Simple menus and recipes for camp, home and nursery by Lucy Carne. Calcutta: Thacker, Spink and Co., 1902, donated by Miss H.M. Alpin Archive ALP 8 which was referred to in the first blog has a section of foods for children. Very soft and plain food seemed to be in order.
|Simple menus and recipes for camp, Archive ALP 8|
|Archive Misc 87 Curries and bugles|
|Complete Indian Housekeeper and cook.|
Archive DV 2, donated by Mrs K.M. Davies.
Brigadier F.R.L. Goadby (1899-1985) donated in May 1981 over 70 books covering his wide ranging interests in dance, art, architecture, Indian fauna and flora, and army life. Notes inside some of the books show that he carried out botanical research on behalf of friends. He served in the Royal Engineers from 1918 and the Royal Corps of Signals from 1921. In 1926 he joined the Indian Army serving in the 2/3rd Sikh Pioneers. During 1933 he transferred to the 1st Battalion, 6th Rajputana Rifles (which uses a bugle horn as its insignia). Later in his career he served in Southern Command, India; Simla; Calcutta; Bihar; and Bombay.
The State Library of Victoria has digitized Myauk. The Indian Army ABC (Archive GB 30) http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/87039 which provides a light hearted view of conditions a decade before Goadby joined the Sikh Pioneers.
During his various postings Goadby studied local flora and built up a collection of botanical guides which include three volumes of B.O. Coventry, Wild flowers of Kashmir, London : Raithby, Lawrence & Co. 1923-1930 (Archive GB 2a-c), H. Collett, Flora simlensis : a handbook of the flowering plants of Simla and the neighbourhood, Calcutta : Thacker. 1902 (Archive GB 26), and P.F. Fyson, Flora of the South Indian Hill stations, Madras : printed by the superintendent, 1932 (Archive GB 25 a&b). Being a private collection means that the books donated have papers and other items included, a problem for archivists and librarians. Charles James Bamber, Plants of the Punjab : a descriptive key to the flora of the Punjab, Lahore : Superintendent Government Printing, 1916 (Archive GB 27) has many pressed plants included. Should they be sent to a Botany department?