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Major accessions to repositories in 2017 relating to Imperial History


Devon Archives and Local Studies Service (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Emily Mary Sparkes (1859-1954), of Dawlish Warren and India: diaries, with memoranda book 1890-1952 (SPA)

Durham County Record Office

  • Durham Light Infantry, 68/106th Regiments: material incl Boer War diaries 1900-1901 (D/X 2078)

Glamorgan Archives

  • Letter from descendant of John and Margaret Lewis of Merthyr Tydfil describing the experience of John and Margaret travelling to Hughesovka, Russia with a party of 25 to teach Russian workers about the steal making process 1969 (HRA/D1443)

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Deeds rel to property in the West Indies 1731-1853 (Acc 5949)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • William Marriott (fl 1853-1885), Crimean War soldier: army records for Crimean War incl discharge and pension papers 1853-1885 (9130)

Powys Archives

  • James Vaughan (fl1842-1881), assistant surgeon, Light Battalion: note book 1842-1881 (B/SOC/4)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Charles Harvey (fl 1830-1840), solicitor, of Spanish Town, Jamaica: papers rel to the compensation claims of Thomas Breakenridge, late owner of the Philips Valley Estate, Port Royal, Jamaica, lodged under the West India Compensation Account 1822-1841 (Add MS 89260)

Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • Dorothy Finn, teacher, fl 1970-1980: amateur film shot in the context of transition from the period of Unilateral Independence, Southern Rhodesia to national independence as Zimbabwe 1970-1980 (MGH 6904)

National Army Museum Templer Study Centre

  • William Drury (fl 1899-1902), soldier: letters written whilst serving in the Boer War 1899-1902 (NAM. 2017-12-4)
  • Patrick Higgins (fl 1947), soldier: oral history interview focusing on time serving in India around the time of the Partition of India 2017 (NAM. 2017-09-6)
  • Emmanuel Njimgye (b 1985), sergeant, Royal Military Police: oral history mainly rel to concerns with being a Commonwealth soldier in the British Army and being based in Germany and on Operation HERRICK, Afghanistan (2002-2014) (NAM. 2017-01-2)
  • Frederick Richardson (fl 1947), soldier: oral history interview focusing on time serving in India around the time of the Partition of India 2017 (NAM. 2017-09-4)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • George Francis Stewart Elliot (1822-1901), barrister and historian: corresp rel to David Livingstone's Zambesi expedition c1858-1864 (Acc.13885)
  • James Stewart (1831-1905), missionary and college principal in Africa: corresp, notes, photographs and commission c1860-1900 (Acc.13862)
  • Laurence Dalrymple Maclagan Wedderburn (1885-1965), Church of Scotland missionary in China: memoir, primarily focused on his missionary work in Manchuria and war work 1957-1958 (Acc.13831)
  • East India Co: log of the company ship 'Charles Grant' 1810 (Acc.13876)


Borthwick Institute for Archives: University of York

  • Lascelles family, Earls of Harewood: estate records for Barbados, Jamaica and Tobago 1745-1891 (Lascelles)

Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library

  • Sir Walter Buchanan-Smith (1879-1944), colonial administrator: glass plate images rel to service in Nigeria 1909-1939 (Y3043ZZ)

Durham University Library, Special Collections

  • Sir Harold Alfred MacMichael (1882-1969), colonial administrator: Sudan papers 1922-1990 (SAD)
  • Edwin Geoffrey Sarsfield-Hall (1886-1975), colonial administrator: corresp, diaries and papers rel to the Sudan incl personal papers and objects catalogues 1915-37 (SAD)

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

  • John Stewart Black (1865-1930), barrister and consular official: journals of tours of Java and Siam including observations on population, economy and government 1895-1896 (MS 381312)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections

  • John Cledwyn Hughes (1926-2016), colonial officer: papers rel to the Cameroons 1952-1960 (MS. 12711)
  • Richard Charles Overton (1923-2007), colonial officer: papers rel to Nigeria and Cameroon, with papers of his wife Susan, a civil servant 1950-2016 (MS. 12697/1-2)

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

  • George Habib Antonius (1891-1942), colonial officer, historian and political activist: papers rel mainly to the Palestine Round Table Conference (1939) with some maps and photographs c1920-1939 (0011)
  • Sir Alec Seath Kirkbride (1897-1978), diplomat: unpublished autobiography, with copy documents and photographs c1930-1977 (0567)
  • Robert Leslie Morris (fl 1861-1862): letters to his mother covering journeys from London to Cairo and Akaba to Austria, with digital copies and transcription 1861-1862 (0658)
  • Solomon N Negima (fl 1885-1933), dragoman: scrapbook of client recommendations with corresp 1885-1933 (0661)
  • John Gervase Trafford Shipman (1939-2016), diplomat: papers and photographs rel to his Middle East service and later involvement in societies rel to the Middle East incl the Anglo-Omani Society and the Travellers Club 1962-2016 (0654)

Trinity College Dublin

  • Arthur Rose Vincent (1876-1956), politician and barrister: personal corresp (copies) 1902-1932 (TCD MS 11562)