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Major accessions to repositories in 2005 relating to Imperial History


Ayrshire Archives

  • Hamilton family of Rozelle: inventory of the negroes, stock etc on the Rozelle estate, Jamaica 1792 (Accession 1112)

Bristol Record Office

  • Documents rel to the Jamaican estates of Thomas Masters and John Spencer 18th cent (42049)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Glossop Borough: records incl minutes and misc corresp rel to Boer War Relief Fund, women's suffrage and police force 19th-20th cent (D6362, D6422)

Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

  • R Domichetti, soldier, Darjeeling: diary 1863 (Acc 3065)

Warwickshire County Record Office

  • Colonel Nathaniel Robert Radcliffe: scrapbook and diary, diaries of his father General George Travis Radcliffe 1899-1902 and father-in law, Rev FAW Hamilton-Gell 1879 1879-1906 (CR4000)


National Army Museum, Department of Archives Photographs Film and Sound

  • Sir Alexander Robert Badcock, Knight General: diaries rel to 2nd Afghan War 1878-79 (NAM 2005-12-9)
  • Charles James Napier, Knight General, Colonial Governor: corresp 1807-50 (NAM 2005-06-724)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • John Drinkwater Bethune, army officer and military historian: journal kept during the siege of Gibraltar 1781-82 (Acc.12502)
  • Patrick Geddes, Knight biologist sociologist educationist and town planner: town planning reports rel to India and Palestine 1914-25 (Acc.12497)


Royal Institution of Cornwall

  • Glanville family of Catchfrench: estate plans and journal of a tour to India 19th cent
  • John Hosken Christopher, soldier, Indian Army Reserve: letters from service in Suez, India and Mesopotamia to a friend in Gulval, Cornwall 1914-1917


Borthwick Institute for Archives

  • Lascelles and Maxwell, commission agents, London: papers, incl records rel to holdings in Barbados 18th cent (43/2005)

Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library

  • Meta Maclean, teacher and musician: misc papers rel to her career c1941-69 (RCMS 278/15)
  • Geoffrey Moffat, field officer in colonial Nigeria: misc papers rel to his work for the West African Institute for Trypanosomiasis Research 1957-60 (RCMS 349)
  • John Michael Alfred Sly, agronomist: memoirs and photographs rel to his colonial service in west Africa 1955-66, with a record of the time of his father Alfred GE Sly in the service 1920-31 1920-66 (RCMS 317)
  • Aldhelm St John Sugg, colonial administrator: papers rel mainly to service in Northern Rhodesia 1910-97 (RCMS 348)

Dundee University Archive, Records Management and Museum Services

  • Calcutta and Mofussil Scots Society, Dundee: additional records 2000-2005 (2005/191)

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

  • Albert Guy Pawson, Administrator, Sudan Political Service: papers 1911-34 (G//S 1278)
  • Philip Pawson, Administrator, Sudan Political Service: papers 1945-55 (G//S 1278)
  • Patricia Vicars-Miles, wife of A.L.W. Vicars-Miles, Sudan Political Service: corresp 1931-1948 (G//S 1280)
  • A L W Vicars-Miles, Administrator, Sudan Political Service: corresp, photographs, ephemera c1920-48 (G//S 1280)
  • William Henry Wylde, Civil Servant: corresp c1840-80 (Misc.2004/2005:57)
  • William Wylde, General: corresp c1841-50 (WYL)
  • Sudan Government British Pensioners' Association: papers (G//S 1278)

Exeter University Library (Special Collections)

  • Whittall family of Smyrna: additional papers 1819-2000 (MS 259)
  • John Shebbeare, Secretary of Ministry of Interior Affairs, Oman: personal papers and photograph album c 1970 (MS 293)
  • Middle East Centre for Arab Studies, Lebanon: papers rel to the history of MECAS 1950-2000 (MS 268)

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

  • Frederick Campbell, General: reports, corresp, notes, photographs and maps rel to his career, incl time spent in Tibet and India 1904-17

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

  • Alfred Richard Allen, civil servant, Nigeria: papers rel to his career in the Education Service, Nigeria 1956-73 (MSS Afr. s. 2380)
  • Richard Brayne, colonial administrator: typescript 'Memories of Tanganyika', with maps and scanned photographs 1948-64 (MSS Afr. s. 2382)
  • Joseph Stuart Espey, Senior Superintendent of the Northern Rhodesia Police: papers concerning the Ndola riots 1958 (MSS Afr. s. 2397)
  • James Farquharson, engineer: transcript of speech on railways in East Africa and Sudan 1984 (MSS Afr. s. 2400)
  • Philip Laurence, miner and soldier: letters to family rel to work in South African goldfields and Boer War service, with letters (3) from comrades describing his death, and background materials 1897-1992 (MSS Afr. s. 2395)
  • Arthur Lawley, 6th Baron Wenlock: photocopy diary of journey to the north of Bualwayo 1898 (MSS Afr. s. 2391)
  • Owen J Leech, teacher, Falkland Islands: letters to his parents with related papers 1971-97 (MSS Atlan. s. 18)
  • David Mercer Macdougall, Brigadier Colonial Secretary of Hong Kong: additional letters (5) to his wife from Hong Kong, China and Lagos describing life in wartime Hong Kong and his escape after the invasion 1940-42 (MSS Ind. Ocn. s. 369)
  • Miriam Staunton, wife of colonial administrator: letters, mainly to her mother, with papers, cuttings and photographs rel to Federation of African Women's Clubs, Southern Rhodesia 1945-89 (MSS Afr. s. 2399)
  • William Thomas Stead, Journalist and Author: letters (11) to Marie Koompans-De Wet, rel to Anglo-Boer War 1900-01 (MSS Afr. s. 2389)
  • Alan Young, colonial administrator, Malaya: memoirs of his time in Malayan Civil Service (1953-62) 2002 (MSS Ind. Ocn. s. 367)
  • Drawings and photographs of the Bechuanaland Border Police at Macloutsie, taken by Capt. Sherwood D Browne 1892 (MSS Afr. s. 2390)
  • Records for the Morris, Pond and Salt Pond estates, St Kitts, incl plans, sugar and crop records 1781-1812 (MSS W.Ind. s. 73)
  • Anonymous MS journal 'Ten years wandering in South Africa: a journey to the diamond and gold fields' 1880 (MSS Afr. s. 2401)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts

  • John Richard Charters Symonds (b. 1918), United Nations Official: papers

Oxford University: Regent's Park College, Angus Library

  • Marjorie Page, Baptist Missionary Society missionary in the Congo: typescript memoirs of her time in the Congo (1938-65) (BMS Acc. 204)

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

  • Percy Cleaver, policeman, Palestine: photograph album showing sites in Palestine and Palestinian Police 1936-38 (0358)
  • William Everett, Knight Colonel Diplomat: additional papers incl diaries (1882-1908), corresp, maps and family photographs c1860-1908 (0100)
  • Palestine Police Old Comrades' Association: additional material including newsletters, nominal roll, memorial service sheets, corresp and Palestine Mandate period material including a photograph album of K. Tomlinson c1940-2005 (0224)
  • Additional papers rel to the British Mandate Palestine Police incl training materials and typescript accounts (2) rel to accommodation in Jerusalem and terrorist attacks 1945-46 (0379)

Sussex University Library Special Collections

  • Diaries, corresp, memoirs etc on the experience of migration to Australia collected by Al Thompson and Jim Hammerton, lecturers, for the book 'Ten Pound Poms' 1950-2000 (SxMOA25)