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Major accessions to repositories in 1999 relating to Imperial History


Angus Archives

  • Andrew, David and Alexander Beal, soldiers in India: corresp 1844-52 (MS 643)

Lewisham Local Studies and Archives

  • Petition against the slave trade by inhabitants of Lee c1814 (A99/4)

Suffolk Record Office, Lowestoft Branch

  • Grimson family: letters from Australia 1855-74 (1321)


British Library, Asia, Pacific and Africa Collections

  • Henry Charles Baggally, assistant engineer South Indian Railway: letters 1873-78 (Mss Eur C906)
  • Gerald Chetwynd-Talbot, Private Secretary to Governor-General of India: letters received reflecting English reactions to the Indian Mutiny 1857 (Mss Eur C860)
  • George Cracklow, lieutenant in the Bengal Horse Artillery: letters rel to the Indian Mutiny, in particular the relief of Lucknow 1857-58 (Mss Eur 9900/26)
  • Richard Kay, cotton factor: diaries and associated notebooks describing journeys in India, to Canton and in the Levant 1818-25 (Mss Eur 9900/27)

Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • Anthony Denys Firth, brigadier: memoirs of service during World War Two with the Duke of Wellington's Regiment in India and Burma
  • Sir Thomas Jacomb Hutton (1890-1981), lieutenant general: papers, incl rel to World War One and the retreat from Burma in World War Two
  • Frank Stanley Robinson, captain: journal covering his experiences as a Japanese prisoner of war in Singapore and on the Burma-Siam railway 1942-45

National Army Museum, Department of Archives Photographs Film and Sound

  • Sir Henry Clinton, general: letters describing Abercromby's campaign in the West Indies 1796 (1999-08-100)
  • William Anthony Colbourne, lieutenant-colonel 15th Punjab Regiment: report on Tibet Reliefs 1937 (1999-02-19)
  • Sir Rufane Shaw Donkin, general: letters to Lt-Colonel Carlo Joseph Doyle during 3rd Maratha War 1817-18 (1999-04-105)
  • Alfred John Farre Doulton, lieutenant-colonel (addnl): diaries of staff service with 23rd Indian Division 1943-46 (1999-11-2)
  • Edward Leary, lieutenant Bechuanaland Border Police and South African Constabulary: papers, incl diary of Jameson Raid and Matabele War 1895-1910 (1999-07-20)
  • Joseph Reid, private Rifle Brigade: letters from Canada and the Crimea 1849-55 (1999-05-130)
  • Alfred Angelo Simmons, lieutenant 29th (The Worcestershire) Regiment of Foot: letters from India, incl rel to the 1st Sikh War 1842-45 (1999-05-31)
  • William Staveley (1784-1854), lieutenant-general, and Edmund Staveley (b 1836), major-general: family corresp (1999-06-149)
  • Laurie Dunkin Wedd, lieutenant Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment: Boer War letters 1899-1901 (1999-06-94)
  • 8th Battalion, 9th Jat Regiment: disbandment nominal roll, listing men's villages 1946 (1999-08-5)

National Library of Ireland

  • Rev Myles Edmund Athy: diary of voyage to Australia 1855-56
  • Thomas Carr, Archbishop of Melbourne: diary of voyage from Galway to Australia 1899

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Alexander Low Bruce, son-in-law of David Livingstone: corresp and papers rel to business and politics 1858-93 (Acc 11777)
  • John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir: final copies and drafts of royal letters written as Governor-General of Canada 1935-40 (Acc 11738)
  • Helen Thom, missionary in Aden: memoirs 1963-72 (Acc 11705)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

  • Alfred Pinkerton and his daughters, emigrants: letters from Wangaratta, Australia, to Dunaverney, County Antrim 1876-1907 (D/4242)

The National Archives: Public Record Office

  • Colonial Office (addnl): private office papers 1949-66 (CO 967)
  • Crown Agents for the Colonies and Crown Agents for Overseas Governments and Administrations: private office papers 1966-75 (CAOG 22)


