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Handlist of papers: P


Small Collections Box 18

Brigadier J.J. Packard served with 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment in North, West and East India 1933-37 and 1943-46. His wife, Mrs Faith Packard, joined him in India for part of 1946.

  1. Typescript memoir by Brigadier Packard: 'Service with the British Army in India'. This covers such matters as the nature of Packard's relations with his Indian Sepoys; European Army Officers' domestic arrangements; contacts with ordinary Indians; the daily routine. 3pp.
  2. Typescript memoir by Mrs Faith Packard: My recollections of India in 1946'. Memories of Delhi, Simla and Calcutta. 3pp.


Bequeathed by Mrs Suzanne Paine. Mrs Paine was University Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of Economics and Politics, University of Cambridge 1973-77 and Lecturer 1977-85. Other material bequeathed by Mrs Paine has been added to the Centre's Library.

  1. Communist Party of India. 32 publications (some in vernacular).
  2. Vietnam pamphlets:
    • La republique socialiste du Viet Nam. Hanoi, 1976.
    • Some aspects of development strategy: selected papers.
    • Hanoi, 1983.
    • The socialist republic of Vietnam: basic data. Hanoi, 1979. (Also copy in French. Hanoi, 1979.)
    • Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Press and Information Section. Nos. 7 (1984), Nos. 1, 2, 5, 8 (1985). Press release 18 December 1984.
    • Vietnam Broadsheet. Autumn 1983, No. 4.
  3. Miscellaneous pamphlets, etc.
    • Map of West Bengal.
    • Sau, R.K. Indian economic thought. 1973.
    • NIRD occasional monograph. Alexander, K.C. Agricultural labour unions: a study of three South Indian States. 1978.
    • Mukherjee, S. and others. Menace of multinationals. 1977.
    • Junankar, P.N. Neoclassical economics and Indian agriculture. 1980.
    • Ramamurti, P. An investigative analysis of the process of mortgaging a core public sector undertaking to a West German multinational and of its impact on other industries. 1978.
    • Majumdar, J. S. Multinationals in drugs and pharmaceutical industry in India. 1979.
    • Namboodiripad, E.M. S. Republican constitution in the struggle for socialism. 1976.
    • Reserve Bank of India. Exchange control: non-resident Indians. 1979.
    • De Mel, R. Sri Lanka's economic strategy. 1980.
    • Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Inward remittances Gujarat. a survey. 1979.
    • Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Inward remittances Kerala: a survey. 1978.


Small Collections Box 18

Given by J.A.B. Palmer

Copies of six photographs, the originals of which date from 1857-58 and are in the India Office Library, which formerly belonged to Miss Waterfield; five of Delhi and its neighbourhood and one of the well at Cawnpore. The photographs are annotated in detail by J.A.B. Palmer in 9 pp. TS, April 1966, and 1 p. TS, June 1966.

The photographs are of: the bridge of boats at Delhi; the magazine at Delhi; the bank house; Hindu Rao's house; the bridge over the Hindan River; the well at Cawnpore.


In 1946 Mr Palmer was appointed by Balmer Lawrie & Co., as Visiting Agent to thirty or so tea estates in Assam including Jokai.

Given by Mr Palmer.

  1. Reports of Jokai (Assam) Tea Company 1926-1935 compiled by J.W. Tweedie. 1 volume.
  2. Reports of Jokai (Assam) Tea Company 1936-1945 compiled by J.W. Tweedie. 1 volume.
  3. Notes on the history and growth of the Jokai Tea Company written by R. Palmer. n.d. 15 ff.
  4. Notes, as above, on the medical service at Jokai Tea Company, n.d. 7 ff.
  5. A short memorandum on the beginnings of the Eriabari tea garden, 19.5.80. 2 ff.
See also Photographs.


United Sua Betong: the history of the United Sua Betong Estates in Malaya 1909-1959. By Professor C Northcote Parkinson, Raffles Professor of History, University of Malaya, Singapore 1950-58.

Given by Dr J.M. Gullick

The United Sua Betong Rubber Estates Company Ltd was established in Malaya in 1909 at the height of the rubber booms of the early twentieth century. From small beginnings the Company, whose plantations were located in the state of Selangor, became the industry leader with nearly 36,000 acres of rubber trees in 1955 and substantial tea and palm-oil interests.

In the 1950s Professor C. Northcote Parkinson was commissioned to write the history of United Sua Betong for its fiftieth anniversary. The manuscript he produced did not meet with the approval of the Board of Directors and was not published at that time. In 1997 an edited and abridged version, prepared by Dr J.M. Gullick, was published by the Malaysian branch of the Royal Asiatic Society as its monograph no.26. The photocopy which is held in the Cambridge South Asian Arichive is the complete text of Professor Parkinson's history. The nature of the abridgement made in the published version is explained in Dr Gullick's preface to that version, pp. vii to ix.

Xerox copies. 171pp.


(Mrs. N. E. Parry)

Microfilm Box 5 No. 40

TS memoir: 'People and places in Assam', by Kapi.

A memoir by the wife of N.E. Parry, I.C.S. who was District Officer in Assam in the 1920s and wrote the monograph The Lakhers (1932). Depicts the life of a D.O.'s wife moving from place to place in primitive conditions in the hill country, and describes the people, places, customs, flora and fauna. There is a glossary of Latin botanical names of flowers, birds, animals and reptiles found in the Garo and Lushai hills.


Small Collections Box 18

Papers of Lieutanant-Colonel Clement George Parsons, Indian Army. Assistant Commissioner, Punjab 1885; Commissioner of Excise 1898-1903; Member of Excise Committee 1905-6.

Given by Miss C. Parsons

Punjab: 1857; 1880-1912


  1. Printed booklet. A Personal narrative of the Siege of Lucknow During the Indian Mutiny of 1857 by Ana Ellen Huxham. One of last surviving women of Siege, died 1915. 24pp.
  2. Printed booklet: Our Voyage with Golden Fleece in 1862 by Mrs. Parsons, 12pp.
  3. Map, Delhi Cantonment, Civil Station, City and Environs (showing tramway and lighting mains) n.d.
  4. Map, Montgomery District,. Punjab (1" = 16 miles). 1891 Annotated.
  5. Map, Sketch map of the Montgomery District 1891 (1" = 16 miles).
  6. Envelope containing Lt. Colonel C.G. Parsons' personal letters to his wife when on tour in the Sutlej River Valley 1901. Personal but containing interesting observations. 22pp.
  7. Letter from Lord Curzon concerning Chamba Gazetteer and progress in archaeological finds. 3pp.
  8. MS Report (foolscap) written by Lt. Colonel Parsons for his wife January-March, 1906. Tour from Bombay, Gauhati, Darjeeling, Calcutta, Lucknow, Amritsar, Lahore, Karachi etc. Very detailed. 86pp.


  1. Report of Occurrences at Mhow during and subsequent to the Mutiny of Native Troops at that Station in July 1857. By Captain Hungerford, Bengal Artillery. (Printed for private circulation only, ?1858, 57pp.)
  2. Proclamation of Accession to the Throne of H.M. King George V. Read at Lahore 12 May 1910. 1f.
  3. Programme of the Ceremonial to be observed on the reading at Lahore of the Proclamation of Accession. Signed C. G. Parsons, 10 May 1910. lf.
  4. Map of the layout of the Coronation Durbar, Delhi 1911. Survey of India Offices, Calcutta, 1911. 1f
  5. Letter from Maclagan to Parsons dated 22 August 1906 on the latter's Delhi Administrative Dictionary. 2ff.
  6. Programme for the Presentation of Colours by the King-Emperor at Delhi on 11 December 1911. 13pp.
  7. Programme of the Royal Review at Delhi on 14 December 1911. 16pp.
  8. The Dear Old General. By a retired Indian Chaplain. (About Major-General J.D. Parsons. Grandfather of C.G. Parsons.) Chester, date obliterated. 8pp.
  9. 2 laudatory addresses in Urdu.
  10. Letter from Parsons to A.L. Danson, dated Lahore, 6 January 1908. Gives Parsons' answers to the heads of enquiry propounded by the Royal Commission on Decentralisation.
  11. Note by Parsons, dated 21 November 1887, giving Chungun Singh's account of the killing of the Delhi Princes by Hodson's men in 1857. 2ff (Chungun Singh was one of the Orderlies of W.S.R. Hodson - Hodson of Hodson's Horse.)
  12. Printed tour programme of the Excise Committee for November and December 1905. 1f
  13. 1. Parson's Army Commission, dated 8 January 1880. 2. Certificate, dated 23 May 1883, showing Parsons had undergone a course of Riding. 3. Certificate, dated 8 July 1884, showing Parsons had passed through a course of Army Signalling. 4. Marriage Certificate of Parsons to Grace Boddam at Bombay 5 December 1895. 4ff.
  14. Extracts from Punjab Provincial Administration Reports and Official Gazettes, 1856-1888, relating to Lieutenant J.E.B. Parsons. (Parsons' father.) 2 copies, 2ff.
  15. Farewell address to Lord and Lady Curzon from Delhi Municipality. Undated, printed. 2pp.
  16. Letter from Zahiruddin Ahmad Khan to Parsons dated 3 October 1905, asking whether a small garden inside Kashmir Gate, Delhi, might be named 'Gracia Garden' after Mrs Parsons. 1f.
  17. Two resolutions, dated 17 October 1905, by the Delhi Municipal Committee. No. 17 naming new garden 'Gracia Garden'. No. 18 thanks Parsons for his interest and courteousness. Printed. 2ff.
  18. 1. Certificate of Parsons' death at sea, 26 March 1912. 2. Receipt, Probate duty. 2ff.
  19. Statement of Parsons' career from a History of Services. 1f.
  20. Typescript statement of Parsons' life and career. 1f.
  21. Obituaries of Parsons. 6ff.
  22. Extracts from the Pioneer of November and December 1905 about the visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to India.
  23. Miscellaneous material on the Boddam family and its connection with India. 35ff.
  24. Typescript of diary kept by Parsons between January and March 1906 giving an account of his travels. 2 parts. 97, 41pp.
  25. Duplicated paper entitled India and Nepal 1973: a sentimental journey, by E.H.M. Parsons. 14 pp. (1974)

    A vivid account by Lt. Colonel Parsons of the Assam Regiment, of a return visit to India and Nepal and to his old regiments from 17 October-23 November 1973, after an interval of 27 years, and his welcome from the officers and old friends he met. A brief account of the changes he noticed.


