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Sir Gerald Lenox-Conyngham: Correspondence and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9249

Scope and Contents

Most of the present collection dates from Lenox-Conyngham's years in Cambridge, but, the diaries apart, many items look back on his service with the Survey of India. The extensive correspondence with Burrard presents many new insights into the workings of the Survey, and the personalities of its senior officers, while that with R. H. Phillimore illustrates the many difficulties Phillimore encountered in compiling and publishing, in newly independent India, his massive History of the Survey.


  • Creation: 1881-1957 (Circa)


Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


4 archive box(es) (4 boxes (see note))

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Lady Barbara Bottomley via Dr Carol Williams, August 1994; Add.9249/I/0 presented by Dr. Williams in 2012

Related Materials

See also photographs of the Lenox-Conyghams on a 1926 sea voyage listed as CUL MS Add.7620/6/27B.

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Repository Details

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