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INDIA DURING THE RAJ: EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS

Diaries and Related Records Held at the British Library, London

Part 1: Diaries and Related Records Describing Life in India, c.1750-1842

Part 2: Diaries and Related Records Describing Life in India, 1819-1859

Contents of Reels - Part 2

REEL 1

Mss Urdu 132 1857

Description of the Mutiny

Ms Eur E.163 1828-1841

Charles Masson (1800-1853), traveller
Travels in Northern India, Afghanistan and Persia

REEL 2

Ms Eur F.377 1819-1858

John Bax, Bombay Civil Service 1808-c1840

Description of journeys in India, the Middle East and Europe

REEL 3

Ms Eur E.359 1-4 1825-1857

John Russell Colvin (1807-1857), Bengal Civil Service 1826-57, Private Secretary to the Governor-General Lord Auckland 1836-42, Lt-Governor of North Western Provinces 1853-57
Papers of John Russell Colvin with some relating to other members of the family

REEL 4

Ms Eur E.359 5-7 1825-1857

John Russell Colvin (1807-57), Bengal Civil Service 1826-57, Private Secretary to the Governor-General Lord Auckland 1836-42, Lt-Governor of North Western Provinces 1853-57
Papers of John Russell Colvin with some relating to other members of the family

REEL 5

Ms Eur E.359 8-12 1825-1857

John Russell Colvin (1807-57), Bengal Civil Service 1826-57, Private Secretary to the Governor-General Lord Auckland 1836-42, Lt-Governor of North Western Provinces 1853-57
Papers of John Russell Colvin with some relating to other members of the family


REEL 6

Ms Eur C.70 1836-41, 1854-59

General Marcus de la Poer Beresford, British Army
Travels and social life as Military Secretary to Commander- in- Chief in India and Commandant in
Bangalore

REEL 7

Ms Eur C.71 1836-41, 1854-59

General Marcus de la Poer Beresford, British Army
Travels and social life as Military Secretary to Commander- in- Chief in India and Commandant in
Bangalore

REEL 8

Ms Eur C.72 1836-41, 1854-59 General Marcus de la Poer Beresford, British Army
Travels and social life as Military Secretary to Commander- in- Chief in India and Commandant in
Bangalore

REEL 9

Ms Eur F.240/15-20 1837-1881

Arthur Herbert Cocks (1819-81), Bengal Civil Service 1837-63
Diaries, correspondence and miscellaneous papers relating to his career in India, including material relating to the Indian Mutiny

REEL 10

Ms Eur F.240/21-24 1837-1881

Arthur Herbert Cocks (1819-81), Bengal Civil Service 1837-63
Diaries, correspondence and miscellaneous papers relating to his career in India, including material relating to the Indian Mutiny

REEL 11

Ms Eur F.240/25-31 1837-1881

Arthur Herbert Cocks (1819-81), Bengal Civil Service 1837-63
Diaries, correspondence and miscellaneous papers relating to his career in India, including material relating to the Indian Mutiny

REEL 12

Ms Eur F.240/45-47, 55-59 1837-1881

Arthur Herbert Cocks (1819-81), Bengal Civil Service 1837-63
Diaries, correspondence and miscellaneous papers relating to his career in India and to the Indian Mutiny

Ms Eur B.139/1-5 1839, 1848-53, 1857

Lt Col Frederick Carleton Marsden, Bengal Army
Voyage to India; travel and military duties, mainly in the Punjab

REEL 13

Ms Eur B.369/1-2 1840-56

Thomas Machell, 1824-1862, merchant seaman/Indigo planter
Experiences at sea; life in India

REEL 14

Ms Eur B.369/3-4 1840-56

Thomas Machell, 1824-1862, merchant seaman/Indigo planter
Experiences at sea; life in India

REEL 15

Ms Eur B.369/5 1840-56

Thomas Machell, 1824-1862, merchant seaman/Indigo planter
Experiences at sea; life in India

REEL 16

Ms Eur B.167 1842-58

Maria Amelia Vansittart, wife of Colonel William Jervis, Bengal Army (Div 1844) and later of Henry Vansittart, Bengal Civil Service 1837-71
Intermittent notes on family and personal life in Bengal and Punjab

