Archive of Sir Louis Stuart, 1910-1948

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A   Papers relating to the Indian Empire Society 1930-1948
    A.1   Correspondence 1930-48
    A.2   Miscellaneous correspondence 1931-1933
    A.3   Summaries of press messages from India and Burma received through Reuters and other sources 1941-1944
    A.4   Miscellaneous papers 1931-1942
B   Papers relating to the Indian Services Pensioners' Association 1935-1948
    B.1   Correspondence mainly with members of the association, the Indian Office (and later the Commonwealth Relations Office) and politicians 1935-1948
    B.2   Miscellaneous papers Not recorded at time of catalouging
C   Papers relating to Sir Michael O'Dwyer 1940-1943
D   Papers relating to the Patiala-Nabha boundary dispute 1922-1923
E   Miscellaneous papers 1909-1944


Archive of Sir Louis Stuart, 1910-1948

1910-1948

Abstract:
Archive of Sir Louis Stuart (1870-1949) Indian Civil Servant.

Extent: 2.1 Linear metres, 40 Physical Shelfmarks
Language(s) of Material: English

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. hist. c. 609-646; d. 364; e. 315-316

Biographical History

Sir Louis Stuart (1870-1949) entered the Indian Civil Service in 1891, was Judicial Secretary to the Government of India, 1910-12; First Additional Judicial Commissioner, Oudh, 1914; Judicial Commissioner, Oudh, 1921; Puisne Judge, High Court, Allahabad, 1922-25; and Chief Judge of Oudh Chief Court, 1925-30. He retired in 1930, and was subsequently Hon. Secretary of the Indian Empire Society, Hon. Secretary of the India Services Pensioners' Association, and editor of the Indian Empire Review.

Scope and Content

The papers cover almost solely the period from 1922 to 1949, with the greater part of the collection relating to Stuart's work in England, after his retirement, in connection with questions of Indian government and politics and the defence of the interests of former Indian civil servants. The collection includes papers of the Indian Empire Society and the India Services Pensioners' Association.

Acquisition

The papers came to the Bodleian Library in 1969.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark, e.g. MS. Eng. hist. c 609, fols. 1-2].

Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)

Stuart | Louis | Sir | Knight | 1870-1949 | Indian Civil Servant

Subject(s)

20th century
Civil Service -- India
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- India

A   Papers relating to the Indian Empire Society 1930-1948

A.1   Correspondence 1930-48

Scope and Content

The correspondence is mainly about the affairs and activities of the Society, and including letters in connection with membership subscriptions.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. hist. c. 609-618

Correspondence
Date: 1930-35
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 609
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 169 leaves

Correspondence
Date: 1936-9
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 610
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 181 leaves

Correspondence
Date: January-April 1940
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 611
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 250 leaves

Correspondence
Date: April-December 1940
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 612
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 257 leaves

Correspondence
Date: January-July 1941
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 613
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 200 leaves

Correspondence
Date: July-December 1941
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 614
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 122 leaves

Correspondence
Date: January-May 1942
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 615
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 187 leaves

Correspondence
Date: May-December 1942
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 616
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 190 leaves

Correspondence
Date: 1943
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 617
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 241 leaves

Correspondence
Date: 1944-8
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 618
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 289 leaves

A.2   Miscellaneous correspondence 1931-1933

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. hist. c. 619-620

Correspondence, receipts and other papers relating to tenancy and other business affairs of the Indian Empire Society
Date: Not recorded at time of catalouging
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 619
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 143 leaves

Letters of George Sydenham Clarke, 1st Baron Sydenham of Combe, to Sir John Mark Somers Hunter and Sir Louis Stuart
Date: 1931-1933
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 620
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 302 leaves

Scope and Content

With some copies of replies and other related papers.

A.3   Summaries of press messages from India and Burma received through Reuters and other sources 1941-1944

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. hist. c. 621-623

Summaries of press messages from India and Burma received through Reuters and other sources
Date: December 1941-December 1942
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 621
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 376 leaves

Summaries of press messages from India and Burma received through Reuters and other sources
Date: January-December 1943
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 622
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 331 leaves

Summaries of press messages from India and Burma received through Reuters and other sources
Date: January-December 1944
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 623
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 376 leaves

A.4   Miscellaneous papers 1931-1942

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. hist. c. 624-631

Files of typescript papers, mostly notes and memoranda by Sir Louis Stuart, relating to Indian affairs
Date: 1936-1942
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 624
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 153 leaves

Scope and Content

Includes a few items of correspondence and (fol. 148) a Labour Party pamphlet, These things shall be (1941).

