Catalogue of the papers of Sir Jervoise Athelstane Baines, and his son-in-law, Philip Edward Percival, 1862-1929

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

C. Parker

2003

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A    Papers of Jervoise Athelstane Baines, 1862-1925
    A.1  Official papers, 1870-1925
    A.2  Personal papers, 1870-91
    A.3  Photographs, 1862-1914
B    Papers of Gervas Selwyn Eyre, brother-in-law of Jervoise Athelstane Baines, late 19th cent.
C    Papers of Philip Edward Percival, 1895-1929
    C.1  Official papers, 1929
    C.2  Personal papers, 1912-29
    C.3  Photographs, 1895-1928
D    Papers of Major Claud Percival, 1901-9


Papers of Sir Jervoise Athelstane Baines, and his son-in-law, Philip Edward Percival, both of the Indian Civil Service, 1862-1929

Abstract:
Official papers, personal letters and photographs of Sir Jervoise Athelstane Baines, and his son-in-law, Philip Edward Percival, both of the Indian Civil Service, 1862-1929.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. lett. c. 826-31, d. 753, e. 213; Eng. misc. c. 1035-9, d. 1447; Photogr. b. 38-50, c. 179-84

Extent: 33 shelfmarks

Biographical History

Jervoise Athelstane Baines (1847-1925) joined the Indian Civil Service in 1870 and served for 25 years. He was an assistant collector, an educational inspector, the census commissioner, 1889-93, and Secretary to the Royal Commission on Opium, 1894-5. He married Constance Pyne in 1874 and they had two children, Sylvia and Cuthbert. In 1901, his daughter, Sylvia, married Philip Edward Percival (1872-1939), who was in the Bombay establishment of the Indian Civil Service. Percival served for 35 years in the Bombay presidency, chiefly in the Judicial Department.

Scope and Content

Official papers, printed pamphlets, personal letters and photographs of Jervoise Athelstane Baines, 1862-1925; photographs of Gervas Eyre, his brother-in-law, late 19th century; personal letters and photographs of Philip Edward Percival, 1895-1929, and photographs of Claud Percival, 1901-9.

Acquisition

Deposited, 1967, and converted to a gift, 1987.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. lett. c. 826, fols. 1-2].

Family names (NCA Rules)

Baines | family
Eyre | family
Percival | family

Personal names (NCA Rules)

Baines | Sir | Jervoise Athelstane | 1847-1925 | Knight | Indian civil servant
Eyre | Gervas Selwyn | fl 1887-91 | Captain in the British army
Percival | Claud | fl 1901-9 | Major in the Rifle Brigade
Percival | Philip Edward | 1872-1939 | Indian civil servant

Corporate names (NCA Rules)

India | Civil Service

Place names (NCA Rules)

India

Subjects (LCSH)

Africa -- Description and travel
India -- Politics and government
Photographs

A   Papers of Jervoise Athelstane Baines, 1862-1925

A.1   Official papers, 1870-1925

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. misc. c. 1035-8, d. 1447


Memoranda, circulars and reports, relating to his work in the Indian Civil Service, printed and manuscript, 1870-80
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. c. 1035
Extent: 112 leaves

Correspondence, memoranda, circulars and reports, relating to his work in the Indian Civil Service, printed and typescript, 1881-8
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. c. 1036
Extent: 141 leaves

Correspondence, memoranda, circulars and reports, relating to his work in the Indian Civil Service, printed and typescript, 1888-95
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. c. 1037
Extent: 118 leaves

Notes on legal cases, correspondence and miscellaneous papers relating to his work and interests after retiring from the Indian Civil Service, c.1870-1925
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. c. 1038
Extent: 102 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 70-1) pen-and-ink drawings of Indian scenes
  • (fol. 88) letter from Arthur James Balfour, informing him of his impending knighthood, 1905
  • (fol. 98) obituary, 1925
  • (fols. 99-102) executors' accounts for the estate of his father, Rev. Edward Baines, 1882

Printed pamphlets by Jervoise Athelstane Baines, 1879-1906
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. d. 1447/1-4
Extent: ii + 47 pages; 10 leaves; 15 pages; 4 pages

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (item 1) History of Gujarát Mara'tha period, 1757-1817 (Bombay, 1879)
  • (item 2) 'On certain features of social differentiation in India', offprint from the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society (Oct. 1894)
  • (item 3) The housing of the wage-earning classes (c.1902)
  • (item 4) 'The population of the British Empire', offprint from the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, LXIX, part II (1906)

A.2   Personal papers, 1870-91

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. lett. c. 826-9, e. 213


Letters from India, to his parents, sisters and other family members, c.1870-1
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. c. 826
Extent: iv + 230 leaves