REEL 17

Ms Eur D.896 1842-49

Lt James Charles Curtis, Bengal Army 1841-68
Details of camp life and marches during service in various parts of Northern and Central India

Ms Eur D.1057 1842-49, 1854-56

General Sir John Fowler Bradford (1805-89) Bengal Army 1821-76
Afghan, Gwalior and Sikh campaigns; military and social life in India; retirement in England

Ms Eur C.938 1843-1856

Mrs Hannah Ellerton, mother- in-law of Daniel Corrie (1777-1837, Bishop of Madras 1835-37 and by her second marriage widow of an indigo planter who translated the New Testament into Bengali Diaries relating social life and her involvement in running schools in Calcutta

REEL 18

Ms Eur A.140/1-4 1844-67

Surgeon-General Patrick Gerald Fitzgerald (1820-1910), Madras Medical Service, 1846-80

Service and travel in India, including a description of Lucknow after the siege of 1857

REEL 19

Ms Eur D.168 1845-48

Major-General James Welsh (1775-1861), Madras Army, 1789-1861
Personal life at Waltair, Madras, and on voyage to England

Ms Eur A.106 1846, 1848-49

Ensign Thomas Pierce (1828-85), Bengal Army, 1844-76
Military service in the Punjab

Ms Eur F.58 1846

Anon “A journey to Cashmere” Journey from Ludhiana to Srinagar, Kashmir and
thence to Simla with several English fellow- travellers. Includes administrative details of Kashmiri districts.

Ms Eur C.471 1846

Major Charles Hamilton Fenton, British Army 1839-54
Letters to his sister, Mary describing the defeat of the Sikhs at Aliwal and Sobraon, and the occupation of Lahore; sketch map of action at Buddowal; army orders given at Aliwal and Lahore and his journal of these and later events until his return to England

REEL 20

Ms Eur A.185 (a-c) 1846-47 James Fenn Clark (b1823)
Visit to India to see his parents; his father Hezekiah
Clark (1792-1868) was in the Bengal Medical Service

REEL 21

Ms Eur D.1026 1847

Lt-Col D Birrell (1801-78), Bengal Army 1817-76
Miliary life; first Sikh War; battle of Sobroan

Ms Eur E.211/1 1847

Lt Herbert Benjamin Edwardes (1819-68), Bengal Army 1841-68
Expedition to Bannu

Ms Eur B.115 1848-49

Lt George Godfrey Pearse (1827-1905), Madras Army, Service in Punjab War, with descriptions of camp life and fighting, and the Afghan REEL 21 cont frontier; description of the Siege of Mooltan and the Punjab War

REEL 22

Ms Eur A.101/1-2 1849-51

Ensign Allen Baynard Johnson (1829-1907) Bengal Army 1846-76
Personal life and opinions; military routine

Ms Eur E.299/1-4 1852-58

Capt William Robert Moorsom (d 1858) British Army
Voyage to India; travel in Kashmir and Ceylon; survey of Lucknow; service as aide-de-camp to
Brigadier-General Sir Henry Havelock

REEL 23

Ms Eur C.241/1-5 1853-67

Surgeon John Henry Sylvester (1830-1903), Bombay Medical Service 1853-75
Travels and service including experience of the 1857 Persian campaign and the Indian Mutiny

REEL 24

Ms Eur D.821 1853-57

Henry Gonne (1831-57), Bengal Civil Service 1851-57
Personal life, work and thoughts during service in Oudh, and experience of the outbreak of the Indian Mutiny

Ms Eur A.120 1854-55

George Latham, engineer, Madras Railway Company 1855-62
Voyage to and first impressions of India

Ms Eur A.127/1-3 1854-67

Surgeon William Alexander Davidson, British Army Medical Service 1854-71
Brief notes of travels and service in the Crimea, India, Canada and Great Britain

REEL 25

Ms Eur A.127/4-5 1854-67

Surgeon William Alexander Davidson, British Army Medical Service 1854-71
Brief notes of travels and service in the Crimea, India, Canada and Great Britain

