada, working in the River.
  8. 1922, Tada, round thatched houses.
  9. 1923, Naupada, saltpans and brine pit.
  10. 1923, Naupada, saltpans.
  11. 1923, Naupada, saltheaps.
  12. 1923, Naupada, salt sales.
  13. 1923, Naupada, salt sales.
  14. 1923, Naupada, salt sales.
  15. 1923, Naupada, salt sales.
  16. 1923, Naupada, C.H.M. with Platoon of Indian soldiers.
  17. 1923, Schapur, buildings and passers-by.
  18. 1923, Kararsa, storing salt.
  19. 1923, Waltair, C.H.M. (with Mrs. C.H.M. and small child) as Deputy Commissioner of Salt and Excise with group of British and Indian Officials.
  20. 1923, Ganjam, testing Arrack.
  21. 1925, Ennore, barge and crew with poles.
  22. 1925, Ennore, barge with sail.
  23. 1925, Pulicat, barge with sail.
  24. 1925, Pulicat, two barges with sails.
  25. 1930, Kodaikanal, river and houses.
  26. 1930, Kodaikanal, David.
  27. 1932? 1933? Nellore Dt., entrance of Palace of Rajah of Venkatagiri.
  28. 1932, June 24 - Ootacamund, 8 photographs of an apparently important celebration, showing large gatherings of officials and general views of the scene - "Aravankadu, Ootacamund 1932"
  29. 1932, Ootacamund July - group of officials.
  30. 1932, Krishnapatam, September and Christmas - 7 small photographs, bungalow, river and houseboat.
  31. 1933, Nellore, Officers' Club, group.
  32. 1934, Krishnapatam and Udayagiri. 3 photographs.
  33. 1934, Nellore, Christmas. 2 photographs.
  34. 1934, Nellore, June 1934, group of officials and staff.
  35. 1934, Nellore, Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition - Committee members.
  36. 1934, Nellore, Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition - Prize-giving.
  37. Nellore? Missionaries.
  38. 1936, Cuddilore, S. Arcot, group.
  39. 1936, Cuddilore, S. Arcot, group.
  40. 1936, Cuddilore, visit of French Governor - Armed Guard.
  41. 1936, Cuddilore, Guest House.
  42. Undated. The Mansion, Madras.
  43. 1938, Cuddilore, S. Arcot, prize-giving by Mrs. Masterman
  44. Undated, Sir Arthur Hope (last Governor of Madras) during war.
  45. 1941 or 1942. Visit of Governor (Sir Arthur Hope) to Andhra University, with C.. Reddie, Vice Chancellor and others. (Two copies of this photograph).
  46. c. 1941 or 1942. Group with Sir Norman Strathie, First Adviser to the Governor and Mr. and Mrs. Masterman.
  47. 8 1.1945, Officers of Central Road Traffic Board, Madras.
  48. 1945, Madras Club.
  49. 1945?, Board of Revenue - large group.
  50. 1945 Album containing 29 photographs of ceremony and personalities at the installation of Rajah of Kurupam.
  51. 1945, Installation of Rajah of Kurupam - group of officials and guests and including relations of Rajah. Four photographs, one mounted, all signed by the Rajah and dated 17.2.34, of groups of his friends and guests.
  52. 1946, Madras Club, interior and exterior views. 
  53. Undated. Anderson's Gardens, Madras.
  54. 1946, Bungalow Nellore 1933, with small boy. Four small photographs.
  55. 1946, Madras Races. Shanghai winning.
  56. 1946, Ootacamund Races 1946. Rabie Al Khan winning.
  57. 1946, Ootacamund Races May 1947. Mrs Masterman leading in winner, Rabie A. Khan.
  58. Undated, Canal near Mogalturru, Kistna.
  59. Undated. Chatrapore. Ganjam.
  60. Undated. Collector's bungalow, Chatrapore.
  61. Undated. Karassa Salt Factory, now Waltair Harbour.


Small Collections Box 17

Given by Lady C. Matheson 

TS copy of a diary kept by Harriet Lyall on a journey from Calcutta to Egypt and to Athens, 18 November 1841-March 1842. Describes life on board, visit to Aden and down the Red Sea to Egypt, the journey overland to the Nile and then by boat to Cairo which they reached on 16 February; details of visits to Thebes Karak etc.; sightseeing in Cairo until 26 February, then to Alexandria; leave for on 7 March where they are quarantined for fourteen days, then to Athens; last entry 31 March 1842. 

(Harriet Lyall is the grandmother of Lady Matheson who possesses the original of the diary. This copy was a copy of the TS copy sent by Lady Matheson.) 


Small Collections Box 17

Given by Mrs. F. Matthews 

'The Sir John Nicholson record: a genealogical tree of the family.' TS duplicated. 

Duplicated TS of a memoir written by Esther Anne Betts (née Nicholson) a cousin of John Nicholson's on her father's side: 

Voyage to India in 1854 to join her parents; her father was opium agent of Suleempore District, Gorruckpore; they hear of the Barrackpore mutiny in February l857; after Meerut in May they live in terror; women and children evacuated from Suleempore (sic) to Allygunge where there is a force of troops under Lt. Havelock; description of 30 mile trek; arrive safely, and after a week return to Suleempore; news of mutiny at Segowlie, Allygunge and Arrah; attack on Suleempore; escape by river to Dinapore; (one of the regiments here commanded by Colonel Showers); from there they are sent to Calcutta.


Small Collections Box 17

Given by Dr R.M.S. Rice. 

Photocopy of the first chapter of a memoir by Constance Maude. This gives her recollections of childhood in Bangalore between 1888 and 1906 . 

Constance Maude was the youngest of ten children. Her father served for fifty years in the government of Mysore State and did much to further the cause of education in South India. This first chapter of her memoir vividly evokes the life of an English family in Anglo-India at the turn of the century. A Durbar given by the Maharajah of Mysore is well described. 29pp. 


Sir Reginald Maxwell, I.C.S., and Lady Maxwell. 

Bombay Presidency: 1907-1944. 

Owing to a large additional donation by Mr. John Maxwell on the death of his mother, Lady Maxwell in 1978, and also to a reorganisation in cataloguing photographs (referred to in the introduction) the numbering of boxes had to be slightly altered. 

From Volume I of the catalogue, Boxes I-X have been amalgamated into Boxes PI-PVI. Therefore the papers start in Box XI as before. New material received in 1978 is contained in Boxes XVI and XVII. 

When the words 'selected letters' appear - the selection was made by Lady Maxwell. 

A detailed list is to be found in the boxes. 
(The numbers in brackets refer to the number of packets of slides): 


Kaira; Kharaghoda; N. Frontier (7); Dharwar; Ahmednagar (2). 


Kanara I 1913; Kanara II 1913-14; Dharwar 1928; Mahabaleshwar 1922 (4). 


Kanara tours 1912; 1913-14 (4). 


Poona 1922; Shirve Gudda - 12 plates; Jhalavali - 6 plates; Karwar - 6 plate: Tilkatta - 2 plates; Ambeli village - 2 plates; Bijapur - 6 plates; Mirjan - plates; miscellaneous - 7 plates. 


Kanara 1924 (3); Gersoppa Falls 1924 (1). 


Kanara 1913-14; Bijapur 1915. 


Six negative albums 1927-36; 1938-40. 


Ootacamund 1916; Bombay etc. 1921; Gersoppa Falls 1924; Poona 1921; Bhim Tal 1918 (2); Kanara 1924 (2); Karwar 1921. 


Chandawar 1910; Bombay; Bengunga; Agra; Fatehpur Sikri; Kashmir; Srinagar; Rampur; New Delhi; Kupri, etc. 


Thirty-seven boxes of VPT 4? x 6 cm negatives, 1912-25. North and South Kanara - Bombay Presidency 1912-14; Belgaum 1914-15; Dharwar 1915-16; war-time tour to Madras Presidency 1916 Kharaghoda North Gujarat on Rann of Cutch: series showing salt manufacture; Bhim Tal 1918; Kaira 1.925. 


Original poster, Quit India and small printed slip 2 October 1942: Gandhi Jayanti Voice of India - 'Quit India at once', in original envelope addressed to Sir Reginald Maxwell. 

Xerox copies: 

TS copy of letter from Sir Reginald Maxwell to his mother 22 December 1925 from Kaira. Meeting with the Hon. Sir Chunilal Mehta at Nadiad; describes Indian breakfast. 

Extract from letter 11 February 1926 on subject of inter-dining with Indians; their type of food; caste restrictions and regulations; hygiene. 

Newspaper cuttings and cartoon about Sir Reginald Maxwell from The Statesman, 3 September 1938.

Two printed pages, 181-2 from Indian Information 15 August 1941, called 'Personalities' - sketch of Sir Reginald Maxwell's career and other news. 

MS letter from Mahadev (Desai) from Sevagram, Wardha, C.P. to Sir Reginald Maxwell, 25 December 1940, expressing good wishes for the safety of his family at home. 

MS letter from Mahadev Desai, Sevagram, Wardha, 26 December 1941, of good wishes and friendship in spite of divergent paths. 

MS letter from Mangesh R. Telang to Lady Maxwell enclosing a painting of a Veena and two Sanskrit verses addressed to Sir Reginald and Lady Maxwell composed by Mangesh Telang. 

Letter from M.R. Telang in Karwar to Lady Maxwell in London, 6 March 1942, of friendship and domestic news. 

Letter from M.R. Telang in Karwar to Sir Reginald Maxwell, 8 January 1943, expressing regret at his leaving India, and alto asking incidentally what had happened about the idea of his receiving the title Maha'mahopadhyaya. 

Cutting from newspaper 14 April 1943 about Sir Reginald Maxwell's departure. 

Seating plan and guest list at farewell dinner given by Lord Linlithgow at Viceroy's house New Delhi to members of his council, Tuesday 12 October 1943. 

MS speech delivered by Sir Reginald Maxwell at the farewell dinner Tuesday 12 October 1943. 

Seating plan and guest list at farewell dinner given by the Viceroy (Viscount Wavell) to the Hon. Sir Reginald and Lady Maxwell, 24 March 1944. 

TS speech delivered by Sir Reginald Maxwell in reply to Lord Wavell's speech, at the farewell dinner, 24 March 1944. 

TS letter of regret at Sir Reginald Maxwell's departure from the President of the Legislative Assembly 28 March 1944 and rough MS by Sir Reginald Maxwell 29 March 1944. 

MS letter from Sir Richard Tottenham 7 April 1944 expressing regret at Sir Reginald Maxwell's departure. 

MS letter from Bombay from Paramesihwar V. Gunishastri, Director of Tariff Commission, 28 February 1963, in answer to one of Sir Reginald Maxwell's to his father; personal. 


'The manual of office procedure', by Sir Reginald Maxwell. (Accompaniment to No. 88, dated 28 February 1923, from Secretary, Retrenchment Committee.) Poona, 1923. 

'Government of India Secretariat: organisation and procedure', by Sir Reginald Maxwell. GIPD - 536 (c) HD- S2-9.2.73 -10. Confidential. 

'Summary of Indian constitutional problem 1939-44.' 2 pages MS by Sir Reginald Maxwell. 

Newspaper cuttings: 

'Last days in the Assembly, 1944'. 

'Gandhi Number', 1949, published by the India League, London.

The Times of India, mail edition for Saturday 11 May '1929, with Bardoli report summary etc. 

Two miscellaneous newspaper cuttings showing Sir Reginald Maxwell as the Governor of Bombay's Secretary. 

Commemoration number of India News, 26 January 1950. 

Report of the special enquiry into the second revision settlement of the Bardoli and Chorasi Talukas. By R.S. Broomfield and R.M. Maxwell. Bombay, Government Press, 1929. 

Indian Independence Act, 1947. 

'India: Compensation for the Services .... April 1947.' London, H.M.S.O. Cmd 7116. 

Selections from the records of the Bombay Government: No. DLVI N.S. Papers relating to the first revision settlement of the Honavar Taluka (including Bhatkal Pets) of the Kanara Collectorate Bombay, 1918. 

Papers relating to the first revision settlement of the Kumta Taluka of the Kanara Collectorate. Bombay, 1918. No. DLIV N.S. 

Folder containing miscellaneous papers: 'An act to provide a suitable means of knowing who is to take whom in to dinner, and where they are to sit'. 

Seating plan for dinner at the Viceroy's house, New Delhi, on Saturday 13 June 1942 and Friday 19 November 1943. 

I.C.S. dinner 8 September 1934 Poona - seating plan and menu; I.C.S. dinner 5 September 1938 - seating plan and menu. 

Caricature of Sir Reginald Maxwell in Hindustan Times Weekly 30 August 1942. TS extract from a letter from Sir Reginald to his mother, 1925, about Gokarn. 

