Letters, reports and other papers regarding Berkeley's career, including material concerning the Indian Mutiny (1857). The collection includes a printed 'Record of the services of Mr L. Berkeley', comprising extracts from official correspondence, and a manuscript list of Berkeley's posts and leave while stationed in the Punjab. There is also material relating to 'Uncle' Leopold Oliver Fitzhardinge Berkeley, Extra Assistant Commissioner, and his death in the Googairah District, aged 27, during fighting on 21 September 1857.
Lionel Berkeley: Letters and papers
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- ReferenceGB 12 MS.Add.7979
- Dates of Creation19th century
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 envelope
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Administrative / Biographical History
Lionel Berkeley was appointed Moonsiff of Saharunpore in the Indian Civil Service in the early 1840s. He was promoted successively Sudder Ameen of Delhi (1857); Principal Sudder Ameen of Delhi (1858); Extra Assistant Commissioner, Delhi (1858); Judge of Small Cause Court, Delhi (1863); Judge of Small Cause Court, Lahore (1863); and Assistant Commissioner, Paper Currency, Lahore (1864), a position he held until 1867.
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Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
Purchased from L. Berkeley, 14 November 1974.
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Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.