(The Rev. David A. Patterson)

Given by Mr. Phillip Nash 1971

Burma; India



269 letters written by the Rev. David Patterson to his mother 1932-1941 from Burma and wartime letters 1942-1943 from India.

In 1932 he went out as a layman to teach in the Diocesan Boys' School Rangoon, until 1935. Returned to England in 1936 to be ordained and went back to Burma in 1938 to teach in St. John's College, Rangoon, the Mission of the Resurrection, Syriam, and as headmaster of All Saints S.P.G. Boys' High School and Mission, Schwebo, February 1941.

The letters describe his life as a missionary teacher and then as a priest in Burma, and outside activities: relationships between Burmans, Anglo-Indians and Europeans. In 1942 he became Chaplain to the Forces in Burma. He was with General Alexander in the retreat from Rangoon to Assam in May 1942. In 1943 he was in India as an army chaplain. 580pp.


  1. 17 letters undated from. St. John's College, Rangoon, probably 1939-40. 38pp.
  2. 14 miscellaneous undated letters from ships etc. Some loose pages from other letters. 37pp.
  3. Miscellaneous printed papers, programmes etc. from Burma, undated.
  4. Letter from Cyril Patterson (David Patterson's Brother) in Onitsha to his mother, 20 July 1935.
  5. Photographs in envelopes of: voyages - Madras and Calcutta; snake charmers; Mandalay and Pagan; Shan States and Maymyo; Rangoon; Burmese scenes; Shan States Mission and school scenes. These are named and explained on the reverse, not all are dated.


(Sir Charles Pawsey, I.C.S., C.S.I., C.I.E., M.C.)

Sir Charles Pawsey, I.C.S. was appointed Assistant Commissioner in Assam in 1919 becoming Director of Land Records in 1932. He was made a Deputy Commissioner in 1935 and was D.C., Naga Hills during the Burma campaigns of 1942 to 1944.

Given by Sir Charles Pawsey, Lady Pawsey and Mr M. Pawsey


  1. TS copy sent by J.P. Mills, Adviser to the Governor of Assam for Tribal Areas and States, to Sir Charles Pawsey, 1 August 1944, of an old file recording the first siege of Kohima, 1879-80. 3 pp.
  2. Notes written by Sir Charles Pawsey for his own information:
    • 'The Naga problem.' 1965. 14 pp.
    • 'The Naga problem continued, 1965-67.' 19 June 1967. 8 pp.
    • 'The Naga problem (part 3), June 1967 - November 1968.' November 1968 (2 copies.)
    • Part 4 - report carried up to the end of 1969. February 1970. Postscript, March 1970. 3 pp. and note.
  3. Pocket file containing papers on early Naga troubles, 1950 etc.; copy of typed memorandum to the D.C. Naga Hills, 24 April 1947:
    • Draft of memorandum on the subject of the status of the Assam Tribal areas vis-à-vis the Constituent Assembly;
    • letter from Sir Andrew Clow to Sir Charles Pawsey, 26 April 1947;
    • letter from Brigadier Steedman to Sir Charles Pawsey 23 March 1953;
    • series of newspaper cuttings relating to the Naga problem - from The Statesman 13 September 1951; Assam Tribune Monday 6 April 1953; Daily Express, Friday 21 September 1956 etc.
  4. Pocket file containing papers on Naga troubles 1956-58: These are mainly newspaper cuttings, placed in order and dated, about the Naga uprising and Indian suppression; interspersed are letters from such people as Sir Keith Cantlie, J.H. Hutton, Gimson, Stephen Laing etc.
  5. Pocket file containing papers on Naga troubles 1959-61: Duplicated paper entitled 'The fate of the Naga people: an appeal to the world', by A.Z. Phizo, President, Naga National Council, 1960; newspaper cuttings, with one or two letters.
  6. Naga troubles 1962-63: 'Letters from J.H. Hutton, George Supplee, Sanka Ao, George Patterson; newspaper cuttings.


  1. Pocket file containing: TS paper 'The mysteries of Manipur', by Joy Brock; newspaper cuttings and letters on Naga affairs, 1964-65, including results of the Naga elections in 1964; correspondence about Sir Charles' visit to Nagaland 1964, etc.
  2. Pocket folder containing: Press cuttings and correspondence on Naga affairs 1965, including letters from Brigadier C.E. Lucas Phillips; a paper on the Dzuku Valley hydro-electric scheme; an address on Christmas Day by Rev. Michael Scott, Nagaland Baptist Church, Kohima (1965); and a large number of newspaper cuttings on the Underground Parliament etc. Folio notebook with letters and newspaper cutting on Naga affairs 1966-68, filed in order.


  1. Duplicated article 'Notes on the war in Manipur', by C. Gimson. 14 pp.
  2. Pamphlets:
    • 'Nagaland at a glance', 1966.
    • 'Nagaland is born', Government of Nagaland, Kohima (n.d. ? 1964).
    • 'The Nagas, an unknown war: India's threat to peace' - an account by Gavin Young reprinted from the Observer; preface by George N. Patterson, Naga National Council, London, 1962.
    • 'The search for peace', by Rev. Michael Scott, with letter to J.H. Hutton inside and Hutton's comments on the back, 1966.
    • 'The campaign in Burma', H.M.S.O. 1946.
    • Blackwood's Magazine with article: 'The Assam rifles in peace and war', by Sir Robert Reid, May 1947.
    • 'Burma: a miracle in military achievement', by the Supreme Allied Commander, S.E. Asia, (n.d. ? 1946/7).
    • 'Into Burma'. Inter Services Public Relations Directorate, G.H.Q. New Delhi, (n. d. ? 1945-7) .
  3. Envelope containing newspaper cuttings about Harcourt Butler.
  4. Miscellaneous newspaper cuttings from 1944-69; two copies of SEAC Souvenir, no dates; maps, H.M.S.O. 1951.


Photograph albums:

  1. Ted's photos of Kohima (Edward, Sir Charles Pawsey's brother q.v.)
  2. 1937. T.F, tour November and December 1937; Viceroy's visit to Shillong; coronation festivities at Mokokchung; H.E. Kohima visit.
  3. Various. IL E. Konyak and Mokokchung tour, January 1939; Kohima photos, 1938-39.
  4. War and Post War. Album of newspaper cuttings, various; letters 1944.


  1. Scrapbook of newspaper cuttings, articles, photographs, maps and letters a the Naga problem; obituary notice of Professor J.H. Hutton, 1968.
  2. The same - September 1968 - February 1969.
  3. The same ? March - September 1969.
  4. A miscellaneous album of newspaper cuttings etc., containing some cuttings from the Morning Post c. 1891; the Pioneer 1879; various lists of passengers etc.


Papers belonging to Roger Henry Pawsey, (uncle of Sir Charles Pawsey):

  1. Civil Service of India. Table of marks, examination 1860.
  2. Covenant as member of the Civil Service at the Presidency of Fort William in Bengal, 23 August 1861.
  3. Certificate of appointment and permission to travel overland in September 1861
  4. Notification of appointment as magistrate and collector, Cuttack, 13 June 1882.
  5. Permission to return from leave to Furreedpore, 16 January 1883.
  6. Instructions for claiming on Civil Service Fund, 23 January 1883.
  7. Notification of appointment as magistrate and collector, Furreedpore, lst Class, 4 November 1884.
  8. Correspondence concerning Sir Charles Pawsey's visit to Sikkim, 1965 13pp.
  9. Sunday Times account of Coronation of Palden Namgyal as King of Sikkim.
  10. Press photograph of Maharajah of Sikkim and American wife.
  11. Account. by Lady Pawsey when Mrs. Halliday, of her life in Assam in 1920s, as the wife of a saw-mill owner. Probably written about 1974.
  12. 1 picture postcard of Assamese warriors
  13. 10 unidentified snapshots.
  14. 11 snapshots mostly taken from D.C.'s bungalow at Kohima before World War II.


  1. Scrapbook probably belonging to Mr. R.H. Pawsey, I.C.S. ? Collector at Faridpur in India from 1861 until his death 1884 ? containing mostly newspaper cuttings and a few letters from Indian servants. Covering. the years 1861-1897 approx. Many undated and several loose pages. Random articles but several relating to India, i.e. p.6 The Englishman 12 May 1871. Cutting from The Daily News April 30, 1891 showing plan of Manipur and article on the fighting there. Other subjects such as the Salt Tax, rural police in Bengal, the Siege of Kohima from The Pioneer (Item 193). pp.78, Items 222.
  2. "Diaries of two tours in the unadministered area east of the Naga Hills" by J.H. Hutton from memoirs of the Asiatic Society of Bengal Vol. XI, No. 1, pp. 1-72, printed in 1929 by the Baptist Mission Press, Calcutta. Loose page at back - extract copy from diary marked (A), pp.88.
  3. Copy of Ura Dze, July 1972.
  4. Envelope marked "Naga Connections" containing 7 postcards and cards.
  5. 'The Mixed Culture of the Naga Tribes' by J.H. Hutton reprinted from The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Vol. 95, Part 1, 1965, pp.43.
  6. 'Problems of Reconstruction in the Assam Hills' Presidential Address for 1945 by J.H. Hutton.. Published by The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, pp.7.
  7. Scrapbook containing letters, articles and other items belonging to Sir Charles Pawsey. Letters of congratulations on his receiving the CSI. Letter from Sir Andrew Clow, 5.4.45, Shillong with his comments on Pawsey's proposed war record of Kohima, "The Naga Tribes in the Tarikh-i-Assam" by J.H. Hutton taken from Professor Surya Kumar Bhuyan Commemoration Volume, pp.66-68, "The Pakistan Army" by a Pakistan Army Officer taken from The British Army Review No.9 September 1959, pp.71-74, two letters from Sir Keith Cantlie written from London 1969 giving a summary of Assam as seen by his daughter Audrey, pp.88-101 mostly newspaper cuttings about Nagaland and various obituaries from 1970-1, pp.105.


133 issues (some incomplete) of the Citizens Voice Kohima, 1972-75, and one copy of The Statesman Weekly December 1972.


  1. Scrapbook containing mostly congratulatory letters on Pawsey receiving his knighthood. (1948).

    Several others referring to "The Siege" by A. Campbell and a proposed film on Kohima. Various reunion dinners.