Guest list and seating plan for dinner for Chiang Kai-Shek on 10 February 1942 at the Viceroy's house, New Delhi. 


Papers relating to Lady Maxwell's parents, Rev. H. and Mrs. Haigh, missionaries in India among the Todas etc.: 

Notebook. MS by Mrs. Lilian S. Haigh on Nilgiri Hills; South India; and the Todas. A brief outline of environment, and of the manners and customs of the Todas. 

Three photographs of Toda people and their houses. 

Four hand-coloured postcards of people living near Darjeeling. Missionary? Semi-comic? 

Two coloured postcards of Bangalore and Mysore. 

Series of printed missionary letters - 'Letters from camp' Nos. V-XIII written from the Wesleyan Mission House, Gubbi, Mysore State, South India, 23 September 1912-31 December 1913. These are records of attempts at conversion to Christianity from Hinduism, and are remarkably enlightened showing a very deep knowledge of Hinduism. 

Single sheet from a letter to Mrs. Haigh, 1913 describing the continuation of Sati. 

Letter to Mrs. Haigh, 7 December 1913, about missionary activities. 

MS of a talk about women's missionary work in India. 

MS notebook in Kanarese. 

Duplicated TS article, 'The war and missions' - preliminary sketch of an article for the International Review of Missions. (No date, but World War I.) 

Letters written by Lady Maxwell's mother, Lillie Shillington Haigh on her voyage to India as a bride and her first experiences of settling into missionary life. 10 December 1886-26 September 1887, sixteen letters, a few of which are written by her husband, or have notes from him; some are written to other members of the family. They are very personal and give quite a detailed picture of setting up house in South India, and the daily life of a missionary. 

Second batch of six letters January-March 1891 while on tour of Northern India. Goa, Bombay, Ahmedabad, Agra, Darjeeling, Calcutta, Rangoon, Mysore. 

Photographs given by Lady Maxwell to illustrate her parents' papers: 

Staff, students and buildings of Wesleyan Mission Girls' School, Gubbi, Mysore District, South India, 1913; Bidda Hanumantas Temple, Gubbi; individuals connected with the mission including a group of the translators of the Bible into Kanarese for the British and Foreign Bible Society. 

'Through Northern India', a talk to explain the lantern slides of a tour from Bangalore to Darjeeling 1891, by Rev. H. Haigh, and a diary of the tour by Mrs. Haigh. 

Envelope containing notes of slides given by Lady Maxwell. 

Xerox copy of MS biography of Sir Reginald Maxwell (1882-1961) by Lady Maxwell. 8pp. 

TS memoir written by Lady Maxwell in 1970-71 of her life in India. 


The Radical Humanist, formerly Independent India. Vol. XVIII, Nos. 6-7. Calcutta, 7 February 1954. M.N. Roy Memorial Number, Vol. XVIII no. 5 31 January 1954 

Legislative Assembly debates. Miscellaneous. 1938-44. With speeches made by Sir Reginald Maxwell. 18 copies, index in separate envelope. 

Wallet containing pamphlets and Government papers: 

'Congress and the war' - reprint from the Times of India, by a political correspondent. 

'Congress and the axis' - reprint from the' Times of India, July 1942. 

'Has Congress failed? A historical survey of the years 1918-39.' Bombay, Times of India Press, 1943. 

Coupland, R. 'The Cripps mission.' Oxford, University Press, 1942. 

Tottenham, R. 'Congress responsibility for the disturbances 1942-43.' Delhi, Government Press, 1943. 

`Correspondence with Mr. Gandhi, August 1942 - April 1944.' Delhi, Government Press, 1944. 

Government of India Act, 1935. 

'Some facts about the disturbances in India, 1942-43', compiled by an Indian journalist from material supplied by the Government. 

Wallet containing natural history reprints: 

"Notes on the Larvae and Pupae of Some of the Butterflies of the Bombay Presidency" - Davidson and Aitken; 
Parts 1 & 2. 

"The Butterflies of the North Canara District of the Bombay Presidency" - Davidson, Bell & Aitken; 
Parts 1 to 4 with envelope containing 3 plates from part 1. 

"Food Plants of the butterflies of the Kanara District of the Bombay Presidency" - Lionel de Niceville, 1900. 

"The Common Butterflies of the Plains of India" - Bell; 3 Parts. 

"Hints on Collecting and Preserving Insects" - Bainbrigge Fletcher, 'Imperial Entomologist'; Reprinted from the Report of the Proceedings of the Third Entomological Meeting held at Pusa, 1919. 

Books presented: 

Desai, Mahadev The story of Bardoli: being a history of the Bardoli Satyagraha of 1928 and its sequel. Ahmedabad, 1929. 

Haigh, Henry Some leading ideas of Hinduism: being the thirty-second Fernley lecture delivered in Manchester, August 1902 .... London, 1903. 

'India unreconciled: a documented history of Indian political events from the crisis of August 1942 to October 1943'. New Delhi, The Hindustan Times, December, 1943. 

Roy, M.N. Reason, romanticism and revolution. Vol. I. Calcutta, 1952. 

Maps presented: 

Folder 1: 

Simla. Scale 1 inch to 2 miles; 1 inch to 1 mile; and guide map. 

Delhi Province. Scale 1 inch to 1 mile. 

Dehra guide map. Scale 3 inches to 1 mile. 

Rajputana: Bundi, Kotah and Udaipur States. 

Dehra Dun: l inch maps (in envelope). 

Dehra Dun and surrounding country, 1 inch. 

Kashmir maps (in envelope). 

Folder 2: 

Bombay Presidency. Fourteen maps: Bardoli, Surat, Poona, Salsette, Dangs, Mahabaleshwar, 20 miles round Bombay, Dharwar, Belgaum, N. Kanara. (Most have scale 1 inch to 1 mile.) 


Sir Reginald Maxwell's engagement diaries 1910-17; 1919-29; 1931-32; 1935-44. 


12 letters, March 1907 - March 1912, from R.M. Maxwell on tour to his mother, Mrs. Maxwell in England, mainly on shooting. 

4 letters, February-April 1916, from Lady Maxwell (Lyle) to her mother, Camp life on tour, Dharwar. Description of country and shooting. 

21 letters, January 1917 - March 1919, from R.M.M. to his mother. On Salt Revenue work with. A.G. Sievewright Ass. Coll: Salt Revenue, N.F. Describes purpose of work and country; difficulties, touring with children; Montague-Chelmsford reforms and effect of war on I.C.S. 

7 letters from R.M.M. to L.M.M. at Mt. Abu, Rajputant. On tour coast of Rabragiri District, Bombay, by ship Sea Hawk. Visits Malvan, Vengurla, revisits Karwar. Descriptive of touring. 

5 letters, September-November 1920, from R.M.M. to L.M.M. written when he was Personal Secretary to the Governor of Bombay, Sir George Lloyd. Describes life in Govt. House and work. Comments on Governors character. Comments on parting with children and necessity of preparing them first, a search for Governess; coal strike, Indian situation. Possibilities of next job (Office reorganization) and near living arrangements, and his future. 

11 letters, 1921-1933, from R.M.M. and L.M.M. to R.M.M's mother, mentioning Prince of Wales' tour, Gandhi's boycott, civil disturbances and remarks on Montagu-Chelmsford reforms., Postings, Governor's visit (Sir Leslie Wilson) and non-cooperation. Comments Sir Henry and Lady Lawrence, Lady Sykes, Lady Irwin - protocol at Govt. House. 

14 letters from R.M.M. in Karwar and Kanara December 1922 and January/April 1924, to L.M.M. in England. Describes moving house: attitude towards hiring servants - Example of network of acquaintance in I.C.S. Comment on Secretariat; insight into quantity of work. Comments on agitators, and his work with villages, Govt. policies, Bombay budget and Swarajists. Mentions Savantvadi scheme - Describes atmosphere of. jungle villages and evening inspections. Microlepidoptera. Congress activities. Describes jungle frequently. 

16 letters from R.M.M. to M.L.M., March-September 1926, Kaira. Describes administrators inc. V.K. Namjoshi - Indian/English contact. Comments Sir Henry Lawrence as Acting Governor, Bombay. Social life. Philosophical conversation with Gopaldas on Hinduism, and comments failure of Christian Missions in meeting this. Settlement Reports. Govt. accepts his Office procedure - Describes Muslim and Jain religious celebrations. Comments on change of heart in district. 

18 letters (selected) November 1935 - July 1936 to L.M.M. in England, written during R.M.M's last year in Bombay as Commissioner of Excise. Describes touring, by car and sea launch, also salt inspection and Pioneer Magnesia Works - Contrasts district and city life. 

MS 'Life in the Indian jungle': notes for a talk given to the Andover Natural History Society 1962. 

Correspondence from Sir Gilbert Laithwaite, forwarding questions on Lord Linlithgow's life, put by his son Lord Glendevon, February, March 1967. 19pp. 

Additional papers given by Lady Maxwell 1972

Kashmir, Bombay: 1921-1946 


1 & 2. Two MS pencil letters to Lady Maxwell (then Mrs. Maxwell) from Miss Eva Bell on tour in Kashmir with her brothers. Descriptive of country and camp life. 5 June and 16 August 1921. 

  1. Xerox copy of a tall. given about 1945-46 by Lady Maxwell on her life in India. 10pp MS.
  2. Envelope containing 3 photographs of Mahbleshwar.

Envelope A

7 of salt manufacture and distribution by Agarias, Kharaghode. C.P. 1918. 

1 of bungalow in monsoon floods, Kharaghode. 

Envelope B

9 of exterior and interior of the Maxwell's bungalow, 14 The Fort, Belgaum. 1914. 

2 of Sir Reginald and Lady Maxwell mounted, Belgaum. 1914. 

1 of Sir Reginald and Lady Maxwell in their buggy, Dharwar. 1915. 

1 of group of Military and Civil babies (sic) taken before their fathers (military) left for the front. In action after leaving Bombay, at Busra. October 1914. 

Envelope C

2 of 2, King Edward Road, New Delhi, home of Sir Reginald and Lady Maxwell. 


Small Collections Box 17

Given by Colonel G. Maxwell 

Bombay: 1870-1945 

(see notes in file) 

Xerox copies 

  1. Letter from Hamilton Maxwell to his mother, Mrs. Colonel Roberts (sic) written on board H.M.S. Calcutta from Malta Harbour, 16 November 1840, on his voyage out. to India. Does not write from Gibralta as they heard Alexandria had been bombarded, so only stay one night - Gales - Being taught arithmetic to prepare for examination.
  2. Extracts from Recipe Book of Major Hamilton Maxwell of Aardwell, D.A.A.G. Meerut, Eastern Command, Indian Army. Written Meerut 1863. Contains: equivalents of bazaar weights and measures and recipes for horse draughts, curry, chutney, punch, linament, black ink, and 'after dissipation.'
  3. Letter from Lord Roberts from Camp Muridbi, 21 January 1890 to his sister Mrs. Hamilton Maxwell about her son, 2nd Lt. Alexander Gordon Maxwell, just posted to the Royal Irish Fusiliers.


Small Collections Box 17

Given by Mrs Margot Maxwell-Gumbleton. 

In her typescript memoir 'R.D. and Jay' Mrs Maxwell-Gumbleton provides an account of the career of her father, Robert Duncan Bell, using extracts from his diaries, written to send home, to which she has added a commentary. The diaries cover the period from his journey out to India in November 1902 to March 1906. In 1905 R.D.B. was joined in India by his wife Janet (Jay). Thereafter she took over the responsibility of keeping the family 'at home' informed and R.D.B. ceased to keep his diary. The final quarter of the memoir is an account, by Mrs M.-G., of the life of the family in India, England and Scotland, until R.D.B. retired from the I.C.S. in 1937. 

After attending university at Edinburgh and Cambridge, Robert Duncan Bell passed out third in the Civil Service examination and joined the I.C.S. He was twenty-four when he sailed for India alone although he was already married to Jay and had a small daughter Jessie (J.B.). In 1905 Jay joined him in India leaving J.B. with R.D.B.'s mother in Edinburgh. R.D.B. kept a diary, first daily then weekly, which he sent back to his mother and sisters. The diary was in addition to, not instead of, letters home - to Jay for instance. 

R.D.B. was posted to Nasik in the Deccan (Bombay Presidency) as an Assistant Collector. The diary describes his life as he learned his job, went out on tour (in camp) and got to know his District. Social life and visits to interesting places - the source of the Godavary river, the caves at Lena - are described. There were also periods of 'swotting' for the various examinations which had to be passed to qualify for promotion and increases in pay. There were trips to Poona with its busy social life, much of it centred around horse racing and polo. Lord Northcote, the Governor, left for Australia. Sir James Monteath I.C.S. became Acting Governor. R.D.B. attended a six week course on Indian agriculture in Poona. 