Ms Eur B.266 1856-60

George Fergusson Cockburn (1818-66) Bengal Civil Service 1836-66
Tours of inspection as Commissioner of Revenue and Circuit, Cuttack

Ms Eur A.118 1856-60

Maria Adelaide Cust (1833-64), wife of Robert Needham Cust, Bengal Civil Service 1843-67
Marriage and daily life in England, and from 1859 in the Punjab

REEL 26

Ms Eur C.718 1857-1858

Lt (later Lt-General) Octavius Ludlow Smith (1828-1927), Bengal Army 1847-94
Journal entitled “From the Outbreak of the Mutiny at Lucknow May 30th 1857 to the Recapture of Lucknow in March 1858”

Ms Eur D.1186/1, 7 1824-1850

Col Edmund Armitage Hardy (1824-1903) and his wife Grace Maxwell Hardy
Letters regarding their life in India

Ms Eur C.698 1857-1859

Capt (later Major-General) Henry Parlett Bishop (1828-1908), Bengal Artillery 1845-78
Description of the outbreak of the Mutiny at Ambala, siege and capture of Delhi; actions at Gungeerie, Puttiali, Mynpoorie, operations round Cawnpore and Lucknow in 1858 and actionsat Bareilly and
Modipore; with photographs and postcards

REEL 27

Ms Eur C.428 1857-58

Lt William Kidstone Elles (1837-96), British Army 1855-96
Experiences during the Indian Mutiny and comments on life in India

Ms Eur A.69 1857-58

Katherine Bartrum, wife of Surgeon Robert Henry Bartrum (1831-57)
Siege of Lucknow, death of her husband, escape to Calcutta and her child’s death

Ms Eur B.34 1857-59

Capt John Augustus Wood, Bombay Army 1839-78
Personal and regimental life

Ms Eur B.134 1857-58

Maria Germon, wife of Capt Richard Charles Germon, Bengal Army 1839-69
Detailed description of the siege of Lucknow and escape to Calcutta

Ms Eur C.310/1-2 1857

Assistant Surgeon Alexander Kerr Simpson (1829-59), Bombay Medical Service 1857-59
Voyage from England via Egypt to Bombay and Karachi

REEL 28

Ms Eur C.330 1857

Capt Edward Montgomery Mason, British Army 1856-65
Siege of Lucknow (typed extracts)

Ms Eur D.568, D.720 1857-59, 1857-60

Richard Clifford, Bengal Civil Service, 1853-78
Indian Mutiny and its aftermath (different typed versions)

Ms Eur D.706/2 1857

Capt William Shakespear, Madras Army, 1846-61
Indian Mutiny (typed copy)

Ms Eur D.747 1857

Major John Blick Spurgin (1821-1903), British Army 1842-83
Siege and relief of Lucknow (typed extracts)

Ms Eur D.634 1857

Assistant Surgeon James Alexander Caldwell Hutchinson (1828-95)
Bengal Medical Service 1850-84 Indian Mutiny


REEL 29

Ms Eur C.148/1-2 1857

Roderick Mackenzie Edwards, Bengal Civil Service 1847-83
Experience of the Indian Mutiny as a magistrate and collector in adjacent areas

Ms Eur D.1186/3-4 1857-71

Grace Maxwell Hardy and her husband Lt-Col Edmund Armitage Hardy (1824-1903),

Bombay Cavalry 1841-1870
Description of the mutiny at Nasirabad and life in India after the Mutiny

Ms Eur A.161(a-b) 1857-58

Lt-Col Chardin Philip Johnson, British Army 1845-69
The Sepoy Rebellion

Ms Eur D.1122 1858-59

Dr Joseph Sawyers (1827-63), British Army Surgeon 1850-63
Life in Rawalpindi, Gwalior and other parts of India during the Sepoy Rebellion; voyage to Britain

Ms Eur C.603 1858-1859

Ensign (later Major-General) Talbot Bradford Middleton Glascock (1839-1900) Bengal Army 1857-87
Description of the campaign during the later stages of the Indian Mutiny

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