    4 February 1943 from W.D. Macintyre of 63rd Indian Light Infantry Brigade describing army manoeuvres, and marches - A few personal letters written. in the early 1950s, pp.242.

  2. Envelope entitled 'The Naga Problem' Containing the original work written in 1965, pp.12 and Sir Charles Pawsey's additional material written in 1967, pp.28. There are several copies of both drafts. Also envelope of a draft copy of Ceasefire Politics in Nagaland by Gordon P. Means 1971, pp.34.
  3. Government Regulation Papers 1921-1927 to do with premature retirement, pp.24. Also framed with glass a drawing of a Naga Chief with inscription on the back "From the Burma side of Patko Range ... painted by MacCall, Forest Officer".
  4. MS obituary of J.H. Hutton. 9pp.


  1. William IV Commission of Major in the East Indies to Captain Hugh Robertson Murray on 10 March 1837. See correspondence from Lady Pawsey, February 1978.
  2. List of Drawings and Paintings bequeathed by Sir Charles Pawsey, I.C.S. to the Archive of the Centre of South Asian Studies, Cambridge:
    • Pen and Ink drawing: A Naga Chief from the Burma side of Patko Range. Initials E.G.M. Pawsey says 'painted by McCall ? Forest Officer - ? Bombay ? Burma. (But McCall initials are H.H.)
    • A West Angsmi Naga in full dress. Painted by Mrs. Hilda Vickers.
    • Wash and Pencil drawing by Lt. Col. Gordon Borrowman, 1943, of an Eastern Angami, name of Ritze, killed by rebels.
    • Painting by Mrs. Hilda Vickers, of Salumi, an Eastern Angami Naga about 1923.
    • Painting by Mrs. H. Vickers of a (Western) Angami Naga in full dress. n.d.
    • The head of a Western Angami Naga from Khonoma Village, painted by Lt. Colonel Gordon Borrowman.
    • Painting of a Konyak Naga from the Wakching area, painted by Lt. Colonel Gordon Borrowman, 1943.
  3. Line drawing of unknown man's head. Signed Barasman (?) 1942. 1 ff.
  4. Copy of extract from The Daily Mail 1 May 1944, "White Chief of Kohima Undaunted" from Graham Stanford. 3 ff.
  5. Handwritten note headed: "Administration" on the personnel in Kohima. 1 ff.
  6. Five newspaper cuttings, n.d. pertaining to the days after the Battle at Kohima (1944). 5 ff.
  7. Memorandum to Head Clerk. Request for copies of following articles taken from Press of England and India: The Times; Indian Information 1 September 1944; Asian Publicity Department Unofficial Note 7 September 1944; The Listener 2 September 1944; Assam Publicity Department 16 November 1944, Sir Andrew Clow's address; Memorial Service on the occasion of the unveiling of the memorial erected and dedicated to the memory of the men of the 2nd Division who fell in the Battle of Kohima and the opening of the Imphal Road 18 November 1944.
  8. Poem "Dedicated to the men of the Naga Hills" a tribute from a B.O.R.; two articles from The Times 29 December 1946; article from The Statesman December 1944. 21 ff.
  9. Article from S.E.A.C. Souvenir (n.d.) headed "The Eastern Fleet rules the Indian Ocean." 2 ff.
  10. List of those present at the Annual Assam Dinner, London, 6 May 1952.
  11. Newspaper cuttings: The Times 22 December 1943 Civilian Awards in Burma Campaign. Daily Mail 1 May 1944.
  12. Cutting from Daily Mail 2 June 1944 headed "Round Pawsey Sahib's Bungalow" with photograph of the Deputy Commissioner's bungalow.
  13. Press cutting (n.d.) headed "Naga headhunters build India's new defence road".
  14. Cutting from Jang Ki Khabren 13 August 1944.
  15. Army photographs, with an Indian theme, taken from The Onlooker October 1944.
  16. Two pages showing the different battle fronts and photographs of army in Burma campaign. Unidentified newspaper. n.d.
  17. Pencilled telegram from Stopford H.Q. 33 Corps to Deputy Commissioner
  18. Naga Hills 19 June 1944. Last Naga village liberated. Congratulatory message to Nagas.
  19. Copy of letter from General Slim to Governor Sir A. Clow, of Assam,
  20. 24 June 1944 expressing appreciation of Nagas. Covering letter from Clow to Pawsey.
  21. Copy of reply to No. 17 from Clow to Slim, 26 June 1944.
  22. Memorandum from Main H.Q. 33 Indian Corps. No. 1250/1/G.S.I. (b) dated 22 June 1944. "Civil/Military Intelligence Policy". Relates to the probable cooperation of the different Naga peoples. 3 ff.
  23. Letter on recruitment to the Assam Regiment, signed by several Nagas to Sir A. Clow, through Pawsey, 31 July 1944. Various grievances and requests.
  24. Copy of letter from four groups of Nagas to the Governor of Assam. Kohima 6 August 1944.
  25. Letter from Inspector General of Police, Assam to Pawsey, 26 August 1944. Acknowledgement of letter on the Assam Rifles.
  26. Letter from Clow to Pawsey, 13 September 1944.
  27. Cutting from The Statesman 13 August 1944.
  28. Two cuttings from S.E.A.C.
  29. Cutting from Daily Mail 1 May 1944.
  30. Cutting from The Daily Express 12 June 1946.
  31. Cutting from The Berkhamstedian n.d. Relates to fighting around Pawsey's Kohima bungalow. 2 pp.
  32. Letter from Edward Bennett, chaplain 2. S. Lan. Regiment S.E.A.C. to Pawsey. 25 October 1944.
  33. Letter from Lieutenant-Colonel A.A. Agar H.Q. 2nd Division to Pawsey. 12 November 1944.
  34. Letter from Mrs W.G. Lyons Montgomery, Dorset to Pawsey. 19 November 1944.
  35. Letter from Major General C.G.G. Nicholson, Commander 2nd Division, S.E.A.C. to Pawsey. 21 November 1944. Relates to maintenance of Kohima Memorial.
  36. Copy of letter in answer to No. 32 from Pawsey to Nicholson. 23 November 1944.
  37. Letter from T.B. Alder, Government House, Shillong to Pawsey. 2 December 1944. Relates to Wavell's visit to Imphal.
  38. From H.Q. 14th Army S.E.A.C. to Pawsey, n.d. Invitation to attend Investiture. 15 December 1944.
  39. Letter from Montagu Stopford, 33rd Indian Corps, S.E.A.C. to Pawsey. 4 December 1944.
  40. Letter from Lieutenant-Colonel A.J. Stocker, Commander lst Battalion The Royal Welsh Fusiliers S.E.A.C. to Pawsey. 12 December 1944. Request for upkeep of their memorial stone on Kukis piquet.
  41. Letter from Lieutenant-General F.W. Messervy, H.Q. 4 Corps, S.E.A.C. to Pawsey. 15 December 1944.
  42. Copy of letter from Pawsey to the General in Command of the 7th Indian Division. December 1944.
  43. Copy of extract from Amrita Bazar Patrika. 16 August 1945. "Jap invasion of India". 4 ff.
  44. Cutting from Indian Information. 1 September 1944. "Japs expelled from India: human desolation on the Tiddim Road". 2 pp.
  45. Cutting from The Statesman. 6 March 1948. "The Nagas' Friend". On Pawsey.
  46. Cutting from The New York Times. 1 March 1948.
  47. Cutting from The Illustrated London News. 6 January 1945. Sculptures of Naga tribesmen. 2 pp.
  48. Unidentified newspaper cutting. 8 June 1949.
  49. The Illustrated London News. 3 April 1948. Photographs of Mountbatten visiting Nagas.
  50. Cutting from The Statesman. 14 May 1945.
  51. Cutting from The Statesman n.d. Article with photograph by Brigadier H.N. Obbard on "War Cemeteries in India and Pakistan".
  52. Letter from Mezhur to Pawsey on above article. Kohima 25 June 1949. 1 ff.
  53. Cutting from The Assam Tribune. Ganhati 11 March 1948. Editorial on Naga Head Hunting. 2 pp.
  54. Daily Telegraph. 17 January 1949.
  55. Article taken from The National Review by W.P.G. Maclachlan. "The Kohima Box". 2 pp.
  56. Letter from Major General C.G.G. Nicholson, H.Q. 2nd Division, S.E.A.C. to Pawsey. 9 May 1945.
  57. Details to all units of Victory Day Parade, Kohima, from H.Q. No. 4 Station Staff, S.E.A.C. 9 May 1945.
  58. Artist's impression of War Memorial to 2nd Division at Kohima.
  59. Service sheet and newspaper cuttings connected with the unveiling by H.M. the Queen at Westminster Abbey of the Memorial to the Civil Services of the Crown in India, Burma and Ceylon, 1858-1947. 6 March 1958. 6 pp.
  60. The Times 25 May 1950. Obituary of Lord Wavell.
  61. Unidentified newspaper, n.d. Photographs of Naga Festival.
  62. Cutting from The Times 17 September 1955. Obituary of L.S. Amery.
  63. Cutting from The Times. 25 May 1950. Obituary of Lord Wavell.
  64. Letter from Sir Akbar Hydari, Governor of Assam, to Pawsey. 10 September 1947, on the implications of the change in the constitutional position as far as the Excluded Areas were concerned. 2 ff.
  65. Copy of letter to Sir Akbar Hydari from Pawsey. 4 September 1947. 1 ff.
  66. Letter from Sir Akbar Hydari to Pawsey. 26 August 1947, on future administrative arrangements in the Excluded Areas. 1 ff.
  67. Letter from Sir Akbar Hydari to Pawsey. 16 April 1947, on Kevichusa and he reaffirms his intention of abiding by the arrangements stated in the understanding at Kohima. 1 ff.
  68. Copy of letter enclosing No. 67 from J.P. Mills to Pawsey. 1 August 1944.
  69. Copy of extract from "Detailed Report on the Naga Hills Expedition of 1879-80, Chapter II". 3 ff.
  70. Copy of a report "The Siege of Kohima 1879". 11 ff.