In 1903 R.D.B. was put in charge of the District at Malegaon, twenty-four miles from the nearest railway station. Much time was spent travelling and in camp. Hunting and shooting became important leisure activities. 

April 1904 saw R.D.B. back in Poona from where he was posted to the hill station of Mahabaleshwar to help with the impending locust invasion. He travelled round lecturing villagers on how to cope with the plague of insects. He visited Surat. He went on a panther hunt, without success. 

There is a gap of some months in the diary which starts again in 1905 as R.D.B. was about to be posted to Bhusaval, Khandesh District. He describes Bhusaval as a 'disappointment'; his bungalow as a 'scandal'. However there were compensations. In May he shot a panther. In August he mentions the celebrations for the visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales. He and Jay visit the ruined city of Pal which had been abandoned in the early eighteenth century. In November the new Viceroy, Lord Minto, stopped his train in Bhusaval long enough to have dinner. R.D.B. makes comparisons with Curzon. 

The diaries end in March 1906 and the story is taken up by the youngest Bell child, Margaret Mary (M.M. or Margot) born in India in 1916. In August 1914 Jay had installed the older Bell children, then aged 12, 7 and 5, in a small 'home' school in Bexhill-on-Sea called St. Catherine's. This was run by the Misses O'Sullivan. The war intervened and R.D.B. did not see these children until 1920 when he had a year's leave. In 1923 M.M. was left at St. Catherine's and J.B. joined her parents in India, having completed her time at a finishing school in Switzerland. M.M. describes her life at the Bexhill school and later at Sherborne School for Girls in Dorset. 

From 1924 until he retired in 1937, R.D.B. and Jay moved between homes in the beautiful Malabar Hill area of Bombay (during the cold weather) and Poona. He was appointed Secretary, Development Department, Government of Bombay and represented the Bombay Government on the Imperial Legislative Assembly in New Delhi. 

In 1926 J.B. married Henry Foley Knight who was also a member of the I.C.S. By 1932 Jay had become ill and so when she decided to return to India M.M. left school to travel with her mother. M.M. vividly describes the hectic social life of Bombay and Poona; the clubs, parties and sports, which included tennis, golf and hunting with the Poona and Kirkee hounds. 

When in Poona the Bells lived at a house called Barons Court, a mile outside the city, in an area called Yeravda. Also at Yeravda was the jail where Gandhi was imprisoned from time to time. From 1932, until he retired, Gandhi and his followers, what they stood for, and the effect they had on the Indian masses, were RD.B.'s concern to the exclusion of almost everything else in his work. As Home Member of the Bombay Government, law and order, the police, security and prisons in the Presidency were all part of his responsibility. He had many meetings with Gandhi as he went in and out of jail and hospital during his fasts. 

The Bombay Government moved into the city of Bombay for the cold weather which involved moving offices, staff, servants and families into the even grander setting of the city. 

In 1934 Jay died just as R.D.B. reached the top of his career. He was knighted by the Viceroy, Lord Willingdon, in 1935. In the following year he took over as Acting Governor of Bombay while Lord and Lady Brabourne were on leave in Britain. M.M. describes the splendour of life with her father at this time; the three official residences, including one in Mahabaleshwar, where they lived like royalty. Shortly after this, R.D.B. retired from the I.C.S. He was sixty. They returned to England where he lived, first near Reading and after the war in Hampshire. He died in 1953. The Times of India tribute to his career of over thirty years in the Bombay Presidency is quoted in the first chapter of the memoir. 139pp.; 4pp. of photographs; l0pp. of appendices. 


(C. Maxwell-Lefroy) 

Restricted TS 'Burma and oil', memoir of life with the Burma Oil Company (1928-59). 

Three copies of Yadana, the house journal of the Burma Oil Company in Burma. No. 11, February 1955; No. 3, June 1959; No. 4, July 1959. 

Souvenir of the opening of the new club house by H.E. the President of the Union of Burma on Saturday 23 February 1952. 

Photograph and letter about the photograph her Herr Willy Brandt in Burma. 

Ninety-seven photographs taken in Burma, of the country; people; oil-fields; pagodas; native costume; Rangoon; and groups taken at receptions held at Greenbanks, Maxwell-Lefroy's house in Burma, including U Nu, Sao Shwe Thaike, Sir Hubert Rance, Herr von Randow - the German ambassador, Sir Paul Gore-Booth - the British ambassador, Daw Khin Kyi - widow of Aung San the founder of Burma's independence, the Duke of Edinburgh, Herr Willy Brandt, Kingdon Ward, U Thant, and the signing of the Joint Venture Agreement 5 October 1954. 

Twenty-one photographs of Ceylon. 

Invitation card from the Prime Minister, U Nu; visiting card of the British Ambassador; menu for the dinner given by the Prime Minister of Burma, General Ne Win, to the Duke of Edinburgh, 18 February 1959; copy of Yadana, Vol. V, No. 11, February 1955 with photograph of Maxwell-Lefroy and General Ne Win. 

Letter from the Prime Minister's office, Rangoon, 1 March 1955, to Maxwell-Lefroy, about autographed photographs. 

Three framed watercolours of Burmese scenes, by M.T. Hla. (Hung in Archive room.) 

Books presented: 

Hall, D.G.E. Early English intercourse with Burma 1587-1743. 2nd ed. London, 1968. 

Knox, Robert. An account of the captivity of Captain Robert Knox ... in the Island of Ceylon .... London, 1818. 

Maung Maung. Burma and General Ne Win. London, Asia Publishing House, 1969. 

Pointon, A.C. The Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation Limited 1863-1963. Southampton, 1964. 

Symes, Michael. An account of an embassy to the Kingdom of Ava., sent by the Governor-General of India ... 1795. London, 1800. 

Tinker, Hugh. The union of Burma; a study of the first years of independence. Oxford, University Press, 1957. 

Books presented to the Library of the Centre of South Asian Studies: 

Ba Maw. Breakthrough in Burma: memoirs of a Japanese occupation 1939-46. Yale University Press, 1968. 

Fielding Hall, H. The soul of a people. London, 1909. 

Maxwell-Lefroy, C. The land and people of Burma. London, 1963. 

Scott O'Connor, V.C. Mandalay and other cities of the past in Burma. London, 1907. 

Scott O'Connor, V.C. The silken east: a record of life and travel in Burma. New ed. London, 1928. 

Shway Yoe. The Burman, his life and notions. London, 1927. 

Additional paper given by C. Maxwell-Lefroy

Burma: 1948-1950

TS copy of a detailed account of two years (1948-1950) as Manager of the Chauk Oilfield in Burma. Covers the general political situation the spread of civil war, the situation of the oil companies, the arrival of the insurgents and his subsequent prosecution by the Burmese Goverment for illegal discharges at the Oilfield. 35pp 

Additional books given 1971/2

Burma: 1965 


Mangrai, Sao Saimong, The Shan States and the British Annexation. Data Paper Number 57 S.E. Asia Program. Dept. Asian Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. August 1965. 319pp + lxxxiii. 

Stewart, A.T.Q., The Pagoda War: Lord Dufferin and the fall of the Kingdom of Ava, 1885-86. London, 1972. 


Henry Alexander Nesbitt Medd, O.B.E., F.R.I.B.A. Assisted Sir Edwin Lutyens in the construction of New Delhi; Consulting Architect to Government, Central Provinces 1935. 

New Delhi, C.P., Bombay, Punjab, U.P. 1919-1947 

  1. TS Paper written for the Illustrated Weekly of India, 11 April 1971. Outline of Mr. Medd's life, particularly his architectural work in India, from 1919-1947. 7pp
  2. TS Paper to mark centenary of birth of Sir Edwin Lutyens, on 29 March, 1869. Recorded at B.B.C. en 31 December, 1968, broadcast on All-India radio, 23 March, 1969. Concerns building of New Delhi: Assessment of Lutyens' achievement in India. 6pp.
  3. TS New Delhi: A paper read before the Art Workers' Guild on 15 March, 1957. Historical background of the city: how New Delhi came into being: Lutyens' work, 1912-1931: Sir Herbert Baker: details of plan of the city: brief history of developments since 1931. 11 pp.
  4. Article from Journal of the Royal Society of Arts, June 1971. The Ninth Delhi, by Patwant Singh. Includes discussion which took place after the lecture. Remarks and questions by Mr. Medd and others. (pp.461-475).


  1. 'An exhibition of Islamic art in India of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.' By Basil Green. Typescript, n.d. 3 ff.
  2. 'Lutyens. The work of Sir Edwin Lutyens 1869-1944. Hayward Gallery 18 November - 31 January 1982. Press cuttings.' 20 ff.
  3. Autobiographical essay by Mr Medd. 7 ff.
  4. Letter, dated 12 March 1982 from the Arts Council to Mrs Medd thanking her for her help with the Hayward Gallery exhibition. 1 f.
  5. Paper read before the Art Workers Guild on 15 March 1957 by Mr Medd entitled 'New Delhi.' Xerox of typescript 11 ff.
  6. BOX III

  7. T.A. Wellstead. 'Notes on the Vekatakas of the Central Provinces and Berar.' Offprint from Journal and Proceedings, Asiatic Society of Bengal 1933, No. 1 pp. 159-166, 9 plates.
  8. Central Provinces and Berar. Brochure prepared for Officers and N.C.Os., September 1943 29 pp.
  9. D Sahni, Guide to the Buddhist ruins of Sarnath. (Calcutta, 1911) 23 pp., map.
  10. S. Rocco. Golconda and the Qutb Shahs. (Lahore, 1920) 54 pp., plan.
  11. Maps. Survey of India (various editions):
    • Sheet No. 53 C/S.E. Punjab 1921
    • 53 J/S.W. Punjab States & U.P. 1943
    • 54 M United Provinces 1928
    • 55 N/S.E. Central Provinces 1923
    • 55 O/N.E. Central Provinces 1927
    • 55 O/S.E. Central Provinces 1927
    • 55 P/9 Central Provinces 1928
    • 55 P/10 Central Provinces 1928
    • 55 P/11 Central Provinces 1927
    • 55 P/13 Central Provinces 1928
    • 55 P/14 Central Provinces 1928
    • 55 P/15 Central Provinces 1927
    • 64 C/N.W. Central Provinces 1933
    • 64 D/1 Central Provinces 1933
    • 64 D/2 Central Provinces 1933
    • 64 D/3 Central Provinces 1933
    • 64 D/5 Central Provinces and Eastern States 1933
    • 64 D/7 Central Provinces 1933


