Collection AR85 - In Company and India: Manuscript and Notes

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AR85

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In Company and India: Manuscript and Notes

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  • 1991 - 1992 (Creation)

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Alan C. Hardcastle (n.d.)

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Purchased by Croydon Museum Service from Alan Hardcastle, and subsequently transferred to Croydon Archives Service in June 1995.

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Accession Number: A85

`In Company and India: Manuscript and Notes

Manuscript of book, `In Company and India, a history of Addiscombe Military Seminary (2 loose-leaf files); with file of research notes and correspondence etc used in its compilation.

Item date: 1991 - 1992

Accession date: 21/6/1995

Custodial history: Purchased by Croydon Museum Service for 600

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Manuscript of book, `In Company and India, a history of Addiscombe Military Seminary (2 loose-leaf files); with file of research notes and correspondence etc used in its compilation. In Company and India was researched and written by Alan C Hardcastle in 1991-1992; but he was unable to find a publisher for it. It contains a preface written by Lord Weatherill (formerly Bernard Weatherill, MP for Croydon North-East and Speaker of the House of Commons).

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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.

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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 AR65.

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.

A history of St Jamess Church, The Death of a Parish (1990), by the same author is held by the Local Studies Library at S70 (283) JAM.

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GB-352-ar85

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24/06/2015

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