Books presented:

  • Assam district gazetteer. Supplement to Vol. IX: 'Naga Hills and Manipur'. Shillong, 1914.
  • The Black pamphlet of Calcutta; the famine of 1874. By a Bengal civilian. London, 1876.
  • Bond, P.G. Sun never sets. London, n.d.
  • Butler, John. Travels and adventures in the province of Assam . . . . Bombay, 1855.
  • Father Douglass of Behala. By some of his friends. Oxford, University Press, 1952.
  • Gait, Edward. A history of Assam. 2nd ed. Calcutta, 1926.
  • Griffiths, Percival J. The British in India. London, 1946.
  • Hunter, William Wilson. A brief history of the Indian peoples. 22nd ed. Oxford, 1897.
  • Hunter, William Wilson. The old missionary. Oxford, 1896.
  • McCall, Anthony G. Lushai chrysalis. London, 1949.
  • McKenzie, Alexander. History of the relations of the government with the hill tribes of the north-east frontier of Bengal. Calcutta, 1884
  • Owen, John. Notes on the Naga tribes in communication with Assam. Calcutta, 1844.
  • Pettigrew, H.R.C. Frontier scouts. Selsey, n.d.
  • Reid, Robert. History of the frontier areas bordering on Assam, from 1883-1941. Shillong, 1942.
  • Singh, L.I. Introduction to Manipur. Imphal, 1960.
  • Singly R.K.J. A short history of Manipur. Imphal, 1965.
  • Thomas, Henry S. The rod in India . . . . 3rd ed. London, 1897.
  • Tyson, Geoffrey. Forgotten frontier. Calcutta, 1945.

Maps presented:

  • Assam. Based on Survey of India maps, 1936. Scale 1 inch to 32 miles.


(E.L. Pawsey)

Bulletins of the Ceylon Fisheries. Vols. 1-4, 1923-27.

Extracts from an account of the pearl fisheries and notes on Ceylon by James Steuart. Late Master Attendant at Colombo, Commissioner of the Loan Board, and Inspector of Pearl Banks. With notes by Captain Donnan. TS. n.d.

The Commissioners for the Port of Calcutta. 'Exhibited drawings for the construction, supply and delivery at the Port of Calcutta of one twin screw buoy lifting despatch vessel. Marine Department, September 1948.

Sir Claude Inglis' report on prospects of improving the navigability of the Hooghly, together with reports and comments by the Chairman, 1947.

Ceylon Administration Reports: Marine Biology for 1915; 1917-28. Sessional Paper XV - 1926: Reports on the pearl fishery of 1925. Colombo 1926.

Pearl fishery reports - miscellaneous 1854-96. TS.

Pearl fisheries of Ceylon: reports 1867-1907. Colombo, Government Printer, 1868-1908.

Pearl fishery diaries by Captains James Steuart and James Donnan, 1851-73. TS,

Diary in the Ceylon Government S.S. Pearl commanded by James Donnan 1860-63; master attendant of Colombo and inspector of Pearl Banks, Ceylon 1863-1902. MS.

Diary of Captain James Donnan. 1874-79. TS.

Monthly reports Ceylon fisheries, October 1908-December 1911.

Reports on the cultural work done on the Ceylon Pearl Banks and on the general improvements effected on the pearl fishery coast during the half year July-December 1911, by T. Southwell ... and Lt. J.C. Kerkham. 1908-11.

Notes supplied privately to Sir West Ridgeway on the history and progress of scientific work on the Ceylon Pearl Banks.

Report on a nautical and biological survey of Dutch Bay Ceylon by Captain J.C. Kerkham ... and T. Southwell ... 1908.

Summaries of wages and expenditure .., various boats .... n.d.

File entitled: 'Pearl fisheries of Ceylon' containing miscellaneous papers on fishing and technical equipment; oysters and oyster-beds; pearl-banks; charts; maps etc., covering the years l828-1935.

'Fishery research in tropical waters', by E.L. Pawsey. TS, n.d. 8 pp.

Ceylon Administration Reports: Marine Biology for 1923-1929; reports on the pearl fishery of 1925; administration report of the Director of the Colombo Museum for 1929.

Inspection of Pearl Banks 1935. TS. 22 pp. (numbering with gaps.)

Current observations: Inspection of Pearl Banks. Trawler Nautilus. 19 January-March 1932. 10 pp. TS. bound.

Ceylon Pearl Bank Inspection. 1932. Trawler Nautilus. 22 pp. TS. bound.

Government of Orissa. Report on the development of a deep mater port at Paradeep. By Messrs. Rendel Palmer and Tritton, Consulting Engineers. June 1962.

Restricted access Paradeep. Specifications, correspondence and comments by Mr. E.L. Pawsey on the development of a deep water port at Paradeep 1963-64.

Chittagong papers.

Papers referring to Calcutta Port Commission, August 1945.

History of the Port of Calcutta - Deputy Conservator's Department. (Large tin file.)

River Hooghly Manual. 1949. Section 1. Extracts from acts, rules and regulations.

General routine orders by Lt. Gen. J.L. van Deventer, K.C.B., 6 May 1918.

Extracts from Hauptmann Koehl's war diary, August 1918.

Four rolls of maps, diagrams and charts. (One of these is restricted access.)

Photograph album S.S. Nautilus 1925-29. (Pearl fishing).


(Canon R. Pelly)


Bishops College, Calcutta, The Chronicle. 1922-58 (incomplete); 1960, 1965. (Supplements for 1950, 1952, 1958.)

St. Paul's, Darjeeling. School Chronicle. 1947-66 (incomplete).


Parish magazine of the Old Mission Church, Calcutta, January-December 1927-28.

'A coin of Indian metal: the life of Wing-Commander K.K. Majumdar, D.F.C. and Bar', by K.N. Dutt. Madras, Bangalore. The Christian Literature Society for India, 1949.

'A history of Christianity in Travancore', by G.T. Mackenzie, contributed to the Manual of the Travancore State. Trivandrum, 1905.

Four letters and cuttings in an envelope.

Photograph album, containing photographs of Bishops College, Calcutta, 1913-23; also contains letters and cuttings.


Small Collections Box 18

Given by Mrs. P.T. Pengree

Assam: 1924-28


  1. Diary written as the wife of a tea-planter, E.P.C. Pengree, of Mothula Tea Estate, Dibrugarh, Assam, 1924-28.
    • Description of a number of expeditions made by boat in Assam.
    • Starts on honeymoon on a launch in the Brahmaputra. Description of camp life and the people they meet (Miris) all in great detail. Visits a Mill, by trolley. Rides on elephant for the first time.
    • Continues with detailed descriptions of other river and jungle excursions to various Miri villages.
    • Gauhati and Shillong. Notes on the Khasis. The Kema Puja - description of dancing, etc.
    • Examples of her husband's adjudication among the Miris (unusual for a tea-planter).
    • To Tinsukia to see tea-seed packing sheds.
    • 1925. Christmas at Pota Muhk for fishing.
    • February-March, 1926. Leave in England. Before leaving gives account of trying to get bail for an Indian boy implicated in a murder case.
    • 1926. November: Pota Mukh again.
    • December: Trip to Bordutri Ghaut and Harmutry tea garden from Dibrugarh. Description of bungalow. Detailed description of fishing expedition, and shooting. Long detailed description of a big game hunt 7 February-29 February, 1927.
  2. 4 TS sheets (from Dutea, Assam, Tea Seed Syndicate, Dibrugarh).
  3. Abstract of Bill Book for seed sold 1928. Statement of local expenditure. 2pp.
  4. Statement of expenditure in Calcutta, season 1928.
  5. Advertising booklet N.E. India's Tea Seed: Dutea (Assam) Tea Seed Syndicate, Dibrugarh P.O., Upper Assam.
  6. Programme of Madden Gymkhana May Meet, (Dibrugarh) 8 and 9 May, 1925.
  7. Sheet of paper and envelopes of Dutea Tea Seed Syndicate.


Given by Sir James Penny, K.C.I.E., C.S.I.

