Lionel Berkeley: Letters and papers

Scope and Content

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.

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.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Purchased from L. Berkeley, 14 November 1974.

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Archivist's Note

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