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INDIA DURING THE RAJ: EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS
Diaries and Related Records Held at the British Library, London

Part 3: Diaries and Related Records Describing Life in India, c1861-1891

Contents of Reels

REEL 1

Ms Eur C.704 1861-1862

Rev J B Wheeler
Journal of a journey from Lucknow to London by land and by sea

Ms Eur E.355/5-7 1865-1867

Sir Frederick William Richards Fryer (1845-1922)
Indian Civil Service 1864-1903;
Lt-Governor of Burma 1897-1903
Daily life in the Punjab

REEL 2

Ms Eur E.355/8-11 1868-1871

Sir Frederick William Richards Fryer (1845-1922)
Indian Civil Service 1864-1903;
Lt-Governor of Burma 1897-1903
Daily life in the Punjab

REEL 3

Ms Eur E.355/12-15 1872-1875

Sir Frederick William Richards Fryer (1845-1922)
Indian Civil Service 1864-1903;
Lt-Governor of Burma 1897-1903
Daily life in the Punjab

REEL 4

Ms Eur E.355/16-19 1876-1879

Sir Frederick William Richards Fryer (1845-1922)
Indian Civil Service 1864-1903;
Lt-Governor of Burma 1897-1903
Daily life in the Punjab

REEL 5

Ms Eur E.355/20 1880

Sir Frederick William Richards Fryer (1845-1922)
Indian Civil Service 1864-1903;
Lt-Governor of Burma 1897-1903
Daily life in the Punjab

Ms Eur E.421 1846-1864, 1870

Major William Croker
Shooting trips in Kashmir and the Punjab with photographs

REEL 6

Ms Eur A.62 1861-64

Captain John Tisdall Annesley (1820-1873)
Bombay Army 1842-1873
Daily life as Paymaster of Pensions, Bombay

Ms Eur D.785/4 1861

Robert Orr Sawers (1837-1880)
General Manager, National Bank of India 1863-1880
Account of voyage to India

Ms Eur C.168B 1864

Sir Frederick John Goldsmid (c1818-1908)
Madras Army 1839-1874
Journey from Bombay to Constantinople, supervising the laying of the first telegraph
cable from India to Europe

REEL 7

Ms Eur F.157/ 72-73, 75 1864-1889

Lt-Colonel Frederick Bailey (1840-1912)
Royal Engineers 1859-1890
Indian Forest Service 1871-1890
Brief notes on daily activities

REEL 8

Ms Eur B.205/2 1864-1876

Sarah Ann Fitzgibbon (d1894) wife of Lt Richmond Fitzgibbon
Madras Army and later coffee planter in Madras
Daily life and missionary activities

Ms Eur D.1186/6 1865-1872

Rev Arthur Octavius Hardy (1838-1910)
Bengal Ecclesiastical Establishment 1865-1886
Travels and duties as chaplain to two Bishops of Calcutta

Ms Eur C.176/104 1872-1873

Annette Beveridge (1842-1929) wife of Henry Beveridge (1837-1929)
Indian Civil Service 1858-1893
Brief notes on daily life in India and an account of life as schoolmistress in Calcutta

Ms Eur E.349/13 1865 George Campbell (1824-1892)
Bengal Civil Service 1842-1874
Lt-Governor of Bengal 1871-1874
Visit to Kashmir

Ms Eur F.127/163 1866-1867

Colonel Richard Strachey (1817-1908)
Inspector of Irrigation 1866-1871
Journal regarding irrigation and other engineering works in Sind

REEL 9

Ms Eur B.132/1-2 1867-1868

Stanley Leighton (1837-1901)
Conservative Member of Parliament 1876-1901
Trip to India and Ceylon

REEL 10

Ms Eur D.860/7-20, 43-44, 79-80 1867, 1870-1871, 1874-1875, 1877, 1887

Sir William James Herschel (1833-1917)
Bengal Civil Service 1853-1878
Daily life in Bengal

Ms Eur D.904/2 1867

Middleton Rayne (1830-1882)
Public Works Department 1868-1879
Chief Engineer Indus Valley State Railway 1876-1879 and his wife Annie Rayne
Railway engineering in India

REEL 11

Ms Eur B.133 1867

Colonel Ralph Young
Bengal Engineers 1844-1877
Visit to Kashmir

Ms Eur B.378 1867

Lt William Cavaye (1845-1926)
British Army 1865-1902
Daily routine while stationed at Allahabad; two months leave in the hills

Ms Eur F.86/81 1867

Sir Richard Temple (1826-1902)
Indian Civil Service
Financial Member of Council 1868-1874
Political diary, Hyderabad

Ms Eur A.123 1870-1873

H A K Wright (b1850)
Coffee planter in Northern Madras
First years in India

Ms Eur B.381 1870-1925

Rev William Carey (b1849)
Medical missionary, 1874-1884
Missionary life in North India, chiefly in Delhi

REEL 12

Ms Eur D.594/1-3 1875-1886

Sir Courtenay Peregrine Ilbert (1841-1924)

Parliamentary draftsman and legal member of the Governor-General’s Council 1882-1886

Professional matters

REEL 13

Ms Eur D.594/4-5 1875-1886

Sir Courtenay Peregrine Ilbert (1841-1924)

Parliamentary draftsman and legal member of the Governor-General’s Council 1882-1886
Professional matters