Punjab: 1910-1945

  1. TS autobiography: Punjab Memories, 1910-1945, written 1971
    • Ch.1 Jhelum, Ferozeporre 1910-12. Early days of young I.C.S. learning work, and first impressions. Goes out with J.D. Anderson. D.C. Jhelum Lt. Col. Fox-Strangeways. First hot weather, malaria. District Durbar to mark celebration of King George V's Coronation. Ferozepore. Settlement training.
    • Ch.2 Lyallpur 1912-13: Lower Chenab Canal - irrigation and settlement; European society in Lyallpur District.; Work as 1st Class Magistrate. Types of crime. Various characters.
    • Ch.3. Saragodha 1913 also Sakesar.; Sketches of Punjab individuals and D.Cs. etc.; >Lahore 1913-1914 for judicial. training. Riding and hunting; Becomes Assistant to Registrar of Co-operative Societies; Goes on leave just before outbreak of World War I; Returns to Lahore in late August 1914.
    • Ch.4 First part of World War I: Lahore.- Life in chummer; Personal Assistant to the D.C. Lahore, H.P. Tollinton; Montgomery Jail - Appointed Superintendent April 1914 of Central Jail. Description of his work there. Problem of detainees. Goes to Mussorie on leave.
    • Ch.5 S.D.O. Rajanpur 1915-16. Political Assistant Dera Ghazi Khan 1916-17. Brief discourse on Baluchis. Journey from Simla to Rajanpur. Description of Rajanpur and work there. A criminal case and how hal works. Friendship with Indians. Medical leave in Karachi. Returns to Dera Ghazi Khan as Political Assistant and Commandant Border Military Police. Hot weathers spent in Fort Munro. Life in very small hill station. Work of P.A. and B.M.P. Commandant. Description of jirgas. Bozdar tribe. Touring in the winter in Baluch hills. Return to D.G.K. Work there. Visits to southern posts and attends the Jacobabad Fair in Sind.Touring in the north. Back in Fort Munro. Skirmishes on the border. The harshness of the country. Transferred to Lahore in 1917 as Under Secretary, Revenue. Marriage.
    • Ch.6. Last phase of World War I. Contrast of work in Secretariat.In 1918 in last phase of the war posted to 1/124th Baluchis in Montgomery. Sent to an Officers' School of Instruction at Sabathu. Transferred to Intelligence Branch covering Persia, Afghanistan, Central Asia and the N.W. Frontier. Work in H.Q. Simla.
    • Ch.7. 1919-20. Aftermath of War. 1919. Simla as Assistant Commissioner in charge of Hill States. Service almost immediately terminated by agitation due to Rowlatt Acts. Ordered to Gujranwal.a District to administer martial law. Rioting in Gujranwala and in the District.. Sent to Sheikhupura as assistant to difficult man. Cases connected with looting. Appointed Deputy Commissioner of Lyallpur for two weeks. Retained as Assistant D.C. Lyallpur. Difficulties created by Hunter Commission in re-establishing friendly relations. Result of 1919 disturbances in relationships. Posted as D.C. to Montgomery. Description of town and district. On leave 1920 for six months.
    • Ch.8. Lyallpur Settlement 1920-24. Appointed Under Secretary Simla for short time before being posted as Settlement Officer Lyallpur. Assistant - Sheikh Nur Mohammad. Work as Settlement Officer. Land grants to military men and proprietary rights to Camel Service grantees.
    • Ch.9 1925-27. Senior Secretary to Financial Commissioners. Deputy Secretary, Government of India. Description of Deputy Secretary's work - Results of Dyarchical Constitution. Attends assemblies of Legislative and the meetings of Governor's Council. Sketches of various Indian members. Work on Amendment of the Punjab Land Revenue Act. Changes in Lahore. Appointed Deputy Secretary, Commerce Department, Government of India for 4 months. Department in process of implementing a policy of discriminatory protection. Subsequently appointed Deputy Secretary in Finance Department, Delhi, but only holds it for a short time. Appointed Finance Secretary, Punjab.
    • Ch.10. Finance Secretary, Punjab, 1927-1930. Rapid changes in personnel during the period. Work of the Finance Secretary. Visit of Simon Commission. Sees Uhl Hydro-Electric project being constructed.
    • Ch.11 Gurdaspur, 1932-1934. Posted D.C. (during time of 10% cut in pay). Has two months as Temporary D.C. Amritsar. Turbulent behaviour of Akali Sikhs. 1932 takes over charge of Gurdaspur District. Brief description of town, European and Indian community, and type of work and incident there. Description of Batala and Qadian (centre of Ahmadi sect of Muslims). Brief descriptions of other Tahsils. Note on disjointed time in Gurdaspur.
    • Ch.12 Commissioner - successively in 4 Divisions. 1932 - Rawalpindi. Sent to officiate temporarily for Malcolm Darling for 3 months, as Commissioner. Work of a Commissioner. Tours districts, D.C. Sialkot and other odd jobs until October 1933 when returns to Gurdaspur. February 1934 appointed Commissioner at Multan - remarks about his bearers. February 1934-March 1935 Commissioner Multan. Tours and sees changes in Lyallpur and Montgomery (Sutlej Valley Canal Project), Jhang and Muzaffargarh, Dera Ghazi Khan and Fort Munro. Note on tumandars and Jirga system 935-1936. Commissioner Lahore. Changes in social life. 1936-1937. Commissioner Rawalpindi. Muslim-Sikh troubles. Rioting in city dealt with. Trouble also in Attock District. Incidents of life in Rawalpindi. Social position of the Commissioner there. Plans for hot weather tour interrupted by offer of post of Chief Secretary. Holiday in Kashmir.
    • Ch.13 1937-1939. Chief Secretary. Lahore: May 1937: Coronation Day in Simla. Work of launching the New Constitution - Council of Ministers. Recruitment to I.C.S. Viceroy's Durbar in Lahore October 1937 - probably the last held. Governor: Emerson, followed by Sir Henry Craik - Swearing in of new Governor - Gubernatorial policy of Craik. Shortage of senior I.C.S. officers in Punjab at beginning of War. Goes on leave April 1939 until ordered to return August 1939 - Wartime voyage to India. Back in India returns to Lahore as Chief Secretary. Punjab in Wartime. Appearance of private armies. Khaksar movement. March of the Khaksars and its results. I.C.S. recruitment and deployment in Wartime. 1941 Sir Bertrand Glancy appointed Governor of Punjab. Move to Simla. Cars and bicycles allowed for first time on road between Mashobra and Simla. Problem of building an abattoir near Lahore.
    • Ch.14. Financial Commissioner (Development) 1941-45. Maki 1944. Work on Thal Canal. Official duties until 1945 - brief statement of.
    • Epilogue: January-April 1945. After retirement, tour of Southern India. Brief stay in Delhi. Return finally to England after 35 years and 4 months' service.


Small Collections Box 18

Given by Commander L. Peppé

'The Piprawah Stupa on the Birdpore Estate containing the relics of Buddha', by J.H.H. Peppé. Privately printed pamphlet published by J.H.H. Peppé, Birdpore Estate, Basti, U.P., and printed at Utpal Press, Calcutta, 9, n.d. 12 pp.

Newspaper cutting from the Pioneer of 18 August 1956 on 'The annihilation of Lord Buddha's family', by Paripurnanand Verma; this also refers to the Piprawah Stupa and its contents.

Xerox copy of extract from the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 1898 - 'The Piprawah Stupa, containing relics of Buddha', by William Claxton Peppy Esq. Communicated, with a note, by Vincent A. Smith, I.C.S., M.R.A.S. with two plates. 15 pp.

Typescript copy of the account of the activities of Lt. Col. W.T.H. Peppé's grandfather during the Indian mutiny. The account was written by his daughter who later became Mrs. de Hochepied Larpent; and also includes the origin of the Birdpur Estate in the Basti District of the U.P. (The original is in the possession of Lt. Col. Peppé.)


Papers of Miss Alicia Percival, daughter of Philip Edward Percival, Judicial Commissioner of Sind 1926. Papers relate to three visits 1904, 1925 and 1937 where she taught English at the Madras Women's Christian College.

Given by Miss A.C. Percival.


  1. Correspondence between Miss Percival and Fuzail Jafferey concerning his research on the life and work of C.A. Kincaid and Dennis Kincaid. 1968-1976. 15 ff.
  2. Copy of the Seventh Annual Report of the Women's Council in the Bombay Presidency. 1924/5.
  3. Notes from an address given on 30 June 1948 by Bishop Lash of Bombay on The New Outlook for Missions in India.
  4. Copy of the 52nd annual report of the Missionary Settlement for University Women, Bombay. 1948.
  5. Copy of India in Song: a collection of verse by British and Indian poets, selected by Theodore Douglas Dunn and published by Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, Bombay and Madras, 1918.
  6. A collection of 19 programmes of the Bombay Chamber Orchestra: 1925/26.
  7. Copy of programme of dramatic entertainment in Poona - 30/31 August 1918.
  8. Three newspaper cuttings (one an obituary) n.d. showing Miss Percival competing in regattas in Madras.
  9. Folder containing:
    • Letter from W. Haily to Mr Percival n.d.
    • Handwritten book list n.d.
    • Dress list for an I.C.S. week n.d.
    • Letter dated 28 November 1937 from Miss Percival, probably to her family, from Madras where she had taken up an appointment as English Lecturer at the Women's Christian College.
    • Letter from Tehmine Salim Ali to Miss Percival: Bombay 25 November 1926.
    • Letter from Miss Percival to her mother in England from Bombay 14 August 1926.
    • Six letters between Miss Percival in London and her father, D.A. Percival in The Gambia, 1962.
    • Diary of an Italian holiday before travelling to India n.d. 11 ff.
    • Letter of invitation to Miss Percival from Lady Barbara Wright. Madras 3 September 1937.
    • Envelope of photographs, see under Photographs.
    • Supplement from The Times 14 November 1981 on "Holidays in India". 4 ff.
    • I.C.S. Indenture of Philip Edward Percival, Bombay 25 October 1895.
    • (In Box II) Box containing a 'garland' made of cloves, nutmeg and other seeds, given to Miss Percival on the occasion of her departure by the students at Madras Women's Christian College.
    • Certificate that Philip Edward Percival has passed the examination held by the Council of Legal Education held at the Middle Temple 11 January 1895.
    • Certificate of Mr P. Percival's Call to the Bar, Lincoln's Inn, 7 May 1895.
    • Cutting from The Times 9 July 1970. Article by Victoria Brittain on 'Increasing Isolation of India's Muslims'.
    • Cutting from The Times of India 13 October 1927. Letter from J.D. Jenkins of Poona on the subject of early marriages in India and childbirth conditions.
    • Articles and letters from The Sind Observer 14 October 1927 and 20 September 1927. 'An Indignant Protest' by M.K. Gandhi, headmaster of a Bengali school, on the marriage of widowed girls. 'Miss Mayo's Book - Drain Inspector's Report'. A review of her book by 'Young India'...
    • Calling Book belonging to Miss Percival. 1918 Coonoor and 1925-27.
    • Letters from Alicia Percival while at. Madras Womens Christian College to her parents: September 1937-March 1938. Descriptive of her arrival and duties at the College and various excursions and social occasions. Owns a car. Feels there is a lack of direction in education. Belongs to the Missionary Educational Society. Impressed with the settlement at Dornakel. 43 ff.
    • Miscellaneous letters to Miss Percival during her time in Madras 1937/38. Invitations. 5 ff.
    • Copy of the forty-first annual report of the Madras Musical Association 1937. 3 ff.
    • British Indian Passport belonging to Mr P. Percival, March 1924.
    • a. Visiting card belonging to Mr Percival.
    • Government House (Bombay) Supper Instructions to Mrs Percival 1912.
    • Memoir by Mr Percival, Legal Adviser, Bombay 1918 on 'Why I disapprove of the Montagu-Chelmsford Reforms'.
    • Article by Miss Percival from The Bromley High School Magazine 1938, 'Impressions of India'. 2 pp.
    • Nineteen newspaper cuttings - 1926 (probably mostly Times of India) on musical concerts, guides and an obituary of Sir A Baines, grandfather to Miss Percival.


  1. Official forms, papers and letters concerned with the Indian Civil Service Pension Fund. 1942/4. 61 ff.
  2. Answers to Centre's questionnaire on Children in India.
  3. Teaching notes, class lists etc., 1937-38, The Women's Christian College, Madras. 47 ff.


(Air Vice Marshal Sir Allan Perry Keene C.B., O.B.E.)

Small Collections Box 19

Delhi, Simla, U.P., C.P., Punjab, Bengal. Later, Pakistan 1934-1949

  1. Reflected Glory - An Autobiography by Sir Allan Perry-Keene. Privately printed 1978.

    Posted by Air Ministry to India in 1934, he served as a member of the Air Staff in Delhi and Simla until 1940. Posted to India again at the end of World War II, he was appointed chairman of Air Force Reconstruction Committee. He describes transition period for RAF in India until formation of RIAF and RPAF. Later as Commander Royal Pakistan Air Force much involved in Indo Pakistani was over Kashmir 1948-49.

