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Major accessions to repositories in 2019 relating to Imperial History


Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Reginald R Bolland, (fl1919-2012), autobiographist: memoirs of travelling to India and living in cantonments at Mussoorie and Delhi (1919-1923) 2012 (DE9899)

Somerset Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)

  • William Frederick Wyndham (1763-1828): corresp as British envoy to the Grand Duke of Tuscany 1794-1801 (A/EQV)

Surrey History Centre

  • Captain Geoffrey Lancaster Groves (1896-1947), 1st/4th Battalion, Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment: papers rel to service in India during the First World War, incl diaries; Darjeeling diary with transcript, 1915; 'To Kashmir on a miniature lightweight', 1916; photograph albums, loose identified and unidentified photographs and negatives 1914-1918 (QRWS/30/GROVGL)


British Library: Asian and African Studies

  • Colonel Henry Watson (1732-1786), chief engineer, Bengal: correspondence 1781-1785 (Mss Eur F734)
  • Emma Ewart Larkins (1808-1857), wife of Major George Larkins (1807-1857) Bengal Artillery: family correspondence, incl a final letter smuggled out during the siege of Cownpore 1848-1914 (Mss Eur F732)
  • George Barnes (1782-1847), Venerable Archdeacon of Bombay: journal of a voyage to Bombay in the East India Company ship Indus 1814 (Mss Eur F735)
  • Major General James Welsh (1775-1861), Madras Army: journal 1844-1845 (Mss Eur F739)

National Army Museum Templer Study Centre

  • Charles Cecil Daniel (1862-1948), Captain, The Royal Scots: ms diary with detailed account of the Boer War, incl details of tactics, weather, living conditions, leisure time, geographic locations and movement of troops and breakdown of the brigade 1900 (07/06/2019)
  • Frank Stewart McNamara (fl1876-1900), soldier: letters to his sister Edith Garrett written during the Boer War, rel to volunteering for service, his preparations for war, including the emotional experience of this for himself and his family, the voyage to South Africa, and military engagements 1900 (08/11/2019)


Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections

  • Francis Hemery Le Breton (1889-1974), soldier-settler in Kenya: papers 1931-1963 (MS. 16130/1-13)