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Major accessions to repositories in 2007 relating to Imperial History


Centre for Kentish Studies

  • Cornwallis family, Barons Cornwallis: additional records incl material rel to 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, and to Cornwallis Masonic Homes, Bangalore 1826-2003 (Acc 7271)

City of Westminster Archives Centre

  • Papers, letters and plans rel to land in the Transvaal, South African Republic, the property of Albert Brodrick of Pretoria 1869-1871 (2489)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Richard Harman, Inspector, Sussex Police: papers rel to secondment for Southern Rhodesia elections 1979-80 (9756)

Glasgow City Archives

  • John Edward Aloysius Steggall, mathematician: journals, incl details of travel to Australia and South Africa 1877-1935 (TD1681)
  • Glasgow East India Association: minutes, letterbook and corresp (transfer from Mitchell Library) 1812-1847 (TD1684)
  • Glasgow West India Association: minutes (transfer from Mitchell Library) 1807-1969 (TD1683)

Orkney Archive

  • Robert Miller, emigrant: letters to James G Miller and his wife Eliza in Stronsay from the Australian goldfields and other places 1862-99 (Acc 1131)

Rotherham Archives and Local Studies

  • W Webster, soldier, 33rd Foot: diary rel to time in Jamaica 1825-1826 (715-F)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Watson Taylor family of Erlestoke Park: deeds of Jamaica estates 1791-1856 (3605)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Alexander Moneypenny, Brigade Major: entry book rel to service in the British Army in North America 1759-1761 (Add. 83699)

British Library, Sound Archive

  • Tristan da Cunha oral history project: interviews with residents most of whom experienced the volcanic eruption, evacuation, and later return to the island 2006 (C1231)

Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • Lt Colonel Peter Claude Matthew Buckle: papers rel to military career, incl the Suez crisis 1953-1957

National Library of Ireland

  • Charles Stewart Parnell, politician and landowner: corresp with Cecil Rhodes rel to home rule in Ireland 1888-93 (MS 41,788)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Archibald Clive Irvine, medical missionary in Kenya: papers 1922-74 (Acc.12801)

National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library, Manuscripts Section

  • Juverna, slaver: log book 1807 (LOG/)

National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives and Library

  • Fitzherbert family, baronets, of Tissington: corresp from Nelson, Adam & Nelson (agents) rel to management of West Indies plantations incl details of shipments, supplies of sugar, prices etc and corresp from James Ferrier, captain of the Lady Fitzherbert 1829-1837 (DX/2395)
  • John Ritchie, captain of ship Providence: corresp to Nathaniel Bayles of Newcastle while sailing between New York and Jamaica, voyage accounts, crew wages lists, slave cargoes and the Providence's involvement in the American War of Independence 1780-1782 (DX/2396)
  • Mampookata and Earl of Liverpool: wage books rel to slave voyages to West Indies 1783-1799 (DX/2404)
  • Diary originating in Jamaica containing details of negroes working in a store 1802-1809 (DX/2416)


Representative Church Body Library

  • Bessie Lanyon, Belfast: her collection of autographs and autograph letters of Irish. British and colonial churchmen 1827-1918 (RCBL MS 817)

Wellcome Library

  • Sir John Hall, Inspector General of Hospitals: letter book rel to service in South Africa, India and the Crimea c1830-1859 (MS.8520)


Aberdeen University, Special Libraries and Archives

  • Gordon family of Cluny Castle: further papers, incl factors' corresp, transcripts and papers rel to Gordon family holdings in Tobago 1732-1914 (Acc no 281)

Birmingham University Information Services, Special Collections Department

  • Dorothy Jewitt, nursing missionary: MS autobiography, photograph albums rel to her service in Eastern Nigeria and misc papers 1924-1957 (CMSACC/908)

Borthwick Institute for Archives

  • Lascelles family, Earls of Harewood: Barbados estate papers 18th cent

Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Barlow family of Thornby: further Barlow family and trust papers rel to rubber estates and plantations c1990-2000 (MS Barlow of Thornby (additional))
  • Jardine, Matheson & Co Ltd, merchants in China and the Far East: papers rel to the establishment of the China Association 1889-1890 (MS JM (additional))

Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • John Crandon Gridley, economic adviser: letters to his wife while on diplomatic service in Algiers and Paris 1943-45 (GRID)
  • Sir Herbert William Malkin, diplomat: papers rel to diplomatic conferences, incl the Versailles peace conference, with associated material 1892-1970 (MALK)

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

  • Heather Corlass: papers rel to work at the Ministry of Education, Khartoum incl travel journals, diaries and photographs 1947-55 (SAD)
  • Hugh Miles, director of Gellatly Hankey & Co: papers rel to trade with Eritrea incl report on Ethiopia 1940-41 (SAD)