Institution of Mechanical Engineers Library

  • Norman Charles Watney (1901-1998), railway engineer: papers rel to career with North Western Railway in India (

Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine

  • John Davy, physiologist and anatomist: journals of travels in Ceylon, Malta and West Indies 1816-47 (MSS 7696-7701)


Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Sir James Cockle, chief-justice of Queensland, mathematician: letters (4 vols) to Robert Hartley 1858-62 (Add 9539)
  • Thomas Fioth De Haviland, army engineer: corresp and papers rel to surveys and engineering work in India c1805-50 (Add 9548)
  • Richard Cornwallis Neville, 4th Baron Braybrooke: diary of military life in Canada, incl report of a rebellion at Beauharnois 1838-40 (Add 9556)
  • James Egbert Simmons, Captain in the 5th Regiment of Fusiliers: letters (94) to his mother from the Mauritius garrison 1847-55 (Add 9549)
  • Robert Henry Walker, Archdeacon of Uganda: letters to his family and letters from Apolo Kagwa and Ham Mukasa (Add 9552)
  • Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge: records 1698-1937 (SPCK Papers)

Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library

  • Kenneth Brundle, architect: memoirs of life in Malaya and Singapore 1941-42 (RCS Library, BAM Addenda)
  • Thomas Herbert Richard Cashmore, colonial doctor: account of his service in Kenya 1953-63 (RCS MSS 46c99)
  • Wallace Kelly, colonial policeman: corresp and papers rel to Malaya, Sarawak and Borneo 1936-50 (RCS Library, Kelley/Pim Collection)

Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • Sir Robert Vidal Rhodes James (1933-1999) MP, historian: papers rel to the Gallipoli campaign (RJMS)

Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections: Palace Green Section

  • Sir John Carmichael (1910-96), colonial administrator (addnl): papers rel to Sudanese economic affairs and trek diary (SAD G//S 1220)
  • Tankred Tunstall-Behrens (1878-1939), Lt-Colonel, Royal Engineers: corresp and papers incl records rel to boundary commissions (Tunstall-Behrens Papers)

Glasgow University Archive Services

  • James Finlay & Co Ltd, tea planters, cotton mfrs and East Indies merchants, Glasgow: papers of Hugh B Muir incl journals of proceedings in Bombay, journal of mission to India and corresp c1865-1929 (Acc 1829)

London University: School of Oriental and African Studies Library

  • Alexander L Banks, missionary in India with the Regions Beyond Missionary Union: photographs, copies of letters and diary 1899-1949 (MS 380389)
  • Thomas Beighton, London Missionary Society missionary, and Abigail, his wife: typescripts and photocopies of corresp from Malacca and Penang 1818-21 (MS 380691)
  • Liberation (addnl): records incl corresp, annual reports and publications c1970-89 (Liberation)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House

  • Brooke family, Rajahs of Sarawak (addnl): corresp and papers rel to British involvement in Sarawak c1934-50
  • Louis Botha, Boer General: letters seeking support following the signing of the Treaty of Vereeniging 1902 (MSS.Afr.s.2307)
  • Schalk Burger, Boer General: letters seeking support following the signing of the Treaty of Vereeniging 1902 (MSS.Afr.s.2308)
  • Sir Thomas Forwell Buxton, philanthropist (addnl): corresp and papers, incl letters from Thomas Clarkson and William Wilberforce 1805-1903 (MSS Brit Emp s 559)
  • John Conradie, university lecturer and nationalist activist in Rhodesia: papers c1965-85
  • Hugh Marshall Hole, colonial administrator: letters c1890-1937
  • Sidney Frederick Marriott, District Commissioner, Fiji: papers c1875-1930 (MSS.Pac.s.121)
  • Sir Arthur George Rixson Mooring, British Resident at Zanzibar: papers 1902-64
  • Frederick Spire, administrator in Uganda: papers c1895-1999