  2. Xerox copy of letter from George Renny to his half-brother, dated 27 May 1858 from Bijnore, Rohilkand, concerning the part his loyal Hindustani corps took in the siege of Delhi. 3pp.


Small Collections Box 19

Given by H.C.V. Philpot.

Bengal: 1933

Printed pamphlet of a collection of articles from the Calcutta Gazette, Amritsa Bazar Patrika and other newspapers and report of other Assemblies after the assassination of Mr. B.E.J. Burge, I.C.S. on 2 September 1933, together with other comments and descriptive articles.


(Miss M.D. Pilkington, later Phelps)

Given by Brigadier Douglas Phelps.

India general: 1893-1907

Two Commonplace albums put together by Miss Millicent Douglas Pilkington.

Album I Entitled 'A year's frivol in the sunny East December 1893/1894'. Large volume containing photographs, diary notes, water colour sketches and invitations belonging to Miss Pilkington (the donor's mother). Her visits to Ootacamund, with photographs of interiors as well as many scenic shots Hyderabad, Secunderabad and Bombay; sketches and photographs of camp in Medoc; loose - two newspaper cuttings, letter and envelope, pencil sketch, two photographs, two water colour sketches, three papers.

Album II 1907. Photographs and water colour sketches of Ceylon, Srinagar, Sialkhot, Kulgam, Kashmir, Lucknow; a few of Aden, Egypt and Florence. Several loose sketches and papers (15). See also: Books


Given by Lady R.G. Pim

Presidential address made by Sir Alan William Pim, K.C.B., K.B.E., C.S.I. on his appointment as president of the Oxford University Anthropological Society: Deals with his service in India from 1895 to 1930, mainly in the United Provinces. TS. 19 pp.

Address to a meeting of friends in the mid-thirties dealing with the political and religious background to the Round Table Conference, with particular reference to the United Provinces. TS. 41 pp. (First page missing.)

TS copy of diary of Arthur Scott (Lady Pim's brother) 14 November 1901 - November 1904: journey to India and daily doings in various stations in India. xiii, 137 pp.

(Lt. Col. Sir Alexander Fleetwood Pinhey, K.C.S.I., C.I.E.)

Given by Lt. Col. L.A.G. Pinhey


Diaries of Lt. Col. Sir Alexander Fleetwood Pinhey:

1883. With King's Liverpool Regiment; daily life in regiment; very brief.

1885. With 33rd Cavalry - very similar to above.

1885-86, October onwards. Much more detailed: opening of Mayo College; transferred to political service in Rajputana; letters, memos., etc., are copied into this diary; detailed record of tours and of various cases he tries, also of the characters of the Indians he encounters, and the complexity of relationships. Volume ends 21 October 1886.

23 October 1886-8 April 1887. This is very much the same, perhaps even in more detail: records of talks with various people, particularly Indians; details of what he reads and his garden.

Letter book, beginning 3 May 1886, and containing the original letters together with the copy of his reply. About problems in the district - Bhils; how to execute a man if not by hanging; difficulties in collecting revenue; new system of collection; MahaRawal of Banswara; correspondence with the Resident; dacoity; arrangements for Golden Jubilee celebrations - postponement; durbars and revenue. The correspondence continues until 27 December 1888 when he is asking for relief for the Bhil country as there is danger of drought. There are one or two letters after this up to April 1889 from other people, but no entry from Pinhey until 5 May 1889 when he has temporarily taken over Maghia district as well, stationed at Neemuch. The whole of this volume brings out the relationship between the Agent and the MahaRawal. Last entry 19 November 1889.

Diary, beginning 11 April 1888. First half of diary concerned with shoots, leave, letters, purely personal; on 29 October a long recorded conversation between Pinhey and the MahaRawal about the appointment of the Order p.Vakul and other matters; another one on 30 October; analysis of the situation by Pinhey; effects of drought on the Bhils. The latter half of the diary is concerned with district matters; Durbars; confiscation; dealing with lack of crops, etc.; but mainly the conflict of personalities and appointments to posts. Last entry 28 November 1888.

Diary continued 30 November 1888. It continues with the detailed record of Pinhey's relationship with the MahaRawal and the Kaunder in the running of the State; long description of boundary disputes, and that of Mewar v. Partabgarh described in full 30 April 1889; tribute concessions from Government 13 July; state finances; records of conversation with the Kaunder (6 November and on) about improvements not carried out; character of Kaunder; Panchayat work; Border Courts; assessment of British officers' work in these Courts; tours; visits Baroli temples. Ends 21 December 1889.

Diary, beginning 22 December 1889 - 1 July 1890. Descriptions of life in camps, and the country, and some history; on 10 and 19 January mentions attempt to colonize Moghias; meets a number of local Rajas and records his conversations with them; describes his camps, the ruins, palaces, his work, reading and shooting; Maharao of Partabgarh dies - summary of his character and reign - successor institutes a State Council 27 February-1 March; relations with new Maharao; finances; camps; leave at Udaipur; going to Bombay on 3 months leave. Ends 1 July.


Diary, 1 July 1890 - 3 March 1891. Leave begins from Neemuch; Poona; Assam; Gwalior; receives charge of Moghia office 1 October 1890; back at Banswara in 1 Partabgarh; gets engaged, and married in February 1891; goes on tour again with wife. Entries much briefer, ends 3 March 1891.

Diary, 8 November 1892 - 14 January 1893. Superintendent's notes, cold weather tour:

Still Mewar district; boundary disputes and detailed record of complaints, assessments and government of the area; relations with the chiefs; analysis of different areas - shareholders, villages, finances etc. It is more detailed and knowledgeable than before.

Tour 15 November 1893-? 1894. One page only.

Tour 3 November 1896-21 March 1897. Famine; tour of inspection, assessment, and measures taken; relief work, refugees; goes to Allahabad for conference on famine; organizing the local chiefs into doing relief work; description of the famine, numbers, attempts at relief, attitude of zemindars; goes to Calcutta in February to consult about Rewa and sees Viceroy; returns.

Personal diary 1894. Very scrappy; brief accounts of tours, inspections.

Personal diary 1895. Banswara; gets Rewa for six months in April 1895; brief accounts of daily happenings up to July/August; peters out.

Personal and official diary 1896. Satna, Rewa State, C.P. Attitude and policy towards the MahaRao; famine relief (see political diary) - methods of dealing with and background to, and Maharao's contribution to. Famine report finished 16 June 1896. Daily work briefly noted and lists subjects of conversation with Indian officials; ballooning, 13 August; promoted to 3rd Class Political Agent; Ends 26 August 1896.


Personal and mainly official diary 11 August 1897 - April 1900. Satna and Rewa. Usual office routine, inspections, tours etc., relations with rajas and diwans; visit of MahaRao of Rewa to Calcutta and investiture by Viceroy; appears before Famine Committee (President Sir John Lyall) in Jubbulpore 18 March 1898; leave; on 11 January 1899 proposal by Bengal Trading Company to cut salary; railway proposals for Rewa. Diary ends 1 March 1899, then starts again as office diary from 1 October 1899. Beginning of famine; rise of prices; goes on tour; attitude of rajas; on tour gives grain prices, and records state of crops in villages; relief measures given in detail, including notes of conversations with Famine Relief officials; appointed Resident of Mewar (Udaipur); arrives April 1900; outline of daily work, tours, inspections etc.; notes of discussions with British and native officials; second famine averted; tour as Resident in Mewar November 1900 - March 1901; some statistics as well as careful record of each place visited. Ends April 1900.

Official diary, beginning 29 September 1901. Hot weather tour, 18 April - 10 May 1903. Possibility of famine; state of crops; condition in the State, province by province; famine; relief.

Tour. 23-27 November 1903. Tries persuading Maharaja to send sons to Mayo. On tour, visits temples at Nagda (Negendra) and makes notes of his list of archaeological remains at Mewar; visits Bappa's tomb.

Tour 23 March - 29 May 1904. From Partabgarh where Pinhey arranges about conversion of the coinage scheme and also budget; reform of customs department, provisional reform of police department school organization; destruction of wood by Bhils; inspects Banswara - increasing demand for education; poor state of jail and working quarters.

Diary for 1905. 20 January - 13 May 1905, plague in Udaipur; measures against it; long report on Jaisamand; record of Maharaja's attitude to reports on Banswara etc.

Cold weather tour 1905-06. Famine again; depopulation of areas owing to former famines, and result is that only better class left who will not go on relief works; relief measures; assessment of famine; general touring - at Sagwara, Dungarpur State, 'struck by the continual improvement that goes on in this state'; new school at Dingapur; prison improvements.

Second tour 10-21 February 1906. Visits Jain ruins at Majauri and Kakir; temple at Nadima and Dhikara etc.; Ranpura; Mahadev temples at Majera.

Tour in famine tracts of Mewar 1-29 April 1906. Mandal (Udaipur), examines working-parties, wages and conditions; Par; tank work begun in 1899; Ajmer for Famine Conference, meet Viceroy; Wakefield's scheme of relief work explained; measures of relief and the Rajas' attitudes and cooperation; describes various stupas etc. near Chitor.

Microfilm Box 5 No. 33

Diary while resident in Hyderabad. 26 July 1912: intrigue, conspiracy, and forgery among State officials; unravelling case July-September; reorganization proposals of Cantonment works; after the case is over takes the Nizam to Simla; Viceroy there. 1913: Sher Ali, one of the forgers returns; arrested. March 1914: on leave; voyage home via Europe overland, staying in Italy some time. Ends 6 October 1914 on way back to India.

The diary is detailed, and mainly about conspiracies and intrigues in the Court and government of Hyderabad; there is a detailed exposition of the parties involved, the individual characters and relationship between the Political Agent and the State.

Additional Pinhey family papers given by Mr J.L.G. Pinhey.


Additional papers of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Alexander Fleetwood Pinhey, Foreign Department, Government of India. Assistant Political Agent, Banswara 1886; Political Agent, Haraoti 1895; Political Agent, Baghelkhand 1895; Resident, Mewar 1900; Resident, Gwalior 1907; Private Secretary to Viceroy 1910; Resident, Hyderabad 1911-16.

5/1 'History of Mewar'. By Lieutenant-Colonel A.F. Pinhey. Calcutta, Superintendent, Government Printing, India, 909 [i.e. 1909]. Printed. Photocopy.

5/2 Memorandum regarding the present relations between the Maharana [of Mewar] and his Sardars.' Printed.

5/3 'Appendix A. Genealogical Tree of Gehlotes and Sisodias'. [n.d.] Printed.

