Centre of South Asian Studies


Handlist of Papers - R


(K.N. Raj)

Small Collections Box 20

Duplicated TS letter dated 27 April 1966 from Delhi. Gives reasons for objections to a proposed Indo-American foundation. Signed by J. Bhagwati, S. Chakravarty, R.K. Dasgupta, Padma Desai, T.N. Krishnan, Ashok Mitra, K.N. Rai, T. Raychaudhuri and A.K. Sen.


Given by Sir Godfrey Ralli

Ralli Brothers' Calcutta Handbook. Volume 11, 'Articles'. Calcutta, September 1888. Contains 15 chapters on the technical and commercial aspects of the commodities in which Ralli Brothers dealt. 247 pp.


Lent by Lady Broun Lindsay

Microfilm Box 4 No. 24

TS copies of letters in the possession of Lady Broun Lindsay:

Countess of Dalhousie to Mrs. Percival, Pulo Penang Island, 1830. Detailed description of flora and fauna of the island.

The same. Camp Futtapore near Cawnpore, 20 January 1831. Description of Lord Dalhousie's entourage travelling with him; detailed description of the camp organization and method of procedure.

Major General Hon. John Ramsay to Lord Dalhousie. Camp at Nallaghurbad, 21 October 1831.

The same. Rossee, 22 October 1831. Meeting with Ranjit Sinji and Lord William Bentinck.

The same. Rossee, 23 October 1831. Arrangements for meeting with Ranjit Sinji and Lord William Bentinck; Maj. Gen. Hon. John Ramsay chosen as a delegate.

The same. 24 October 1831.

The same. 25 October 1831. Description of the delegation to Ranjit Sinji, and a description of him and entourage.

The same. 26 October 1831. Description of the return visit of Ranjit Sinji.

The same. 27 October 1831. Description of return visit of Lord William Bentinck to Ranjit Sinji.

The same. 28 October 1831. About appointments.

The same. 29 October 1831. Describes the review of troops by Ranjit Sinji, and return review by the Governor-General.

Col. Mountain to Lord Ramsay. Camp Byrode, 27 December 1831. Description of Delhi; visits the King and the Kutub; also of the Governor-General riding to camp; meets the Nawab of Ferozpur.

Microfilm Box 4 No. 26

The papers of George Lord Ramsay (brother of the Marquess of Dalhousie). Born 1806 - went to India 1829 as A.D.C. to his father - died 1832.

Diary, July 1829 - June 1832:

26 July 1829. Sails from England; description of voyage via Rio de Janeiro, where he stays some time; visits the slave market 'a healthy boy £40'; leaves 16 September on the Pallas for Cape of Good Hope; witnesses a dance by Malays which he describes in detail and calls feast of the Malabars; rides to Steelenbosch, roads lined with oak trees; put up at George Inn.

10 December 1829. Arrives Calcutta; moves into Government House, then to Government House in Fort William; Barrackpore 22 December; returns to Calcutta and goes hunting with Calcutta hounds.

Lord Combermere hands over to Lord Dalhousie; first shikar, February 1830, return 13 March to Calcutta; his parents take house in Garden Reach; father has a seizure; notes the feast of the Churruk Pooja when low-caste men wound themselves with knives etc.; sees hook swinging; hog-hunting.

Sails to Penang May, arrives August; description of Prince of Wales Island; returns to Bengal in October; has vapour baths for his rheumatism; goes to Simla by river Ganges; long description of sailing on Ganges.

Patna. Meets R.C. Chaplain, Padre Giulio Cesare, a Milanese, whom he likes immensely. Dinapur ? on Ganges again, Shikar; Buxar - a depot of 600 horses; Ghazepur; more about horses, sees a nautch, not impressed.

Benares, January 1831. Description of camp; Allahabad; bathing at the confluence; a tax of one rupee levied for this by the company and at Juggernath; marching; Cawnpore; review of troops; Colonel Boileau at Kurnal; Subathro, Simla. Ranjit Singh's mission arrives - description.

26 September. Lord and Lady William Bentinck, Lady Dalhousie, and party start for Kotzhur; leaves the hills in October (has been very ill there); 15th End of Dussaira, the Gurkhas perform the head-cutting ceremony; Umballa; visit Meerut; an earthquake on 24 October; marches.

Delhi. Visit to the King of Delhi; the Kuttub; Multan; Agra; march to Cawnpore; by boat to Calcutta, arrive 4 January 1832; returns to England. Last entry 3 June 1832.


Given by Major General Kshatra, Bickram Rana., E.C.V.0., C.I.E.

Burma: 1939-1945

MS. An account of the part played in the Burma Campaign of the Second Great War 1939-1945 by the Mahindra Dal Battalion of the Nepalese Army, commanded during those operations by Lt. Colonel Kshatra Bickram Rana, C.I.E., who wrote the account in 1945 immediately on his return.


Material collected in India by Major F.W. Rawding, 1973, for the Archive with a grant from the Smuts Fund.


Books lent by the Ootacamund Library and Mr. R.A. Stracey to the Centre of South Asian Studies, for microfilming. By courtesy of Mr. H.L. Townsend, Librarian.

  1. The Anglo Indian Force, 1916. Allahabad. 1 January 1918. Anonymous compiler. History or the Anglo-Indian Force in World War 1. Analysis of Anglo Indians in all types of war service by name, rank, place of origin, where enlisted, etc., as well as articles on outstanding individuals and various regiments. Photographs. Allahabad. Foreword dated January, 1918. Photographs (from Mr. R.A. Stracey).
  2. Pamphlets: Auction sale by Oakes and Co., Ltd., auctioneers at Clarendon Hall on Saturday and Monday, 30 September and 2 October �. property of the estate of the late Mr. John Browne. n.d.
  3. Stark, H.A. Hostages to India. n.d. but after 1918. 148pp
  4. The Nilgiri Guide and Directory. Abridged Complimentary Edition. Mysore 1911. Edited by J.S.C.E. 54pp. Illustrated.
  5. Annual Report of the Committee of the Nilgiri Game Association for the year ending 30 June, 1925, Ootacamund. Ootacamund and Nilgiri Press 1925.
  6. South of India Observer Almanack and Neilgherry Guide and Directory 1879. Ootacamund, printed by Harry R. Starr at the Observer Press. 786pp.
  7. Annual Report of the Committee of the Nilgiri Game Association for the year ending 30 June, 1925, Ootacamund. Ootacamund and Nilgiri Press 1925.
  8. Rules and bye-Laws of the Nilgiri Library, as amended to 31 March 1973. Ootacamund, 1973.


  1. MS entitled: A brief account of a visit to Sikkim, July 1972. A description of a visit to Prince Tenzing Namgyal in Sikkim by Major F.W. Rawding
  2. MS. A diary of a journey in India, and some passages in Nepal by F.W. Rawding, March 1974. (Journey 2 November, 1973 - 15 January 1974). 212pp.
  3. Xerox TS of pp. 1-54 + map.
  4. Photograph of man with dead tiger ? on the back in pencil 'Stonor Browne 1891 NS 8333a'.
  5. 239 black and white photographs taken by Major Rawding of Nepal and of his tour in India, August 1973 --February 1974, covering: Kathmandu Valley; Trisuli River Trek; Bodhnath Temple; Kanpur; Lucknow; Jhansi; Gwalior; Agra; Delhi; Simla; Mussoorie; Dehra Du; Laknauti; Hardwar; Bodh Gaya; Benares; Sarnath; Pakhuhana Camp; Nepal Terai; Lumbini; Pokhara.


Books given by Colonel A.N.W. Powell on permanent loan to Major Rawding and deposited by him in the Archives:

  1. The Mohamedan Rebellion its premonitory symptoms, the outbreak and suppression; with an appendix. Compiled by W.H. Carey. Roorkee, printed at the Directory Press, 1857.
  2. The Good old Days of Honorable John Company; being curious reminiscences illustrating manners and customs of the British in India during the rule of the East India Company from 1600 to 1858, with brief notices of places and people of those times, etc. Volume I compiled from newspapers and other publications by W.H. Carey. Printed at the Argus Press, Simla 1882.
  3. My Own Trumpet, my own Drum: the story of a soldier, by Lt. Colonel A.M. Menon. Madras, 1969. (Given by a relative of the author).
  4. TS article: Anglo-Indians of South India, by R.A. Stracey, I.C.S. Retrd. 8pp.
  5. Photograph dated 1870 given by Mr. H.L. Townsend of a covered cart and pair - on the cart tarpaulin are the letters MCC.
  6. Annual Report of the Friend-in-Need Society, Madras, for 1970. (Home for elderly and destitute Anglo-Indians).
  7. Service sheet from St. Stephen's Church, Ootacamund for the Carol Service, Thursday, 20 December 1973.
  8. Advertisement: Factory site for Sale. Lakhnauti Fort known as Qila Lakhnauti. (This is an advertisement of a fort which contains a bungalow inside etc. the property of Colonel A.N.W. Powell, near Delhi and Jalalabad). Photograph attached. The fort has been in Colonel Powell's family since 1790. Major Rawding stayed there for some days. Also attached are Colonel Powell's marching orders for the journey from Mussoorie to Lakhnauti.
  9. Material given by Miss Winifred Kenny, November 1973: (See also tape-recordings and Major Rawding's diary).
  10. Photographs of Miss Kenny between 1916-21.
    • In Greece and Egypt 1921 and Bonn 1935.
    • Outside guest house 'The Parsonage' with bearers, 1951.
    • Fancy-dress parties 1955-57 at Naini-Tal.
    • Two photographs of the bride and bridegroom at a Hindu wedding.
    • Photograph of the mahseer caught by Jim Corbett in the 1940s and presented to the Y.W.C.A. by Corbett.
    • 17-19 Views of Naini-Tal in the 1940s.
  11. Christmas Card with highly coloured view of Naini-Tal.
  12. Xerox copy of rules and bye-laws of the Nilgiri Library.
  13. List of tombs of Europeans interred in the Nilgiri District, with inscriptions thereon compiled by J.D. Rees, C.I.E., Ootacamund, printed at the Lawrence Asylum Press ? Ooty Branch 1895. Presented to the Archive by Mrs. Beulah Carter of Orient Cottage, Ootacamund.


Xerox copies of two maps of Ootacamund, lent for copying by the Librarian of Ootacamund Library, H.L. Townsend, who said he had never seen another copy.

  1. Topographical map of Ootacamund Survey Office, Madras, 1893, showing the position of houses, cottages, public buildings, etc., each with their name, also carriage roads, cart tracks and bridle paths. Scale = grid of 3" to ? mile (100 copies were printed, and the map was intended as a guide for visitors).
  2. Map of Ootacamund Town, Nilgiri District. Topographical map (as above). Scale 5" = 1 mile. Survey Office, Madras. Corrected up to January 1920. Published Survey Office, Madras 1922.


Personal memoir written by Mr. E.L. Stracey, Inspector General of Police and Vigilance Anti-Corruption, Tamil Nadu State. This is a copy of the draft being prepared for publication. Describes the life and career of an Anglo-Indian Officer of the Indian Police from 1943-1971.


Nineteenth, and twentieth century text-books written for public instruction.

