THE WHITEHALL SERIES

Edited by SIR JAMES MARCHANT, K.B.E., LL.D.

 

THE INDIA OFFICE

By

Sir Malcom C. C. Seton, K.C.B

Deputy Under-Secretary of State

In the India Office

 

LONDON & NEW YORK

G. P. PUTNAM’S SONS LTD.[i]

1926

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CONTENTS

 

Page

Chapter I

Introductory

 

1

Chapter II

The East India Company

and the Board of Control

 

8

Chapter III

The Secretary of State in

Council

 

21

Chapter IV

The Government of India

 

45

Chapter V

The Imperial Government

and the Government of India

Parliamentary Control: Secretaries of State and Governors-General: Imperial Conferences: Treaties.

 

64

Chapter VI

Finance

Revenue and Expenditure: Exchange and Currency: Family Pension Funds

 

89

Chapter VII

Railways and other Public Works

Railways: Irrigation: the Indo-European Telegraph Department.

 

113

Chapter VIII

The Indian Services

 

128

 

Chapter IX

Judicial: Ecclesiastical

 

151

Chapter X

The Political Department

Indian Foreign Affairs: The Frontiers: The Indian

States:  The Indian Political Department: The

Political A.D.C. to the Secretary of State: The Order of the Star of India: The Indian Warrant of Precedence

 

164

Chapter XI

The Military Department

The King's and Company's 'Troops: The East India Volunteers: The Indian Army: The India Office Military Department: Lord Clive's Fund: The Marine Services.

 

187

Chapter XII

Medical

The Indian Medical Service: 'The Indian Nursing Service.

 

213

Chapter XIII

International Conferences:

Emigration

The League of  Nations and International Conferences:

Indian Emigration.

 

221

Chapter XIV

The Library and Records

The India Office Library: The India Museum: The Imperial Institute:  Indian Scientific Departments: Indian Archaeology:  Literary Patronage: 'The Geographical Department: The India Office Records.

 

237

Chapter XV

The High Commissioner for India

The Stores Department: The Students' Department.

 

257

Chapter XVI

The India Office and its Staff

The Building: The Staff.

 

265

APPENDIX I

List of  Secretaries of State and Viceroys

 

285

APPENDIX II

The Indian Orders and Medals.

287

Index

293

 

 



[i] I wrote Penguin UK seeking permission to place this short book on this web site.  They informed me that the copyright is held by Penguin USA. The Permissions Department of PENGUIN GROUP (USA) INC. sent me a letter, dated September 20th, 2005, stating “We appreciate your request and have researched all of our records but were unable to locate contractual information or ascertain the status of rights and/or copyright ownership for this material.”  I consider that the author, Sir Malcom Seton, were he alive today, would not object to its being made widely available.  If any organization considers that I am infringing on their copyright please email me David.Steinberg@houseofdavid.ca .