  1. Maps (cont.)
    • Sheet No. 38 Kabul 1917
    • 43 J Srinagar 1922
    • 43 K Punch 1933
    • 44 Lahore 1924
    • 44 NG Allahabad 1927
    • 44 NF Wainganga 1936
    • 45 Ajmir (2 copies) 1921
    • 45 NG Bihar 1930
    • 45 NF Calcutta 1927
    • 46 Baroda 1917
    • 47 Bombay 1919
    • 48 Goa 1917
    • 52 Leh (Ledakh) 1923
    • 53 Delhi 1922
    • 53 D/16 Punjab & Rajputana 1933
    • 53 H/4 Punjab 1935
    • 56 Hyderabad (Deccan) 1916
    • 57 & 66 Bangalore & Madras 1914
    • 58 & 49 Calicut & Comorin 1916
    • 63 U.P. 1916
    • 64 Central Provinces 1916
    • 64 B/SW Central Provinces 1932
    • 64 C/SW Central Provinces 1933
    • 64 D/6 Central Provinces 1933
    • 55 J36 Central Provinces 1913-25
    • Thacker, Spink & Co., Simla Map of Simla and Adjacent Country. 1 inch to I mile. 1909.
    • 2 index sheets. Nos. 54 and 63. Survey of India, 1923.
  2. TS paper written for the Illustrated Weekly of India, 11 April 1971. Outline of Mr. Medd's life, particularly his architectural work in India, from 1919-1947. 7pp.
  3. TS script of broadcast talk written to mark Sir Edwin Lutyens' centenerary. Recorded at B.B.C. on 31 December 1968, broadcast on All-India radio 29 March 1969. Concerns building of New Delhi: Assessment of Lutyens' achievement in India. 6pp.
  4. a&b TS 'New Delhi': A Paper read before the Art Workers' Guild on 15 March 1957. Historical background of the city. How New Delhi came into being. Lutyens' work, 1912-1931. Sir Herbert Baker. Details of plan of the city. Brief history of developments since 1931. 11pp. Two copies. 3a. Master copy with MS notes, and notes of slides. 3b. Copy.
  5. Article from Journal of the Royal Society of Arts, June 1971: 'The Ninth Delhi' by Patwant Singh Includes discussion which took place after the lecture. Remarks and questions by Mr. Medd and others. (pp.461-475).
  6. Page from the Illustrated London News, 18 April 1914, on excavations at Taxila.
  7. Page from Fetcham Parish Magazine, July 1928, with an appreciation of Mr. Medd's mother - died 5 June. 1928.
  8. Correspondence about a painting for the New Delhi Church of the Redemption between Viceroy's secretary, Mr. Medd and Lord Crawford and Balcarres.
  9. Notebook containing salient dates in the history of India, and brief notes on principal architectural sites. 21pp.
  10. Four sheets of principal dates relating to the Indus Civilisations. Notes on Indian art. 12pp.
  11. The form and order of the laying of the foundation stone of the Church of the Parish of New Delhi by R.E. the Viceroy on 23 February 1927. (Church of the Redemption) 8pp.
  12. Directions for those taking part in the procession. 3pp.
  13. Odd envelope.
  14. Medd's letter, and other correspondence in The Times relating to the Westminster Hospital site November 1950. 14pp.
  15. Letter to and from The Statesman, Calcutta about publication of table of temperatures and rainfall, 4 August 1953. 2pp.
  16. Extract from Journal of Bombay Natural History Society on 'Jumping Snakes' by Mr. Medd.
  17. Correspondence with Central Asian Society about photographs of Civil engineering and public works in India, constructed by the British, November 1957. 3pp.
  18. File containing:
    • Letter from Bishop F.R. Willis, (Bishop of New Delhi) about the inscription to Mr. H.A.N. Medd to be placed in the Church of the Redemption, New Delhi, 20 January 1960 and 1968. 4pp.
    • Tracing of map of New. Delhi with Lutyens' and Baker's bungalows marked.
    • Sketches drawn on card (old pistol practice targets).
    • Catalogue of slides. 3pp.
    • TS article, heavily annotated, of lecture on 'The Building of New Delhi' "as read at Coventry, March 19, 1954". 14pp.
    • Xerox TS talk on Lutyens delivered on All India Radio, 29 March, 1969. 6pp. (see item 2)
    • Correspondence with J.B. Harrison and Charles Allen and Mr. Medd relating to his recording for the British in India Oral Archive. 8pp.
  19. Memorial service sheet for F.T. Brigstocke, and Parish Magazine for St. Peter's Church, Carmarthen. February/March 1960.
  20. Catalogue list of Oriental miniatures, the property of Mr. Medd, sold at Sothebys, 11 December 1961.
  21. a&b Correspondence about obituary in R.I.B.A. journal of Walter Sykes George. March 1962. 3pp.
  22. Offprint from the Journal of the Royal Society of Arts of the Birdwood Memorial lecture given by Profesaor Benjamin Rowland on The World's Image in Indian Architecture, 11 June 1964. (pp.795-809)
  23. Copy of letter from Mr. Moloy Roy, and Medd's reply to the Statesman, Calcutta, about replacement of King George V's statue in New Delhi, August 1964. 2pp. (see also item 24 and GRAY, Lt. Col.)
  24. Correspondence about the addition of a porch to Painswick Church, Glos. 7pp.
  25. Correspondence between, Mr. Medd and the Comptroller to H.M. Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, about the tree in The Mall which obscured the statue of King George VI. August/September 1968.
  26. Envelope containing five photographs relating.
  27. Correspondence relating to the Gurkha Brigade Museum, and R.T. Russell, 1968-72. 7pp.
  28. Copy of The Statesman Weekly, 13 July 1968, with pictures of the dismantling of King George V's statue from the India Gate, New Delhi.
  29. Extract from letter pages of Country Life relating to the statue.
  30. Copy of letter to The Times about the Whitehall Scheme (architectural) 5 January 1970. 2pp.
  31. Copy of letter to The Times about demolishing Bath,. 5 September 1970. 2pp.
  32. Copy of printed article in The Illustrated Weekly of India on 'What India has meant to me' (one of a series) by H.A.N. Medd, and correspondence. December 1970 - January 1971. (2pp. of page 1). lp.
  33. Letter to editor of Country Life, 21 January 1972.
  34. Papers relating to the printing of the covers for the Newsletter of the Friends of Delhi Diocese, including Medd's original black and white ink drawing.
  35. Correspondence relating to Gibberd's design for the Coutts Bank site in the Strand. 1972-73. 5pp.
  36. Letter from S. Alam Shah, Karachi., 25 November 1974.
  37. Correspondence relating to carving and later mending Mr. Medd's mother's gravestone in Cirencester Cemetery, 1968-1975.
  38. The Cathedral Fete Brochure, Near Delhi, 1976, with article on The Story of the Building of our Cathedral Church.
  39. Correspondence with the Victoria and Albert Museum about the back of the Nepalese prabha sold by Mr. Medd to the Museum. 2pp. 1 photo.
  40. Correspondence about the source of the Thames; Country Life 1976. 3pp and map.
  41. Envelope containing letter to Mrs. Medd and two photographs of the Lych gate at Hazelhury Bryan, Near Sturminster Newton, designed by Mr. Medd, November 1977.
  42. Papers relating to the prints made from Meredith Frampton's portrait of Sir Edwin Lutyens 1977. (Lawrence Josset A.R.C.A.) including two photographs of the portrait.
  43. TS article on lecture on 'The Daniells in India' by H.A.N. Medd, n.d., with a photograph of the portrait of Thomas Daniell by D. Wilkie, Tate Gallery. 14pp.
  44. Envelope containing papers on the Cathedral Church of the Redempton, Near Delhi. Pen and ink sketch. of Bishop's throne, TLS article 26 June 1959, mentioning Medd. Letter about repairs to the tower of the Cathedral 20 May 1973.
  45. TS Short article on the history of the church (2pp.) and copy.
  46. TS another of the finished article. 11pp.


  1. Obituaries and biographies written by Mr. H.A.N. Medd, of:
    • Thomas Dawson Allen, Rector of North Cerney, (1827-1875).
    • Robert Tor Russell, C.I.E., D.S.O., M.T.P.I. (1888-1972) (Chief Architect, Delhi. ret. 1939)
    • Sir Arthur Dean, C.I.E., M.C.E.D., B.Sc., F.I.C.E. (1892-1976).
    • Cecil Thomas, O.B.E., F.R.B.S. Sculptor. (1885-1976).
  2. Envelope containing:
    • Brief MS biography of Henry Medd.
    • TS H.A.N. Medd: Outline of Service.
    • O.B.E. Warrant and letter 1949.
    • Printed Memorial Service for H.A.N. Medd, 15 December 1977, including correspondence. TS, and address by A. Llewellyn Smith.
    • TS obituary notice. ?The Times of Mr. Medd
    • Xerox copy of Lord Mountbatten's letter of condolence to Mrs. Medd.
    • Copy of The Indian Architect, December 1977 with obituary of Mr. Medd.
    • Letter to Mr. A. Llewellyn Smith, and copy of a letter from. him, November 1977.
    • Galley proof of Memorial Service sheet.
  3. Pamphlet on Brotherhood of the Ascension, New Delhi.
  4. Summer News letter 1974 of The Cathedral Church of the Redemption, New Delhi, also Christmas 1974. 
  5. The Cathedral Church of the Redemption, Near Delhi.
    • Pamphlets: Silver Jubilee 1931-56.
    • Parish Fete 1958.
    • Parish Brochure 1961, 1962, 1963.
    • Cathedral Fete Brochure 1967.
    • Pamphlet: Delhi in 1966: Annual Report of the Diocese of Delhi and Cambridge Mission to Delhi.

See also: Photographs 


(W. Meiklejohn, C.I.E., I.F.S. and Mrs. F. Meiklejohn) 

Given by Mrs. Meiklejohn Assam: 1940-1964 

  1. Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Meiklejohn from Keith Cantlie, former Commissioner Assam. Written from London. Dated 18.12.1964. Concerns mutual friends formerly in Assam or still there. 9pp.
  2. Grant of Probate of Will of George Frederick Smith, late of Shillong. Dated 30.8.1940. Mrs. Meiklejohn's father. 3pp.
  3. 'Forest Interlude'. Account of a tour of a forestry officer and wife. Written by Mrs. Meiklejohn. 4pp.
  4. Account of Post-Independence situation in Assam. 5pp. Writer unnamed.
  5. Booklet: 'The Management of Elephant Catching Operations in Assam'. Govt. publication. 7pp.
  6. Booklet: 'Assam' Oxford Pamphlets on Indian Affairs. 32pp.
  7. Booklet: 'Khasi Monuments near Shillong' by J.P. Mills, C.I.E., I.C.S. Honorary Director of Ethnography to Govt. of Assam. 7pp.
  8. Two New Year cards of handmade paper by Tribals of Balipara Frontier Tract (North-East Frontier Agency)
  9. Newspaper cuttings from New Zealand about Indian affairs. May 1948.
  10. Hand-woven handkerchief from Karimganj Cooperative Yarn and Cloth Sale Society.
  11. Plan of seating at dinner, Government House, Darjeeling, dated 12.6.1941.
  12. Invitation for 'At Home' from the Governor (of Assam) and Lady Hydari to meet Lord and Lady Mountbatten. 15 March 1948.
  13. Undated newspaper cutting Chinese promise to end support of Naga rebels.
  14. Letter and Photograph from ayah. 5 April 1964.
  15. Letters, including one from Lt. General. J.W. Slim of 20 February 1944, concerning Mrs. Meiklejohn's work with Red Cross. Also 14th Army badge. Two red cross badges; Kaisar-i-Hind (Bronze) citation. Letters dated 15 December 1944 and 20 July 1945.
  16. Six short sketches by Mrs Meiklejohn: 'Tiger Shoot', 'Elephants', 'The Khasis', 'Akbar the Baby Elephant', 'Forest Interlude', (written post 1945) 'Just a Memory'.
  17. Xerox copy of article from Polo Magazine: Vol. II No. 1: 'Oldest Polo Club' 5pp.
  18. Mementos and newspaper cuttings of Independence Day.
  19. S.E.A.C. Souvenir. Services Newspaper of South East Asia Command. No date. 8pp.
  20. The Statesman Supplement of 15 August 1947. 11pp.
  21. Envelope containing three photographs:
  1. Mrs. Florence Meiklejohn on tour 1937-8 Assam.
  2. Khasi ayah to Mrs. Meiklejohn.
  3. Mrs. F. Meiklejohn in rickshaw drawn by 3 Bhutias in Forestry uniform, 1939 Darjeeling.
  1. Two numbers of magazine: The Oriental Traveller's Gazette October - December 1939; April - June 1941. Published by Thomas Cook and Son Ltd., Bombay.
See Films, Vol. I of Handlist 


Small Collections Box 17

Given by Mr. J. Mellanby 

Burma: 1930-1945 

Newspaper cuttings: 

  1. Rangoon Gazette: Special supplement: Saturday, May 10, 1930. Account of a severe earthquake at Rangoon. Photographs, 4pp.
  2. Page from the Christmas Number of the Rangoon Times, 1932 showing Governor's tour. of Upper Burma and races at Kyaikkasan. (Governor, Sir Charles Innes).
  3. S.E.A.C. Souvenir: Services Newspaper of South East Asia Command. No date.
  4. Rangoon Liberator: Special edition: Wednesday, August 15, 1945. Records Japanese surrender. Thursday, August 16, 1945.


Given by Colonel Michael Melvill 

'The sporting diary of an officer of the Honourable East India Company, 1819-31'. TS copy, bound. (Original in Melvill's own papers.) 

Xerox copies 

10 April 1803. Letter from Philip Melvill to Charles Grant, M.P., requesting a post in the newly ford seminary for cadets of the East India Company; reference to be given by Sir David Baird. 

Letter from Charles Grant to Lt. Gen. Sir D. Baird, K.C., n.d. but postmark 13 June 1807, saying that there would be an opportunity for his protégé, young Melvill, at India House, and he was to go for an interview. 

Letter from Philip Melvill to his father, Sir James Cosmo Melvill, 19 January 1844 from Calcutta, about the battles of Maharajahpore and Punniar on 29 December 1843; description of Lord Ellenborough and his ladies watching the battle on elephants; criticism of Lord Ellenborough's actions, and the war; figures of casualties given; further criticism of Lord Ellenborough and his relationship with the Court; Melvill's prospects. 

Letter from Philip Melvill to his father, 26 July 1852, from Lahore, about his grievance against the Governors of the East India Company who over-rode a report he made. 

Persian or Urdu inscription on gold spattered paper. 

A translation of the petition of Almas Ali Cawn who was lately seized upon and put to death for political purposes in India. n.d. 

See also notes in Colonel Melvill's correspondence file. 


