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Major accessions to repositories in 2004 relating to Imperial History


Anglesey County Record Office/Archifdy Ynys Mon

  • William Williams, employee of Ashanti Goldfields: diary recording work for the Ashanti Co. Ltd and the Ashanti Rising 1900 (WM/2068)

Guildhall Library

  • Alan Wood: personal reminiscences and notes rel to Borneo Co, general merchants in the Americas and the Far East, particularly Sarawak and Thailand c2000 (Acc 2004/040)
  • Ashanti Goldfields Corporation Ltd: additional records incl staff agreement registers 1897-2001 (Ms 35350-2)

Gwent Record Office

  • Byrde family of Goytre: records incl corresp from American colonies 18th-19th cent

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Hertfordshire Yeomanry (addnl): letters rel to the service of Captain Robert C Falconer in Egypt, India and Palestine 1914-1919 (Acc 4051)

Warwickshire County Record Office

  • Mary Gold, public housing manager and welfare officer: papers rel to career in UK, South Africa and Tanganyika 19th cent (CR3868)
  • Sir Guy Douglas Arthur Fleetwood Wilson, colonial administrator and civil servant: papers rel to history of the Wilson family of Knowle 19th cent - 20th cent (CR3862)


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

  • Alfred Charles Blunden, Indian Police United Provinces: memoir 'What Did the Indian Police Do?' 1912-1947 (Mss Eur 511)
  • Sir Reginald James Bowker, High Commissioner in Burma: corresp with his mother describing life and politics in Burma 1947-1950 (Mss Eur F485)
  • Arthur Reginald Brand, Indian Forest Service: papers 1895-1971 (0405/25)
  • C Eileen Butterfield, missionary in South India: 'Half a Lifetime' memoir and supporting papers 1947-1976 (Mss Eur F487)
  • Effie Geraldine Dick, wife of George Paris Dick, Government Advocate, India: diaries and corresp rel to life in India 1893-1951 (0304/31)
  • Robert Saunders-Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville, statesman: papers rel to East India Co 1807 (Mss Eur F495)
  • Verrier Elwin, writer and anthropologist: letters to Dr Victor Sassoon 1940-1955 (Mss Eur F518)
  • Walter Scott Seton Karr, Indian civil servant: autobiography 1858-1896 (0405/35)
  • Eric Wilfrid Langlands, Brigadier: three fragmentary memoirs 'Waziristan 1921-22', 'Mutiny in the Himalaya' and 'A Gurkha in Rajputana' 1921-1935 (Mss Eur F517)
  • John Frederick Arthur Mason, Major: account, Royal Indian Army Service Corps School, Kabul 1942 (0405/16)
  • Richard Myrddin Williams, businessman: letters to his wife about life and work in Singapore, Malaya and Nigeria 1913-1940 (Mss Eur F515)
  • Percival Stanley Pitcairn Rice, Indian civil servant: notebooks and typescript of a history of Asia 1890-1918 (Mss Eur F488)
  • John Clarmont Whiteman, East India Co merchant: letterbooks and commercial journals 1829-1839 (Mss Eur F482)
  • Maria Mackenzie Wilson: 'Reminiscences of an Anglo-Indian' 1925 (Mss Eur Photo Eur 483)


Institution of Mechanical Engineers Library

  • Marine engineers notebook rel to repair and maintainance of vessels in India 1863 (Acc 1036)


Birmingham University Information Services, Special Collections Department

  • Sir Charles Arthur Evelyn Shuckburgh, civil servant and diplomat: diaries, corresp, photographs and misc papers rel to diplomatic career 1913-1994 (MS191)

Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Thomas Fiott De Havilland, military engineer and architect: papers rel to India and the East India Company 19th cent (MS Add. 9548 (addnl))
  • Sir Harry Hamilton Johnston (1858-1927), explorer and colonial administrator: family corresp and papers c1861-1928 (MS Add. 9702)

Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library

  • John Methuen Coote (fl 1903-62), political officer in Uganda: papers and photographs mainly rel to Uganda (RCMS 316)
  • Thomas Leslie Edgar (1919-1998), civil servant in Kenya: memoirs, with some by his wife Florence, and misc photographs rel to Mau Mau atrocities (RCMS 318)
  • Henry Eric Hebbert, Colonel Royal Engineers and engineer in the Sudan Public Works Department: journals, plans, photographs and papers rel to his career in Africa c1924-1946 (RCMS 120)

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

  • Donald Hawley, Knight Colonial administrator and diplomat: additional papers, incl material rel to service in the Sudan, Oman and Malaysia, with photographs, cuttings and videos (HAW)

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

  • Sir Archibald Rowlands, civil servant: letters to Sir George Wilfred Turner 1943-1947

London University: School of Oriental and African Studies Library

  • Alexander Sandilands, missionary: corresp diaries and papers rel to work in Bechuanaland 1927-1940 (MS380813)

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

  • Wilfrid Edgar Jennings-Bramly, businessman and traveller in Egypt: additional personal papers incl corresp, memoirs and magazine articles c1920-59 (0160)
  • Violet Penelope Dickson, wife of Colonel Harold Dickson and resident of Kuwait: papers incl large quantity of photographs 1956-81 (0364)
  • Philip Geyelin, journalist and author: tapes and transcripts of interviews, cuttings and copy of his unpublished book on King Hussein of Jordan c1980-99 (0368)
  • Harry Aubrey de Vere Maclean, soldier, kaid of infantry and instructor to forces attached to court of Sultans of Morocco: personal and family papers and photographs 19th-20th cent (0369)
  • Sir Richard Wood, diplomat: additional material incl MS account of his life 1860-1955 (0306)
  • Palestine Police Old Comrades' Association: additional personal papers, phorographs and association records c1930-2004 (0224)
  • Palestine Police Authority: service record cards c1920-48 (0365)

Senate House Library, University of London

  • Aretas and Edmund Akers: typed copy book of letters, rel to the winding up of the former's plantations and affairs in St Vincent and St Kitts 1783-1797 1913-1915 (MS 1014)