  1. Principles of Geometry. Benares 1879
  2. Upyogiurdashmala
  3. - in Hindi
  4. Fifth Hindi Book, by Rama Sanka Misra, M.A., C. S. offg. Magistrate and Collector, Basti (for the III Class of Village Schools, N.W.P.). Rev. Ser. 5th ed. Benares 1897.
  5. First Edition. A schoolboy's companion with explanation of the game and rules of cricket etc. 1884.
  6. Parsing made easy. A collection of useful grammatical notes and specimens of parsing: for the use of junior and senior class students, by Har Nath Sahai. New ed.. Lucknow, Methodist publishing house 1887.
  7. Sanskrit reader Vol. IV. Bombay 1887.
  8. A companion to Hill's Second Geography, by Ram Nath Bhargave, B.A., Allahabad, 5th ed. rev. 1898.
  9. Notes on Tales from Shakespeare, by a Professor of English, Allahabad, Educational Book Depot, 1910.
  10. A companion to The Cloister and the Hearth, with a summary of each Chapter and typical questions and answers by Ram Nath Bhargave, B.A., Allahabad 1912.
  11. Gujarati Infants' Primer, prepared by the vernacular text books revision committee. Dept. Public Instruction, Bombay. Macmillan 1913.
  12. Full notes on Ruskin's Crown of Wild Olive, Part I, by Prof. J.L. Bannerjee. Karachi. (?1926).
  13. Half-hour lectures on drawing and painting, by Henry Warren. Windsor & Newton Ltd. n.d.
  14. Copybook of Arabic exercises of 1880s-90s.


  1. Books:
    • School-mates: pictures of school-time and play-time in the mission field by Lewis Hermon Gaunt. London Missionary Society, 1906.
    • Select Documents of the British period of Indian history (in the collection of the Victoria Memorial, Calcutta) edited by D.C. Ganguly, Calcutta 1958.
  2. Pamphlets:
    • A Brief guide to the Victoria Memorial Calcutta, by A.P. Das Gupta, Secretary and Curator.
    • National Leaders - Portrait Gallery, Victoria Memorial, Calcutta.
    • Catalogue of Arabic, Persian and Urdu 1785, Victoria Memorial, Calcutta.
    • Major-General Claude Martin, founder o f La Martinière College, by W.E. Andrews, 1942.
    • The Centenarian: being a summary of the history of Simla amateur theatricals during the past 100 years, by Major P.H. Denyer, 1937.
  3. Xerox copies of letters said to be from Queen Victoria (though not signed), Buckingham Palace writing paper:
    • A note from Queen Victoria asking that General Grey should tell Sir Colin Campbell, that when he has his photograph taken for her, she wishes him to wear the uniform he wore at Alma and Balaclava, November 23, 1855.
    • Letter from the Queen, January 19, 1858 to Sir Colin Campbell congratulating him on his victories over the Mutineers, especially at Lucknow, and expressing her pride in all the troops, particularly the 93rd.
  4. Rough draft of Sir Colin Campbell's answer to the Queen.


Three guide books to Sikkim, published in Gangtok:

Sikkim: a concise chronicle. n.d. but after 1963

Sikkim: facts and figures, 1963.

Sikkim Coronation (Coronation of Chogyal Palden Thondup Namgyal) 1965.

Bulletin of Tibetology, Vol. VIII, No. 2, 1971. Gangtok. Guide Book to Sarnath.

Guide books and pamphlets for India general; Delhi, Udaipur, The Madurai Temple, Jaipur, The Fort at Jhansi, Panaji, Goa, South India Hill Resorts, Himalayan Holiday. Map of Bombay and postcards.

Illustrated Weekly of India, for December 23, 1973 and December 30, 1973 with features on Holy Ganges and Christian Saints of India.


Material given by Mrs. Ratnajit Singh, of Chapslee, Simla. (Mrs. Singh is the wife of Ratanjit Singh, the grandson of the Raja). Given November 1973.

Cash accounts and cash memos written in English, Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi referring to purchases made for the household of Raja Charajit Singh between 1933 and 1951.

  1. Chapslee Cooks account book, 20 October 1949.
  2. Cash book, 6 September 1949 - 18 October 1949. Daily accounts of every item used by cook and cost. Lists of what was packed in every trunk for Simla ? items and cost of Puja articles. Details of cost of travelling, train tickets, tongas, bus tickets, etc.
  3. Loose sheets sewn together with daily details of cash expenses, 15 September 1949 - 19 October 1949, a summary.
  4. General cash book, 2 June 1949 - 5 July 1949.
  5. Cash book in Hindi, 4 September 1949 - 30 September 1949.
  6. Cash book in Punjabi, English and Hindi ?January 1933.
  7. Cash book from 15-30 September 1949 by Manager Deewab Chand (in Punjabi).
  8. Cash book, 30 July 1949 - 21 August 1949 including details of all expenses not only food and itemised under person to whom paid.
  9. Two large cash books, 1 June 1951 - 26 August 1951 and
  10. 27 August 1951 - 24 October 1951 analysed in great detail daily in items and costs of food and every necessity for the house including building repairs etc.
  11. 121 bills of cash purchases from different shops in Simla.


Account books of the Maharana of Mewar conducted by private banking agencies in Udaipur.

2 long leather bound books.

2 smaller loose leafed bundles of paper sewn one end.

Paper, written in ink.


Given by Miss H. Reid and Captain P.H.S. Reid

Microfilm Box 2 No. 19B

'A history of India', by H.S. Reid. MSS. Divided into lectures. History begins in 1677, continues with the arrival of the British and founding of the East India Company; details of the history of the company; Black Hole of Calcutta; Clive; the Mahratta war; history of the East India Company etc.

Notes made while revenue officer 5 June 1815-27 March 1832, by H.S. Reid. There are almost daily notes of amounts collected and other information in various places; Laidabad, Sadabad, Mandour, Merrowlee, Mahrana, Maah, Agra, etc.; condition of crops; weather; and amounts collected in other years.

Envelope containing two sheets with family trees of the Stuarts.

Bundle of papers containing: bond of indemnity on change of sureties of Captain William Bell, 13 March 1833; trust deeds of James, John and Charles Stuart, 1813, 1819, 1833.

Bundle containing correspondence between William Bell and Mr. Denton about borrowing money, September and December 1836.

Bundle of letters regarding Mary Stuart and her finances, including cost of travelling to India, 1831-36; also Mary Stuart's marriage settlement to William Bell, undated.

Bundle containing inventory and sale of William Bell's effects after his death dated 10 January 1837; other papers regarding his estate and its settlement; correspondence with the Military Board with regard to the children and their return to England; copy of the regimental regulations governing officers' debts; other demands for settlement to the executor J.F.M. Reid including settlement of the insurance policy. 1837-38.

Aftermath of the death of Bell: letters regarding travelling expenses; letters from the Military Board to the Governor-General of India in Council, George Lord Auckland, 23 December 1836; the reply; statement regarding children, dates of birth etc; letter from Colonel James Salmond, Military Secretary to the Hon. the Court of Directors of the East India Company, London; petition for Bell's sons, 15 November 1836; John Bell's letter about his nephews to Mr. Reid, 25 February 1837; passage money for the family; letters about debts. 1837-47.

Papers connected with farm in Hobart, Tasmania, which Bell owned; settlement of account with Messrs. Learmouth. 1833-39.

Collection of bills sent to J.F.M. Reid, Bell's executor, for settlement after Bell's death.

Collection of miscellaneous bills collected presumably by Bell before his death: many of them from Indian dealers, and mostly for household requirements.

Territorial Department Contingent Bills, Nos. 1, 2 and 4, 1835-36; Territorial Department Final Account current of the late Captain W. Bell 1 November - 21 December 1836.

Current account book for the Bank of Bengal, belonging to Captain William Bell, 19 April 1836-7 January 1838; cheque stubs for cheques of the Bank of Bengal, 11 December 1837 - 31 January 1838.

Letter from Captain P.H.S. Reid's father describing the attempted assassination of the Viceroy, Lord Hardinge on 23 December 1912. Xerox copy.

Contemporary mutiny letter from I.W. Sherer, Bengal Civil Service, to Cecil Beadon, B.C.S., describing the mutiny and the massacre at Cawnpore. 17 July 1857. Xerox copy.

Printed statement by Cecil Beadon about his conduct during the mutiny, defending an imputation on his personal courage made by the Editor, in the Friend of India, 31 May 1866. Xerox copy.

Microfilm Box 2 No. 20A

Commonplace book kept by Reid, 15 December 1846 - January 1848. Contains notes of daily temperature and weather; horse racing; sketches; poems; lists of books; details of journeys taken, with mileages and places stayed at; lists of letters written; duties of assistant magistrates; genealogical lists and dates of births and deaths etc.


Small Collections Box 20

Given by Lt. Col. R.N.P. Reynolds, I.A.

Punjab: 1947

Extracts of letters to his mother from the donor who was serving as a Company Officer, aged 19, with the 2/9th Gurkha Rifles in East Punjab.

Dates 29 August - 3 November 1947. Detailed reports of his and his men's activities policing around Ambala; escorting 3,000 - 4,000 animals and 400 Pathans to Ludhiana; visiting attacked Mushir villages; accompanying a refugee train to the border.


(Benjamin Lewis Rice, Director of Archaeological Researches, Mysore & Coorg; and Public Instruction)

Given by Dr. R.M.S. Rice

Mysore, Madras 1814-1973

Box I

  1. Benjamin Rice or Fifty years in the Master's Service, by his son Edmund P. Rice, B.A., Published by the Religious Tract Society, b.d. 192pp. Born in 1814, sent to Bangalore by the London Missionary Society at a time when Missions were just beginning. His life there spanned half a century, nineteen years of which were spent in re-translating the Canarese Bible. The factual memoir is taken from various letters and his own journal. He died in 1887.
  2. Biographical Notes, by B. Lewis Rice, son of above. A privately printed account of his life and work in India, 1922. Born in 1837 and was Principal of the Bangalore High School in 1860. Continued to work with the Mysore Government in the Department of Education for 45 years as Inspector of Schools, Director of Public Instruction and finally, as Director of Archaeological Researches, during which time, in 1892, he discovered the Edicts of Asoka and published the Epigraphia Carnatica. 72pp.
  3. My Memoirs, by Mary Sophia Rice, wife of B. Lewis Rice. Privately printed. A factual account of Mrs. Rice's life in India, compiled from her husband's diaries - rather brief, but showing how widespread family connections with India were.
  4. The Autobiography of Harold Douglas Rice, son of B. Lewis Rice. Privately printed from Pinner in 1951. A memoir describing his life and work in India. Born in Bangalore in 1876, he worked with the Mysore Government as Surveyor and Chief Engineer. Also did privately assigned work for the Maharajah of Mysore. He describes much of the pleasures and excitements of road and rail building. He concludes with brief biographies of his immediate family. 47pp.
  5. Additions to my Autobiography, by H.D. Rice, Pinner, 1951. 8pp.
  6. Letter from Mr. R.W. Boote to Dr. Ronald Rice (grandson of B. Lewis Rice) referring to the above autobiography. 25 August 1959. 2pp.
  7. Simplified family tree of Rice family.
  8. Early family tree of Rice family compiled from Stonehouse and Randwick registers, 1724-1822.
  9. Detailed family tree of Rice, showing their connections with the Humphrye, Taplin, Singer and Garrett families.
  10. Items connected with members of Benjamin Lewis Rice's family from a diary.
  11. Booklet entitled, The Rice Memorial Church Dedication and Opening Services, Bangalore 1917, 7pp., together with newspaper cutting about laying foundation stone of the Rice Memorial Church, 28 November 1912
  12. Letter from Mr. Simon Peter Rice, father of the Rev. Benjamin Rice written from London, 19 January 1850, giving a history of the families. He looked after Benjamin Rice's children. 3 sheets (12pp).
  13. Copy of part of this letter.
  14. Certificate of marriage between Harold Douglas Rice (son of Benjamin Lewis Rice) and Phyllis Maitland Webb in Colombo. 24 October 1912.
  15. Passport (single sheet) for Benjamin Lewis Rice and his wife, 14 April 1870, signed by Lord Clarendon.
  16. Booklet, Rice Memorial Church, Bangalore City - Dedication and Opening Services - January 27-29 and February 4, 1917.
  17. Brief history of the Marikanave Project in the Mysore State, India, compiled by H.D. Rice, Executive Engineer, Mysore P.W.D. 1910.
  18. 2 photographs of Pen Rhiw, Bangalore, the house built by Benjamin Lewis Rice in 1975, one from the original, the other taken in 1973 by his grandson, Ronald M.A. Rice.