Papers of Sir James Meston (1st Baron Meston). Member of the I.C.S., posted to N.W. Provinces and Oudh, 1885; Financial Secretary, 1899-1903; Financial Secretary to Government of India 1906-12; Lieutenant-Governor, United Provinces 1912-18; Finance Member, Viceroy's Executive Council 1918-19; Chairman, Committee on Financial Adjustments between Provinces and Centre 1920. 

(This collection supplements material in the Oriental and India Office Collections of the British Library held under the reference MSS. Eur F. 136.) 

Given by the 3rd Baron Meston. 

MESTON 1. Official publications. (Temp. Nos.) 

  1. Report of the Committee appointed under G.O. 1607/XII-701D of 25 September 1897, to investigate and report on certain questions connected with the existing system of taxation in the Meerut Cantonment.
  2. Memorandum from the Chief Secretary to Government, N.W. Provinces and Oudh to the Secretary to the Government of India, Revenue and Agriculture Department, 1898.
  3. Resolution No. 1613/XII-701D of 1899. Miscellaneous Department. Dated Naini Tal, 26 August 1899.
  4. Resolution No. 1014/1-307C of 1899. Revenue Department.
  5. Financial Statement of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh for 1903-4.
  6. Report of the Committee appointed to investigate the complaints of the Clerks in the Government of India Secretariats ... in regard to insufficiency of pay and prospects. 1908.
  7. Budget Procedure in the Reformed Councils. 1908.
  8. Provincial Finance in relation to Provincial Settlements. 1910.
  9. Notes on the Report of the Committee on Primary Education, United Provinces, 1913.
  10. Royal Commission on Indian Finance and Currency. Appendices to the Interim Report on The Commissioners. Vol. I (Cd. 7070). 1913.
  11. Royal Commission on Indian Finance and Currency. Appendices to the Interim Report on the Commissioners. Vol. II (Cd. 7071.) 1913.
  12. Minutes of Evidence taken before the Royal Commission on Indian Finance and Currency. Vol. I. (Cd. 7069.) 1913.
  13. Minutes of Evidence - Vol. II. (Cd. 7237.) 1914.
  14. Index to the two Volumes of Minutes of Evidence and to the three Volumes of Appendices. (Cd. 7239.) 1914.
  15. Final Report of the Commissioners. (Cd. 7236.) 1914.
  16. Appendices to the Final Report of the Commissioners. (Third Volume of Appendices.) (Cd. 7238.) 1914.
  17. The Imperial Legislative Council Manual. 1916.
  18. Vol. III. Enclosures to First Reforms Despatch (III(2)(v) - (ix)). 1918.
  19. Indian Constitutional Reforms (Education and Industries). 1918.
  20. Vol. II. Enclosures to First Reforms Despatch (III(1) & (2)(i)-(iv)). 1918.
  21. Administration of the United Provinces, India. 1912 - 1918.
  22. Indian Constitutional Reforms. The Montagu-Chelmsford Proposals. 1918.
  23. Report on Indian Constitutional Reforms. 1918.
  24. Reports of the Franchise Committee and the Committee on Division of Functions. 1918.
  25. Indian Constitutional Reforms. Backward Tracts. 1918.
  26. Indian Constitutional Reforms. Advisory Councils. 1918.
  27. Views of the Government of India upon the Reports of Lord Southborough's Committees. Vol. III. (Cmd. 176.) 1919.
  28. The Gazette of India (Extraordinary) Delhi. 1 March 1919. (Reg. No. L848.)
  29. Fourth Reforms Despatch (Division of Functions) No. 3. 1919.
  30. Indian Constitutional Reforms. (Summaries of Reports of the Franchise Committee and the Committee on Division of Functions.) 1919.
  31. First Reforms Despatch and Enclosures I and II. 1919.
  32. Indian Constitutional Reforms. Reports of the Franchise Committee and the Committee on Division of Functions. 1919.
  33. Indian Constitutional Reforms. Government of India's Despatch and connected papers. 5 March 1919.
  34. East India (events preliminary to the Round-Table Conference). (Cmd. 3728.) 1919.
  35. Report of the Committee appointed by the Government of India to investigate the disturbances in the Punjab. 1919. (Only map remains.)
  36. Views of the Government of India on the question of the constitutional changes to be made in Assam and backward areas. 1919.
  37. Second Reforms Despatch (Government of India Bill.) 1919.
  38. Indian Constitutional Reforms. Despatches I to VI. 1919.
  39. Indian Constitutional Reforms. Miscellaneous notes. 1919.
  40. Indian Constitutional Reforms. Franchise Committee's Report and connected papers. 1919.
  41. Indian Constitutional Reforms. Treatment of Assam. 1919.
  42. Indian Constitutional Reforms. Provincialization of subjects. 1919.
  43. Indian Constitutional Reforms. Structure of Provincial Governments. 1919.
  44. Indian Constitutional Reforms. Departmental memoranda for Subjects Committee. 1919.
  45. Indian Constitutional Reforms. Public Services. 1919.
  46. East India (Progress and Condition). Statement exhibiting the moral and material progress and condition of India during the year 1919. (55th number.) (Cmd. 950.) 1920.
  47. Correspondence between the Government of India and the Secretary of State for India on the Report of Lord Hunter's Committee. (Cmd. 705.) 1920.
  48. The Gazette of India (Extraordinary). 26 May 1920.
  49. Report of the Committee appointed by the Government of India to investigate the disturbances in the Punjab. (Cmd. 681.) 1920.
  50. Report of the Indian Fiscal Commission, 1921-22. (Cmd. 1764.) 1922.
  51. Statement exhibiting the moral and material progress and condition of India during the year 1922-23. (58th number.)
  52. Memorandum on the prospects of British recruitment for the Indian Civil Service 1924.
  53. Statement exhibiting the moral and material progress and condition of India during the year 1923-24. (59th number.)
  54. Report of the Royal Commission on the Superior Civil Services in India. Dated 27 March 1924.
  55. Government of India Act (as amended up to 1 August 1924).
  56. Report of the Royal Commission on Indian currency and Finance Vol. I. (Cmd. 2687.) 1926.
  57. Report of the Indian Taxation Enquiry Committee 1924-25. Vol. 1. 1926.
  58. Statement exhibiting the moral and material progress and condition of India during the year 1925-26. (61 st number.)
  59. Report on Agriculture in the United Provinces. Royal Commission on Indian Agriculture. 1926.
  60. Statement exhibiting the moral and material progress and condition of India during the year 1926-27. (62nd number.)
  61. Report of the Indian States Committee 1928-29. (Cmd. 3302.) 1929.
  62. Indian Statutory Commission (Interim Report) September 1929. (Cmd. 3407.)
  63. East India (Constitutional Reforms) Report of the Indian Central Committee 1928-29. (Cmd. 3451.) 1929.
  64. Indian Statutory Commission Report Vol. I - Survey. (Cmd. 3568.) May 1930.
  65. Indian Statutory Commission Report Vol. II - Recommendations. (Cmd. 3569.) May 1930.
  66. Indian Statutory Commission Reports of the Committees appointed by the Provincial Legislative Councils Vol. III. (Cmd. 3572.) May 1930.
  67. East India (Constitutional Reforms). Government of India's Despatch on Proposals for Constitutional Reform, 1930. (Cmd. 3700.)
  68. East India (Constitutional Reforms). Despatches from Provincial Governments in India& containing proposals for Constitutional Reforms. (Cmd. 3712.) 1930.
  69. Statistical Tables relating to British and Foreign Trade and Industry 1924-30. Part I - General Tables. (Cmd. 3737.) 1930.
  70. Statistical Tables relating to British and Foreign Trade and Industry 1924-30. Part II Principal Industries, Production and Trade. (Cmd. 3849.) 1931.
  71. Indian Round Table Conference 12 November 1930 - 19 January 1931. Proceedings. (Cmd. 3778.) 1931.
  72. East India (Cawnpore Riots). Report of the Commission of Inquiry and Resolution of the Government of the United Provinces. (Cmd. 3891.) 1931.
  73. Indian Round Table Conference 12 November 1930 - 19 January 1931.
  74. 1/78 32 Abstract of Tables giving the main statistics of the Census of the Indian Empire of 1931, with a brief introductory note. (Cmd. 4194.) 1932.
  75. Indian Round Table Conference (2nd session) 7 September 1931 - 1 December 1931. Proceedings. (Cmd. 3997.) 1932.
  76. East India (Constitutional Reforms.) Report of the Indian States Enquiry Committee (Financial) 1932. (Cmd. 4103.)
  77. East India (Constitutional Reforms). Indian Franchise Committee Vol. I. Report. (Cmd. 4086.) 1932.
  78. Report of the Federal Finance Committee 28 March 1932. (Cmd. 4069.)
  79. Statement exhibiting the moral and material progress and condition of India during the year 1930-31. (66th number.) 1932.
  80. Indian Round Table Conference (3rd session). 17 November 1932 - 24 December 1932. (Cmd. 4238.) 1933.
  81. Proposals for Indian Constitutional Reform. (Cmd. 4268.) 1933.
  82. Joint Committee on Indian Constitutional Reform. Session 1933-34. Vol. I (Part I). Report. H.L.6 (I Part I) - H.C.5 (I Part I). 1934.
  83. Joint Committee on Indian Constitutional Reform. Session 1933-34. Vol. I(Part II). Proceedings. H.L.6(I Part II) - H.C.5(I Part II). 1934.
  84. Joint Committee on Indian Constitutional Reform. Session 1933-34. Vol. II Records. H.L.6(II) - H.C.5(II). 1934.
  85. Joint Committee on Indian Constitutional Reform ? Statement representing the minority recommendations of the Marquis of Salisbury and others. 1934.
  86. Record containing memoranda submitted to the Joint Committee on Indian Constitutional Reform by Members of the Committee, 1934. H.L.6(II), H.C.5(II).
  87. Papers laid before the Joint Committee on Indian Constitutional Reform by the Secretary of State for India, 1934. H.L.6(II), H.C.5(II).
  88. The Government of India Bill. Instruments of Instructions to the Governor-General and Governors, 1935. (Cmd. 4805.)
  89. The Government of India Bill. Views of Indian States. 1935. (Cmd. 4843.)
  90. Government of India Act, 1935. Draft of Instrument of Instructions which it is proposed to recommend His Majesty to issue to the Governors of Indian Provinces. 1936.
  91. Board of Trade Statistical Abstract for the British Empire for each of the ten years 1929-1938. (68th number.) (Cmd. 6140.) 1939.
  92. Statistical Abstract for British India. (Cmd. 6079.) 1939.
  93. Board of Trade Statistical Abstract for the United Kingdom for each of the fifteen years 1924 to 1938. (83rd number.) (Cmd. 6232.) 1940.

MESTON 2. Manuscript materials including drafts of monographs, etc. 


2/1 Undated notes on 'Introducing the Financial Statement'. 

2/2 Letter from Meston to his father on Coronation Durbar, 8 January 1903. 9ff. 

2/3 Extracts from (a) letter from Minto to Valentine Chirol, 1 May 1910 on the effects of a recall of a Viceroy; (b) letter to Arthur Elliot, 31 August 1910 on respective rights of Secretary of State and Government of India. 2ff. 

2/4 Note on the Future System of Government at Baghdad. No author, undated, page 1 only. 1 f. 

2/5 Letter from Aga Khan to Meston explaining his criticisms of Meston and the British contribution to India, 24 December 1919. 3ff. 

2/6 Telegrams and correspondence concerning the Duke of Connaught's tour of India, 1920. 4ff. 

2/7 Letter from Lord Curzon about the time of a talk in the House of Lords, 23 May 1921. 1f. 

2/8 Letter from Sidney Peel about the time of a talk 15 June 1922. 1f. 

2/9 Letters from the Mayos, New York on role of Christianity in India and publications. 14 May and 10 December 1931. 

2/10 Miscellaneous items found in various books belonging to Meston. 

2/11 Map of Delhi in 1857. 

2/12 Miscellaneous Press Cuttings. 

2/13 Ephemera connected with Meston's voyage to India, October December 1935 on S.S. Maloja. 


2/14 Notes on Max Muller's 'Science of Language' and other items. 

2/15 Manuscript draft of 'India and Nationalism - The Historical Background'. Address for 8 August 1930.

2/16 Typescript copy of MESTON 2/15. 

2/17 Typescript of Proceedings, Special General Conferences on India and Nationalism (Lord Meston, Chairman) Institute of Politics, 1930.

2/18 Manuscript Notes on the Government of India Bill. Undated. 

2/19 Typescript and manuscript drafts of a possible book on British Foreign Policy. 

MESTON 3. Imperial War Conference and Cabinet 1917. 