Ms Eur A.155 1876

Major Edward Young Kellett (b1831)
Royal Army Medical Corps 1854-1880
Two month hunting trip in the United Provinces organised for Edward, Prince of Wales

Ms Eur A.107/1-2 1877-1890

Major-General William Henry Noble (1834-1892)
British Army 1856-1892
Detailed account of special service in India 1877-1880 on Committee to reorganise Indian Army Ordnance Department and as staff office in Second Afghan War

REEL 14

Ms Eur A.107/3-4 1877-1890

Major-General William Henry Noble (1834-1892)
British Army 1856-1892
Detailed account of special service in India 1877-1880 on Committee to reorganise Indian Army Ordnance Department and as staff office in Second Afghan War

Ms Eur D.1093 1878-1880

Private William Atkinson
HM 67th Regiment
Army life; voyage to India; service in 2nd Afghan War

Ms Eur A.124 1879

Mrs Cawley, wife of George John Cawley,

District Superintendent of Police, Assam 1876-1883
Siege of Kohima, Assam

REEL 15

Ms Eur F.157/77-78 1879-1880

Florence Bailey (1847-1932), wife of Lt-Colonel Frederick Bailey (1840-1912)
Indian Forest Service 1871-1890
Domestic life in Northern India

Ms Eur D.938 1880

Private Thomas Melsom (b1852)
British Army 1874-?
Punitive expedition by Marri Field Force on return from Second Afghan War

Ms Eur F.166/25 1883

Lt-Colonel Sir James Dunlop-Smith (1858-1921)
Private Secretary to Lt-Governor of the Punjab 1883-1887; Private Secretary to Viceroy 1905-1910; Political ADC to Secretary of State for India 1910-1921
Official diary as Commissioner of Lahore; life in the Punjab.

Ms Eur F.143/1a, 1b 1883-1886

Sir Walter Roper Lawrence (1857-1940)
Indian Civil Service 1879-1896
Private Secretary to Viceroy 1898-1903
Commissioner for Indian Sick and Wounded in France and England 1914-1916, in USA 1917-1918 and Palestine 1919
Diary and notebook

Ms Eur F.143/10 1879-1884

Sir Walter Roper Lawrence (1857-1940)
Indian Civil Service 1879-1896
Private Secretary to Viceroy 1898-1903
Commissioner for Indian Sick and Wounded in France and England 1914-1916, in USA 1917-1918 and Palestine 1919
Letters from Lawrence in India to members of his family

REEL 16

Ms Eur F.143/12-13 1885-1886

Letters of Lillian Lawrence from India to her parents. Wife of Sir Walter Roper Lawrence (1857-1940)
Indian Civil Service 1879-1896
Private Secretary to Viceroy 1898-1903
Commissioner for Indian Sick and Wounded in France and England 1914-1916, in USA 1917-1918 and Palestine 1919

REEL 17

Ms Eur F.143/14-15 1887-1888

Letters of Lillian Lawrence from India to her parents. Wife of Sir Walter Roper Lawrence (1857-1940)
Indian Civil Service 1879-1896
Private Secretary to Viceroy 1898-1903
Commissioner for Indian Sick and Wounded in France and England 1914-1916,
in USA 1917-1918 and Palestine 1919

REEL 18

Ms Eur F.143/16-17 1889-1890

Letters of Lillian Lawrence from India to her parents.

Wife of Sir Walter Roper Lawrence (1857-1940)
Indian Civil Service 1879-1896
Private Secretary to Viceroy 1898-1903
Commissioner for Indian Sick and Wounded in France and England 1914-1916, in USA 1917-1918 and Palestine 1919

Ms Eur F.197/248 1884

Sir Francis Younghusband (1863-1942)
Indian Army and Indian Political Service 1882-1909
Journey from Dharmsala to Kulu and Simla

REEL 19

Ms Eur C.378/6,9,17 1864, 1867, 1857-1875

Thomas Harding Going (1827-1875)
Engineer on the North Western Line, Madras Railway Company, 1857-1875.
Diaries describing work on the surveying, engineering and construction of the railway line between Madras, Raichur and Hyderabad
Plus a summary of his whole career written by his grandson, Lt-Col R J Going

Ms Eur A.152 1885-1886

C B Clarke
Bengal Education Service 1866-1887
Inspection visits to schools in Assam

Ms Eur F.108/13 1886-1887

Colonel George Stuart White (1835-1912)
British Army 1853-1900
Rough diary of the Burma campaign

Ms Eur E.200 1886-1889

Colonel Henry St George Tucker
Indian Army 1855-1897
Military diary of Burma campaign

REEL 20

Ms Eur F.224/21-23 1885-1891

Herbert John Maynard (1865-1943)
ICS, Punjab 1886-1927
Voyage to India; stay in Central India; life in the Punjab and Mandi and Suket States

Ms Eur D.853/1 1887

William Cameron (1854-1938)
Bombay Public Works Department 1877-1911
Journey from Sholapur to Kashmir

Ms Eur D.1114/1 1887-1889

Katherine Way (b1875)
Voyage to India; life in Benares; camp life while marching with 7th Rajput Regiment, Benares to Saugor

Ms Eur A.63 1889

Cecil Champain Lowis (1864-1948)
Indian Civil Service (Burma) 1888-1912
Work and travel in Burma

 

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