  1. Poem to Sir Winston Churchill on his 80th Birthday, by R.D. Rice, (son of B. Lewis Rice).
  2. A brief memorial to Mrs. Rice of the L.M.S. Bangalore, by her husband. 3pp.
  3. Report on the Greek manuscripts found in Oxyrrhynchus, Egypt. 1897/1904 6pp.
  4. Newspaper clipping. Account of wedding of Lilian Beatrice Rice (daughter of B. Lewis Rice) to Thomas W. Gifford in 1895. Bangalore.
  5. Rice Family Tree 1760-1908.
  6. Correspondence concerning the research of the family tree; various lists of the relatives 1559-1938. 113 sheets. 127pp.


  1. Two books of. selected poetry and prose copied by Benjamin L. Rice 1852. Neither book has anything to do with India.
  2. 'The Present Outlook in Theology, A Reason for Thanksgiving and Hope': A Paper read before a gathering of Missionaries in South India in January 1910, by Edward P. Rice, B.A. (son of Benjamin Rice). Published by London Missionary Society. 16pp.
  3. 'How the New Testament Grew Up', by Revd. E.P. Rice. An interpretation of the New Testament. 50pp.
  4. Biography of B. Lewis Rice, Esq., C.I.E., M.R.A.S., F.M.U. Late Director of Public Instruction in Mysore and Coorg; Director of Archaeological Researches in Mysore, by B. Padmaraja Pandit, Sir Bharati Bhavana Press, Bangalore: 1905. Sanskrit verse and Kananese translation. 34pp.
  5. 'Benjamin Rice or Fifty Years in the Master's Service' by his son, Edward P. Rice, B.A. Published by the Religious Tract Society. n.d. 192pp.
  6. Mysore: A Gazetteer Compiled for Government by B. Lewis Rice, C.I.E., M.R.A.S., Fellow of the University of Madras, Director of Archaeological Researches and Director of Public Instruction in Mysore and Coorg; Archibald Constable and Co., Westminster, 1897. Vol.I, 834pp: Vol.II. 581pp. and Map, (B. Lewis Rice, Son of Benjamin Rice).
  7. Pamphlet: 'For Private Information. Works of: B. Lewis Rice, C.I.E., and Extracts from Opinions Thereon. Henry Good & Son Ltd., London, n.d. 8pp.
  8. Wording on grave at Pinner Road Cemetery, Harrow: "In memory of B. Lewis Rice, C.I.E. for 45 years in the Mysore Service of India as director of public instruction and of archaeological researches. Born Bangalore 17 July 1837. Died. Harrow 10 July 1927 and of Mary Sophia, his wife, daughter of John Garrett. Born Bangalore 21 August. 1845. Died Harrow 10 February 1933."
  9. Map: 3 inch Bangalore guide map. 3rd edition 1948.
  10. Some Historical Momuments of Mysore State. Published by the Director of Archaeology in Mysore on the occasion of the celebration of the International Campaign for Historical Monuments. (n.d.)


(C.J. Richards)

Small Collections Box 20

'Report of the Tantabin Incident Enquiry Committee.' Burma, Rangoon Government Press, 1947. Chairman: C.J. Richards. Xerox copy.


