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Major accessions to repositories in 2010 relating to Imperial History


Gloucestershire Archives

  • Morrison family, Viscounts Dunrossil: papers belonging to the late Alasdair Morrison mainly comprising material of and rel to his father William Shepherd Morrison (1893-1961) 1st Viscount Dunrossil (MP for Cirencester and Tewkesbury, Speaker of the House of Commons and Governor General of Australia) and mother, incl corresp, photographs, diaries and papers 1920-1979 (D11936)
  • Pringle Nicholson family of May Hill House and Longhope Manor: corresp accounts, deeds, diaries and papers incl corresp and accounts rel to family mining interests in Gloucestershire and India, and army corresp of Captain H A Pringle (1916-19) 1828-1982 (D11928)

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Major Charles Percy Boulton: letters to his sister, Alice Lambert whilst serving in South Africa and misc papers c1902-1916 (Acc 4885)
  • Connie Howard: papers, incl accounts of her childhood and notes of her time as a medical missionary in Northern Rhodesia (1946 - 1966) 1946-1966 (Acc 4938)

Norfolk Record Office

  • John Wentworth, 1st Baronet Colonial Governor: copy swan register, made by John Martin c1649-1900 (MC 2712)

Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

  • Gordon, Rogers and Shepherd Families of Plymouth: William Gordon, gunner and driver, 9th Battalion, Royal Artillery, clothing book, with note of stationing at Port Royal, Jamaica and Woolwich, 1833-1845; Gordon and Rogers family papers, including mariner's register tickets, service and discharge certificates, birth and marriage certificates 1833-2000 (3671)

Tyne and Wear Archives

  • Andrew Coulson, military driver: diary of marches and manoeuvres of Elswick battle, South Africa 1900-1901 (DX1374)


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

  • Sir Horatio Norman Bolton, Commissioner Indian Civil Service: official and personal corresp and photographs rel to Siege of the British Legation, Kabul 1929-1935 (Mss Eur. 625)
  • Bramwell Seaton Bonsall, reverend and Methodist missionary to China: typescript translations of the Hung Lou Meng and Zhan Guo Ce 1929-1959 (F623)
  • Henry Alfred Carless, Inspector General of Indian Police, United Provinces: game book 1932-1946 (C922/3)
  • Samuel Landon, Captain, East Indiaman: manuscript journal rel to sea service, from surviving notes with 6 watercolours 1788-1813 (F626)
  • William Ernest Maxwell, Comptroller of the Viceroy's household and instructor, Indian Military Academy: corresp and photographs with printed material rel to military and civil administration of India c1919-1946 (F628)

National Army Museum, Department of Archives Photographs Film and Sound

  • Winifred Lizie Aldwinkle, matron: papers and photographs rel to career incl the 82 Indian General Hospital and 5th Indian Division c1937-1947 (2010-01-40)
  • Colonel Louis Augustus Gordon, 2nd Bombay Lancers: papers rel to career and father Sir Henry William Gordon and brother General Charles Gordon 1867-1922 (2010-05-8)
  • Major Gordon Robert Howe, 1st Punjab Regiment: papers rel to career with typescript history of regiment in Burma c1942-1945 (2010-10-2)
  • Sergeant Henry Arthur Robert Iggulden, 1st and 10th Battalion Middlesex Regiment: papers rel to career incl India 1915-1920 (2010-11-2)
  • Thomas Henry Kavanagh, Bengal Civil Service: diaries (22) 1859-1882 (2010-08-1)
  • Lt-Colonel John William Carnegie Kirk, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry and King's African Rifles: letters and records rel to Boer War and Somaliland 1896-1962 (2010-08-2)
  • Colonel E V Stace, Consul at Bulhar, Somali coast: corresp with Government of Bombay 1892-1893 (2010-02-3)
  • Tom Whitby, soldier, 5th Militia Battalion Royal Fusiliers: diary rel to Boer War incl manning a blockhouse at Halfontein, Orange River Colony, incursions, peace negotiations and messages from headquarters at Ventersburg 1902 (2010-09-14)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Forbes-Irvine family of Drum: letters (70) from Francis Irvine to his father Alexander, mainly rel to his service in the East India Co and in Afghanistan 1799-1828 (Acc.13147)


Institution of Civil Engineers

  • C Ingram Stabler, civil engineer: report and corresp rel to reconstruction of bridge across Nerbudda river, Bengal Nagpur Railway 1926-1928 (1695)


Aberdeen University, Special Libraries and Archives

  • Keith-Falconer family, Earls of Kintore: family scrapbooks rel to life in Australia and also plans of Kintore lands c1790-1890 (MS 3064)

Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Sir William Robinson, colonial governor: letters written from Trinidad to Stephen Herbert Gatty 1887-1890 (MS Add. 9860)
  • Jardine Skinner & Co, tea, jute and rubber merchants, Calcutta: corresp (2 vols) 1847-1849 (MS Jardine Skinner (additional))

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

  • Colonel John Donald Hamill Stewart: journal of travel from India to England 1874 (SAD)
  • Frank Denys Kingdon, administrator, Sudan Political Service: photographs of Sudan 1920-1948 (SAD)
  • Reverend William Neve Monteith, RAF fighter pilot and Consul-General in Oman: papers incl diaries and photographs 1937-1954 (SAD)
  • Anglican Church of Sudan: papers rel Anglican church in Sudan incl photographs and corresp 1910-2007 (SAD)

Glasgow University Archive Services

  • Sir Charles Maurice Yonge, marine biologist: corresp, Glasgow University Zoology Department staff photographs and lists, papers rel to colonial fisheries, incl photographs 1944-68 (ACCN 3494)
  • James Finlay & Co Ltd, tea planters, cotton manufacturers and East Indies merchants, Glasgow: photographs of premises and staff 20th cent (ACCN 3452)

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

  • Kenneth Brundle, architect: account of his escape from Singapore (1942) incl background on his employment in the Malayan Public Works Department (1938-41) and extracts from the official evacuation diary 1995 (MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 375)
  • Donald Fraser, policeman: memoirs of service with Tanganyika Police (1952-61) 2000 (MSS. Afr. s. 2483)
  • William Malcolm Hailey, 1st Baron Hailey: additional papers rel to 'An African Survey' and its revision, incl cuttings, speeches and corresp 1939-62 (MSS. Afr. s. 2488)
  • Sir John Margetson, colonial administrator: memoirs rel to his time as Private Secretary to Sir Edward Twining, Governor of Tanganyika (1956-57) 2011 (MSS. Afr. s. 2490)
  • Alfred Mosely, diamond merchant and philanthropist: papers rel to agriculture and fishing on St Helena 1910 (MSS. Atlan. s. 21)
  • C. Raymond Honey, architect, Malaya: memoirs of his work with the Malayan Public Works Department (1950-62) and comparisons with later work in the United Kingdom 2009 (MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 374)
  • John H Pashen, architect, Tanganyika: papers rel to work in the Public Works Department, including plans, photographs and corresp 1920-63 (MSS. Afr. s. 2482)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Western Manuscripts

  • Gordon Tilsley, member of the Middle East Refugee and Relief Administration: letters to his parents while at MERRA headquarters 1944-45

Oxford University: Regent's Park College, Angus Library

  • John Ewing, missionary in Ceylon: diaries and notebooks c1909-38 (BMS Acc. 269)

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

  • Barker family of Alexandria: family papers incl photographs rel to the life of the British community in Egypt 1856-1958 (0493)

Trinity College Dublin

  • Patrick Corbett, architect and Indian civil servant: papers 1888-1903 (IE TCD MS 11379)