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Major accessions to repositories in 2003 relating to Imperial History


Derbyshire Record Office

  • Eric Walton, stenographer: World War II papers rel to India, Burma and Singapore 1943-46 (D6022)

Edinburgh City Archives

  • Dhamai Tea Co Ltd, tea planters, Edinburgh: annual reports and accounts 1895-1936 (Acc 638)

Flintshire Record Office

  • Messrs John Gladstone & Co, Liverpool, ironfounders, ship and anchor smiths: corresp rel to company's estates in West Indies 1838-42 (D/DM/1501)

Highland Council Archive

  • Munro-Ferguson family of Novar (addnl): family and estate corresp and accounts incl further papers of Sir Hector Munro and his campaigns in India and papers rel to elections in Ross-shire 1832-36 1760-1898 (HCA/D 538)
  • Grove-Ross family of Invercharron: family corresp incl letters from India c1804-1909 (HCA/D 738)

Liverpool Record Office

  • Edward Chaffer, merchant connected to the slave trade, Liverpool: papers incl corresp, accounts c1700-99 (Acc 5712)

Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

  • Hugh Mackintosh Foot, Baron Caradon, colonial administrator and diplomat: speeches and photographs 1964-84 (Acc 2894)

The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland

  • Bewicke family of Hallaton Hall (addnl): corresp and papers of Samuel Briggs Cookson in the army of the East India Co and Indian Army; papers of Honoria Bewicke (Sister Augustine of Salonika); further family papers c1842-1980 (DE6343)


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

  • Wood family of India: corresp and papers c1860-1959 (0304/28)
  • General Sir Samuel James Browne (1824-1901), Bengal Army: corresp and papers (0304/01)
  • John Russell Colvin (1807-1857), Indian administrator (addnl): papers incl family material (F470)
  • William Crawley: journal of a voyage from China to England on ship Ceres 1797-98 (0304/06)
  • Private Samuel Gaskill: papers rel to service in the Indian Mutiny 1855-75 (F468)
  • Sir Maurice Linford Gwyer (1878-1952), Chief Justice of India (addnl): papers (0304/09)
  • Colonel Terence Henry Hight: diaries and notebooks, incl those of his grandfather General Sir Charles Hight and great-uncle General William Henry Whitlock, rel to service in Indian Army and Madras Army 1842-1922 (F471)
  • Major-General George Arthur James Leslie: copies of letters rel to situation and military operations in Iraq 1920 (F462)
  • Lieutenant Charles Frederick Liardet: diary rel to First China War 1842 (Photo Eur 480)
  • Captain John Lloyd, East India Company Marine Service: pages from his private trade account books 1791 (0304/16)
  • William Stanley Milne, Indian administrator: letters and papers rel to life in India 1900-17 (F469)
  • Henry Prescott Roberts, surgeon, Indian Medical Service: journal of his voyage to India, with diary of his fiancee Ellen Rosalind Thompson 1868-80 (F478)
  • Sarah Rosalie Robinson, wife of James Robinson, Assistant Surgeon in Bengal Army: diary describing life at Secrole station, Bengal 1814 (0304/24)
  • John Robert Roskell (1824-1866), Madras and British Army: transcripts and copies of letters to his family from India (Photo Eur 479)
  • Captain Sir John Edward Maurice Rowland: diary and letters rel to the retreat from Burma 1942 (F481)
  • Victor William Smith (1891-1968), Indian Police and Intelligence Officer: papers (0304/10)
  • East India Co (addnl): regimental accounts 1777-85 (0304/26)

National Library of Ireland

  • Sir Roger David Casement, diplomat and Irish nationalist: journal 1895-99

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Alexander George Somerville, missionary in Calabar: papers, mostly rel to Nigeria and to work as Organising Secretary of the World Council of Churches Refugee Relief for Biafra 1969-70 1942-70 (Acc.12274)


Aberdeen University, Special Libraries and Archives

  • Robert Laws, missionary at Livingstonia (addnl): corresp 1894-99 (ACC 005)

Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library

  • Donald Herbert Simpson, Librarian of the Royal Commonwealth Society: papers rel to Malta c1966 (RCMS 62)

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

  • Mrs Persis Aglen, wife of EF Aglen of the Sudan Political Service: letters home describing wartime life c1939-45 (SAD/G//S1253 and 1255)
  • BDMcD Dee, colonial administrator: cinefilms (4) taken during his Sudan service c1929-55 (SAD/G//S 1259)
  • HG Farbrother (1918-2001), botanist: papers rel to cotton research in the Sudan Gezira (SAD/G//S/1256)
  • JA Mangan, professor: corresp with and about former Sudan Political Service officials for research project (SAD/G//S 1261)

Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections

  • Sir Thomas Hudson Middleton (1863-1943), agriculturalist: corresp and papers (E2003.38)
  • George Albert Shepperson (b 1922), historian (addnl): corresp with Janheinz Jahn and government ministers rel to Commonwealth Institute (E2003.10)

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

  • James Archibald Ferrier (1854-1934), Major General: memoirs rel to service incl in Afghanistan, Nile Expedition and Sierra Leone
  • Colonel Philip Ronald Gold, Royal Artillery: account of his escape from Singapore 1942
  • Lieutenant Colonel John Mackinlay: papers rel to peacekeeping and relief work, chiefly by the United Nations 1979-2000

London Metropolitan University: The Women's Library

  • Ina Beasley, Sudan Education Service: drafts of published and unpublished works rel to work in Sudan and Burma and to her biography of Ann Judson 1939-89 (7/INB)
  • Society for Overseas Settlement of British Women (addnl): minutes, corresp and ephemera 1901-50 (1/SOS)

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

  • Sir George Anderson (1877-1943), Educational Commissioner in India: diary while teaching in the Transvaal, and extract from unpublished memoirs (MSS. Afr. s. 2372)
  • Charles James Bagenal: corresp, diary and photographs rel to the Anglo-Boer War, the East African Campaign and Tanganyika, South Africa and Ireland (MSS. Afr. s. 2351)
  • Walter Shearsmith Barley, soldier in the Anglo-Boer War: letters to his mother and sisters 1900-01 (MSS. Afr. s. 2369)
  • Arthur Alec Goschen (1880-1975): letters written during his service in the Anglo-Boer War (MSS. Afr. s. 2376)

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

  • Stephen Herbert St George Edwards (1912-97), Palestine Policeman: personal papers rel to service in the British Mandate Palestine Police (GB165-0354)
  • Palestine Police Old Comrades' Association (addnl): personal papers, incl papers of B/Constable Elson (GB165-0224)