Given by Major D.A. Campbell and Mrs. P.R. Pye

Rajputana (Rajasthan), Afghanistan, Bombay: 1846-1894

  1. Large notebook (MS copy of original):
    • Pages 1-17: Journal of a march from Beaur to Jahazpoor and back to Beaur, 7 December, 1854 ? 12 January, 1855, with a detachment of sepoys, part of Sir henry Lawrence settlement the Neemuch District. Details of the marches, towns passed. State of road ? various incidents. Receives a letter from Captain Showers. Going to meet Sir Henry Lawrence but is halted at Bissodunee for several days awaiting his orders from Jahazpoor. 2 January 1855 rides over to Jahazpoor to see Sir Henry Lawrence. Mentions the Meenahs (Minas) who are being pacified and the Newar and Deoghur Thakurs who are being troublesome. Detailed record of his conversations with Sir Henry Lawrence: discusses the Ajmer settlement and records Sir Henry's opinion of the Settlement made by Colonel Dixon which is explained by Captain Rickards. Records Sir Henry's opinion of Rajputana and the chiefs' conduct, and also the Mewar officials. Remarks on Udaipur, and also the Mina question. 9 January - rides to Peeplee, a village inhabited by Purreha Meenahs - remarks on what good cultivators they are, and would all be were proper arrangements made. 10 January 1855, starts to march back to Beaur. More communication from Sir Henry Lawrence.
    • Pages 18-20: List of appointments held by Major General E.W. Rickards from May 1846 - June 1871.
    • Pages 21-27: Copies of letters regarding regimental matters, e.g. Bills for Compensation after Mutiny by the 6th Regiment Native Infantry on 6 June, 1857. (Rickards was with the infantry, but on leave at that time). Mess and band Bills dated 28 July, 1858. Other letters regarding compensation - difficulty of assessing it owing to death of most officers. Certificate of good conduct and character.
    • Pages 28-34: Memo of defence of the Peeplee Pass in the Mewar area against the rebels. 27 January - 14 February 1859.
    • Page 35: Copies of two private letters about a post of Acting Deputy Commissioner of Ajmer, 13 March and 30 April 1859.
    • Pages 36-44: Journal of tour of outposts 22 March - 1 April 1859, noticing crops, roads, forts. Skirmishing against the rebels. Copies of letter to A.G.G. Army H.Q. about claims to counting journeys to India as service in India enjoyed by Civil Service and asking for same claims to be permitted to Military Service. Memo to E.J. Rickards' brother about the injustice of not receiving certain campaign medals. Letter to Director Adjnt. Gen. Calcutta about claim for service.
    • Page 44: Journal of a tour of district round Beaur noting roads, crops and the people, 23-31 March 1862.
    • Pages 48, 49: Statement of Rickards' account with the Sylhet & Cachar Tea Company, which went into liquidation in 1866/67.
    • Subsequent numbering from the pposite end of the book: Pages 1-4: Detachment orders at various camps, 23 December 1854 - 12 January 1855.
    • Pages 8-9: Statement of account with the People's Bank of India, Calcutta, 30 April 1861 - 14 March 1866.
    • Page 16: Statement of account with the East India Coal Company, 25 April 1862 - 30 April 1863. (Liquidation 1866).
    • Pages 27-49: Copies of letters regarding Rickards' business transactions with the above Companies.
  2. Printed list of outfit necessary for India etc., supplied by W.H. Ablett & Co., Clothiers and General Outfitters, 37 Cornhill, London.
  3. Folded in paper marked 'Papers relative to India 1837'. My father's outfit etc. E.J.R.
  4. Letter with post mark, December 20, 1837 addressed to Mr. & Mrs. Burmon, Eaton Square, enclosing the list of requirements, with additions, from Anne M. Shuttleworth, giving good advice for further comfort on the voyage.
  5. Letter to Mrs. Perkins, 29 Great Charles Street, Birmingham, from her nephew Harry R. (Rickards) 20 January 1838, enclosing the above letter and lists and asking for instructions. Edward going to stay after being measured.
  6. 4 sheets of Urdu script.
  7. Memo, April 1894, written by E.J. Rickards on the incident of burying skeletons left after the last stand at Gundumuck Hill made by the Kabul Army, and building a cairn over them - 1841.
  8. Letter written by Gunga Persand, formerly Naik in the late 6th Regiment Native Infantry to E.J. Rickards. (Note on front dates it to June 1860) asking for restoration to the Service on Major Gordon's recommendation.
  9. Return, showing the number of all ranks of the Mewara Local Battalion with the authorised rates of pay. Return shows the revised strength of 10 Companies consisting of 1 Subadar, 2 Jemindars, 7 Havildars, 7 Naiks, 2 Drummers and 81 Sepoys. Signed by E.J. Rickards, Major Commanding Mewara Local Battalion.
  10. Copy of a letter from Captain E.J. Rickards, Commander of the Mhairwara (Mewara) Local Battalion, Bewar 7 October 1861 to Captain G.L. Fraser Officiating Ass. Adj. Gen. of the Army, Simla: Statement of the record of military service during the Mutiny and the good conduct and rates of pay of the regiment, and right to back pay of certain individuals. 4 appendices ? extracts from letters from the Governor General et al regarding good conduct and back pay of the Regiment (6 sheets).
  11. (a & b)MS 2 sheets practice Urdu handwriting.
  12. (a & b) MS poem written in Urdu of 7 stanzas in praise of John Rickards, by Abhe Singh, 24 July 1858. 2 sheets.
  13. MS petition written in Urdu on behalf of Nabbi, the Darogha-I-baghat (in charge of gardens of Ajmer) regarding his pay claims. 17 January. 1861.
  14. Large notebook belonging to Captain E.W. Rickards, Officer Superintendent of Ajmer and Mairwarra, 8 December 1857. Entries 9 December - 23 December 1857 consist mainly of notes taken of legal cases and possibly during trials. Witnesses, accusations etc. 4 sentences. (pp. 1-19).
    • 16 December: Long account of case of suttee against Government orders. List of tulsidars, thanadas and mohurirs - Peshkars of the Ajmeer District and their wages - List of the numbers of sirvars, jemandars, chaprassis etc.
    • Page 24, 2 April 1864: Account of a journey from Beawr to Bombay en route for England. Notes in detail the country, towns, people, cultivation, state of the road, etc., as he journeys and comments on it in relation to his own knowledge. Passes carts of cotton because of demand for cotton in England.
    • 5 April: Marches to Pallee over a plain which seems impregnated with nitre. Gets off the road and has difficulty in persuading people to help him - conversations on the way. Nawab of Palumpoor's territory well managed.
    • 15 April: Mysana, good soil, little cultivation except poppies. People again misdirect him.
    • 18 April: Ahmedabad (Ahmadabad). Stationmaster says the rail not open whole way to Bombay. Therefore to Surat by rail, and Surat to Bombay by steamer.
    • 19 April: Railway to Surat. 6.45 a.m. Ahmadabad - arrive Surat 4.30 p.m. (142 miles). Description of Surat which he says seems decaying.
    • 20 April: Steamer due to leave 2 p.m. Delayed until 1 a.m.
    • 21 April: Gives details of his and servant' railway fares, luggage due etc. Steamer leaves 2 a.m.
    • 22 April: Reaches Bombay 4 a.m. Stays at Adelphi Hotel until 29 April. Sails on the Salsette - steamer. General Lawrence C.B., A.G.G. on board. Account of an altercation on the ship between a passenger and an officer.
    • 14 May: Reach Suez. Go by train to Cairo and Alexandria which they reach on 15 May. There they embark on a new steamer, the Poonah (2,150 tons, 500 h.p.) The vessel is well fitted up.
    • 15 May: Sail at 4 p.m. In morning goes to see Alexandria. Comments on the arrangements of the Poonah.
    • 19 May: Land at Malta and look around.
    • Page 38. 27 May: Arrive Southampton in evening. Goes to Radley's Hotel. Leaves for London 11.30 a.m. on 28 May and arrives at 3 p.m. at Waterloo.
    • Page 39: An account written by General Rickards of an event in 1841 when he was an ensign with the 6th Bengal Native Infantry and was sent to join General Pollock's army advancing on Caubul (Kabul). When Rickards' Company reaches Gundumuk (Gundamak) near Jalalabad the officers plan to go out to Gundumuck Hill where the last stand had been made the previous winter by the destroyed Kabul Army. They gather the dead bodies which are still there, preserved by the ice and snow, so that some are recognisable, and bury them under a cairn - the following day another section of the company completes the task, and altogether 120-130 bodies were buried there.
  15. Notes of General Rickards' trip from Beaur to Bombay beginning 26 March, 1857, and thence to England.
    • Starts through the pass from Neaur to Marwar which is exceedingly narrow, and rough. Considers a good road might be made by prisoners at no extra expense beyond tools anal extra food. Great difficulty in getting a guide in a village called Peepla. Marches on to Chundoall; hills of red sandstone, passing monuments to the many women who have committed suttee - to Pallee. Description of town. Was a great trading town - trade now moved to Nyamugger (built by Colonel Dixon). Is misdirected again.
    • 31 March: Marches to Erinpoora (Erinpura) a military station.
    • 1 April: Marches to Sirhoie where there are many temples. He describes the town. Climbs Mount Aboo (Abu). Notices English flowers. Sees Jain temples at Dilwarra which he considers most beautiful. Sees the Lawrence Mount Abu School and the church.
    • 6 April: Marches to Cantonment of Deesa. Describes complement and the lay-out of the cantonment. Comments on villages, cultivation, water supply, and the owners and state of the dak bungalows as he goes along.
    • 13 April: Marches into Ahmedabad. Describes town and bungalows. Hears of the end of the War because of Treaty signed with Persia.
    • 14 April: At Kairah, an abandoned military station. Describes the church and graveyard.
    • 15 April: Marches on to Kambay. Does not really know where the British Government territory lies. Cannot get a boat, so decides to march to Swat. Does a long march to Jumboosier and Baroch, 30 miles each in two days.
    • 21 April: Marches to Surat, described briefly. Embarks for Bombay on 22 May. Arrives 23 May. Stays at Hope Hall Hotel, all in for 5 rupees a day. Books passage (950 rupees) on the Ganges. While waiting he goes to Elephanta.
    • 1 May: Embarks. Describes voyage and cyclone. Reaches Suez 17 May and the passengers are taken in vans from the ship in 16 stages (at which the four horses are changed) to Cairo and goes to Sheppards Hotel. Sees the sights of Cairo and sees Pyramids from a distance. Goes by van to Railway Station, 8.30 a.m. The carriages are made by Wright of Birmingham. Arrives Alexandria 5 p.m.
    • 23 May: Embarks at noon on the P & 0 steamer Pera. (2,600 tons).
    • 24 May: The ship does 293 miles in 20 hours.
    • 31 May: Reach Gibraltar, see the lights of the town which are gas lights.
    • 6 June: Arrive Southampton.
    • 5 June: Goes to London by Railway. At the end of June hears about the mutiny of the Bengal Army. Ordered back to Bombay on 2 July but cannot get a ship until 20 August. Hears worse and worse accounts of the Mutiny. His own Regiment, the 6th Native Infantry was worse than most. He lists the officers killed. He says the men had protested loyalty at first and the officers placed confidence in them.
    • 24 August: Leaves for Marseilles via Paris. (Here two pages of copies of letter intervene regarding his arrival and return to India).
    • 28 August: Embarks on P. & 0. steamer Valetta, at Marseilles. Ship very full. Same journey by van across desert. Railway from Cairo to Suez nearly completed.
    • 6 September: Embark on the Pekin
    • 12 September: Hears news at Aden of the Mutiny - 8th Madras Cavalry, 12th Regiment, Bombay N.I. etc. Delhi not taken. Havelock had fallen back on Cawnpore.
    • 19 September: Arrives Bombay. Tries to get to Bewar. Copies of letters.
    • 22 September: Hears of disarming of 21st Regiment Bombay N.I. and about siege of Delhi ? General (Archdale) Wilson refuses to grant any terms to the mutineers there.
    • 23 September: Hears from Bewar. No carriage available to fetch him as all needed by the troops (270 of Mairwarra Battalion sepoys and 2 squadrons of lst Bengal Lancers, 1 Troop H.A., 190 men of 83rd Queens General Lawrence joining command ) there, assembled to punish the Jodpur Legion mutineers.
    • 24 September: News that mutinous spirit among 2nd Regt. of Bengal Grenadiers, and 50th Regt. of Madras. But troops from England arriving daily.
    • 25 September: Hear on telegraph of the assault on Delhi on 14th and also of death of J.R. Colvin, Governor of N.W.F.P. in Fort at Agra.
    • 28/29 September: More news of Delhi.
    • 30 September: News that Delhi has fallen. Hear that the force sent against Jodphur Legion Mutineers had met with a reverse.
    • 1 October: Hears Madras Government has sent requisition for European troops for Arcot.
    • 2 October: Hears P.A. of Jodphur has been shot at Awala.
    • 3 October: Hears General (G.). Lawrence has retreated to Beaur.
    • 7 October: Hears of capture of king of Delhi.
    • 8 October: Hears of Generals Outram and Havelock before Lucknow.
    • 10 October: Embarks on the boat the Pattinar, for Cambay. Many native passengers. He has the cabin, in which he expects he will be a prisoner as the boat does not stop until Cambay. No wind. Arrive Cambay 19th October. Starts out for Ahmedabad. Sir R. Shakespear has sent four servants to meet him and accompany him to Deesa.
    • 21 October: Arrives Ahmedabad
    • 26 October: Marches to Deesa. Remains until troops under General G. Lawrence should arrive. Hears of the mutiny near Neemuch.
    • 1 November: Ill. Starts march 9 November to Nusseerabad (Nasirabad).
    • 18 November: At Erinpoora station of the mutinous Jodhpoor Legion - bungalows burnt, no one in bazaars. Receives official letter from General Lawrence appointing him to act as Political Agent with the force. He has to get there as quickly as possible. Native letters inciting to Mutiny intercepted.
    • 26 November: Arrives at Beaur.
  16. Copies of letters from General G.H.P. Lawrence, A.G.G. and Officer Commanding Ajmer to C.B. Thornhill, Offg. Sec. to Government N.W.F.P. appointing Rickards as Acting Superintendent of Ajmer and Mairwarra from 1 December 1857.
  17. Also copies of other letters from Rickards including one about being superseded in command of his Battalion. Explains the delay in returning to his Battalion during the Mutiny. Found to be a mistake, and he assumes command.
  18. Other letters ordering beer and wines, and also caps for Battalion. Bank and other business.
  19. Journal continues 14 August 1858 about defence of the passes into Marwar (Merwar) against the rebels. Skirmishing round Udaipur. Captain Showers, A.G.G. Meywar (SEE Showers Papers item A.21).
    • 26 August: Returns to Beaur.
    • Page 87 Journal beginning, 12 November 1859: Beginning of a march to Kishenghur and 2 miles beyond. Find the P.A. there. Two forts surrendered there by Naraina Thakoos. Pig shooting.
    • 15 November: Pig shooting. Dines with Raja in strongly defended fort near the Palace.
    • 16 November: To Ajmeer.
    • 17 November: To Suhadna.
    • 18 November: Gola. Beaur.
    • Page 88 consists of copies of letters, including list stores from Nusseerabad, to bank etc.
    • Page 89 Diary continues, 14 March 1860: March to Jowaja. Good cultivation. Good many poppy fields. Inspecting the forts. Goes through Orcha. Bajnugger and Kankrowlie. Remarks on the lake and dam, said to have been built 200 years before by Maharaja of Udaipur, Rai Sing - Lake called Rai Sunujundar. Near Kankrowlie.
    • Marches back to Beaur, remarking on state and position of forts on the way.
    • Arrives Beaur 28 March 1860.
  20. Letters from Captain E.W. Rickards in Rajputana to his mother:
    • 29 November 1857: Beaur. Describes journey to Bewar from Deesa. Held up until a force assembles to enable him to go to Nusserabad. Becomes very ill. Receives letter from Brigadier General George Lawrence (brother of Sir Henry Lawrence) Resident of Rajputana appointing him P.A. with the force. Account of fighting in Lucknow. His battalion has behaved loyally. Finds his bungalow has housed refugees - is in bad state. Reports that Neemuch has been relieved, he was to have gone. Jodpur Legion Mutineers have gone off to Narnoul near Jeypur ? others who joined them, up to 4,000 defeated by force from Delhi. Appointed Superintendent of Ajmeer and Mewar. Copy of letter from Brigadier-General George Lawrence to Captain Rickards.
    • 14 March 1858: Ajmeer. Consists of a copy of a letter he received from J. Gordon (General Neil's A.D.C.) also of 6th Native Infantry describing the mutiny at Allahabad.
  21. Undated letter from S.D. Swinburne to J.W. Brook at Camp Nuteawana about an engagement against 'the rebel army'.
  22. 12 December 1857: From Colonel G. Lawrence at Camp (? Tahanpur) permitting Rickards to move against Tanta Topi if he could do so effectively.
  23. 23 December 1857: Ajmer. From Colonel G. Lawrence (Political Agent Rajputana) about assuming command and allowances.
  24. 26 December 1857: Ajmer. From W.A. Hardy asking for strategic information about the town of Roopnugger and the fort on the hill above Awah and Rickards' opinion of the military plan Hardy puts forward. On back page Rickards' reply, including a description of the Thakoor of Awah.
  25. 9 January 1858: Ajmer, from W.A. Hardy thanking him for help in cutting off the Thakoor's retreat etc.
  26. 26 January 1858: From Hardy about Rickards' own troop and other military movements around Ajmer, and some criticism.
  27. 19 February 1858: Camp Baghana from J.W. Brook about the sale of his property.
  28. 13 March 1858: H.Q. Camp. Before Lucknow, from H.M. Greenhow. Account of storming the Martinière by General Outram on 9th and 10th. Mentions losses including Hodson of Hodson's horse. Military strategy and appointments.
  29. 16 March 1858: Camp Jehajpoor from Colonel G. Lawrence about defence at Ajmer etc.
  30. 16 May 1858: Koleat from Stuart Graham. About the memorial tablet in the church at Allahabad to the officers and men in his regiment killed in the Mutiny. Speaks in particular of Plunkett who was much loved. Mentions natives he remembers. Talks of trust and distrust of the natives and his assessment of their characteristics.
  31. Letters from John V. Booth, Ajmeer:
    • 1 July 1858
    • About inadvisability of relieving Rickards' men on duty at Ajmer, because of possibility of attack by the Nawab or Tanta Topi. Remarks on strategy.

