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Major accessions to repositories in 2008 relating to Imperial History


Bolton Archive and Local Studies Service

  • Dr J Johnston, traveller: photograph album of tour of Egypt 1905 (Acc No 2061)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Fitzherbert family, baronets, of Tissington: additional family papers incl diaries of game shooting in India, cash books, and genealogy research papers c1860-1940 (D6943)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Sidney Lipman, soldier: memoirs of British Army service in Iraq, India and Burma 1941-43 (ACC 10079)

Lancashire Record Office

  • Samuel Edward Collinson, clergyman: journals of a visit to Cairo 1894 (DDX 104)


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

  • Otway Wheeler-Cuffe, civil engineer: papers incl maps and copies of notes rel to his career in the Indian Civil Service 1902-1910 (Mss Eur576)
  • Arthur Pearse Howell, Indian civil servant: papers
  • Lt-Colonel Guy Montgomery Routh: war diaries concerning operations in North-West frontier 1921-1922 (Mss Eur F581)
  • Captain Richard Warner: journals and corresp with friends and family of his son Lt Ashton Cromwell Warner, who served in the Bengal Army 1853-1858 (Mss Eur F580)
  • Captain Daniel Wynter: diary incl poems and newspapers cuttings 1837-1841 (Mss Eur F572)
  • Gladys Margaret Yang, translator: papers (Mss Eur F570)

British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Sir Reginald James Bowker, High Commissioner in Burma: corresp and papers 1884-1944 (Add. 84078-84114)
  • Sydney Charles Buxton, Earl Buxton, Governor General of South Africa: personal and family papers 1814-2001 (Add. 86849-77)

National Army Museum, Department of Archives Photographs Film and Sound

  • Lt-General Sir Crawford Trotter Chamberlain: diary rel to service with the Army of the Indus 1839-1841 (2008-01-4)
  • Major Charles Leonard Cotton: papers incl corresp rel to his training at Sandhurst and service in South Africa 1879-1901 (2008-11-67)
  • Sir Gustavus Hume: diary rel to Indian Mutiny 1857-1858 (2008-06-39)
  • Colonel Charles Vernon Hume: records incl corresp rel to Boer War, Russo-Japanese War and World War One c1899-1918 (2008-11-51)
  • Major AC Lowe: diaries concerning service incl escorting convicts from England to Tasmania aboard the Proteus and the First Afghan War 1822-1840 (2008-06-38)
  • Edwin Utterton: letters to his mother and sisters written during Criman War and Indian Mutiny c 1853-1859 (2008-12-76)
  • Major Arthur Wellesley Williams: journal and account book rel to service in Cape Colony, India and the Crimea and journal of his wife Rose Charlotte Willams documenting her experience of this time 1851-59 (2008-01-5)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Sir John Malcolm, Indian administrator and diplomat: volumes (2) of letters to his wife while on his journey from India to the Persian Gulf 1808 (Acc.12935)

National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library, Manuscripts Section

  • Thomas Leslie: papers incl diary rel to voyage to the West Indies on the Rouseau 1879 (JOD/247)

Royal Naval Museum

  • Cape of Good Hope Dockyard: in and out letter book of the Master Attendant 1806-09 (2008.154)


Wellcome Library

  • George Herbert Whidborne, ship's surgeon: journal of voyage from England to Shanghai and Zanzibar incl illustrations 1865-66 (MS.8636)


Birmingham University Information Services, Special Collections Department

  • Douglas Rimmer, lecturer in economics: research papers, corresp and diaries relating to his work in Africa, particularly Nigeria and Ghana 1940s-2004 (US94)

Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library

  • Cuthbert Christy, explorer and zoologist: diaries, notes, letters, reports, publications and maps written or collected by Christy during his medical and zoological work in Scotland, Africa and India c1889-1930 (RCMS 124)
  • James Dick, businessman and soldier: account of visit to East Africa, travelling from South Africa 1912 (RCMS 154)
  • Charles Walter Eddy, honorary secretary to the Working Mens Association for Promoting Emigration: lengthy essay, annotated and with inserted material 1870 (RCMS 14)
  • TO Fraser: notes on the Boer War 1899-1900 (RCMS 198)
  • Arthur C Hunter: compiled material rel to his relatives, Sir Frederick Jackson, Governor of Uganda (1911-1917), and Sir Geoffrey Archer, Governor of Somaliland (1914-1923), Governor of Uganda (1923) and Governor-General of the Sudan (1924-1926) c1888-1932 (RCMS 114)
  • ARH Mann: diary of journey from London via Egypt to the Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Belgian Congo, French Equatorial Africa, Cameroons and South Africa 1935 (RCMS 116)
  • Major General William Craig Emilius Napier: journal, with associated papers rel to broadcast based on the journal 1838-1967 (RCMS 217)
  • Arnold Paice, tea trader and farmer in Africa: family corresp and papers 1901-1963 (RCMS 178)
  • Sir John Farley Spry, Chief Justice of Gibraltar: papers and photographs rel to legal service in St Helena and British Antarctic Territory 1989-99 (RCMS 351)
  • Harold Beken Thomas, colonial administrator and historian: MS copy of the diary of Claude George Henry Sitwell (1858-1900) made by HB Thomas 1895-99 (RCMS 172)
  • Dorothy Grace Wilkinson, teacher: papers incl autobiographical material rel to life in Sawston and teaching in Uganda and Ghana 1957-89 (RCMS 350)

