Bombay (Presidency)

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An administrative subdivision of British India. The Bombay Presidency covered much of western and central India, as well as parts of Pakistan and the Arabian Peninsula.

See Presidencies in the Beginners' Guide.


External Links

Historical books online

Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency
All volumes are from, except Volume 7

Imperial Gazetteer of India Provincial Series 1908


  • A Gazetteer of the Province of Sind by AW Hughes 1876
  • The following volumes are available to read online on the Digital Library of India website, with mirror editions on Gazetteer of the Province of Sind by EH Aitken 1907. Pdf download, version. This publication contains matters of a permanent character and general interest. ('A' volume) There are also additional 'B' volumes (probably seven) containing statistical tables and matters of local interest, published in 1919 and 1926-1928. The first six are available to read online on DLI
Volume I- Karachi District: 1910 (perhaps 1919?),, [1919], Pdf download DLI 1919, different digital file; Volume II- Hyderabad District, Pdf download 1927, version; Volume III -Sukkur District, Pdf download 1919, version; Pdf download 1928, version; Volume IV- Larkana District, Pdf download 1927, version; Volume V- Nawabshah District, Pdf download 1920, Pdf download 1926, version; Volume VI-Thar and Parkar District Pdf download 1919, version, different file. (Not available online: B Volume VII Upper Sind Frontier District, but it is available at the British Library IOR/V/27/63/110).
Life in Western India by Mrs Guthrie published 1881 Volume I, Volume II
The author is stated to be Katharine [or more accurately Katherine] Blanche Guthrie. It appears she was staying in India with her daughter Margaret and her daughter's husband, Major William Augustus Gillespie,[1] Staff Corps, Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General (for Musketry), Belgaum.[2]


  1. Page 155 An history of the original Parish of Whalley, and honor of Clitheroe, to which is subjoined an account of the Parish of Cartmell, Volume 2, 4th ed. rev. and enl. by Thomas Whitaker 1876
  2. Page 414 The India List Civil and Military January 1876 Google Books.