    • 5 July 1858: Further remarks on strategy.
    • 6 July 1858: Strategy and tactics against the rebels.
    • 8 July 1858: Regarding the inadvisability of defending Nyanuggur against the rebels, as against Ajmer. Criticism of General Roberts and news of what has army consists; they also have the Gwalior Crown jewels.
    • 9 August 1858: Has warned Generals Roberts and (G.) Lawrence that rebels intend to loot Palee.
    • 11 August 1858: Rebels not coming now. Account of rebel movements round Tonk.
    • 12 August 1858: Account of the manoeuvres round Ajmer between rebels and General Roberts.
    • 15 August 1858<: Manoeuvres against rebels.
    • 16 August 1858: Detail of manoeuvres round Udaipur against rebels with General Roberts.
    • 18 August 1858: Gungnpoor. From General H.S. Roberts about battle at Banass on 14 August and further rebel movements.
    • 22 August 1858: From John Booth - criticism of General Roberts' estimation of rebel losses. Records the capture of Tantia Topi's family.
    • 30 August 1858: From John Booth. Records Tantia Topi's attack at Partabghur where Tantia Topi was wounded and after long battle the rebels lost.
    • 13 October 1858: From Stuart Graham at Koleat about Mess debts. News of execution of native adjutant of 6th Police Battalion.
    • 11 December 1858: From H. Simpson at Morar Cantonments, Gwalior. Complaining that the old days have gone for ever, and the Indian Officers have been badly treated. Account of his reaction against 'a black face' after the mutiny of the 6th N.I. Details of his life in India after returning in August 1857. Is waiting for the Nana Sahib to come. Repeats the effect mutiny has had on his attitude to Indians. List of natives he has assisted to execute. Mess debts.
    • 18 January 1859: n.p. From William Carneby. Account from Brigadier Showers that there had been a battle with Tantia Topi on the 14th (January) at Deesa. A great victory. Rebels now in three parties.
    • 26 January 1959: Ajmer, from General G.W. Lawrence. Instructions about defending the Meywar Passes. Account of rebel defeat on the 21st.
    • 17 February 1859: Deogarh. From John Booth. Lost opportunities against rebels due to inefficient officers. Action round Kelwa described with sketch map.
    • l7 April 1859: Camp Marser from H. Simpson, about a Regimental loan. Accounts of skirmishes with rebels, and surrenders. 200 rebels of the 72nd N.I. cornered near there. Encounters with rebels, and attitude towards them.
    • 10 July 1859: Beawar, from G.W. Rickards to his sister-in-law, Mrs. Thomas Rickards (in England). India quiet. Large numbers of Hon-John Co. Troopers etc. demanding discharge. The 5th Europeans mutinied at Berhampore about the change of government. Consequences of that mutiny.
    • 12 September 1859: Morar, Gwalior, from H. Simpson. About Regimental loan, also Bhurrut Singh Havildar of the Gen. Co. who saved Captain Gordon's life on night of mutiny - pardoned by Simpson. News of pursuit other mutineers.
    • 24 September 1859: Morar, Gwalior, from H. Simpson. About exonerating sepoy, and condemning another. Very despondent about the future.
    • 30 May 1860.: Dinapore. Letter written by a sepoy to Captain E.J. Rickards through a letter writer, about his, and Prang Singh Havildar's part in the mutiny of the 6th N.I. at Allahabad, and subsequent events. The letter is incomplete.
    • Undated letter signed H. Lawrence to Rickards, returning a map.


Small Collections Box 20

Given by Sir Sidney Ridley

Xerox copies:

'An account of the creation and development of the Karachi Port Trust with historical background, 1838-1933.' TS. 35 pp.

'An account of the capture of Karachi by the British in 1839.' MS. 35 pp.

Extract from a book Recollections, by Captain J. Martin B. McNeill.


(Lord Rieu, I.C.S.)

Small Collections Box 20

Given by Lady E. Rieu

Five letters from governors of Bombay:

6 December 1900. From Lord Northcote: thanks for official visit.

5 January 1905. From Lord Lamington: thanks for official visit.

7 May 1919. From Lord Lloyd: attitude towards Moslems.

14 November 1919. From Lord Lloyd: transfer.

23 November 1919. From Lord Lloyd: transfer.

Covenant on his appointment to the Civil Service, 25 September 1893.

Certificate of appointment to the I.C.S. dated 2 October 1893.

Certificate of High Proficiency in Arabic, 3 August 1893.


(L.R. Robertson)

Small Collections Box 20

Printed pamphlet:

'N.W.R. Rifles, regimental prize matches: Lahore, Albert Press, 1896-97.


(L.C.F. Robins)

Microfilm Box 1 No. 2

Rewa Affairs. Report of the investigating officer (L.C.F. Robins) of the commission to investigate charges against the ruler of Rewa State, 1937-42. TS, n.d. (Robins was in the Indian police force.)


Economic Papers 1926-1980 concerning India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Given by Professor Sir Austin Robinson, Professor of Economics, University of Cambridge 1950-65.


  1. Minutes of Evidence taken in London before the Royal Commission on Indian Currency and Finance. 1926.
  2. An Analysis of the Butler Committee's Report with comments by K.N. Haksar. n.d.
  3. A note on the Economic Case of the Indian States by Sir Frederick Gauntlett. n.d.
  4. A note on the Round Table Conference by Sir Frederick Gauntlett. 1930.
  5. Indian Round Table Conference 1931. Statement by the Prime Minister at the conclusion of its second session 1 December 1931.
  6. Memorandum of the Sind Hindu Sabha against separation of Sind from the Bombay Presidency. n.d.
  7. Pakistan Data Paper No. 1 Pakistan and the Commonwealth by K. Sarwar Hasan. Prepared for the Commonwealth Relations Conference July 1949, New Delhi.
  8. The Geneses of Pakistan. n.d.
  9. Pakistan Data Paper No. 2 The Economy of Pakistan by Mushtaq Ahmad and S.M. Hirda, prepared for the Commonwealth Relations Conference, July 1949, New Delhi.
  10. Paper No. l Aspects of India's Foreign Relations (for above Conference).
  11. Paper No. 2 India's Economy (for above Conference).
  12. Paper No. 3 Racial Discrimination (for above Conference).
  13. Wartime Labour Conditions and Reconstruction Planning in India. I.L.O. Montreal 1946.
  14. Architectural and Sculptural Monuments of India. Designed by Madjuri Desai, Bhulabhai Memorial Institute, Bombay. 1954.
  15. The Second Five Year Plan. Basic considerations relating to the Plan frame. 10 April 1955. New Delhi.
  16. A note of dissent on the above. 22 April 1955.
  17. The Colombo Plan. 10th Annual Report of the Consultative Report. Kuala Lumpur 1961.
  18. Estimates of National Income. 1948/49 - 1961/62. January 1963. Department of Statistics, Government of India.
  19. Socio-Economic Objectives of the Fourth Five Year Plan (1970-75). Planning Commission Government of Pakistan, November 1968.
  20. Development of India by Pitambar Pant. August 1963.
  21. F.A.0. Commodity Policy Studies No. 10. Functions of a World Food Reserve scope and Limitations. F.A.0. Rome 1956.
  22. UMBC Economic Review. Volume VIII No. 1 1972.
  23. A framework for Government Research and Development. A Green Paper Memorandum by the Government. London, November 1971.
  24. Environment, Technology and the Seasonal Patterns of Agricultural Employment in Bangladesh by Edward J. Clay. May 1979.
  25. Planning in Poverty - Bangladesh, a test case, by R.H. Khandker. UNDP New York, June 1978.


  1. Educational Planning in Bangladesh by A.F.A. Husain. Bergen, August 1973 at the Chr. Michelsen Institute.
  2. Research Paper. Profitability and Industrial Concentration in Pakistan by Rashid Amjad. Cambridge. Paper No. 1. February 1976.
  3. Agricultural employment and under-employment in Bangladesh: the Next Decade, by Edward J. Clay and M.D. Sekandar Khan. Bangladesh, October 1977.
  4. U.N. Bangladesh Relief Work 1971. Protection of Foodgrain requirements for the year ending December 1972. Miscellaneous papers. Fifteenth F.A.0. Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific - New Delhi, March 1980. Agriculture toward 2000: regional implications with special reference to the third development decade.
  5. One hundred years in Delhi - the brotherhood of the Ascended Christ 1877-1977. Delhi 1977.
  6. The Renouncer. A play in one act by M. Anantanarayanan.
  7. Indian tourist railway timetable. April 1963.
  8. India through the eyes of European artists. Catalogue of exhibition held at the India International Centre. New Delhi, n.d.
  9. A desk diary for 1981 with illustrations in the Basohli style.


  1. Three files of miscellaneous notes on energy consumption in India, etc. 1960s and 1970s:
    • The ASEAN market for rubber tyres and tubes. Geneva, 1971.
    • Khan, T.M. Final report: income elasticity of food under progressing stages of agricultural development. 1965.
    • Pant, P. Some quantitative aspects of the development of the Indian economy 1967-68, 1973-74 and 1978-79.
  2. Pakistan Institute of Development Economics. Research Report Series, 92 and 93.
  3. Raj, K.N. Investment in livestock in agrarian economies 1969.
  4. Three tourist maps of India. 1959.


  1. U.N. Asian Institute for Economic Development and Planning. Role of foreign private investment in economic development in Asia. Bangkok, 1971.
  2. Atlantic Institute. Educational aid to developing countries (draft report). Boulogne, 1963.
  1. Commerce Research Bureau. Basic statistics relating to the Indian economy. Bombay, 1973.
  2. U.S. Agency for International Development. National power survey of the Republic of Vietnam. 1972.
  3. Tauber, H. and Edison, D. The energy crisis and research and development. 1972.
  4. Robinson, R. Industrialisation in developing countries Cambridge, 1965.


Mr S. Robson, I.E.S.

Small Collections Box 20

Given by Miss J.M. Robson

The Tawi: Prince of Wales College Magazine. Robson Number Vol. XIII No.l Jammu, April 1929.

(Mr. S. Robson was Principal 1912-21)

(A number of articles devoted to the work and character of Mr. Robson)

Group photograph n.p. n.d. with S. Robson in it.


Papers of Ernest Twining Roch. Mr. Roch was a Member of the Indian Service of Engineers. He arrived in India in 1919 and was appointed Executive Engineer in 1924. In 1943 he was appointed as a Superintending Engineer in Bombay.

Given by Mrs Jeffries (daughter).

  1. File containing notes and memorandum on engineering construction methods and irrigation. Newspaper cuttings on golf tournaments 1937-8. 49 pp.
  2. Small blue envelope containing five T.W.I. Turf Club Badges 1942-45.
  3. The Royal Bombay Yacht Club Members List 1928.
  4. Motor Driving Licence.
  5. Commercial Racing Card 1943, published by L.M. Motee, Bombay.
  6. Desk Diary for 1945 - a few engagements noted.
  7. Bombay Civil List for 1944.
  8. The Combined Civil List for India 1929.


Small Collections Box 20

India general:

  1. Account of non-British Missionary establishments in India between 1924/39. MS by K.M. Mullan, Aldeburgh, 10 November 1972. 3pp.
  2. Letter from Sister M. Rosalind, Institutio Beata Maria Virginis, Casa Generalizia, Rome. General opinions of mission work under British Rule. lp. written 16 January 1973.
  3. Answers to Questionnaire about R.C. Missions in India by a Medical Mission Sister, 1932-1971. 3pp.
  4. Notes made at the Jesuit Archive, Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street, London, on their holdings relative to India.
  5. Booklet: Upon this Rock. 19pp. n.d. on Franciscan Mission in Bellary S. India.
  6. Booklet: Medical Mission Sisters. 1963. 15pp.
  7. Booklet: Medical Missionary Life. 1.970. 32pp.