Dundee University Archive, Records Management and Museum Services

  • Paterson family: papers rel to their stay in Gourepore, West Bengal 20th cent (2008/291)

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

  • Stanley Mason Castle, Egyptian Army soldier: letters to wife and daughter 1917-1927 (SAD)
  • Sir James Fitzjames Duff, Vice Chancellor of Durham University: letters (15) to Alan Colquhoun Duff rel to service in the Royal Flying Corps; letters (38) to mother while serving on the Indian government's Universities' Commission. 1915-49 (DUF)
  • Major General Charles George Gordon: signed message smuggled out of Khartoum during 1884 siege 1884 (SAD)
  • Edwin Geoffrey Sarsfield-Hall, colonial administrator: cartoons, photos, lectures and memoirs, printed ephemera rel to Sudan 1909-1960 (SAD)
  • Sir Donald Hawley, colonial administrator and diplomat: extracts from diary covering service in Blue Nile Province, edited transcript of an interview for the British Diplomatic Oral History Programme 1940-2077 (HAW)
  • Ms Hazel Oberst, secretary to Sudanese ambassadors: papers, photographs, printed ephemera 1956-67 (SAD)
  • Mr and Mrs G Wood: corresp and papers rel to education and employment with the Sudan Government, diaries, and photographs. 1939-58 (SAD)

Glasgow University Archive Services

  • African Lakes Corporation plc, commodity importers, London: minute books, cash books, agenda books, annual reports and accounts, deeds, plantation plans, maps and charts, land sale corresp, staff contract books, steamer and engineering specification books, photographs 1878-1991 (UGC193)

Hull University Archives

  • George Rickards, secretary to the governor of Sierra Leone: papers rel to his career in Sierra Leone, incl the office of sheriff 1802-1848 (DP/211)

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

  • Farrier Sergeant Richard E Pyle: diary of a voyage to Sudan made by Royal Irish Lancers 1885

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

  • Hilda E Bates, nurse: memoir of her career especially time in North Borneo (c1937-55) incl years of internment during the Second World War c1980 (MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 372)
  • William Malcolm Hailey, 1st Baron Hailey: papers and reports used while writing 'An African Survey' and 'Native administration in the British African territories' c1940-57 (MSS. Afr. s. 2465)
  • Raymond Hook, animal breeder and mountaineer: letters to his godson John Pollard rel to life in Kenya 1944-63 (MSS. Afr. s. 2458)
  • Manus Nunan, public servant and government minister, Northern Nigeria: memoirs of his government career and subsequent life 2000 (MSS. Afr. s. 2456)
  • CT Parkes, Royal Veterinary Corps: copy field diaries rel to dog-tracking duties during Mau Mau disturbances 1953-56 (MSS. Afr. s. 2463)
  • JC Pite, statistician, public servant: letters to family while working as a government statistician in Nigeria 1950-63 (MSS. Afr. s. 2460)
  • Charles Kater Drury Sidgwick, 2nd Cheshire Royal Engineers Railway Volunteers: photographs, mainly captioned, taken during the Boer War depicting armed and armoured trains, engineering sheds and buildings in Pretoria, damaged trains and bridges 1901-02 (MSS. Afr. s. 2464)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts

  • Sir Donald Arthur Logan, diplomat: consolidated version of records concerning Suez crisis 1956-2007
  • Sir Evan Nepean, 1st Bt, statesman and governor of Bombay: secret service corresp

Oxford University: Griffith Institute

  • Georges Foucart, Egyptologist: family visitors' book for Cairo home 1925-48 (4fouvisb)
  • Alan R Schulmann, Professor of Ancient History: notes, photographs, copies of inscriptions, mostly rel to ancient Egyptian monuments from the Memphite area c1960-65 (Schulmann MSS)
  • Walter Segal, architect, furniture designer, archaeological surveyor: notes, drawings, negatives and photographs of furniture from the tomb of Tutankhamun 1934-35 (Segal MSS)

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

  • Sir Geoffrey Arthur, diplomat: papers rel to creation of the United Arab Emirates 1968-94 (0430)
  • Eden Tatton-Brown, public servant: memoir of Egyptian service in education and customs departments, with family corresp and travel account of journey from Cairo to Mount Sinai (1903) 1881-1931 (0433)
  • Pauline Tatton-Brown, wife of Eden Tatton-Brown, Egyptian public servant: letters to her mother, Mrs Stewart Jones 1915-34 (0436)
  • Kenneth Brown, soldier: service memoir and copy papers rel to Army Base workshops in Palestine 1941-2004 (0438)
  • Sergeant Charles William Butt, Aden Protectorate Levies: additional material, mainly printed (newspapers, magazines, postcards) and colour slides c1970-79 (0043)
  • Francis William Edwards, author: corresp and papers rel to 'The Gaysh', history of the Aden Protectorate Levies and Federal Regular Army of Saudi Arabia, with some original photographs c1920-2006 (0442)
  • Gerald de Gaury: diaries, notebooks, corresp, papers and photographs and related material rel to his service and interest in the Middle East c1914-89 (0437)
  • James Ewan Dewar Kirkcaldy, policeman: photographs rel to Palestine Police service c1940-49 (0432)
  • John Poole, policeman: papers and photographs rel to service in the Palestine Police and images of Hadramaut, Qatar and Iran 1938-56 (0431)
  • William Hamish Roberts, pilot for the Aden Port Trust: papers and photographs rel to service in Aden, with a memoir c1950-2008 (0435)
  • Palestine Police Oral History Project: oral history interviews in Arabic and Hebrew 2007-08