3/1 Memoranda relating to the Imperial War Conference March - May 1917 at which Sir J. Meston was one of India's representatives, includes extracts from the Minutes of the Proceedings of the Conference, Memoranda of the Imperial War Cabinet (including the Minutes of Lord Milner's Committee on Terms of Peace and a Memorandum by the Secretary of State for India). 

3/2 Printed texts of secret letters written by Sir J. Meston while on duty with the Imperial War Cabinet (3 copies). 
  MESTON 4. Official, demi-official and personal papers relating to Sir J. Meston's official duties. 

4/1 Personal File relating to Sir J. Meston's work as expert advisor to the Cape and Transvaal Civil Service Commissions, South Africa. 1904-6. 

4/2 File of Meston's personal and official papers including Indian Civil Service Examination Papers, 1883 and Meston's Report, dated 20 September 1893, on the outbreak of dakaitis in Budaun District. 1883 - 1917. 

4/3 'Letters and Papers, mostly official, March 1917 - May 1919.' Now in two parts. Relates to financial questions but also includes general issues, the War and constitutional matters. Includes telegrams between Secretary of State for India and Viceroy; memoranda, correspondence and noting. 

4/4 'Indian Reforms - Inner Council, October 1918 - December 1919.' Now in two parts. Relates to drafting of Government of India Act 1919. Includes telegrams between Secretary of State for India and Viceroy; correspondence, minuting and noting; drafts of Bill and of Joint Select Committee Report; printed comments by officials and others in India. 
  MESTON 5. Settlement and Assessment Reports. 

5/1 Assessment Report of Tahsil Garotha, District Jhansi (1892). 

5/2 Report on the Assessment of Tahsil Jhansi, District Jhansi (1892). 

5/3 Assessment Report of Tahsil Moth, District Jhansi (1892). 

5/4 Final Report of the Tenth Settlement of the Budaun District (1901/2). 

MESTON 6. Printed volumes of Sir J. Meston's correspondence and speeches as Lieutenant-Governor of United Provinces. 

6/1 Correspondence with Lord Hardinge: 1912-16. 

6/2 Correspondence with Lord Chelmsford: 1916-17. 

6/3 Confidential correspondence - Volume I: October 1912 - July 1914. 

6/4 Confidential correspondence - Volume II: August 1914 - May 1916. 

6/5 Confidential correspondence - Volume III: June 1916 - February 1918 (with some items May 1915 - May 1916). 

6/6 Confidential correspondence: November 1912 - September 1914 (separate series from MESTON 6/3). 

6/7 Muhammadan Feeling in India 1912-14. 

6/8 Letters in connection with the Nachli Bazar Mosque, Cawnpore, July 1913 - May 1914. 

6/9 Private letters in connection with Sir James Mestods evidence before the Finance Commission in October 1913. 

6/10 Speeches Volume I: October 1912 - February 1914. 

6/11 Speeches Volume II: March 1914 - April 1916. 

6/12 Speeches Volume III: July 1916 - February 1918. 
  MESTON 7. Pamphlets; tour programmes of Sir J. Meston and other official visitors; offprints and ephemera. 


7/1 Conference on Indian Art held at the British Empire Exhibition on Monday, 2 June 1924, under the auspices of The India Society. 

7/2 The House of Pahasu. 

7/3 The Indian Civil Service by J. Wilson. 

7/4 Arrangements for His Excellency the Viceroy's Visit to Lucknow, January 9th to 10th, 1914. 

7/5 Address delivered by the Hon. Sir James S. Meston, KCSI, Lieutenant-Governor of the United Provinces, at the Convocation of the Allahabad University, 16th November 1912. 

7/6 Address to His Excellency the Viceroy on the occasion of the opening of the New High Court, North-Western Provinces, on the 27th November 1916. 

7/7 Visit of Their Excellencies The Viceroy and Lady Chelmsford. 

7/8 His Honour the Lieutenant Governor's Tour Programme and Engagement List, 2nd January 1918. 

7/9 Aberdeen University Review. 

7/10 Wedding invitation. 

7/11 The Union-Castle Line - List of Passengers - Royal Mail Service between England and South Africa. 

7/12 Reprint from the Proceedings of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow for the 133rd and 134th sessions ?1934-35 and 1935-36, Vol. LXII. Geography in India's History by Lord Meston. 

7/13 Broadcasts to Schools. Regional Geography, Autumn Term 1935. 

7/14 A Conscience Clause for Indian Schools and Colleges by The Rev. W. Meston. 

7/15 Geography and Progress in India by Lord Meston. 

7/16 Memorandum on India. 

7/17 IDL Pamphlet No. 20. The Financial Aspects of The White Paper by Sir Alexander Gordon Cardew, KCSI. 

7/18 'The Indian White Paper'. An address delivered to the India Parliamentary Committee of the Conservative Party at the House of Commons on 16 April 1934 by Sir Henry Lawrence. 

7/19 The Moral Issue in India by Robert Stokes. 

7/20 Hindu Society and the New Constitution by K.M. Panikkar. 
  7/21 Budget, 1938-39. Finance Member's Speech. 

7/22 Indian Constitutional Reform. A Brief Narrative of the Government of India's Proposals. 

7/23 Journal of the Royal Society of Arts Vol. LXXXI, No. 4223. October 27, 1933. 

7/24 Geography as Mental Equipment by Lord Meston. 

7/25 Statistics in India by Lord Meston. 

7/26 Mr Lloyd George's Memoirs by Lord Meston. 

7/27 Geography and Progress in India by Lord Meston. 

7/28 Indian Constitutional Reform. A Brief Narrative of the Government of India's Proposals. 

7/29 Detailed Programme for the Viceroy's Visit to Benares, on the 4th February 1916. 

7/30 Mr Lloyd George's Memoirs by Lord Meston. 

7/31 Geography and Progress in India by Lord Meston. 

7/32 Geography and Progress in India by Lord Meston. 

7/33 The White Paper: A Middle View by Lord Meston. 

7/34 'The New Way' Series No. 10. India and The Empire by Lord Meston. 

7/35 The Statutes of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India. 

7/36 Inaugural Address to the United Provinces Historical Society. Delivered at Allahabad, on the 30th November 1915 by Sir James Meston. 

7/37 Statistics in India by Lord Meston. 

7/38 The Royal Empire Society. India Committee. Report to the Council of the Society on the Probable Working of the Simon Commission's Proposals. 

7/39 The Round Table Movement and India, 1909-1920 by Dewitt Clinton Ellinwood, Jr. 

7/40 'India in 1929-30'. 

7/41 Imperial Citizenship by Lord Meston. 

7/42 Geography as Mental Equipment by Lord Meston. 


7/43 Tour Programmes and Engagement List 1913-17. 16 items. 

7/44 His Honour the Lieutenant Governor's Monsoon Tour, 1913. 

7/45 The Moral Issue in India by Robert Stokes. 

7/46 Mr Gladstone by J.A. Spender. 

7/47 India at the Cross Roads by Lex. 

7/48 Aspects of Indian Educational Policy by Lord Meston. 

7/49 A Policy of Rural Education by S.H. Fremantle CIE. 

7/50 Drink by Lord Meston. 

7/51 Reprint from the Proceedings of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow Vol. LXII. Geography in India's History by Lord Meston.

7/52 Journal of the Royal Society of Arts Vol. LXXXI, No. 4223. October 27, 1933. 

7/53 Journal of the Royal Society of Arts Vol. LXVIII, No. 3533. August 6, 1920. 

7/54 Statistics in India by Lord Meston. 

7/55 British Association for the Advancement of Science. Imperial Citizenship by Lord Meston. 

7/56 Geography and Progress in India by Lord Meston. 

7/57 Journal of the Royal Society of Arts Vol. LXXXI, No. 4223. October 27, 1933. 

7/58 Some reflections on an Indian Art Renaissance by the Earl of Ronaldshay. 

7/59 The Journal of the United Provinces Historical Society June 1934 - Special Number. 

7/60 India at the Cross Roads by Lex. 

7/61 The Advancement of Science 1933. 

7/62 India at the Crossways by Lord Meston. 

7/63 The Moral Issue in India by Robert Stokes. 

7/64 British Association for the Advancement of Science. No. 13 Imperial Citizenship. 

7/65 Statistics in India by Lord Meston. 

7/66 Visit of Their Excellencies The Viceroy, and Lady Chelmsford Agra 1916, 4-8 November. 

7/67 Geography - No. 107, Vol. XX, Part 1. March 1935. 

7/68 Red Cross Work in the United Provinces. Volume One: 1914 1917. 

7/69 'Our Day' in the United Provinces - 12th December 1917. 

7/70 A Letter to the People of India by L. Curtis. 

7/71 Geography. No. 102, Vol. XVIII, Part 4. December 1933. 

7/72 The Indian National Demand. 

7/73 The Moral Issue in India by Robert Stokes. 

7/74 All Parties Conference 1928 - Supplementary Report of the Committee. 

7/75 All Parties Conference 1928 - Report of the Committee. 

7/76 The Proceedings of the All Parties National Convention. 


Lent by Mrs. D. Howard and Mr. P. Howard 

Bombay, Delhi, U.P. 1901-1912 

Invitation cards, menus, dance programmes, fixture lists, tickets, theatre and concert programmes, covering all aspects of social life of Mr. and Mrs. J.N. Metaxa in Bombay 1901-1912. (Parents of Mrs. D. Howard). 

Box I

  1. 1901 Nos. 1-8
  2. 1902 Nos. 1-12
  3. 1903 and 1904 Nos. 1-10 (including 2 Delhi Durbar Light Railway Special season tickets, and 2 tickets for the Durbar, 1 January 1903).
  4. 1906-1910 Nos. 1-22
  5. 1911-1912 Nos. 1-14
  6. Miscellaneous, undated 1-20
  7. Larger items 1902-1914, including papers concerned with the Delhi Durbar, and a copy of an illustrated magazine The Empress, and a Hindu map of Benares, 1903.
  8. Nos. 1-30 (dated)
  9. Nos. 31-39 (undated, including programmes of the Bandmann Opera Co.).
  10. Six programmes from the Excelsior Cinematograph c. 1912
  11. The Official Directory of the Coronation Durbar, Delhi, 1903 (with 4 maps).
  12. Coronation Durbar, Delhi, 1903. Illustrated record.
  13. Wiele Klein, Madras. Printed Vest & Co., Mount Road, Madras. The Army Pageant, Fulham Palace, June 20 July 2, 1910. Programme.
  14. Christmas card from Mr and Mrs. John Metaxa
  15. Menu for a dinner party at the Royal Bombay Yacht Club, 10 February 1905.
  16. Annual Report of Lady Lamington's Work Guild, Bombay, 1907.
  17. Menu of the Annual Sailing Dinner, Royal Bombay Yacht Club, 6 May 1899.
  18. 5. 17th Annual Report of the Bombay Ladies' Branch of the National Indian Association, January-December 1907.
  19. Programme for the 1903 and 1904 Bombay Horse and Dog Show.


Microfilm. Original loaned by Mrs McInnes. 

An eye-witness account of the Indian Mutiny by Mrs Maria Mill, the wife of Major Mill of the Bengal Artillery stationed in Fyzabad. Mrs Mill and her three children were forced to leave their home at the beginning of June 1857 when news of the revolt of sepoys in neighbouring stations reached them. She describes her wanderings through the countryside and the privations they suffered. Their wanderings ceased in October 1857 when she and her two surviving children reached Calcutta. The account ends with their arrival in England in July 1858. 48 pp. 


(J.P. Mills I.C.S., C.I.E.) 

Given by Mrs. J.P. Mills 

Assam, N.E. Frontier of India: 1930-1948 

  1. Letters from a Deputy Commissioner on the N.E. Frontier of India to his wife and edited by her
    • November 13th, 1936 - December 13th, 1936: The letters concern an expedition to the far north east of Indian Frontier on borders of Burma and Tibet, to punish tribesmen who were taking slaves from neighbouring tribes and were also head hunting. 52pp.
    • Mrs. J.P. Mills' Memoir written 1981-1982. Describes life from 1930-43 of I.C.S. officer and wife in headquarters (Kohima) and on tour before World War II. Account of voyage from England to India with children in war time and description of life of ex-patriates in Assam during war. 52pp. Appendix post 1945.

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Mr George W.P. Milne was born in Munnar, Travancore in 1913, the son of a teaplanter employed by James Finlay and Sons. Mr Milne himself became a tea-planter working for Finlays in Munnar and retired as being redundant in 1967. 

Given by Mr G.W.P. Milne. 