See also: oral history interviews with Sister Ella Stewart and Father S. McGoldrick.


Small Collections Box 20

Given by Mrs. D. Rose

Bengal, Kashmir, Burma, Assam 1942-1946

  1. Letters from Mrs. Dorothy Rose in Calcutta, to England.
    • 30 December 1944: The dirt and disease in Calcutta. Leave in Kashmir after her husband had got out of Assam after the siege of Imphal. No hope of demobilisation for two years.
    • 27 August 1945: Has moved outside Calcutta in a temporary job. Adjustments and uncertainty after the war - job, getting home etc. Leave again in Kashmir.
    • 22 September 1945: To her cousin Joanna Skipwith. Uncertainty of immediate future for her husband and self. Has been working with returned POWs from Singapore. Comments on their wonderful spirit - and on the years of the Japanese occupation.
  2. Copies of extracts from The Statesman, 20 August, 1946.
  3. Original TS of Mr. Alistair Rose's trek out of Burma, January-June 1942:
    • Flew on 21 December, 1941, from Sydney to Moulmein, leaves his wife in Sydney. Arrives after diversions in Moulmein on 2nd January, 1942. Boards his launch and finds that Army Officers have commandeered his bungalow and they travel together. Describes small forces available to defend Tenasserim timber yard. Continues business as far as possible (teak trade). Air-raids begin. Description of type of bombs. etc.
    • 19 January: Hears Tavoy battalion routed. Closes mill, disperses staff and elephants. Eventually an air raid sets fire to town and causes complete evacuation of southern and central part of the town. Does not destroy timber yard and plant as believed R.A.F. would disperse Japanese attempts to ship timber. No idea Indian troop resources inadequate. Eventually is only person left on site so decides to go to Rangoon by train with the firm's books. Complains that civilian population kept ignorant by army of events in the war: Indian civilians left behind unnecessarily on evacuation of Mergui. Fall of Moulmein and reasons. Description of the confused movements and activities before final evacuation, and fall of Burma.
    • Decides to leave by the Chaukan Pass route.
    • Rose and Anderson start the trek along with hundreds of other refugees. Gurkha families, Anglo-Indians, and probably Bishop Strachan's school, all of whom died. At Myitkyina scraps possessions down to minimum, and food to one week's supply. Joined by Stapleton with pony and mule. At Maingkwan they are able to load up with rice. March in torrential rain. Arriving Sinbwiyang - plentiful food from air-dropped rations. Europeans if possible distribute to prevent looting. This area enabled thousands to continue after food for a few days. Parts from Anderson and Stapleton, who rest further. Wait for official party, and hope for Naga guides for unused Naga route. Only I.C.S. used it eventually. Anderson died. Joins three other officers and has bunch of Lushais loosely attached, who were very useful in camping. Party splits into two. Mule dies, they catch bullocks. Magnificent work of the Assam Tea Planters' Association in relief measures. Arrive at a railway and is taken to hospital and eventually reached Calcutta, having walked 109 miles.
  4. A shortened duplicated version of the above, duplicated and bound with maps, with a history of the firm of T.D. Findlay and Son, Ltd. entitled: 'A short history of T.D. Findlay and Son Ltd., East India Merchants, and An account of Alistair Rose's route out of Burma in 1942'. 17pp.


Given by Mrs. E. Ross

United Provinces 1941-1946

Letters written home when, as Miss E. Croydon, she left England to nurse in India with the Methodist Mission.

