Collection AR65 - Addiscombe Military Seminary: Records

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AR65

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Addiscombe Military Seminary: Records

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  • 1824 - 1861 (Creation)

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1 folder

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East India Company (1600 - 1873)

Administrative history

The East India company was granted its charter by Queen Elizabeth in 1600. It established the Addiscombe Military Seminary at Addiscombe Place in 1809, for the training of its officer cadets. In 1858, the Company's interests were transferred to the Crown, and the Seminary was renamed the Royal India Military College. It closed in 1861.

Archival history

The present group of records may well have been discarded as being of no permanent value after the College closed. They have probably been held in Croydon Public Libraries since at least the 1950s. Two items clearly originally belonging to this group are now bound in to AR30 (part of JO Peltons collections, acquired July 1923). Library accession no: 34687. Former shelfmark: XS70(355)

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Accession Number: A65

Addiscombe Military Seminary records

Miscellaneous records of Addiscombe Military Seminary: including abstracts of uniforms issued to cadets (1824-1861); progress reports (1850-1855); etc.

Item date: 1824-1861

Accession date: 27/11/1999

Custodial history: Probably in Croydon Public Libraries since at least the 1950s. 2 items clearly originally belonging to this group are now bound in to AR30 (part of JO Peltons collections, acquired July 1923). Library accession no: 34687. Former shelfmark: XS70(355)

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Miscellaneous records of Addiscombe Military Seminary.

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Conditions governing access

Some of the records in our collections contain sensitive and personal data that we have a legal responsibility to control access to. In these circumstances, staff may search the collection on your behalf, having received consent or proof of death of the individual concerned.

Please contact us at archives@croydon.gov.uk for further information regarding the particular collection you wish to access.

You can make a request for information which may be in a closed record under the Freedom of Information Act, 2000 or the Environmental Information Regulations, 2004. For more information about making a request, see the Croydon Council website (www.croydon.gov.uk). Making a request does not guarantee access to the information you ask for, as there may be a valid exemption from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.

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Two pieces originally belonging to this group (a Progress Report dated May 1851; and part of the Abstract of Uniform Clothing for Aug-Dec 1851) have at some date been bound into the volume of Addiscombe Military Seminary Drawings, held at AR30.

The official archives of Addiscombe Military Seminary, including admission registers of cadets, are held among the records of the India Office at the British Library (Asia, Pacific Africa Collections), 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB, reference numbers L/MIL/9/333 - 357. The records are summarised on pp113 - 123 of Anthony Farrington, The Records of the East India College Haileybury and other institutions (HMSO, 1976) which is held by the Local Studies Library at S70 (355) FAR.

Croydon Archives Service holds further non-offical archive materials relating to the Addiscombe Military Seminary at AR29, AR30, AR55, AR64, and AR85.

For a detailed history of the College, see Col. H.M.Vibart, Addiscombe: Its Heroes and Men of Note (1894) held by the Local Studies Library at S70 (355) VIB. This includes a list of cadets.

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GB-352-ar65

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24/06/2015

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