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Major accessions to repositories in 2009 relating to Imperial History


Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Papers and photographs rel to centenary celebrations of the memorial to the horses killed in the South African war (Boer War) 2002 (166A09W)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Ernest William Moore, soldier Royal Northumberland Fusiliers of Norwich: letters written to his mother whilst on active service in Mesopotamia 1916-1919 (ACC 2009/195)
  • Frances Hilda Zigomala, daughter of Charles North of Rougham Hall: illustrated journals (14) rel to life at Rougham and to postings in India with her husbands regiment 1889-1933 (ACC 2009/147)

Surrey History Centre

  • William George Denman, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment: photograph albums rel to service in Sudan and elsewhere c1930-39 (ESR/25)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Sir Richard Francis Burton, explorer and diplomat: papers incl corresp with Isabel Burton c1840-1911 (Add. 88861-77)
  • William Fullerton Elphinstone, Director of East India Co: letters to Admiral George Keith Elphinstone, Viscount Keith 1795-1822 (Add. 88913)
  • Arthur Charles Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Baron Stanmore, colonial governor: papers diaries and letters 1875-1899 (Add. 88857-77)

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

  • William Coldstream, Indian civil servant: papers incl diaries, letterbooks, notebooks and watercolours c1860-1920 (MSS Eur F 590)
  • Robert Gambier: manuscripts (2) rel to Broach Expedition, India c1771 (Mss Eur F593/1-2)
  • Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton, Viceroy of India: papers rel to India 1876-1880 (MSS Eur F 595)
  • Hakluyt Society: records (MSS Eur F 594)

Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • Sir Franklin Charles Gimson, colonial administrator: papers rel to social aspects of his internment in Hong Kong 1942-1945

National Archives of Scotland

  • James W Oswald: journal of voyage to Australia and back 1882-83 (GD1/1447)

National Army Museum, Department of Archives Photographs Film and Sound

  • Lt-Colonel John Archibald Hislop, 9th Jat Regiment: memoir 'Khawab-o-Khyal: Dreams and thoughts' rel to Indian Army service c1932-1993 (2009-07-5)
  • Private William Pryor Jay, 1/5th Battallion Buffs, East Kent Regiment: diaries and papers incl First World War Battle of Shaik Saad and service in India c1914-1917 (2009-06-3)
  • Lt-Colonel F Mackenzie: manuscript history of 25th and 16th battalions, 16th Punjab regiment c1941-1944 (2009-04-7)
  • Major John Hugh Voice, 14th Punjab regiment: memoir rel to service in Second World War East Africa and India c1938-1948 (2009-06-11)
  • Arthur Windeat, gunner: Boer War diary c1900-1901 (2009-03-13)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Victoria League in Scotland for Commonwealth Friendship: records 1912-2008 (Acc.13058)

Royal Naval Museum

  • Admiral John Locke Marx: personal and family papers, incl material rel to the service of Admiral James A Fergusson during the Boer War and Commander Andrew Marx when a midshipman (1952-53) 1866-1953 (2009.39)


Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library

  • Sir Walter Buchanan-Smith, colonial administrator: photographs depict his outward voyage to the Seychelles in 1939, with views in the Seychelles, incl Government House and rel to his official and social activities 1939-1946 (Y30484A)
  • Reginald Sigston Thompson, colonial administrator: photographs rel to Northern Rhodesia [Zambia] 1947-1968 (Y30521C)
  • British Association of Malaysia and Singapore: additional records, incl memoranda, diaries, correspondence and memoirs 1868-1968 (RCMS 103)

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

  • Abbas Hilmi II, Khedive of Egypt: additional personal and family papers c1888-1979 (HIL)

Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections

  • William Shepherd Morrison, 1st Viscount Dunrossil, speaker of the House of Commons and governor-general of Australia: letters (105) to his brother, DJ Morrison (E.2008.24)

London University: School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

  • Elijah Hoole, missionary and orientalist: journal 19th cent (2009/065)

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

  • Verney Asser, police and army officer: transcribed letters while on service in British South Africa Police and later as a gunner in East Transvaal 1896-1903 (MSS. Afr. s. 2477)
  • Trevor Chadwick, officer in the Colonial Service: diary of time as a District Officer in Jos 1929-31 (MSS. Afr. s. 2476)
  • Herbert Eales, President of Rangoon Municipality: papers in English and Burmese 1897-1912 (MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 373)
  • Hugh Mackintosh Foot, Baron Caradon, colonial administrator and diplomat: papers as governor of Cyprus 1957-60 (MSS. Medit. s. 35)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts

  • Keith Kyle, historian and broadcaster: letters to his parents, mainly while stationed in India and Burma 1944-47

Oxford University: Regent's Park College, Angus Library

  • James Lorrain, Baptist missionary on the India-Burma border: diaries, photographs, papers on Lushai translations and other publications c1890-1940 (BMS Acc. 250)

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

  • Howard Alfred Allen: description of service in Palestine, with photographs 1940-46 (0458)
  • Derek Frederick John Kent: transcripts unpublished book rel to Jewish immigration from Europe to Palestine, and other materials rel to Middle East service 1943-46 (0453)