  1. 31 March 1941: Freetown , Sierra Leone, where she was landed after the ship Britannia, on which she was travelling to India was torpedoed and sunk. Experience of being in a lifeboat and rescue. Loses all belongings. 8pp.
  2. 24 April: Women's Training College, Freetown, where she and others remained temporarily. 6pp.
  3. 14 April: At sea again, sailing to Cape Town. 1p.
  4. 23 April: Cape Town to Durban by train. 3pp.
  5. 5 May: At sea again. Gets an offer to be a fourth wife to an Indian merchant. Does Hindi lessons. 4pp.
  6. 22 May: Methodist Mission, Bombay. 7pp.
  7. 29 May: Landour U.P. in Himalayas at the language school, learning first Urdu and then Hindi. Journey by rail from Bombay to Landour. Changes at Delhi into 2nd class. Met at terminus, continues by rickshaw and dandy which she hates. Lives with a family. The news is of other missionaries and of reorganizing life having lost all baggage. 7pp.
  8. 4 June: Receives tremendous kindness from Americans and Australians who give her numerous gifts as a survivor. Works very hard at language. 5pp.
  9. 14 June: Has to speak to the school about her experiences. 9pp.
  10. 21 June: Personal, social life; proposals for trek in mountains. 8pp.
  11. 30 June: News of social life - entirely European and American in Landour. Goes on trek in the mountains with party for 5 days, staying at Dak bungalows. Takes bus to Rishikesh and stays in beautiful inspection bungalow. They are taken by an Indian to a Hindu Temple to a service, with which she is favourably impressed. They also see ashrams, and she comments on them and sadhus. Meets Swami Sivananda of the Divine Life Society. Sees Ganges for first time. Comments on the people carefully and acutely. 10pp.
  12. 5 July: Preparations for friend's wedding. Goes to tea with nurse to a Rajah who had lost her son on Brittannia. 5pp.
  13. 12 July: Talks about friend who is marrying a man working in Waziristan. More about mutual friends. 5pp.
  14. 20 July: Local and family. Has tea with woman who has adopted 10 Indian orphans. 4pp.
  15. 26 July: Local and family. 3pp.
  16. 3 August: Local and family. Goes to dinner with her munshi, a Sikh - she describes in detail. Finishes stocking up with household goods and clothes. Goes weekly to a play hour for soldier's children. Very poor rainfall. Hears of cholera, and also fear of famine. 5pp.
  17. 10 August: Local and family. Attends cook's little son with convulsions and finds that servants' quarters are appalling. 5pp.
  18. 17 August: Monsoon breaks. Very heavy. Describes bathrooms. Second munshi invites her to dinner. Accepted as a member of the Trained Nurses Association of India ? which has railway concessions. 4pp.
  19. 24 August: Is to be sent to Akbarpur to nurse instead of Benares. Queries how she will react to a life with only a few English-speaking people. Goes to an Indian film. Nurses measles. Working hard at language, and also has a gay social week. 7pp.
  20. 31 August: Plans for the future. News of the servants who are all ill. Opinion on the system that pays such low wages and creates such a low standard of living. 5pp.
  21. 7 September: Starting trek with another girl on road to Simla. News of Indian friends. Goes to dentist in Mussoorie. 5pp.
  22. 14 September: Description of beautiful trek towards Simla. Take 3 coolies who look after them. Walk to Chakrata in two days. Bus to Dehra Dun and Landour - Local and home news. Hears of other survivors from Britannia. 6pp.
  23. 21 September: Recap of previous letter lost in post, about arrival in Bombay and journey up to Mussoorie and Landour. Tells she has been appointed to take charge of a small hospital at Akbarpur, in the jungle. 2pp.
  24. 28 September: Methodist Hospital, Akbarpur. Dist. Fyzabad, U.P. Local and family. Description of visit to Delhi. Visits St. Stephen's hospital. Visits the hospital at Akbarpur where she will work. Description of hospital and staff.
  25. 3pp.
  26. 5 October: From Azamgarh Hospital - is set to nurse straight away as there is an emergency. Description of social life, and daily timetable. 2pp.
  27. 8 Octoberl: Azamgarh. 1p.
  28. 12 October: Azamgarh. Learning various techniques etc. in hospital. Has active social life. Language study. Local and family news. 2pp.
  29. 18 October: Local and family. Works in hospital learning more -stethoscope, dispensing etc. Get all necessary medical books. Azamgarh has quite a large English community. 2pp.
  30. 26 October: Akbarpur - takes over from Miss Chapman who had been there for 17 years. Local and home. Outlines hospital's possible future and her work. 2pp.
  31. 2 November: Further description of hospital life especially patients' and nurses' relatives who stay there too. Visits Tanda, a Muslim village for dispensary work to the women. 2pp.
  32. 9 November: Meets purdah ladies when visiting the Judge's house. Goes to Tanda regularly. Sees cow-dung dressing for the first time. Mentions problem of poverty and wages. 3pp.
  33. 16 November: Domestic problems. Despair over all broken rules of hygiene etc. Beginning to see the enormous problems of health and education in India. Goes into village to treat the people. 3pp.
  34. 23 November: Home and local. Village visiting, where she has more shocks through disease and poverty. 2pp.
  35. 30 November: Home and local occasions with the orphan children and also the nurses and teachers in the Mission. 3pp.
  36. 7 December: From Lucknow staying with Methodist chaplain. Goes to a dance and shops. 2pp.
  37. 14 December: Christmas preparations - Personal. Does some dentistry in the village. 2pp.
  38. 21 December: Christmas preparations. Local news. 3pp.
  39. 28 December: Description of Christmas Day. 2pp.
  40. 4 January 1942: Personal and home (Censored). 4pp.
  41. 11 Januar: At the Synod in Benares. 2pp.
  42. 15 January: Local and personal. 4pp.
  43. 25 January: Akbarpur. Local and personal. 3pp.
  44. 1 February: Preparation for being alone at the hospital with her friend and evangelist Blicqui after the missionary couple leave. Difficulties of knowing a little of the language.
  45. 8 February: Compounder is ill - she takes over. 1p.
  46. 15 February: Goes to Hindu wedding local news and home. 2pp.
  47. 22 February: Comes up against caste tradition and prejudice in patients.
  48. 1 March: Has been killing pi-dogs. 3pp.
  49. 2 March: Airgraph.
  50. 8 March: Wedding of one of Mission girls who is a nurse. Working very hard at language for exams. 2pp.
  51. 15 March: Wants to make alterations in the way the hospital is run. Conflict with the doctor. Begins to make enquiries into hospital organization. 2pp.
  52. 22 March: To Sarnath - Personal. 2pp.
  53. 29 March: Delivers baby of the daughter-in-law of the local Government doctor, at home surrounded by relatives and local midwife giving advice. 3pp.
  54. 5 April: Difficulties of getting grant from the District Board. Describes impossibility of keeping hospital tidy and patients nursed properly. 2pp.
  55. 8 April: Airgraph.
  56. 12 April: Missionaries beginning to come out of Burma. 2pp.
  57. 19 April: Owing to delayed train (24 hours) from Azamgarh visits catechist's family and spends night there. Discomfort of the Loo wind and dust storms. More difficult hospital cases. 3pp.
  58. 26 April: Describes Mohammaden wedding. 2pp.
  59. 3 May: Passes oral and written language examinations well. Holds first aid classes to Hindu purdah women. Local news. 5pp.
  60. 10 May: Incidents in hospital life showing the difficulties of European/Indian attitudes. 2pp.
  61. 17 May: Hot weather and its effect. 1p.
  62. 24 May: Airgraph from Landour.
  63. 31 May: Landour. Personal. 3pp.
  64. 7 June: Starts 2nd year language. Personal and home. 2pp.
  65. 14 June: Domestic and social life in Landour. 2pp.
  66. 21 June: Monsoon breaks. Heat on plains has been up to 127º. Plans for reorganizing hospital finance at Akbarpur. Personal and domestic. 2pp.
  67. 28 June: Landour/Mussoorie - First idea of drinking saline in hot weather instead of water. Local and personal. 2pp.
  68. 5 July: Akbarpur. News of hospital - flying ants - domestic. 2pp.
  69. 12 July: Account of another problem in attitudes towards illness and death in hospital life. Starts lectures for nurses. 2pp.
  70. 19 July: Monsoon breaks. The Mission takes a blind child. Whole problem of disabled in India. 2pp.
  71. 26 July: Change in policy of doctor-in-charge at Akbarpur. Local and domestic. 1p.
  72. 30 July: Airgraph.
  73. 2 August: Nursing another missionary in Fyzabad. 2pp.
  74. 11 August: Tremendous rise in cost of living - Result of Congress being declared illegal on rural industries started by Gandhi, in particular the very good ashram opposite the mission. She is very sad about it. 2pp.
  75. 16 August: More about Congress arrests and disturbances. Comments. 3pp.
  76. 23 August: Problems - attitudes towards sick children. Coping with monsoon rains. 2pp.
  77. 30 August: Amusing story about resolution of a court case. 2pp.
  78. 2 September: Airraph.
  79. 6 September: Personal. News of mission. 2pp.
  80. 19 September: Personal. 3pp.
  81. 27 September: Local mission news. 1p.
  82. 4 October: Description of train travel to Calcutta. Good description of daily events of mission life. 2pp.
  83. 11 October: Local and personal. 2pp.
  84. 18 October: Personal. 1p.
  85. 25 October: Example of the hopeless poverty. 2pp.
  86. 31 October: On short holiday at Azamgarh. Personal. 2pp.
  87. 4 November: Airgraph: personal.
  88. 8 November: Personal. Review of what has been achieved in the hospital. Starts further projects for teaching the poor people to be clean. 3pp.
  89. 15 November: Personal.
  90. 22 November: Personal. 3pp.
  91. 29 November: Account of sickness, prejudice, and mission life. 3pp.
  92. 6 December: Personal. 2pp.
  93. 13 December: Lucknow - Fyzabad; the leper home described. 2pp.
  94. 19 December: Personal and mission news. 1p.
  95. 19 January 1943: Great deal about personalities and the way the mission is run. 3pp.
  96. 24 January: Personal and mission news. 2pp.
  97. 31 January: Personal and mission news. 1p.
  98. 7 February: Personal and mission news. 3pp.
  99. 14 February: Mission news. 2pp.
  100. 21 February: Personal and mission news. 2pp.
  101. 28 February: Incident of grateful father of sick baby. 2pp.
  102. 3 March: Personal. Airgraph.
  103. 14 March: TB and sickness in hospital - condition of people, and their inability to cope. 2pp.
  104. 21 March: Goes to Benares for the language examination. Passes. Mission news. 2pp.
  105. 28 March: Plague season begins in nearby village. What purdah means. 3pp.
  106. 4 April: Inoculations - Mission and personal. 2pp.
  107. 11 April: Inoculations. 2pp.
  108. 20 April: Airgraph. Planning extension and alteration to hospital.
  109. 25 April: Planning to close for hot weather. Reluctant as so many outpatients - increase on previous year. 2pp.
  110. 2 May: Personal and mission, 2pp.
  111. 16 May: Leprosy. Personal and mission news. 2pp.
  112. 19 May: Airgraph. Personal.
  113. 23 May: Naini Tal. Life on holiday - social activities. 2pp
  114. 30 May: Personal. 2pp.
  115. 7 June: Has been staying in Ranikhet. Doctor has resigned at hospital.
  116. 13 June: Personal and mission. 2pp.
  117. 27 June: Personal. 2pp.
  118. 8 July: Airgraph.
  119. 18 July: Personal, Hospital news. 2pp.
  120. 25 July: Hospital life, patients, daily life. 3pp.
  121. 2 August: Hospital life, pariah dogs, orphan baby, social life. 2pp.
  122. 8 August: Mission and personal. Childrens' home.
  123. 15 August: Difficulties of nursing in India. Hospital news. 2pp.
  124. 22 August: Amusing incident of disposing of a corpse. 3pp.
  125. 29 August: Consequences of doctor's resignation. 2pp.
  126. 5 September: Daily life without a doctor at the hospital. 3pp.
  127. 19 September: Mention of famine. Wishes to adopt two orphan children. 2pp.
  128. 26 September: Very difficult delivery of baby faced alone without doctor. 3pp.
  129. 3 October: Hospital news in general: problems. 2pp.
  130. 10 October: Personal. 1p.
  131. 17 October: Mission and personal. 2pp.
  132. 24 October: Personal: maternity cases. 2pp.
  133. 31 October: Diwali; Mission and hospital organisation difficulties. 4pp.
  134. 7 November: Fire at the mission. 2pp.
  135. 14 November: Personal - from Lucknow.
  136. 21 November: Description of Lucknow activities - visits Isabella Thoburn College. Indian women's status. 2pp.
  137. 28 November: Personal, mission and hospital news. 2pp.
  138. 6 December: Personal, mission and hospital news. 2pp.
  139. 12 December: Personal, mission and hospital news. 2pp.
  140. 19 December: Wedding of driver - children and Christmas preparations. 2pp.
  141. 26 December: Description of Christmas at the hospital. 2pp.
  142. 2 January 1944: Personal, hospital news.
  143. 9 January: From Azamghar at Synod meeting. Account of Synod business which shows how mission is run. 3pp.
  144. 16 January: Synod, hospital and personal 3pp.
  145. 23 January: Hospital news. 2pp.
  146. 30 January: Hospital cases. 4pp.
  147. 6 February: Hospital news including story of starving child. 3pp.
  148. 13 February: Azamghar. Description of hospital midwifery cases. 3pp.
  149. 19 February: Left entirely alone in charge at Akbarpur. 2pp.
  150. 26 February: Personal and mission. 2pp.
  151. 5 March: Hospital cases. Difficulties with personnel. 3pp.
  152. 12 March: Mission station difficulties, news. Personal. 2pp.
  153. 19 March: Attacked by bees: heavy work in hospital and mission; cases illustrative of difficulties of the people.
  154. 26 March: From Benares for weekend leave. Mission news. 1p.
  155. 2 April: Bad weather for harvest. Prices rising. Plague patient. 2pp.
  156. 9 April: Unwanted treatment: minor operations: food shortages. 3pp.
  157. 15 April: More cases of treatment refused. Mission news; difficulties in hospital.
  158. 3pp.
  159. 23 April: Dinner with local Raja, meets District Commissioner for the first time. Helpful. 1p.
  160. 30 April: Cases. 3pp.
  161. 6 May: Hospital difficulties. Personal. 3pp.
  162. 14 May" Personal. 1p.
  163. 20 May: Landour, Mussoorie for hot weather. Feeling better. Personal. 2pp.
  164. 28 May: Landour, Mussoorie. Personal. 2pp.
  165. 4 June: Landour, Mussoorie. Personal. 4pp.
  166. 11 June: Landour, Mussoorie. Activities during leave. 4pp.
  167. 18 June: Landour, Mussoorie. Account of a musical evening. 2pp.
  168. 25 June: Landour, Mussoorie. Mission problems and difficulties. Buying stores for return. 1p.
  169. 2 July: Akbarpur. Cutting down on staff as she is alone. News of patients and work. Staff. 2pp.
  170. 9 July: Mission news. 1p.
  171. 16 July: Mission news. Goes out with Punjabi woman whose husband is in prison for Congress activities. 2pp.
  172. 23 July: Case of superstition in child-birth. Tremendous need of a competent doctor.
  173. 30 July: Hospital news. Dinner with Spt. of Police. 2pp.
  174. 6 August: Azamghar. Doctor resigns. Preparations for third language examination. 1p.
  175. 13 August: Akbarpur. Takes a labour case to hospital in Fyzabad and travels third class. 2pp.
  176. 20 August: Hospital and personal. 1p.
  177. 27 August: Proposed pig farm - personal and mission. 2pp.
  178. 3 September: Personal and mission. 2pp.
  179. 10 September: Fyzabad - Personal. 1p.
  180. 17 September: Akbarpur. Has taken oral language examination in Lucknow passes with 85%. Mission difficulties. Personal. 2pp.
  181. 24 September: Describes the great loneliness of Mission life. 1p.
  182. 1 October: A week of real difficulties in hospital organization of personnel. No doctor available. 2pp.
  183. 8 October: Takes written examination. Piggery really starting. Personal. 2pp.
  184. 15 October: Mission reorganisation- possibility of being alone on the Mission. 1p.
  185. 21 October: Fyzabad for weekend. Mission rearrangements. 2pp.
  186. 29 October: Mission. 1p.
  187. 5 November: Doctor leaves. Her work to be done as well as the nursing and hospital organization. Enormous amount of work. Piggery not going well.
  188. 12 November: Mission and personal. 2pp.
  189. 20 November: Mission and personal. 1p.
  190. 26 November: Mission and personal. 2pp.
  191. 3 December: Benares for weekend. Akbarpur - piggery a failure. 1p.
  192. 10 December: Non-arrival of new doctor - Mission. 1p.
  193. 17 December: Doctor not coming - no notice. 2pp.
  194. 24 December: Christmas preparations. Passes Urdu examination, 2nd class. 1p.
  195. 31 December: Christmas Day. Hospital news. 2pp.
  196. 7 January 1945: Personal. New doctor appointed - mission to remain open. 1p.
  197. 14 January: Hospital and Synod. 1p.
  198. 21 January: Grant from Silver Jubilee Fund made by Inspector General Civil Hospitals, U.P., to Akbarpur and Azamghar hospitals - Plans for a hospital for women in Tanda. 2pp.
  199. 28 January: From-Lucknow. Visits the American Methodist Isabella Thoburn College. Very impressive. 1p.
  200. 4 February: Akbarpur Mission news. Another orphan added to number. 1p.
  201. 11 Febr: Akbarpur Mission news. 1p.
  202. 18 February: Preparing a health play - Mission news. 1p.
  203. 27 February: Hospital affairs. 1p.
  204. 4 March: Hospital and personal. 1p.
  205. 12 March: To speak to girls' school on nursing as a career. 1p.
  206. 18 March: The hospital really proving worthwhile at last. 1p.
  207. 25 March: Hospital tremendously busy. Giving plague inoculations. 1p.
  208. 2 April: Goes to Muslim wedding at the judge's house. 1p.
  209. 9 Apri: Plague season. has started. Visited by the wedding party after dark as they are purdah women. 1p.
  210. 15 April: Airgraph. Very brief - mission and personal.
  211. 22 April: Personal. 1p.
  212. 30 April: Description of midwifery case and reactions of Indian women. Sees cholera for the first time. 1p.
  213. 6 May: Cholera in a .village - Epidemic. 2pp.
  214. 13 May: Sends children in orphanage to Benares because of cholera. Victory in Europe celebrations.
  215. 20 May: Ranikhet for the hot weather staying in The Manse ? Leave news.
  216. 27 May: Leave news.
  217. 3 June: Ranikhet - Leave news.
  218. 10 June: Earthquake shock. Leave news.
  219. 17 June: She has to hand Muslim orphan baby to Muslim orphanage. Nehru released from jail passes through Ranikhet. Congress flags everywhere. Rumours that British will be 'out in a decade'.
  220. 24 June: Leave news.
  221. 1 July: In Bareilly at American Mission hospital on the way home.
  222. 8 July: Akbarpur. Back at work again. Grain difficult to buy. Cloth unobtainable without a permit.
  223. 15 July: Hospital news.
  224. 22 July: Attends men struck by lightning - uninsured bullocks killed. Also attends injured Major on railway platform; putting in stitches in front of huge crowd.
  225. 29 July: Hospital news.
  226. 5 August: Hospital news. Studying Hindi for examination.
  227. 12 August: Sends in resignation from M.M.S. Would return to India as a doctor, not otherwise, and not as a missionary.
  228. 19 August: News of end of war. Celebrations.
  229. 25 August: Victory celebrations in Akbarpur. Distribution of cloth to the poor. Appalled at the poorest people who come.
  230. 2 September: Personal. Resignation accepted. All-India Synod arranged for February.
  231. 9 September: Old missionary attacked by hornets.
  232. 18 September: Gets through Hindi examination very well. Is very thrilled at possibility of surplus Red Cross Stores for her hospital.
  233. 23 September: Staff nurse leaves. Mission news.
  234. 30 September: Mission and personal.
  235. 7 October: Hospital news. Repairs and painting after the rains.
  236. 14 October: Personal: reasons for leaving mission. Hospital
  237. 21 October: Awaiting the visit of Methodist Mission Secretaries.
  238. 23 October: Personal.
  239. 28 October: Mission Secretaries' decisions: Akbarpur hospital not to be closed down - Permission to add to hospital buildings - very understanding.
  240. 4 November: Cases - difficulties about ritual uncleanness. Takes children to the bazaar at Diwali.
  241. 11 November: Hospital and personal.
  242. 20 November: From Delhi, at Trained Nurses of India Conference.
  243. 25 November: Account of being shown round Viceregal Lodge by the housekeeper - Gardens looked after by 250 gardeners. Shopping and booking passage.
  244. 2 December: Mission head going to leave. Hindu family becoming Christian.
  245. 12 December: Akbarpur. Birthday with no European companionship and everyone rejoices in Indian fashion. Plans for future.
  246. 16 December: Car accident. Driver killed and nurse injured. Car wrecked therefore no outside mission work.
  247. 23 December: Influx of visitors. New missionary determined to live more simply. Only one other lives approximately at Indian village standard and is consequently beloved by all his Indian colleagues.
  248. 30 December: Christmas news. Mad dog scare. Akbarpur needs young Indian minister.
  249. 6 January 1946: Azamgarh ? for Synod. New young Indian minister coming to Akbarpur. New staff nurse. The mission will probably be entirely Indianized when she leaves.
  250. 13 January: D.C. and wife see hospital and the wife promises to try and help with their needs - sends R.500 following day and local Raja sends another R.500.
  251. 20 January: Difficulties of getting passages home. Personal.
  252. 27 January: Goes to Lucknow on a trip to dentist, with a friend. Travels 1st for the first time. Possibility of getting a new car for village work. Personal.
  253. 3 February: Hospital and mission news.
  254. 10 February: Hospital news - Personal.
  255. 17 February: Visitors leave and she is very lonely. Plague season has started again but people are, for the first time, coming for help. Hear of troubles in Calcutta.
  256. 24 February: News of the Bombay naval mutiny. Political tension mounting. U.P. elections coming. No more plague but rats have started dying again.
  257. 3 March: Says country in a very restless state and the British are much hated. Says she is O.K. in Akbarpur where everyone knows her. Is going to be Female Ballot Officer for Women at the U.P. elections. Goes to Fyzabad for the day to spend it with D.C. and wife. Learns about political situation which is quiet in U.P.
  258. 10 March: Experiences as female Ballot Officer very hectic. New Indian minister from South, saying how advanced Christians are there. Personal.
  259. 18 March: From Benares, finding out about future of the mission. Plague spreading slowly - refusal of purdah women to be inoculated, and her anger at this.
  260. 24 March: Burns monkey that died from plague in compound. Englishwoman turns up - a friend who helps with inoculations. Another missionary also staying.
  261. 31 March: Visits Government Plague hospital. D.C. asks for statistics of plague work being done. Also gives money and food for hospital and is the most helpful and generous official she has met. Difficulties of leaving. No staff to replace - offers to stay longer.
  262. 7 April: Whole village burnt to the ground. D.C. sends money. Local Raja who owns village does nothing, so she goes to see him. New outbreak of plague.
  263. 15 April: Uses new apparatus for giving saline intravenously and man recovers from cholera. Hospital cases.
  264. 21 April: Does a big plague inspection of rural hospitals with the D.C. Has to decide whether to stay on as there is no one to take her place.
  265. 28 Apri: Very torn about leaving because of the people. Raja sends R.2,000 in currency notes.
  266. 5 May: Great difficulties at hospital. Doctor to leave, possibility of closing. Indecision over her own future.
  267. 12 May: Hospital to be closed until another sister can be found. This means almost the end of mission work there. One of nurses married from hospital. Sadness of closing.
  268. 19 May: Closed down and packed up all hospital and equipment. Sad farewell service. Mrs. Lakshmi Pandit visits hospital. Large crowd gathers to greet her.
  269. 26 May: Ranikhet. Recovering from great tiredness of closing hospital. They hear of political unrest but nothing in Ranikhet.
  270. 2 June: Leave news. Personal. Hoping for passage home.
  271. 9 June: News from Akbarpur. Hoping for passage. News from Ranikhet. Far fewer troops. Personal.
  272. 18 June: Has passage booked for home, leaving on 20th from Bombay. Stays at Mission. Shops full. Personal.
  273. Undated. Personal.