Material on South India Clubs as follows: 

A. Club Rules and Bye-Laws

Madura Club, 1929 (Item 1) 

Tuticorin Club, 1931 (Item 2) 

Madras Club, 1931 (Item 3) 

Palamcottah Club, 1932 (Item 4) 

Cannanore Club, 1933 (Item 5) 

Mangalore Club, 1934 (Item 6) 

Tellicherry Club, 193 5 (Item 7) 

Cochin Club, 1936 (Items 7a and 8) 

Anamalli Club, 1936 (Item 9) 

Trivandrum Club, 1939 (Item 10) 

Malabar Club, Calicut, 1941 (Item 11) 

Trichinopoly Club, 1941 (Item 12) 

Kodaikanal Club, 1941 (Item 13) 

Anamallai Club, 1944 (Item 14) 

Kodaikanal Club, 1945 (Item 15) 

High Range Club, Munnar, 1946 (Item 16) 

Coimbatore Club, 1947 (Item 17) 

Anamallai Club, 1948 (Item 18) 

English Club, Coimbatore, 1948 (Item 19) 

Wellington Gymkhana Club, 1948 (Item 20) 

English Club, Kodaikanal, 1949 (Item 21) 

Bamboo Club, Pallibetta, 1951 (Item 22) 

High Range Angling Association, Munnar, 1961 (Item 23) 

Kanan Devan Hills Church Fund, 1963 (Item 24) 

B. Fixture Lists

High Range Club, Munnar, 1927-62 (Items 25-37) 

C. Annual Reports. Proceedings of Annual General Meetings

Coimbatore Club 1940, 1943 (Items 38-40) 

High Range Club, Munnar, 1940-44, 1946-8, 1951, 1954, 1956-58, 1960, 1962 (Items 41-55) 


Small Collections Box 17

Given by Mrs. N. Monckton 

U.P. 1857 

Printed pamphlet entitled: Letters from Futtehgurh

The writer of the letters, Rose C.M. was Rose, daughter of Thomas Taylor of Clifton and grand-daughter of Sir John Cottrell, Bart. She married a forbear of Mrs. Monckton in 1854, John Rivas Monckton (b.1833) who was a lieutenant in the Bengal Engineers and Superintendent of part of the Grand Trunk Road. 

The letters were printed by 'a Lady in Edinburgh quite unacquainted with the writer or her husband...' 

There are two letters written in diary form. 

  1. Futtehgurh 16 May 1857 tells of the beginning of the mutiny, and is largely commitment of themselves (her husband and child) to Divine Providence.
  2. 21 May 1857. They hear of the massacre at Meerut. They invite all the missionaries into their house. Great alarm as people crowd into houses and compounds. Alarms at news of Delhi - no European troops at Futtehgurh. Agree to rush to the Fort should they be attacked.

May 18. Four of the men go to Allygurh to try and raise troops to check insurgents. They do not go eventually. 

May 22. News that Allygurh has mutinied. 

May 23. Plans to escape should they be attacked - they do not think there would be time to get to the Fort. 

June 1. Great Suspense. Their feeling of fear at having no European regiment, and being entirely at the mercy of the troops. Each family has planned different ways of escape. Rumours and opinions on the Mutiny. 

May 21 Extract from a letter saying she will not go to the Fort but will remain where she is with her husband. 


Given by Mrs. R. Montgomery 

Mysore, Bihar and Orissa 1927-1931 

Letters written by Brigadier E.J. Montgomery, C.B., C.B.E., to his parents after he went out to India as a 2nd Lt. in the 2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry, Bangalore, and papers connected with his later work as Personal Assistant in Mysore and Private Secretary in Bihar and Orissa. 


  1. 21 April 1927. Letter describing journey by car from Bangalore to Ootacamund on weekend leave with friends and illustrated by numerous photographs. Goes fishing etc. Contrast with the plains.
  2. April 1927?. Probably May 1927. Stays in 100 year old Georgian style bungalow at Hunsur. Arrives at Murkal Forest offices and bungalow. Shooting.
  3. 2 June 1927. Ordered to go as Personal Assistant to the Resident, Mysore. Needs Full Dress and Morning Coat.
  4. 16 June 1927. Government House, Mysore. Describes work as P.A. to Mr. Pears, the Resident. 'Living like Royalty'. Sees Birthday Procession, introduced to the Maharajah. Experience of dinner party arrangements. Plays polo against Raja of Bobilli's team.
  5. 29 June 1927. The Residency, Bangalore. Waiting for Viceroy's arrival. Gives brief description of variety of work. Two cuttings, one from Madras Mail of August 1927 about polo matches.
  6. 11 August 1927. The Residency, Bangalore. Parents coming out to India.
  7. Second page of a letter. Has arrived in Ootacamund. Describes the Ooty Hunt Point to Point Races.
  8. 27 September 1927. Guest House, Venkatagiri Town. Maharaja's guests. Describes private army and polo team: Arrangements for parents' visit.
  9. 18 October 1927. Government House, Mysore. Attended Mysore Dasara. Advises parents on dress. Arranged dinner party for 46.
  10. 22 October 1927. Description of necessity for a bearer to meet them at Madras. Describes his own servant. Has attended Legislative Assembly.
  11. Letters to his parents when Personal Assistant to the Resident at Mysore, Mr. Pears, and when Private Secretary to the Governor of Bihar and Orissa, Sir Huge Stephenson: 1928.
    • 8 February 1928. Residency, Bangalore. Polo match against Mysore Cavalry.
    • 1 March 1928. Residency, Bangalore. Dance at The Residency arranged by Montgomery. Programme enclosed.
    • 22 March 1928. Arrangements for Indian States Committees and other functions.
    • ?April 1928. Beauvoir Mercara. Shooting - Personal
    • 16 April 1928. Chief Commissioner's Camp, Nagarhole. Shooting.
    • 9 May 1928. Awdrey House, Fernhill, Nilgiris. Horses: new secretary, Mr. Lothian.
    • 16 May 1928. Awdrey House, Fernhill, Nilgiris. Hectic social life. Dines very formally at Government House. New Resident, Mr. Crump. Conference on Bangalore water supply.
    • 23 May 1928. Awdrey House, Fernhill, Nilgiris. Numerous dances: hunting: an incident of bad manners. State Ball at Government House coming. Quandary about joining Foreign and Political Department.
    • 7 June 1928. Residency, Bangalore. Anonymous letter received about H.L.I.
    • 14 June 1928. Residency, Bangalore. Organizing dances and the C in C.'s visit.
    • 20 June 1928. Residency, Bangalore. Social Events. Organisation. Horse show and polo.
    • 4 July 1928 Residency, Bangalore. R.C.C. dance fairly successful. Incidents at horse show, and with the Resident.
    • 26 July 1928. Residency, Bangalore. Presentation of colours by C. in C. Problem of possibility of new job as. A.D.C. en route for Military Secretaryship.
    • 29 July 1928. Residency, Bangalore. More about future career; organising dance. S. Indian Railway strike mentioned. Future programme - Regimental dance at Residency and then on tour with the Resident:
    • 9 August 1928. Residency, Bangalore. Riots in Mysore State against Diwan, results and consequences. Programme for following months with Resident. Has musical evening. Proposal to bring his bearer with him on leave.
    • 16 August 1928. Residency, Bangalore. Is asked to be Private Secretary and Military Secretary combined to Sir Hugh Stephenson, Governor of Bihar and Orissa.
    • 23 August 1928. Residency, Bangalore. Short note about new job.
    • 30 August 1928. Residency, Bangalore. Young people's dance. More about new job.
    • 18 September 1928. Madras Club. En route for new job. Has to buy new kit. Regimental ball a success.
    • 20 September 1928. Calcutta. En route for Ranchi.
    • 26 September 1928. Government House, Ranchi. Brief note about new job. Buys cine camera.
    • 1 October 1928. Government House, Ranchi. Preparing for Viceroy's visit. Remarks about work, people and the place. Difference from Bangalore - describes work.
    • 6 October 1928 (Mistakenly dated 6 September). In Camp Netarhat. Brief letter about work and daily life.
    • 16 October 1928. Government House, Ranchi. Describes taking over office and changes necessary.Printed Programme for the visit of H.?. Sir Hugh Stephenson, K.C.S.I., K.C.I.E., I.C.S., Governor of Bihar and Orissa to Gaya and Return to Patna 31 October - 3 November 1928 drawn up by E.J.M. Enclosed is a letter dated 30 October 1928 mentioning it and polo.
    • 29 November 1928. Government House, Ranchi. Describes Fête for Patna and Provincial Infant Welfare Centre. Takes first film.
    • 6 December 1928. Governor's Camp, Bihar and Orissa. On tour. Not much reception at Muzzaffapur owing to partial hartal. Describes dedication to work of the Governor and others like him. Work of arranging a Garden Party and reasons for arrangements.
    • 13 December 1928. Government House, Patna. Has been on leave. Talks of films. Simon Commission at Government Rouse. Gives account of daily routine.
    • 20 December 1928. Government House, Patna. 'Inside' view of Simon Commission and other individuals in the household. Printed programme for the visit of His Excellency Sir Hugh Stephenson, K.C.S.I., K.C.I.E., I.C.S., Governor of Bihar and Orissa to Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar States. 4-6 January 1929. (This includes the detailed arrangements for transport of servants and baggage.)
    • 3 January 1929. Government House, Patna. Describes the shoot and enumerates bag. Takes film. Work of P.S. on special train.
    • 7 January 1929. 2 duplicated sheets of Durbar Proceedings: Mayurbhanj State.
    • 8 January 1929. Governor's Camp, Bihar and Orissa. From Mayurbhanj, Belgaria Palace. Describes the various forms of dress he has to wear - other arrangements.
    • 16 January 1929. Governor's Camp, Bihar and Orissa. Tour in Orissa States - describes tiger shoot. Personal affairs and arrangements.
    • 18 January 1929. Government House, Patna. Inside view of household affairs.
    • 31. January 1929. Government House, Patna. Personal animosities. Annual Police Parade in Full Dress Mounted and other ceremonies.
    • 2 February 1929. Governor's Camp, Bihar and Orissa. Describes Patna week, events and ceremonies. In camp for shoot at Bagaha. 60 elephants. Draws plan for panther shoot and describes it in detail. Takes film of it. Asked to remain as P.S.
    • 14 February 1929. Government House, Patna. Personal matters regarding work and future.
    • 19 February 1929. Government House, Patna. Is Hon. Sec. and Treasurer of the St. Andrews Colonial Homes, Kalimpong run by Dr. Graham. Collecting money for the Homes. Going on leave to Regt. in Cawnpore.
    • 28 February 1929 Regt. H.Q., Cawnpore, (2nd Battalion H.L.I.) Goes to Delhi first, calls, sees new Viceregal Lodge, and Finals of Prince of Wales Cup Polo. Attends Viceregal Ball, Horse Show, sees Fort etc., and the Taj Mahal.
    • 6 March 1929. Government House, Patna Comments on Swarajists.
    • 7 March 1929. Government House, Patna. Personal relations in household.
    • 14 March 1929. Government House, Patna. Personal matters only.
    • 15 March 1929. Government House, Patna. Smallpox outbreak preventive measures.
    • 21 March 1929. Government House, Patna. Personal.
    • 28 March 1929. Government House, Patna. Bishop of Calcutta has been staying. Some thefts, and a series of rows among the servants and in the office.
    • 3 April 1929. Government House, Patna. A letter by the first air mail (envelope missing). Going to Puri for a week. News of his band.
    • 18 April 1929. Government House, Patna. Busy with change of Governors (Stephensons on leave). Getting one lac rps. for furnishing New Government House, Ranchi. Gives an hour to hour account of that particular day's work.
    • 23 April 1929. Government House, Patna. Instructions to his parents for their meeting with the Stephensons who are on leave.
    • 1 May 1929. Government House, Patna. Leaving for Ranchi. Temperature 106º. The Acting Governor, the Siftons have arrived. Comments on them.
    • 2-5 May 1929. Government House, Ranchi. Still hot. Replacements in staff and local news.
    • 20-22 May 1929. Government House, Ranchi. Has been shooting in Netarhat. Very hot. Arranging banquet and ball for the King's Birthday and writing Standing Orders for the Staff.
    • 28 May 1929. Government House, Ranchl. Small items of news, heat predominating.
    • 20 June 1929. Government House, Ranchi. Small items of news: learning Urdu.; polo, concert etc.
    • 26 June 1929. Government House, Ranchi. Presentation of Addresses at Government House and other small items.
    • 4 July 1929. Government House, Ranchi. Small items.
    • 8 July 1929. Government House, Ranchi. His Standing Orders being printed and circulated. Things running very smoothly. Have King's Thanksgiving Service - semi-State. Opinion of Bishop's sermon.
    • 17 July 1929. Government House, Ranchi. Trying to work at Urdu and for Staff College. Work on Government Houses.
    • 29 August 1929. Government House, Ranchi. Stephensons return. More problems.
    • 12 September 1929. Government House, Ranchi. Gives programme for next 3 months. Has leave confirmed.
    • 18 September 1929. Government House, Ranchi. Gets Captaincy. The Governor prorogues Council. Swarajists walk out in protest against Government action over the Golmini Strike, Tinplate Works at Tata Mills. Printed sheet of the Governor's engagements for October 1929, showing date, hour, engagement and A.D.C.
    • 2 October 1929. Government House, Ranchi. Small items of news. Stage managing a play.
    • 16 October 1929. Government House, Ranchi. Play a success. Team wins Polo tournament.
    • 22 October 1929. Governor's Camp, Bihar and Orissa. From Netarhat. Shooting - incident of polo photograph being published in The Statesman. Problems of tact.
    • 26 October 1929. Governor's Camp, Bihar and Orissa. Becoming home sick - problems of furnishing the new house. Shooting with Mr. Peppé. Printed list of the Governor's engagements for November 1929 - January 1930. Table plan for dinner party, Government House, Calcutta, 24 January 1930 and detailed list of guests. Table plan for dinner party, Government House, Patna, 17 February 1930 and Governor's 'speaking' plan for after dinner.
    • 27 January 1930. Government House, Patna. Brief and small news items.
    • 18 February 1930. Government House, Patna. Reports his Indian Head Assistant ill and also a cutting of a 'reprehensible' speech by John Campbell from The Statesman (cutting not enclosed).
    • 4 December 1930. Government House, Patna. Reports clashes between police and villagers in Bihar. Preparing to leave. Visits new jail for Political Prisoners and his opinion of it.
    • 6 December 1930. Government House, Patna Talks of his wedding plans. Very tired of job.
    • 14 December 1930. Government House, Patna. Personal. Quotes from Sir Hugh Stephenson's report on him.
    • 15 January 1931. Governor's Camp, Bihar and Orissa. Written from Sonpur Feudatory State, Orissa. Household have anti-rabies injections.
    • 17 January 1931. Government House, Patna. Mentions Round Table Conference and Labour Party. Also trouble in Districts due to economic depression which is exploited by Congress.
    • 29 January 1931. Government House, Patna. Various minor accidents recorded. Records that Parliament are making a mess over India. Only man capable of speaking out is W. Churchill. Opinions of Gandhi, and also treatment of Congress supporters in Jail in Bihar.
    • 5 February 1931. Government House, Patna. News of Patna Week. Newspaper cutting: photograph of Sir Hugh Stephenson and party , with the Maharaja of Sonpur.
    • 8 February 1931. Government House, Patna. Opinion of Round Table Conference delegation's work vis-a-vis Gandhi. Future plans.
    • 12 February 1931. Government House, Patna. Last letter from Patna. Returning to regiment before wedding.
  12. Mrs. Rosemary Montgomery's letters from India to her parents in England. In 1931 she went out as the bride of an army officer in the 2nd Batt. H.1.I., in U.P.. She was in Cawnpore, Ranikhet, Simla. The letters are descriptions of life in India for a young married woman, domestic, social and environmental. They cover the period April 1931, to September 1932. Arranged in a letters book, pp. 1-140 are original letters, pp. 141-267 are photocopies. Selected letters listed below:
    • p. 6 Plan of their bungalow.
    • p. 37 Visit of Lord and Lady Willingdon.
    • p. 54 Her first visit to Simla.
    • p. 60 Detailed description of the Dahsera.
    • p. 76 An account of Lady Willingdon breakfasting with the Montgomerys on her way from Delhi to Calcutta by air.
    • p. 88 Christmas in Camp (drawn plan of tents) in Bundelcund.
    • p.125 Description of Delhi and Agra ? the Taj in moonlight.

