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Major accessions to repositories in 2001 relating to Imperial History


Cumbria Record Office, Kendal

  • Dr William Wilson, medical missionary in China: letters 19th cent (WD/HCW)

Northamptonshire Record Office

  • Willford family of Braybrooke: corresp 1830-1911, incl letters rel to members of the family in Australia


British Library, Asia, Pacific and Africa Collections (previously Oriental and India Office)

  • Hannah Allerton, Calcutta resident: diaries (5) rel to social life and her involvement in running schools in Calcutta 1843-56 (Mss Eur C938)
  • John Bax, Bombay Civil Service: travel journals (2) rel to journeys in India, the Middle East and Europe 1819-58 (Mss Eur F377)
  • Lesley Lewis (nee Lawrence): diary of visit to India 1936-37 (Mss Eur F401)
  • Capt William Henry Irvine Shakespear, Indian Political Service: diary of journey across central Arabia 1914 (Mss Eur A230)
  • Sir James David Sifton, Indian Civil Service (addnl): corresp and papers 1902-24 (Mss Eur F266)

Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • Archibald Frederick Cooper, captain: diary kept as Secretary to the Commander-in-Chief on the East Indies Station 1929-32
  • David Alexander Laurance Mackenzie, brigadier: papers rel to his command of the 32nd Indian Infantry Brigade in India and Burma 1943-45
  • Francis Freathey Oats, major: letters rel to service with Royal Garrison Artillery in East Africa 1915-17
  • Melville Edward Bertram Portal, major: papers rel to his time as a POW in Changi camp, Singapore and its liberation 1942-45
  • Mary Louise Annette Tickner, POW: papers rel to her time as a civilian internee in Tavoy camp, Burma 1944-45

National Army Museum, Department of Archives Photographs Film and Sound

  • C R Berkeley Calcott, lieutenant, 10th Foot: diary rel to Sikh War 1848-49 (2001-09-318)
  • Charles Elmhirst, general: corresp (35 items) incl his service in the Crimean war 1855-94 (2001-06-132)
  • Charles Ramus Forrest, captain, Buffs regiment: diary rel to service in India and the Peninsula 1811-14 (2001-13-60)
  • Bertram Reveley Mitford, major general: diaries (5) rel to service during the Boer War and the First World War 1900-17 (2001-03-32/36)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville and Robert Saunders- Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville: prosecution case papers rel to impeachment of 1st Viscount 1806; corresp, mostly on Indian affairs 1790-1838 (Acc 11974, 12001)
  • Mungo Park, physician and explorer: personal and family corresp 1801-55 (Acc 12055)


Institution of Electrical Engineers Archives Department

  • John Willoughby Meares (1871-1946), electrical engineer (addnl): records of engineering career in the Colonies (SC MSS 169)

Royal Institute of British Architects Library

  • Thomas Affleck Greeves (1917-97) (addnl): drawings of buildings in London and India


Aberdeen University, Special Libraries and Archives

  • William Shand of The Burn: corresp and papers, mainly rel to Jamaican estates, accounts, charter parties and slave lists 1814-35 (MS 3652)

Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Frederick Charles Turner, ICS Deputy Commissioner in Raipur: letters from his son FB Turner 1918-19 (Add MS 9588)
  • Sir Henry Drummond Charles Wolff, politician and diplomat: letter books as commissioner for Eastern Roumelia 1878-79 and for Egypt 1885-87 (Add MS 9605)

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

  • Beadon Harold Dening (1923-1998), Sudan administrator: official papers from his service with the Sudanese government, trek diary, legal papers and printed material (SAD G//S 1235)
  • Edward Philip Gibbons (1901-1959), Sudan administrator: official and personal papers incl those rel to the Sudan Plantations Syndicate (SAD G//S 1237)
  • Sir Donald Hawley, Sudan Political Service (addnl): papers rel to Malaysia, Sudan, Abyssinia, Eritrea and Palestine (Misc. 2000/2001:4)
  • William George Piper, member of the Sudan Civil Secretariat (addnl): official papers 1927-53 (SAD G//S 1239)

Exeter University Library (Special Collections)

  • Henry Frank Fulford Williams (1885-1966), clergyman and anitquary: notes on the history of India (MS 145)

King's College London: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

  • Richard Morris, lieutenant colonel: papers rel to service in Cyprus, corresp 1974-94 (3 files)

London Metropolitan University: The Women's Library

  • Ina Beasley, Sudan Government Service and author: papers incl drafts of published and unpublished works c1920-90 (7/IMB)

Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections

  • Mansfield Parkyns, traveller and author: journal, incl account of travels on the Upper Nile and of his residence in Ethiopia c1845-46 (ACC 1751)

Oxford University: St Antony's College, Middle East Centre

  • Sir William Kerr Fraser-Tytler, soldier (addnl): records incl articles on Afghanistan and photographs 1943
  • Sir Harold Alfred MacMichael, colonial administrator (addnl): records incl press cuttings, papers rel to the partition of Palestine 1942-50
  • Harry St John Bridger Philby, explorer and orientalist: photocopies of corresp re Arabia and Transjordan 1918-22