Papers of the Bombay Club

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 115 RCS/RCMS 78
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English .
  • Physical Description
      .02 cubic metre(s) 2 volumes paper

Scope and Content

Volumes of minutes, complaints and suggestions, with related correspondence and other papers.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Bombay Club was formed in 1862, replacing the Indian Navy Club, which closed on the dissolution of the Indian Navy. The Club met until 1959, when it closed as a result of changing social circumstances and the effects of prohibition.

Access Information

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

Acquisition Information

The volumes were the only records that could be found by the last President, C.R. Sharp, at the dissolution of the Club. He handed them to Mr G.P. Brownie, who presented the volumes to the R.C.S. in December 1977.


Includes index.

Other Finding Aids

MSS 22 V

MSS Addenda, vol. I.

A catalogue of the collection can be found on ArchiveSearch.

Additional Information

This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue.

Bombay Club

Corporate Names