See also tape-recordings.


(Lt. Col. K.W. Ross-Hurst)

TS articles, xeroxed, written after secondment from his regiment for employment by the Director of Intelligence, Government of India, as officer on special duty (intelligence, Waziristan) HQ in Bannu, N.W.F.P.:

Waziristan survey, December 1940 - January 1931. 10 pp.

Waziristan survey of intelligence, February-August 1941. 23 pp.


Given by Mrs. F.E. Rowland


The history of the trial of Warren Hastings, Esq., late Governor-General of Bengal, before the High Court of Parliament in Westminster Hall, on an impeachment by the Commons of Great Britain, for high crimes and misdemeanours, containing the whole of the proceedings and debates in both Houses of Parliament, related to that celebrated prosecution, from 7 February 1786 until his acquittal, 23 April 1795. To which is added, an account of the proceedings of various general courts of the Honourable United East-India Company, held in consequence of his acquittal. London, printed for J. Debrett, and Vernor and Hood, 1796.


(J.B. Rowntree I.F.S., Deputy Conservator, Assam)

Small Collections Box 20

Assam: 1937-1953

Three booklets on Forestry in Assam by J.B. Rowntree, formerly Conservator of Forests, Assam.

  1. 'Grazing and its Effect on Simul Regeneration'. Reprinted from the Indian Forester, November 1937.
  2. 'Grazing versus Burning as an Aid to Sal Regeneration'. Reprinted from the Indian Forester, November 1940
  3. 'An Introduction to the Vegetation of the Assam Valley' in Indian Forest Records Vo1.9, No.l. 1953.


(Lt. Col. D.G. Rule)

Diary. 1 January 1914 - 12 June 1915, in and around Dera Ismail Khan, North West Frontier Province. Brief entries of the fighting and skirmishing on the frontier; on sending regiments to the war, especially Egypt; recruiting, training etc., the Kohat and Bannu areas.

Biographical notes written by Rule, including experience of passing through Amritsar immediately after Jallianwalla Bagh; raised labour battalion in 1941; loyalty of Anglo-Indian commissioned officers; Bengal famine-relief work; the Arakhan; the Santhals and regimental life; refugees. 1911-44.


(J.W. Rundall and Captain F.M. Rundall, D.S.O., 1st 4th Gurkhas)

Lent by Mr. M. Rundall

Burma - voyage 1831. 1890-1891.

Xerox copies

  1. Foreword and notes, by Col., F.M. Rundall, nephew of J.W. Rundall. 5pp. Narrative of a voyage to India in the ship 'Mary Ann' commanded by Captain Hornblow (September - 29 December 1831) by John William, Rundall. 62pp.
  2. Printed diary of the Political Officer, Northern Chin Hills, 1 January - 24 April 1890 - P.O. B.S. Carey. Diary of the Officiating Political Officer, Northern Chin Hills, 22 July - 2. August 1890. P.O. L.N. Szezepanski (Officer Commanding = Captain F.M. Rundall).
  3. Diary and Report of Captain F.M. Rundall, lst Batt. 4th Gurkhas, Officiating Political Officer, Northern Chin Hills. 26 July 1890 - April 1.891. Written Bakloh, Punjab 1891. 109pp.
  4. Song: 'Regimental Officers' words and music by Major F.M. Rundall. 4pp.
  5. Song: 'The Lord of the Jungles', by Major P.M. Rundall (1-4th Gurkha Rifles).
  6. Waltz: 'Memories of Rajputana', by Major P.M. Rundall. MS music for all parts for the 1-4th Gurkha Rifles Band and conductor. 82 sheets.


(Professor L.F. Rushbrook Williams)

Given by Mrs. E. Potts

India general

  1. 17 Newspaper cuttings from mainly English newspapers, reporting Rushbrook Williams' addresses mainly on the Indian Princely States 1918-1963.
  2. 16 mostly unnamed, undated newspaper cuttings, on the Princely States some dated 1929.
  3. Notebook containing newspaper cuttings, mainly undated, some 1922-25.
  4. Letters from Professor L.F. Rushbrook Williams to his wife. Personal, mentions persons met and events, no comments. Mostly undated, but four of 1940.
  5. Letters written to Rushbrook Williams.
  6. Booklets
    • Tour programme of Dr. and Mrs. Rushbrook Williams in India. 25 January - 3 March 1956.
    • Booklet giving itinerary of President's tour (Karachi to Peshawar) on Presidential train - Pak Jamhuriat Special, 14-21. December 1959.
    • Official letters from Brig. F.R. Khan, Government of Pakistan, together with medallions from Pakistan mint at Lahore to commemorate the Presidential train tour.
    • Pakistan Society Bulletin. Winter 1966-67. Refers to President Ayub Khan's Commonwealth visit to London, November 1966.
    • Basic Democracies published by Bureau of National Reconstruction, Government of Pakistan.
  7. Transcript of interview on Pakistan given by Rushbrook Williams in B.B.C. programme 'In Town Tonight'. 2 January 1960.
  8. Corporation of London's invitation to lunch in honour of President of Pakistan, Mohammad Ayub Khan, 25 November 1966.
  9. Menu for Reception and lunch in honour of President of Pakistan.
  10. Liquor permit for foreign tourists, issued 1964.
  11. Five pages of notes in diary form in Mrs. Rushbrook Williams' handwriting, describing visits to Viceroy's Camp at Mysore; Delhi, Simla, describes house in Patiala; Durbar. Miscellaneous dates given 1923-4, 1935.
  12. Six pages of notes describing Sapru marriage,. 7 March 1935.
  13. Book: Inside Both Indias, 1914-1938: Working in British India and the Princely States with men and women who were laying the foundations of the India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh of today, by L.F. Rushbrook Williams. (n.d. ?1972) Privately printed, 187pp.