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Archive of Sir Jervoise Athelstane Baines, and his son-in-law, Philip Edward Percival

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Official papers, printed pamphlets, personal letters and photographs of Jervoise Athelstane Baines, 1862-1925; photographs of Gervas Eyre, his brother-in-law, late 19th century; personal letters and photographs of Philip Edward Percival, 1895-1929, and photographs of Claud Percival, 1901-9.

Dates

  • 1862-1929, n.d.

Extent

3.3 Linear metres (34 physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. lett. c. 826, fols. 1-2].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. lett. c. 826-831, d. 753, e. 213; Eng. misc. c. 1035-1039, d. 1447; Photogr. b. 38-50, c. 150, fols. 41-112, c.179-184

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 11223

Overview

Official papers, personal letters and photographs of Sir Jervoise Athelstane Baines, and his son-in-law, Philip Edward Percival, both of the Indian Civil Service, 1862-1929.

Biographical / Historical

Jervoise Athelstane Baines (1847-1925) joined the Indian Civil Service in 1870 and served for 25 years. He was an assistant collector, an educational inspector, the census commissioner, 1889-93, and Secretary to the Royal Commission on Opium, 1894-5. He married Constance Pyne in 1874 and they had two children, Sylvia and Cuthbert. In 1901, his daughter, Sylvia, married Philip Edward Percival (1872-1939), who was in the Bombay establishment of the Indian Civil Service. Percival served for 35 years in the Bombay presidency, chiefly in the Judicial Department.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited, 1967, and converted to a gift, 1987.
Title
Catalogue of the archive of Sir Jervoise Athelstane Baines, and his son-in-law, Philip Edward Percival, 1862-1929
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by C. Parker
Date
2003
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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