The National Archives
Search our website
  • Search our website
  • Search our records
Three women linking arms. Cat ref: Coal 80/673/013 Accessions to repositories
Choose a topicChoose a repository

Major Accessions to Repositories 1997 relating to Imperial and Commonwealth History

National, Special and University

British Architectural Library

  • Cecil James Parker (1906-72), architect: designs incl projects in India and Singapore

British Library of Political and Economic Science

  • Sir Raymond Firth (b1901), professor of anthropology: field notes rel to Tikopia and Malaya (FIRTH)
  • Virginia Hole (neé Adam), anthropologist: diaries and notes rel to Tanzania 1961-63 (ADAM VIRGINIA)

Cambridge University Library

  • George Edward Lovelace Carter (d1974), Indian Civil Service: papers rel to the history, archaeology and folklore of India, Pakistan and Kashmir (Add 9456)
  • Richard Simpson Gundry (1838-1924), editor of North China Herald: journal of a trip from Shanghai to Ningpo (Add 9269)

Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections

  • Sir John Carmichael, colonial administrator and businessman: papers rel to service with Sudan Ministry of Finance 1953-59 (G//S 1166)
  • Sir Donald Frederick Hawley, diplomat: papers rel to service in Sudan, Egypt, Nigeria, Iraq, Muscat, Oman and Malayia 1944-81 (Hawley)
  • John Simpson Owen, conservationist: papers rel to Expatriate Civil Servants Association and conservation 1936-55 (G//S 1163)
  • Unity High School for Girls, Khartoum: minutes 1950-85 (G//S 1176)

Imperial War Museum, Department of Documents

  • Captain George Eric Barclay: corresp rel to campaigns of Northern Nigeria Regiment in Cameroons and East Africa 1913-17
  • Noel William Bailey Clarke, civilian internee in Shanghai: papers 1943-45
  • Lt-Colonel John Euston Bell Finlay: papers rel to Australian branch of Special Operations Executive 1945-79
  • Mervyn Cecil ffrank Sheppard (later Tan Sri Mubin Sheppard), civilian internee in Singapore: papers 1942-45

Institute of Commonwealth Studies

  • Sir Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett (1849-1902) MP: papers
  • Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett (1881-1926) MP and war correspondent: papers rel to Boer war, journalism and political career
  • Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation: records 1926-95 incl Imperial Communications Advisory Committee, Commonwealth Communications Council and Commonwealth Telecommunications Board
  • Foreign Correspondents Association of South Africa: records 1976-86

Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

  • Lt-Colonel Walter George Hingston (1905-93): papers rel to service in Indian Army
  • Sir Cuthbert Sprawson (1877-1956), Director General of the Indian Medical Service: memoir rel to career
  • Lt-Colonel George Greville Woods (1870-1947): papers rel to China and India incl photographs

University of Liverpool, Department of Special Collections and Archives

  • Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine: records 20th cent (D. 745)

Middle East Centre, St Antonys College, Oxford University

  • Herbert Louis Samuel, Viscount Samuel (1870-1963), statesman: corresp (copies) when British High Commissioner in Palestine
  • Sir Denis Arthur Hepworth Wright, diplomat: papers rel to service as vice-consul in Romania and Turkey 1939-45

National Army Museum, Department of Archives, Photographs, Film and Sound

  • Captain Geoffrey Dempsey, Royal Garhwal Rifles: diary of trek in Himalayas 1942-43 (9710-74)
  • Corporal Thomas Dunn: journal of 1st Afghan War (9712-67)
  • Major Mervyn Charles Holmes, 10/11th Sikh Regiment: papers 1940-46 (9708-48)
  • Major-General Henry John Milnes MacAndrew (1866-1919): letters from South Africa (9706-48)
  • Lt-Lewis Benjamin Muret, Madras Artillery: diary and commonplace book 1783-86 (9710-130)
  • General Lord Rawlinson (1864-1925) (addnl): telegram and message books rel to Sudan and South Africa (9707-19)
  • Dogra Regimental Association: files and records 1908-97 (9710-133)

National Library of Scotland, Department of Manuscripts

  • William Stevenson, missionary and mission administrator, Madras (addnl): corresp and papers 1810-69 (Acc 11421)

National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside, Archives Department

  • Enterprize, slaver: account book of voyage from Liverpool to the Congo and Jamaica 1794-95 (DX/1732)

Natural History Museum

  • Margaret Bushby Lascelles Cockburn (1829-1928): three volumes of watercolours rel to the people, flora and fauna of the Kotagiri region of India

University of Newcastle, The Robinson Library

  • Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell (1868-1926), traveller and archaeologist (addnl): letters to Sir Frank Swettenham