See also FILMS. 


Small Collections Box 17

Given by H. More-Gordon 

Xerox copies 

Sixteen letters 1798-1817 mostly from James Gordon to his brothers Harry and John in Scotland or India: most are personal and are concerned with their careers; those which mention India specifically are numbers 9, 10, and 13, which mention Lord Moira, the war with the Nepalese and his return to Calcutta from South Africa; most are from Calcutta, one is from Cawnpore, and one before the Fort at Bhutapore (1805). 


Small Collections Box 17

Given by Miss Kay Moss 

Kathiawar : 1922-1929 

An envelope containing 5 photographs*: 

Xerox copy of Programme of Prize Distribution at Shri Nandkunverba Rejput Kumarika Zenana Boarding Viyalaya. Bhavnagar 1929. 12pp. 

Memoir entitled 'Home'. The bewilderment of a four year old's return to England for her education. 4pp. 

  1. *Sadra c.1922 - donor with princeling of Sadra
  2. Wadwhan District 1923. ? Christmas camp
  3. Bhavanagar 1927, donor and brother
  4. Photograph of Wedding - unidentified
  5. Photograph of group - unidentified


(The Rev. John R. Mott) 

Given by his daughter Irene Mott Bose (see also BOSE PAPERS) 

India general 295pp. 

John R. Mott 1865-1955 

American Missionary and world traveller, committed to worldwide ecumenical and Student Christian Movements. Worked closely with Y.M.C.A., World Student Christian Federation, International Missionary Council and Agricultural Missions Incorporated. 

I File containing: 

  1. Excerpts of letters (copies) from John R. Mott to his daughter, Irene 1934-1952.
  2. Excerpts of letters (copies) from Mrs. J.R. Mott to her daughter Irene.
  3. Correspondence concerning John R. Mott biography project and reminiscences about him.

II File containing: 

  1. Various letters of advice and instruction concerning an overland trip by private car from India to England.
  2. 'India to England by Car' by E.W.H. Clarke. A detailed account in TS and longhand of a journey in 1935 starting in Nagpur.

III File containing: 

  1. Circular letters written by John L. Mott (son of John R. Mott) in 1957 from Turkey, Iran and India. 


Small Collections Box 17

Given by J. Mottram 

Note on the Bengal famine of November 1943 made after serving with the 4th Battalion of the 4th Bombay Grenediers, which tried to relieve the suffering. 


Given by Dr. S.N. Mukherjee 

Photostat copies of letters relating to Sir William Jones, 1779-90. 

Microfilm Box 2 No. 13

'The introduction of English education and its effects upon the Bengali Society', by Babu Amrith Krishna Basu. Calcutta, 1873. 

'The Hindu manual of literature and science', No. 3. March 1834 (New series). 

'Sir George Campbell's administration', reprinted from the Hindoo Patriot. 1874. 

'The annals of British land-revenue administration in Bengal, from 1698 to 1793.' Compiled by Ashatosh Mookerjee, M.A., B.L. 

Anonymous pamphlet: 'The breaking down; a political outlook.' Calcutta, 1856. 

'The substance of the introductory lecture on history, delivered to the students of the Hindu College on 15 November 1874', by Charles J. Montegne. Calcutta, 1874. 

'Opinions of ussil Landholders on the Bengal Tenancy Bill, compiled from communications received by the Central Committee of the Landholders of Bengal and Bihar', by Peary Mohan Mookerjee. Calcutta, 1883. 

Thirty-nine articles on the report of the Bengal Rent-Law Commission, reprinted from the Hindoo Patriot. Calcutta, 1880-81. 

Microfilm Box 2 No. 14

Shri Nivas Shastri's papers - correspondence 1908-32. 

Restricted Microfilm Box 3 Nos. 15a-g; 16a-f.

Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru's private papers. First series: correspondence arranged alphabetically, 1921-48. 

See also 'The Sapru correspondence: a checklist'. Calcutta, 1961. (Archive Library) 

Microfilm Box 3 No. 22

'Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal.' Vol. 1, 1784-1800. MS. 

Miscellaneous Home Department public consultations, 1783-1800. (185 exposures, National Archives of India.) Letters concerning Sir William Jones, 1783-94; his appointment, his native assistants, his work on the Digest of Hindu and Muhammadan Laws, his death in 1794, and the future of his book. 

Two letters concerning the Asiatic Society. 

One letter from the Board of Trade about goods being shipped to Europe, 1796. 

Letters concerning the town of Calcutta: taxes, police wages, scavenger duties, cost of living, city boundaries. 


Small Collections Box 17

Papers of Mrs Kits M. Mullan. She was born in Ireland in 1906 and at the age of eighteen married K.M. Mullan, I.C.S. She went straight to Shillong, Assam where her husband was an Under-Secretary to Government. He was later to hold various Deputy Commissionerships in the Province. In 1930 he became Provincial Census Superintendent and in 1933 Commissioner of Excise. In 1937 Mr Mullan was appointed Secretary of the Education and Local Self-Government Departments of the Government of Assam. 

In 1938 Mr Mullan joined the Government of India Finance pool which entailed short periods in Bombay, Madras and Lucknow. His war years were served as Commissioner of Income Tax, Bengal and as a member of the Central Board of Revenue in Delhi from 1941. 

Items given by Mrs Daphne Reid (niece). 

  1. Memoir by Mrs Mullan entitled 'Sands of the desert'. Mrs Mullan describes life as a young bride in Assam - learning the language, equipping and managing a house. There was a busy social life and, in time, four children to bring up. As her husband progressed through various I.C.S. posts they found themselves in different parts of the state. There is some description of the Assam tea plantations and how they were run. When her husband joined the Government of India Finance Pool she joined him in short stays in Madras and then in Lucknow. From Lucknow they toured extensively in the United Provinces and Central Provinces until they left for leave in England in July 1939. Mrs Mullan and the children did not return to India with her husband when war was declared and did not see him again for more than five years. 118pp (pp.68-9 missing), Xerox.
  2. Photograph taken about 1900 of Sir Henry Daly Griffin I.C.S. and his wife Glory. (They were Mrs Mullen's uncle and aunt.) The couple are shown standing together in a garden; between them is seated a young adult cheetah, wearing a collar and on a long leash, held by Lady Griffin.
  3. Book of photographs of Shillong - Shillong No. 1 Panoramic Views, by Samuel Ray and Sons, Photographers: Shillong - n.d. but in late 1920s and 30s. 20 photographs. 


Mr Mullock was a European working in Calcutta between 1929 and 1937. He worked in Bombay between 1937 and 1948, with a brief interlude in Belgaum, and returned to Calcutta in 1948 before leaving for Britain in 1950. 

Given by D.W. Mullock Esq. 

Miscellaneous papers. 29 ff xerox copies. Press cuttings on terrorist activities in Bengal, particularly political assassination, early 1930s. Material relating to 'The Royalists'. According to its prospectus 'The Royalists' was an organisation composed of 'younger members of the British Community in India' which 'Stood for the King against the King's Enemies'. Criticism of government was not incompatible with this attitude and the Royalists were concerned to ensure that the European Association really voiced the demands of the European Community and that the rights of the Community were properly safeguarded in any future constitution. The Royalists were not militant but might be used for the formation of a defence force in an emergency: The papers include the minutes of the Annual General Meeting held at the Grand Hotel, Calcutta on 13 September 1934. Mr Mullock was Chairman of the Royalists on this occasion. 


Small Collections Box 17

Given by Mrs. R. Conner 

N.W.F.P., Punjab, U.P., Assam 1910-1942 

Memoir: 'for Lucinda and Susanna by heir Great grandmother Margaret Murison'. 10 November 1969. Trotton Old Rectory, Near Petersfield, Hants. 

A memoir of Mrs. Murison's whole life from c. 1896-1969. Part 2 is concerned with her life in India, where she went in 1910 to be married to Lt. D. Murison, I.M.S. 

Leaves Edinburgh November 1910, sails to Bombay. Changes to a smaller ship and sails to Karachi.Arrives 9 December 1910. Married following day. She and her husband join his regiment 29th Punjabis in Chaman, Baluchistan. In June 1911 her husband is transferred to Civil side, and posted to U.P. as plague officer. Baby born in Dalhousie. 

Returns from Dalhousie to Lucknow and then Azamgarh with the baby. A very difficult journey for an inexperienced mother with an ill baby. 

Husband, medical officer, with one of the newly inaugurated travelling dispensaries 1911 in U.P., as Plague Officer. In camp, travelling the country from October-March. Description of travelling dispensary, life in it, and people and places visited and treated. 

Combating plague. Description of camp-life and atmosphere. 

Chapter on returning to India September 1918 in a troopship with two children - Submarine alert. Remainder of voyage calm. 

Glimpse of life in Karachi. Describes a later return to India leaving children behind 1927, to join her husband who had been appointed Director of Public Health, Assam. Description of touring in Assam, and outlines the fifteen years spent in Shillong. 


Given by Mrs. R.W. Murphy 

No. 32 of Series on The British Empire, published by Time-Life International to accompany the television series of the same name, in 98 parts, part 32 being the publication on the Indian Empire. Title: A remote elite Anglo-Indians at work and play, 1972.