Letters from India, to his parents, sisters and other family members, c.1872
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. c. 827
Extent: 278 leaves

Letters from India, to his parents, sisters and other family members, c.1873
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. c. 828
Extent: 268 leaves

Letters from India, to his parents, sisters and other family members, c.1874-c.1891
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. c. 829
Extent: 209 leaves

'Scrap Album', containing letters and cards from him and his wife, Constance, to their daughter, Sylvia Baines, from India, c.1880-2
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. e. 213
Extent: 94 leaves
Binding: Dark green decorated cloth boards, with oval portrait on upper board

A.3   Photographs, 1862-1914

Shelfmarks: MSS. Photogr. b. 38-41, c. 179, c. 181


Photograph album, 1862-88
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. b. 38
Extent: 444 leaves
Binding: Gilt-ruled half black calf, dark green morocco boards, label on upper board, 'A'

Scope and Content:

Includes photographs of

  • (fols. 3-18) his schools
  • (fols. 32-4, 77-92) his children
  • (fols. 46-75) Dresden, Germany
  • (fols. 98-211, 307-58) paintings
  • (fols. 212-21) sculptures
  • (fols. 222-306) people, including
    • (fol. 223) Lord Palmerston
    • (fol. 224) William Ewart Gladstone
    • (fol. 225) Richard Cobden, John Bright and Michel Chevalier
    • (fol. 239) George Sand
    • (fol. 245) Rosa Bonheur
    • (fol. 264) Richard Wagner
    • (fol. 282) Frederick Temple
    • (fol. 283) Arthur Penrhyn Stanley
    • (fol. 295) Charles Dickens
    • (fol. 296) George Henry Lewis
    • (fol. 297) George Eliot
    • (fol. 298) Thomas Henry Huxley
    • (fol. 299) Charles Darwin
    • (fol. 300) Herbert Spencer
    • (fol. 301) John Stuart Mill
    • (fol. 302) Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    • (fol. 303) Millicent Fawcett
    • (fol. 304) Jean Ingelow
  • (fols. 359-415) India

Photograph album, 1872-89
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 179
Extent: 145 leaves
Binding: Gilt red morocco, with wrapper of purple velvet

Scope and Content:

Inscribed (fol. 1) 'J.A. & C. Baines, 1874. "Haec olim meminisse iuvabit" '. Includes photographs of

  • (fols. 5-58, 69-70, 135-6, 141-2) Italy
  • (fols. 108-17) official residences in India
  • (fols. 59-68, 118-25) paintings by Catherine Eularia Baines, his mother
  • (fols. 4, 76-107, 126-30, 139-40, 143-4) family members

Photograph album, 1874-1914
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. b. 40
Extent: 252 leaves
Binding: Gilt-ruled half black calf, dark green morocco boards, label on upper board, 'C'

Scope and Content:

Includes photographs of

  • (fols. 1-5, 16-50, 80-4) India
  • (fols. 6-8, 120-35, 150-67, 220-52) family members and places in England
  • (fols. 51-6) Aden
  • (fols. 57-63) Egypt
  • (fols. 66-79, 192-219) France
  • (fols. 85-101) Nuremberg, Germany
  • (fols. 102-19) Sweden
  • (fols. 136-49, 168-91) Holland

Photographs of the Baines family and of India, 1875-89
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 181
Extent: 53 leaves

Photograph album, 1887-96
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. b. 39
Extent: 196 leaves
Binding: Gilt-ruled half black calf, dark green morocco boards, label on upper board, 'B'

Scope and Content:

Includes photographs of

  • (fols. 2-43) various places in England
  • (fols. 44-196) India

Photograph album, 1889-90
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. b. 41
Extent: 111 leaves
Binding: Cloth spine, no boards

Scope and Content:

Inscribed on front cover, 'Photographs India JAB 189/90'. Contains photographs of indigenous people and places in India and Burma, mostly identified.

B   Papers of Gervas Selwyn Eyre, brother-in-law of Jervoise Athelstane Baines, late 19th cent.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Photogr. c. 180, c. 182


Photograph album, inscribed (fol. 1) ' Burma 1890', containing personal and professional photographs, cards and pressed flowers, 1887-91
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 180
Extent: 153 leaves
Binding: Blue cloth boards, spine and boards partly detached

Scope and Content:

Includes

  • (fols. 2-12, 17, 26-100, 105-11, 114-52) photographs of Burma
  • (fols. 20-1, 102-4, 112-13) photographs of members of the Baines and Eyre families
  • (fols. 14-16, 19, 22-3, 25) cards
  • (fols. 18, 24) pressed flowers
Separated Material:

Loose items removed from this volume, comprising photographs, pastel sketches of family members and newspaper cuttings relating to Captain Eyre's service in Burma, are MS. Photogr. c. 150, fols. 41-112.



