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Major accessions to repositories in 2016 relating to Imperial History


Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Alfred Johnstone Bowker (1922-1993), colonial administrator: personal papers and corresp incl papers rel to his time as Resident Magistrate, Northern Rhodesia c1926-1993 (4M94)

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • Edward Barber and Sons, colonial brokers, London: auction catalogues with sale prices rel to imported commodities esp rel to China and India 19th-20th cent (LMA/4605)

Scottish Borders Archive and Local History Centre

  • Mungo Park (1771-1806), African explorer: letters rel to final voyage, illustrations 1805 (SBA/932)

Somerset Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Dickinson family of Kingweston: additional estate papers incl rel to Jamaican estates 19th-20th cent (DD\DN)

West Sussex Record Office

  • Hornung family of West Grinstead: additional records incl papers rel to Sena Sugar Estates, Mozambique and financial records incl final set of accounts by Stephen Hornung (c1976-1978) c1903-1963 (18300, 18436, 18376)


British Library: Asian and African Studies

  • William Cunningham (1793-1837), Madras Army: diaries (1810-1837) and a memorial of Lt Gen Andrew Hervey, Bengal Army (1852) 1810-1852 (Mss Eur F705)
  • Arthur Richard Luce (1906-1929), Indian civil service: diary with transcript and correspondence 1928-1929 (Mss Eur F701)
  • Henry Nicholetts (c1840-1857): diary of a voyage from England to India via the Cape of Good Hope 1855 (Mss Eur F706)
  • Lieut Hardy (or Handy), 58th Regiment: journal of an overland route from Ceylon to England 1836 (Mss Eur C378/18)

Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • Elizabeth Maude Richards (fl 1946), Senior Commander Women's Auxiliary Corps (India): photograph album, letters and ephemera 1946 (2016-04-01)

National Army Museum Templer Study Centre

  • Edward George Spencer Churchill (1876-1964): papers incl a typewritten copy of his diary during his time with the Grenadier Guards and service in South Africa, covering the journey from Southampton to Capetown, duties at the front, sketch maps of the terrain and positions, camp conditions, and experiences in action 1900-1902 (NAM.2016-10-23-5)
  • Capt Henry Riversdale Elliot (fl 1867-1868), Madras sappers and miners: papers, incl letters from Abyssinia to his wife Carmina in India, with details of the campaign and life in camp and during marches, a letter to his father-in-law Col Macintire in Bangalore, a booklet of campaign notes and orders, and printed transcripts of the letters entitled 'The march to Magdala and back' rel to the Abyssinia Campaign 1867-1868 (NAM.2016-10-11)
  • Maj Duncan Webb (fl 1900-1902), Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General 6th Division: papers rel to his experiences in South Africa during the Boer War c1900-1902 (NAM.2016-11-67)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Thomas Ifor Rees (1890-1977), diplomat, translator and publisher: papers rel to time as British Minister in Mexico City and Ambassador to Bolivia c1938-1949 (Papurau J T Rees a T Ifor Rees)


Bristol University Information Services: Special Collections

  • Pretor-Pinney family of Somerton Erleigh: additional papers incl material rel to the Bengough family and the Pinner family in the West Country and West Indies c1800-2000 (DM2716, DM2711)

Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library

  • Henry Burney (1792-1845), Lieutenant Colonel Bengal Army, diplomat: official papers, corresp, diaries and research notes 1784-1845 (RCMS 65)

Durham University Library, Special Collections

  • Brigadier Sir Gilbert Falkingham Clayton (1875-1929), General Colonial Administrator: Sudan campaigns letters 1898-1919 (SAD)
  • George J Fleming (fl 1914-1926), Sudan agricultural inspector: photographs of Sudan 1914-1926 (SAD)
  • Sir Laurens Jan Van Der Post (1906-1996), author and traveller: personal papers 1880-2012 (LVP)
  • Colonel James Sillem (fl 1898): corresp on Omdurman campaign 1898 (SAD)

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

  • Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby (1861-1936), 1st Viscount Allenby of Megiddo, Field Marshal: additional papers comprising letters home from overseas services incl South Africa, Second Boer War, Western Front and Palestine, with press cuttings and photographs 1882-1919 (Acc 3317)

London University: Institute of Commonwealth Studies

  • James Bruce (1756-1808), Lieutenant Governor of Dominica: corresp with and rel to James Neave in London, whose business interests in Dominica were being looked after by Bruce 1790-1795 (ICS183)
  • Caribbean Council: Cuba Initiative corresp and papers, incl Cuban Biotechnology Industry, UK business links with Cuba, Cuban industries incl tourism and agriculture, and Caribbean Britain Business Council papers c1996-2013 (ICS175)
  • Dominican government papers, incl manuscript accounts during the time of President John Matson 1796-1800 (ICS184)

London University: London School of Economics, The Women's Library

  • Kathleen Duffin Mahony (fl 1900-1970): 'Memoirs of a Memsahib', unpublished memoirs rel to time in India with her husband George, of the Indian Medical Service 1919-1945 (Mahony)

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

  • Edward Keith Roach (1885-1954), colonial administrator, author: papers incl memoirs, corresp, photographs, government reports on Palestine and cuttings c1910-2008 (MS 381300)

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

  • Sir Harold Alfred MacMichael (1882-1969), colonial administrator: additional papers and photographs incl material rel to Lady Nesta MacMichael 1938-1944 (0196)
  • Sir Alexander John Dickson Stirling (1927-2014), colonial administrator: papers and photographs, incl material rel to diplomatic postings in Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Sudan 1941-2012 (0631)

University of Birmingham: Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections

  • Society of Missionaries of Africa: photographs rel to missionary work in numerous African countries 20th cent (MS898)