5/4 'Appendix K. List of some Objects of Antiquarian Interest in Mewar State'. [Printed January, 1909.] 9 copies.

5/5 Note on the Bhumat Chiefs'. Printed about 1902.

5/6 'Some notes on the Hyderabad Residency. Collected from Original Records in the Residency Office'. [n.d.] Printed.

5/7 'Notes on Mewar History from Tod's Rajasthan'. [n.d.] Typescript and manuscript.

5/8 'Notes on the Genealogy of the Mewar Family from Gunil to Rana Namir'. [n.d.] Typescript. Photocopy.

5/9 File of Miscellaneous demi-official and personal correspondence and ephemera. Includes papers on Daly College; future of Imperial Service Troops; a proposed Press Act for India; a new police appointment in Rajputana; Gwalior Residence Villages. 1908.

5/10 Folder of miscellaneous letters from serving officers to Sir Alexander and Lady Pinhey. 1914-15.

5/11 Diary of Sir A. Pinhey. 6 April - 31 May 1912. 98ff.


Papers of Colonel Louis Alexander Gordon Pinhey, I.P.S. Chief Commissioner, Baluchistan, 1929; served in Quetta-Pishin, Ajmer-Merwara and Baluchistan for periods during 1930s; Wazir-I-Azarn, Kalat October 1940.

6/1 'Report on the Quetta Earthquake of 31st May 1935.' By Captain L.A.G. Pinhey. Government of India Press, 1938. Printed. Photocopy.

6/2 Personal file largely covering compensation and pension questions. 1946-47.

6/3 File of miscellaneous personal papers 1917-57 many relating to Pinhey's service in Foreign Office 1949-51.

6/4 File of miscellaneous personal papers relating to Pinhey's service in Foreign Office 1949-51.

6/5 Envelope of ephemera, menu cards, etc.

6/6 File of press cuttings on India and Quetta earthquake.

6/7 File of correspondence with Mr C. Chenevix Trench about the latter's book Viceroy's Agent (1987). Includes text of Pinhey's memoir on service in the Indian Political Service. 1985.

6/8 Photo album mainly of Quetta; includes photographs of Lady Dufferin Hospital under construction and the building of mud huts. 59 photographs.


Uncatalogued Pinhey family papers. Includes material collected on General Gordon (of Khartoum) and his forbears. The Pinhey and Gordon families are interrelated.


Sir Louis Mallet: a record of public service and political ideals. By Bernard Mallet. London: James Nisbet, 1905. (Archive MISC.161).


Mr L.G. Pinnell (1896-1979)

Given by Mr M.C. Pinnell

Calcutta, Bengal, Darjeeling 1919-1947

  1. Memoir: With the sanction of government describing career of L.G. Pinney before, during and after his time in the ICS. Some insertions and notes are made throughout by Mr Pinnell's son, the donor Mr M.C. Pinnell. 112pp. plus three pages of introduction. Sections are as follows:
    • To go or not to go to Oxford
    • Cambrai, October 1918
    • Armistice
    • Oxford, 1919
    • First years in India, 1920-22
    • First years in the Service
    • Bengal, 1922: a young man's impressions
    • Bengal, 1923-25: marriage, home leave
    • Bengal, 1926-29: Dacca
    • The Bengal Secretariat, 1930 and 1934
    • Bengal, 1930-32: Rajshahi
    • Begal, 1932-34: Darjeeling
    • Darjeeling, 1932: Miss Ellen Wilkinson
    • Darjeeling, 1934: the Bihar earthquake
    • Bengal, 1935-37: Sir John Anderson
    • Bengal, 1935-38: Major General Lindsay
    • Bengal sketches:
      • Sarat and Subhas Bose
      • Khwaja Sir Nazimuddin
      • Sir Bijoy Prasad Singh Roy
      • Khwaja Shahabuddin
      • Narendra Bishas
      • A muslim country parson
    • Bengal, 1937-39: Lord Brabourne
    • Bengal, 1939: interregnum
    • The training of the I.C.S., 1940-42
    • The Cripps mission - Delhi, 1942
    • The "Denial of ttransport" - Delhi, 1942
    • The Bengal famine, 1942-43
    • The end of the Japanese war
    • Calcutta, 1946
    • Family life
    • Memoria


Small Collections Box 19

Given by Mr. A.J. Platt

Ceylon, Laccadive Islands and Minicoy, Madras, Mysore, Travancore 1929-1944

Xerox copies.

  1. My Journal (Ceylon). Begun on 12 July 1929. Personal narrative as a young man of twenty describing the voyage from Bristol on the Lancashire to Ceylon where he took up a teaching post at Richmond College, Galle. Journal covers own personal experiences; novelty of his new life and various visits to Peradeniya Tea Estate, Damballa, Sirdiriya, Anuradhapura and Puttalam. Ends 4 April 1931. 92pp
  2. The Laccadive Islands and Minicoy 1934. Lecture given by Mr. Platt, taken from a visit he made in 1931. Describes the life of the islanders, laws, religion, dress and produce. 12pp.
  3. Journal. (Nilgiri and Malabar District 1934). A brief journal on five months as Sub-Collector in the Coonoor Division.
  4. Comments on three interesting jobs:
    • Writing a report on the land revenue settlement of the Division.
    • Judge in a case of maslaughter, and
    • Tribal dispute. The last part of the journal describes briefly the customs and traditions of the Nambudris. 5pp. 2 copies.
  5. The Laccadives and Minicoy, 1935. Detailed description of a journey to Mysore and the Dasara festival. TS. 4pp. Description of islands and their people; religions; caste system; justice; divorce and produce of the islands. Minicoy: customs and people; the building of boats. TS. 6 pp.
  6. The Dasara, Mysore, October 1935. Detailed description of a journey to Mysore and the Dasara festival TS. 4pp.
  7. A visit to a Game Sanctuary 1944. A visit to the Pariyar Lake Game Sanctuary in Travencore in the party of the Governor of Madras, Sir Arthur Hope, - invited by the Maharajah of Travancore. 4pp.
  8. A TS booklet entitled 'Indian Civil Service Memoir written in 1977'. It is a memoir of the author's two years as a teacher in Ceylon and fifteen years as an I.C.S. officer in Madras. 80pp.


Papers of Major Trevor Chichele Plowden, Indian Army. Commissioned 1889; appointed D.C. in the Central Provinces and Berar in 1894 serving in various Districts; member of the Chin Lushai expedition 1902.

Given by Mr B. Sharp.

One volume containing a diary, dated 6 April - 22 July, 1892 and a record of accounts dating from November 1894 to March 1905, both kept by Major T.C. Plowden.

The diary, begun at Fort William Calcutta, describes British social life of the time: polo, club, billiards, dining with friends, amateur dramatics.

Ordered to Chittagong Hill Tracts, along with two or three other officers and Indian soldiers under them, to keep the peace and repulse invaders.

Description of desultory life at Demagiri in appalling climate. Military duties not rigorous, but humid weather, ill health and featureless days make up a sorry picture. Arrival of dak boat the chief excitement.

Major Plowden was 23 years of age when keeping his diary.

While in Demagiri Major Plowden acted as correspondent to The Pioneer. He derided it as 'an organ of government' when the editor did not agree that trouble in the Chittagong Hill Tracts was 'very serious'.


Small Collections Box 19

Given by E. Lawrence Plunkett

A narrative account entitled 'The Death ship', of his journey as ships Radio Officer on the S.S. Zayani in February 1929 from Bombay to Jeddah with over 1,000 pilgrims on board. He describes the extremely bad conditions on the ship - the death of many of the pilgrims - their stay in Jeddah port and their return journey. 14pp.


(Lieutenant General Charles Pollard)