Photographs of Gervas Eyre and members of the Eyre family, and of Burma, n.d. [late 19th cent.]
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 182
Extent: 88 leaves

C   Papers of Philip Edward Percival, 1895-1929

C.1   Official papers, 1929

Shelfmarks: MS. Eng. misc. c. 1039


Printed records relating to the opening of the new judicial courts at Karachi, 1929
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. c. 1039/1-2
Extent: 32 pages, 2 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises

  • (item 1) Note on the New Judicial Courts at Karachi Compiled by the Executive Engineer, Karachi Buildings Division, Karachi, 1929 (Daily Gazette Press Ltd. [1929])
  • (item 2) Programme of the Opening Ceremony of the New Judicial Courts Karachi, November 22nd 1929

C.2   Personal papers, 1912-29

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. lett. c. 830-1, d. 753


Letters, with some pen-and-ink sketches, from India, to his children, Alicia and Davie, 1912-14
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. d. 753
Extent: 141 leaves

Letters from India, to his children, Alicia and Davie, typescript and manuscript, 1915-17
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. c. 830
Extent: 142 leaves

Letters from India, to his wife, Sylvia, and his daughter, Alicia, typescript and manuscript, 1921-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. c. 831
Extent: 146 leaves

C.3   Photographs, 1895-1928

Shelfmarks: MSS. Photogr. b. 42-3, c. 183-4


Photographs, some mounted on loose card, of groups of English officials in the Indian Civil Service, and their wives, mostly identified, with (fol. 5) a family portrait of P.E. Percival and his father and brothers, 1895-c.1927
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. b. 42
Extent: 33 leaves

Photographs of Nagar and Satara in India, 1898-1925
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 183
Extent: 44 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes photographs of

  • (fols. 25, 27-9, 34-6) plague camp, Nagar
  • (fol. 17) famine camp, Nagar
  • (fol. 31) aid centre, Nagar
  • (fols. 19-20) Nagar Fort
  • (fol. 30) Satara fort

Photographs of (fols. 1-16) the Percival family in India and (fols. 17-34) officials in the Indian judicial service, 1900-28
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 184
Extent: 34 leaves

Photographs, some mounted on loose card, of groups of English and Indian officials in the Indian judicial service, mostly unidentified and undated, c.1901-26
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. b. 43
Extent: 35 leaves

D   Papers of Major Claud Percival, 1901-9

Shelfmarks: MSS. Photogr. b. 44-50


Album, inscribed (fol. 1), 'To & From the Aro Expedition. Oct. 30th 1901. to Feby. 22nd. 1902.', containing photographs, with detailed descriptions, of people, rituals and customs in Nigeria, 1901-2
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. b. 44
Extent: 221 leaves
Binding: Green cloth boards

Album, inscribed (fol. 1), 'Fort Mangoche British Central Africa Protectorate 1903. by Percival Captain The Rifle Bde.', containing photographs of Fort Mangoche, Nyasaland, the indigenous people and their customs, with detailed descriptions, 1902-3
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. b. 45
Extent: 231 leaves
Binding: Green cloth boards

Album, containing photographs, with descriptions, of Nyasaland; a journey through East Africa, the Suez Canal and the Mediterranean; places and family members in England, 1903
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. b. 46
Extent: 319 leaves
Binding: Green cloth boards

Album, containing photographs, with descriptions, of indigenous people and places around Dem Zubeir, Sudan, 1905-9
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. b. 47
Extent: 243 leaves
Binding: Green cloth boards

Album, inscribed (fol. 1) 'Major Claud Percival The Rifle Brigade Daglingworth House Circencester. Glos.', containing photographs, with descriptions, of government posts, places and inhabitants in Dem Zubeir and Raga, Sudan, 1906-7
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. b. 48
Extent: 279 leaves
Binding: Green cloth boards, ticket on upper board, 'B15612'

Album, inscribed inside upper board, 'Major Claud Percival The Rifle Brigade - Daglingworth House. Circencester. Glos.', containing photographs, with descriptions, of government posts, places and inhabitants in Dem Zubeir and Raga, Sudan, 1907-9
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. b. 49
Extent: 272 leaves
Binding: Green cloth boards

Album, containing professional photographs of buildings and places, mostly identified, in India, n.d. [early 20th cent.]
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. b. 50
Extent: i + 166 leaves
Binding: Gilt-ruled dark blue morocco, watered endpapers

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