Various papers and lists concerning Indian affairs and politics and the Indian Empire Society
Date: 1931-1942, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 625
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 113 leaves

Scope and Content

Includes

A number of typescript copies of a work on the Indian National Congress by Sir Louis Stuart, with some rejected and annotated leaves
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 626
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 346 leaves

Typescript copies of (fol. 1) an article entitled "The Round Table and After" and (fol. 25) a work entitled The Proposed Dominion
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 627
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 183 leaves

Various articles, speeches and memoranda by Sir Louis Stuart about Indian questions
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 628
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 226 leaves

Miscellaneous typescript material about Indian matters and about the Indian Empire Society
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 629
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 456 leaves

Miscellaneous printed and duplicated material
Date: 1931-1942, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 630
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 188 leaves

Scope and Content

Includes

Miscellaneous press cuttings
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 631
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 46 leaves

B   Papers relating to the Indian Services Pensioners' Association 1935-1948

B.1   Correspondence mainly with members of the association, the Indian Office (and later the Commonwealth Relations Office) and politicians 1935-1948

Scope and Content

Includes applications for membership and related correspondence.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. hist. c. 632-636

Correspondence mainly with members of the association, the Indian Office (and later the Commonwealth Relations Office) and politicians
Date: 1935-1936
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 632
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 189 leaves

Correspondence mainly with members of the association, the Indian Office (and later the Commonwealth Relations Office) and politicians
Date: 1937-1941
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 633
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 246 leaves

Correspondence mainly with members of the association, the Indian Office (and later the Commonwealth Relations Office) and politicians
Date: 1942
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 634
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 208 leaves

Correspondence mainly with members of the association, the Indian Office (and later the Commonwealth Relations Office) and politicians
Date: 1943-5
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 635
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 203 leaves

Correspondence mainly with members of the association, the Indian Office (and later the Commonwealth Relations Office) and politicians
Date: 1946-1948
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 636
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 343 leaves

B.2   Miscellaneous papers Not recorded at time of catalouging

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Eng. hist. c. 637

Miscellaneous papers, mainly concerning the pensioners of former Indian civil servants and related matters
Date: Not recorded at time of catalouging
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 637
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 236 leaves

C   Papers relating to Sir Michael O'Dwyer 1940-1943

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. hist. c. 638-640


Correspondence relating to the establishment of the Sir Michael O'Dwyer Memorial Fund
Date: March-May 1940
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 638
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 329 leaves

Correspondence relating to the establishment of the Sir Michael O'Dwyer Memorial Fund
Date: June 1940-July 1943
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 639
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 206 leaves

Papers relating to the trial of Sir Michael O'Dwyer's assassin
Date: 1940
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 640
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 123 leaves

D   Papers relating to the Patiala-Nabha boundary dispute 1922-1923

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. hist. c. 641-643, e. 315


Correspondence and papers
Date: 1922-3, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 641
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 310 leaves

Scope and Content

Books of notes relating to the dispute
Date: Not recorded at time of catalouging
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 642
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 86 leaves

Books of notes relating to the dispute
Date: Not recorded at time of catalouging
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 643
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 85 leaves

A further book of notes relating to the dispute
Date: Not recorded at time of catalouging
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. e. 315
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 74 leaves (fols. 16-74 are blank)

E   Miscellaneous papers 1909-1944

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. hist. c. 644-646, d. 364, e. 315


Reports of judgements in various legal cases
Date: 1912-36
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 644
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 207 leaves

Papers relating to legal work
Date: 1910-1929, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 645
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 342 leaves

Scope and Content

Includes papers about

Notebook and printed item
Date: 1927, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. e. 316
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 2 items

Scope and Content

Miscellaneous papers
Date: 1909-1944, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. c. 646
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 280 leaves

Scope and Content

Bound volume containing names (probably India Services Pensioners)
Date: Not recorded at time of catalouging
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. hist. d. 364
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 203 leaves

Scope and Content

An `Indian Empire Society diary' (1932), and miscellaneous notes, mainly relating to Indian affairs.


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