Given by Mrs. H. Pollard

  1. Prints etc.:
    • Twenty-four plates illustrative of Hindoo and European manners in Bengal drawn on the scene by A. Colin from sketches by Mrs. Belnos. London, published by Smith and Elder, Cornhill, et a Paris chez A. Colin editeur, rue d'Enfer, 33. (Plates 21 and 24 missing; in very bad condition.)
    • Coloured print: the 29th Bombay Native Infantry (Duke of Connaught's Own Belooch Regiment) field firing (marching order). Drawn by R. Simkin. Lithographed in Holland. n.d.
    • Four sheets calligraphy.
    • Prints of Mohumed Sooltan surnamed Prince Ghoolam Mohumed, son of Tippoo Sooltan, born March 1795 - likeness taken in April 1848; Hyder Shah, alias Hyder Ali Khan Bahadur (2 prints).
    • Eight photographs of outstanding individuals in India: C.E. Lambert; Maharaja of Patiala; Sir Henry Lawrence; 'Buster' Browne; General Sir A. Taylor, R.E.; Sir Deva Singh, Patiala; Sir Richard Mead; Colonel Penn, R.A.
  2. Commissions of appointment of Charles Pollard: As 2nd Lieutenant of Engineers in service of E.I.C. from 12 December 1845 (two copies - one on parchment and sealed); as Lieutenant Colonel from 10 November 1869.
  3. Unnamed and undated newspaper cutting relating Colonel Pollard's relinquishment of the office of consulting engineer for guaranteed railways, and a brief survey of his career in that post.
  4. Extract from administration report of the C.P. for the year 1868-69 relating to Pollard.
  5. Punjab Government notifications and orders. Home department. General. 17 January 1883. Notification of the retirement from public service of Major General C. Pollard, and a brief curriculum vitae.
  6. Memorandum of instruction for the general guidance of all branches to be employed in Field Service under the command of Brigadier General Chamberlain, C.B. Appendix A. Instructions, MSS (true copy) one double and one single sheet. Camp Dera Ghazee Khan, 6 March 1860. Appendix B. Memoir of tools useful with a company of sappers on service in the hills. Kohat, 13 January 1860.
  7. List of tools to be taken with the Detachment (sic) by order of Captain C Pollard, Engineers Commandant. One sheet, MSS. Peshawar, 6 December 1859.
  8. Large white envelope containing:
    • MSS account of the explosion of the Mooltan Magazine, 30 December 1848. Extracts from letters of Arthur W. Garrett at the Siege of Mooltan, 31 December 1848 and 1 January 1849, written presumably by General C. Pollard.
    • Record of officers' services: Charles Pollard. 4 pp. Xerox copy.
    • Dispatch by the Adjutant C. Browne, Deputy Commissioner, of the mutiny of the 14th Regiment N.I. which took place at Jhelum on 7 July 1857. True copy. The narrative dated 17 July 1857. MSS. 10 pp. (Mention of Pollard.)
    • Six dispatches relating to the Siege of Mooltan, some mentioning Pollard. January 1849.
    • Coloured sketch map of Mooltan with military positions.
    • Plan of the Bunds thrown across Modraj's canals previous to the commencement of the siege operations. (Indian ink on very thin paper.)
    • Plan of the city of Delhi showing a portion of its environs and the position of the British force during the siege and capture of the place in September 1857. This is printed with other relevant smaller maps of the siege, on the back of a sheet of the 'Great trigonomical survey of India 1871 of Delhi and environs'.
  9. Letters from Lt. Charles Pollard to his mother at the time of the mutiny: Goojerat 17 March 1857 (incomplete); Kutala on the river Chenab, 20 May 1857 (incomplete); Goojerat, 1 October 1857 (complete); Goojerat, 16 October 1857 (incomplete); single sheet with quotation from a poem.
  10. Material belonging to General C. Pollard, and his son, Colonel W.C. Pollard:
    • MSS copies of report by Captain W.C. Pollard, Officer in Charge, Kashmir Contingent to the Chief of the Staff Hazara Field Force, written from Camp Batgraon, 31 October 1888.
    • Report on field operation Kashmir Contingent on Chattar Plain, 9 November 1888. 5 sheets.
    • Extract from Regimental Orders, mentioning Captain Pollard, by Major J. Higginson, Commanding lst Punjab Infantry 18 May 1881.
    • Report of Board of Examiners, Fort William, on examination in Hindustani by Lt. W.C. Pollard, R.A., September 1889.
    • Extract from General Orders - appointment of Major W.C. Pollard, Second in Command 15th Bengal Lancers, as Commandant, vice Lt. Col. Ditmas, vacated. 18 December 1899.
    • Letter from G. Simpson, at the palace, Mandalay, 20 January 1887, to Lt. W.C. Pollard about troop movements, and also congratulating him on his success. Enclosed is a true copy by W.C. Pollard of a letter from C. Bernard to Colquhoun, Mandalay, 20 February, about Pollard, announcing he is to be gazetted to magisterial powers.
    • Certificate of appointment of William Charles Pollard, as lieutenant, in the army, 14 August 1876 - the certificate is signed 28 February 1878.
    • Two pencil sketches, one of a bungalow called St. Andrews, Naini Tal, 29 June 1882, and the other called Loralai, 1 a.m. 15 May 1897. Possibly by Pollard?
    • Order book of 3rd Squadron by W.C. Pollard and others. Continues as diary of Samoon, October 1886, and further diary of the regiment in Burma patrols etc. by various hands, up to 1887, including W.C. Pollard's; enclosed in it is a copy by W.C. Pollard of field operations Mandalay, 28 February 1887.
  11. An exercise book containing scraps and quotations from various sources. No note as to who made it.

Books presented:

  1. Browne, James. 'A strange episode in the life of . . .'189? This is a collection of articles and letters, bound, consisting of:
    • Letter from Sir James Browne to Lt. Gen. Charles Pollard from the Residency, Quetta, 15 July 1894, which accompanied the privately printed paper first circulated on 'A strange episode .... '
    • Extract from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine No. DCCCCLXX, August 1896 of the 'Strange episode' by Sir James Browne, with a sketch of his services by Major W. Broadfoot, R.E.
    • Original paper 'A strange episode in the life of Major General Sir James Browne .... ' For private circulation only, when he was Chief Commissioner and agent to the Governor-General in Baluchistan, together with the statement of Syud Allum Tajik of Uchterkheyl, a village of Nourozi-Vihul, District Mukkur, Province of Ghuznee; and of his two brothers. Quetta, dated 20 May 1892.
    • Letter from J.W. McQueen to General Pollard on returning the paper 'A strange episode .... '
    • TS. Sequel to Major General Sir James Browne's narrative being letters published in the Calcutta Statesman of 18 and 25 October 1896, signed 'Wanderer'. 38 pp.
  2. Loose in envelope: letter from H. Doveton to General Pollard dated 23 February 1906 refuting 'Wanderer's' thesis in Calcutta Statesman.
  3. COMPLETE narrative of the Battles of Moodkee, Ferozeshah Aliwal, and Sobraon, at the close of the year 1845, and early in 1846; preceded by a description of the country of the Seikhs. Hereford, 1846. (Affairs of India.)
  4. Cureton, Charles. A short account of the services of ... during the Indian mutiny; with a brief sketch of his military career from his MSS. Colchester, 1893.
  5. Macpherson, Andrew John. Rambling reminiscences of the Punjab campaign, 1848-9, with a brief sketch history of the 24th regiment from 1689-1889. 3rd ed. London, 1889.


Mrs Iris Portal.

I.C.S. Army. Rajputana, Punjab, C.P., Bombay, Hyderabad State. 1905-1911;


Song at Seventy - Typescript Memoir, by Mrs Portal. 180 ff.

This memoir reveals a person whose rapport with Indians of all castes and creeds was imbibed from her parents, Sir Montagu and Lady Butler, and was the result of an unusually happy childhood in India. When her husband was appointed Commanding Officer of the Governor's Bodyguard in Bombay, she was able to do welfare work amongst the soldiers' wives and families. Later, when her husband was made Comptroller of the Household of the younger son of the Nizam of Hyderabad, she had a unique opportunity of becoming acquainted with the princesses and other women in the Hyderabad court. During the War she helped, as an auxiliary nurse, in the Salvation Army Hospital in Ahmednagar and later in the Military Hospital in Ranchi. Her tale is illuminated by pieces of historical information.

Additional material

Article from Country Life, 1 December 1977, The Sahibs at play with sketches by Kate Farran.

The article is based on scrap-book's made up of illustrations of Indian Army life drawn and painted by Miss Farran (later Mrs. Dyer) before 1914. Mrs. Portal comments on the style of life which had not changed after the First World War when she was in India.


Small Collections Box 19

Given by Noel Tindal Porter, I.C.S.

Central Province: 1922-1924

A Reminiscence of "Seonee" by Peter Tyndale (N.T. Porter).

TS account of his time as Assistant Commissioner at Seoni in the Central Provinces, 1922-24. Scene of Kipling's The Jungle Books. Diwan-Mohomed Ali Khan. Difficulties of travel. Rural life. Tribes - Gonds and Korkus. Little response to 'Non-co-operation movement'. Tiger hunts. 15pp.


Papers of Sir Frederick Hale Puckle. Joined I.C. S. in 1912 and served in various positions in the Punjab; Secretary, Home Department, Government of India October 1938; Director-General of Information December 1939; retired from I. C. S. April 1946.

Loaned by Mrs J.H. Puckle.

  1. Diary 1944. ff 1-50.
  2. Diary 1945. ff 51-132.
  3. Diary 1946 (includes Cabinet Mission discussions) ff 133-263.
  4. Diary 1947 (England January 1947 - covers consultation with senior members of India Office etc.) ff 264-310.
  5. Newspaper cuttings - Philippines (includes 2 United States Press Releases of July and November 1942). ff 311-344.
  6. Report of Puckle and Mr A.H. Joyce on their visit to the United States in early 1943 in connection with publicity about India. ff 345-377.
  7. Notes on Puckle's New York visit March 1944, includes programme of Independence Day Dinner at New York 26 January 1945. ff 378-391.
  8. Puckle's U.S. tour April and May 1944. Includes tour notes and report. ff 392-436.
  9. Miscellaneous papers 1944-47 some dealing with Puckle's U. S. tour of April and May 1944. ff 437-502.
  10. Puckle's American tours 1944. ff 503-541.
  11. Correspondence, dating from late 1944, between Puckle and British Consultate-General in New York. Note written by Puckle in April 1945 in response to questions on India raised at a lunch in Washington. ff 542-585.
  12. Radio broadcasts, speeches and press correspondence of Puckle 1944 while in U. S. ff 586-643.
  13. Miscellaneous newspaper cuttings c. 1944-47. ff 644-726.
  14. Miscellaneous newspaper cuttings 1944-48. ff 727-822.
  15. Correspondence with Sir P. Patrick (India Office) 1944-47. ff 824-935.
  16. Correspondence with Mr A.H. Joyce (India Office) 1944-48. ff 936-1051.
  17. 12 memoranda (c. 1944-45) on economic and international questions in the Viceroy's Study Group series. ff 1052-1167.
  18. Correspondence between Puckle and Sir O. Caroe, 1945.
  19. Conference on Public Affairs, Winter 1945-46, International Section. Final Report, 'A Settlement for India'.
  20. Memorabilia connected with Indian Independence day.
  21. Puckle's Canadian tour, September - October 1945. Main file, notes. ff 1168-1199.
  22. Minor papers relating to Puckle's Canadian visit, autumn 1945 together with press cuttings. ff 1200-1218.
  23. Colonial Policy. Briefs for officials and some miscellaneous items 1945-46. ff 1219-1269.
  24. Puckle's annual reports to Sir P. Patrick (India Office) dated 26 April 1945, 31 May 1946 and 5 September 1947. Typescript copy of Despatch dated 5 November 1946 from Lord Inverchapel (British Embassy, Washington) to Mr E. Bevin (Foreign Secretary) on U.S. reactions to developments in India. ff 1270-1309.
  25. Personal File (Income tax) 1945-47). Closed. ff 1310-1320.
  26. Note by Mr B.R. Curson, dated 27 December 1946, on the Indian Delegation to the First Session of U.N. Assembly held in New York, October - December 1946. Includes minute by Puckle dated 13 January 1947. Miscellaneous item. ff 1322-1330.


(Mr. Justice A.G.P. Pullan)

Memoir: 'Ninety looks back.' 1947. TS. 161 pp.

Tells of career in judicial branch of the I.C.S. from Assistant Magistrate to High Court Judge, Allahabad, 1903-1931.

Chapter headings: Beginnings; India: 1887 - to India; 1887-89; School and College 1890-1901; 1903-06 Agra; Hardoi, Saharanpur, Dehru Dun; 1909-12 Mahoba, Hamipur, Awagarh; Ghazipur, Mussoorie, Hardwar, U.P. Horse; Mainpuri Etawah, Aligarh 1918-21; Benares 1920-23; Miscellaneous; England.

Twenty photographs illustrating Pullan's memoir, 1904-26.