London University: London School of Economics Library, Archives Division

  • International African Institute: additional records 1930s-1990s (IAI)

London University: School of Oriental and African Studies Library

  • S F Bailey, civil servant in Kenya and Hong Kong: records (MS 380902)
  • John Richard Gray, Africanist: records (PP MS 83)
  • Arthur Bevan Page, trader in Africa: photographs c1913-1940 (MS 380886)

Manchester University: John Rylands Library

  • John White Aldred, civilian surgeon: Boer War diary 1876-1901 (2007/013)

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

  • Ernest Urban Trevor Huddleston, Archbishop of the Indian Ocean: additional corresp and papers, mainly working, but with some family and biographical material 1837-1999 (MSS. Huddlestone)
  • Archibald Fox Lambert, settler in British East Africa: letters to his family describing farming and expatriate life, with related papers 1910-89 (MSS. Afr. s. 2434)
  • George Anderson Hugh McClelland, entomologist: autobiography rel to his time at the East African Virus Research Institute, Uganda (1955-58) and the World Health Organisation, Tanzania (1968 and 1970), primarily researching mosquito populations 2005 (MSS. Afr. s. 2443)
  • Herbert Passmore, soldier: letters home while serving in the Anglo-Boer War 1900-01 (MSS. Afr. s. 2437)
  • George Rickads, secretary to the governor of Sierra Leone: corresp (8 items) 1809-11 (MSS. Afr. s. 2446)
  • Arthur Casswell Spooner, Colonial Service officer: letters home from Gold Coast service, with related papers and photographs 1928-95 (MSS. Afr. s. 2438)
  • Hong Kong Council of Women: newsletters incl minutes of meetings, with some annual reports 1988-1995 (MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 371)

Oxford University: Regent's Park College, Angus Library

  • Robert Glennie, Baptist missionary: notebook of Bobangi folklore c1890-1909 (BMS Acc 230)
  • Charles Bennett Lewis (1845-1878), Baptist missionary in India: papers rel to him 1845-95 (BMS Acc 231)

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

  • Alessandro Buccianti: journal of invasion of Egypt by Napoleon (1796-1801), compiled subsequent to the events it records c1847 (0416)
  • Sir Reader William Bullard, diplomat: additional papers rel to Middle East service incl articles, corresp and newspaper cuttings 1914-69 (0042)
  • Raymond Oswald Cafferata, soldier and colonial police officer: papers and photographs rel to early life, military and Palestine Police service, with some later material 1889-2002 (0044)
  • Lorraine MacDonald Gould, resident of Kabul: (copy) letters commenting on causes and progress of an uprising against King Amanullah Khan, and evacuation to Peshawar 1928 (0407)
  • Charles Hepworth, soldier: memoir and papers rel to Middle East service, with special reference to Oman 1936-2006 (0410)
  • Helen Ruth Mildred Joly de Lotbiniere, resident of Aden: scrapbook containing journal extracts, corresp and memoirs, with ephemera, rel to her efforts to reach Aden in 1939, with information on her subsequent residence there 1939-41 (0411)
  • Aubrey Rollo Ibbetson Mellor, civil servant: memoir of time in Egyptian Civil Service incl service with police, as Director of Registry and Archives, and with the Ministry of Finance 1926-77 (0409)
  • Rosalind Ramirez, governess: corresp and papers incl material rel to her time as governess to King Feisal II of Iraq 1943-64 (0408)
  • Palestine Police Old Comrades' Association: further personal papers and photographs of Palestine Policemen, with list of officers seconded to the Arab Legion 1917-2007 (0224)
  • Sultan of Oman's Armed Forces Association: CD copy of issues 1-58 of Journal of the Sultan's Armed Forces Association 1968-2007 (0333)
  • Further oral history interviews with former Palestine Police Officers incl Roy Leadbeter, John Tyrrell, Avraham Almog, Moshe Balhorn, Mordechai Bitman, Nahum Buchman, Al Ghadir, Menachem Gishri, Michael Moshenberg, David Shmueli, Dov Yaroni (the majority of these in Hebrew), with 16 related interviews conducted in Arabic 1939-48 (0412, 0413, 0417-0426)

Southampton University Library

  • Henriques family: business and estate records rel to West Indies and Australian holdings; family journals; anthropological notes and exploration sketches by Louis Alexander Lucas; with corresp of Hon Mrs Basil Ionides c1830-1959 (MS 371)

St Andrews University Library

  • Sir Robert Lambert Playfair, author and colonial administrator: additional personal and family papers 18th cent-20th cent (msdep14)