Oriental and India Office Collections, British Library

  • Sir Mountstuart Elphinstone Grant Duff (1829-1906), statesman and author (addnl): corresp and diaries (Mss Eur G128)
  • Major-General Charles John Bruce Hay (1877-1940), Indian Army: diaries and letters as a subaltern (Mss Eur F234)
  • Reverend Henry George Keene (1781-1864), professor of Arabic, Haileybury College: commonplace book (Mss Eur C813)
  • William Porter, private, Madras Artillery: letters 1828-57 (Mss Eur G128)
  • George Vansittart (1745-1825), East India Company servant: corresp and accounts (Mss Eur F331)

Regents Park College, Angus Library, Oxford University

  • Theodore Robinson, missionary: reminiscences and photographs of Serampore, Calcutta 1911

Representative Church Body Library

  • Mrs Smylys Homes: records rel to childrens homes in Dublin and Canada 1827-1987 (MS 586/closed)

Rhodes House Library

  • FW Benson: corresp 1900-01 (MSS Afr r 246)
  • Sir Cecil Clementi (1875-1947), colonial administrator and traveller: papers as governor of Malaya
  • Winston Joseph Field (1904-69), Rhodesian farmer and politician: corresp and papers
  • Max Marwick: research papers on the Chewa people of Zambia and the Ngoni people of Malawi 1946-49
  • Hilary Flegg Mitchell: research papers on Zimbabwe social migration patterns 1963-65
  • Stephen Morris: research papers on the Oya River area of Sarawak 1950-90
  • Terence Ranger: corresp and papers rel to Zimbabwe and Tanzania 1955-97 incl corresp and minutes of Britain Zimbabwe Society 1981-96
  • South African Advanced Education Project: charity records c1986-94

Royal Botanic Gardens, Library and Archives, Kew

  • John William Purseglove (1912-91), tropical crop specialist: papers rel to plant collecting in Uganda and south east Asia
  • Colin Trapnell: botanical and agricultural papers incl notebooks, diaries and photographs rel to Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Southern Africa 1926-70

School of Oriental and African Studies Library

  • Maurice Alfred Maybury (1914-95), colonial administrator: papers (PP MS 64)
  • Edwin Smith (1876-1957), missionary and anthropologist: diaries and papers (PP MS 66)
  • Council for World Mission (addnl): minutes and corresp of London Missionary Society auxiliary societies in Leeds, London and Newcastle 1813-1960 (CWM)

Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, Department of Western Manuscripts

  • Alfred Bowyer Barton (1825-1905), surgeon: journal and sketches rel to Yangtse expedition (acc 350792)
  • John William Mudge (1817-86), surgeon: journal rel to Burma, southern India and Ceylon (MS 7454)
  • Charles Irving Smith (1809-71), surgeon: commonplace book rel to Bangalore (MS 7367)

Contemporary Medical Archives Centre, Wellcome Institute of the History of Medicine

  • Dr Leigh Ashton, medical missionary: papers rel to smallpox epidemic, Kenya 1945 (GC/195)
  • Donald Blacklock (1879-1953), professor of tropical medicine: corresp and papers rel to malaria control in West Africa (GC/215)
  • Frederick Murgatroyd (1902-51), Wellcome professor of tropical medicine (addnl): corresp (GC/27)
  • Medical Research Council, Infant Malnutrition Research Unit, Uganda: notebooks and microfilm 1960-67 (GC/212)

Local Repositories in England

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Jessop & Co: letters of George Jessop rel to overseas iron trade incl India 19th cent (D4753)

Lancashire Record Office

  • Cornelius Albert Beckett of Lancaster: diary of voyage to Australia 1879 (DDX 2159)

Guildhall Library

  • Society of East India Commanders: letter book 1773-1828 (Ms 31376)

Rochester upon Medway Studies Centre

  • Leonard Charles Blackman, private, Australian Imperial Force: corresp and papers 1916-18 (DE586)

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

  • Arthur Turner, missionary on Baffin Island: diaries and corresp 1929-53 (HA 204)
  • John Hudspith Turner, missionary on Baffin Island: diaries and corresp 1929-53 (HA 204)

City of Westminster Archives Centre

  • John White, Jamaica merchant, London: cash book 1838-52 (Acc 1993)

Local Repositories in Scotland

Angus Archives

  • John Clarke, captain, Arbroath and Australia: diary, accounts and papers 1847-93 (MS 564)
  • George Matthew Smith, Arbroath and Australia: letters and papers 1885-1936 (MS 565)

Highland Council Archive

  • Baillie family of Dunain, Inverness-shire: family and estate papers incl Macdonnell of Glengarry papers, records of Inverness-shire Fencibles and corresp and accounts rel to military service in India c1724-1869 (HCA/D456)