Elizabeth Adelaide Manning: Correspondence and Papers

Scope and Content

Correspondence and papers, including the following: (1-12) papers on the National Indian Association's exhibits at the Colonial and Indian Exhibition, London, 1886, comprising mainly letters to Miss Manning from the exhibition's assistant secretary J.R. Royle, 1885-1887; (13-27) papers on the Rukhmabai Defence Committee, including letters to Miss Manning from joint secretary M.M. Bhownaggree, Bombay, 1887-1888, and one from Frances Power Cobbe [1888]; (28) draft of an article on 'Female Education in India' [1877]; (29) translation of an essay by Miss V.F. Viccajee, 'Home, Its Duties and Comforts', Bombay, 25 February 1888; (30-32) translations of 3 essays on 'How to Bring Up Children'; (33) Government Girls' School, Bangalore: syllabuses and book lists; (34) floral design drawn by P. Sellammal, Government Girls' School, Kumbakonam; (35-39) papers on the Brahmo-Samaj religion; (40) notes from W.H. Sleeman, 'Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official', 1844 (notebook, 14 pages); translation of the proclamation by King Thebaw of Burma, 1885; (42) memorandum of rhymes in Dryden's Alexander's feast; (43) notes on poetical borrowing; (44-45) printed submissions to the Royal Commissioners regarding the education of middle-class girls; (46) slogans welcoming Viceroy Ripon to Madras; (47) 'Hymns' probably from Indian vernacular translation.

Administrative / Biographical History

Elizabeth Adelaide Manning (1828-1905), Secretary of the National Indian Association; editor of the Indian magazine and review; died 13 August 1905.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by the Executors of Elizabeth Adelaide Manning, 1906.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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