Two large volumes, over 1100 pages and with many beautiful and intricate illustrations this book describes the history of India from the formation of the East India Company to around 1880 after Queen Victoria had been crowned Empress of India.
This book goes into great detail about the battles, politics, characters and culture of the time. Written totally from the British perspective, although trying to include the history of the natives' lives too, it gives you an accurate idea of how your ancestors in India would have felt and thought about the events happening around them.
A truly fabulous book, which is a must for those researching ancestors, lives in British India.
Complete lists of the servants of the East India Company both at home and abroad including civilians, military and marine personnel, also Europeans and mariners with interests in India but not in the service of the Company.
A superb resource for anyone whose ancestors were involved with the Company or had links to India.
The East India Register and Directory for 1844, containing lists of the company's servants, with their respective appointments; with indexes to be same, and lists of casualties. Regulations and instructions respecting the appointment of writers, cadets, and assistant surgeons. The rules and regulations of the civil, military, and medical funds, connected with the company's service; Births, Marriages, and Deaths in India; and a list of the East India Stock qualified to vote.
London: Wm H Allen & Co, Whittaker & Co, & Gallie & Bayley, 1844.
A fabulous history of the sub-continent from the date of the first English 'expedition' in 1591 through to, and including the war with Afghanistan in the 1870's.
An extremely comprehensive and well written book with an excellent 1881 map of India.
An incredibly comprehensive directory of the cities of Calcutta, Madras, Bombay, Allahabad. Lahore, Simla and Rangoon.
Included are an almanac, army lists, civil lists, railway list, newspaper directory and general information. There is also an incredible street by street directory of Calcutta and an excellent alphabetical directory of mostly British or Europeans in the area.
Absolutely wonderful information for all of those with ancestors who lived and worked in the Sub-Continent.
A superb gazetteer of the Saugor district with lots of information about subjects such as the geography of the area through to details about religion, wages, population, disease, social life and customs, trade, communications and more besides.
A wonderful guide book. Here you will find all sorts of details about day to day life in India, such as information about how to get there, advice on food, health, railways and much, much more
The original book was written in three volumes between 1859 and 1883 and was added to in many new editions (this is the eleventh). Each new edition preserved the original information and updated it where necessary.
Also included are numerous maps and plans.
The fourteenth editon of this lovely guide book. See description of the 1926 edition as above.
A very comprehensive directory compiled from the Civil Lists of the Government of India. Includes lists of military officers, recipients of medals and awards and details of those involved in the government of the Sub-Continent.
There is also a fascinating section featuring the fundamental rules of the Civil Service, this gives details such as rates of pay, pensions given according to length of service.
The real gem, however, is The Record of Services. This is a 437 page section with details of people and their service record in India. For example:
BLAKE, Reginald Gilbert, India Office (executive officer, accnt, -gen's dept.) (b. 20th Feb 1898). - Apptd. asst. clerk, 3rd Dec., 1919, after previous service from 22nd Oct., 1915; second class clerk, 29th April, 1920; exec. officer, April, 1922.
This shows that Reginald was born in 1898 and in 1920, aged 22, he achieved the rank of executive officer. He remained in that position until at least 1933, the date of the publication of this book.
Interestingly this section also includes people who had been retired for many years. Such as John Mitchell Holms, who arrived in India 26th November 1883. The fashion in these times dictated that young 'gentlemen' went to India at the age of about 21, so this man would probably have been born in the early 1860's. He occupied the post of Lieutenant Governor of United Provinces between February and June 1917 and retired in 1919 (possibly about 60 years of age), fourteen years before this book was published.
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