Lists of Civil Engineers and European and East Indian Uncovenanted Servants employed in the Public Works, Military and Postal Departments 1884 -1900

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1884-1900 L/F/10/229-244
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Civil Engineers were not regarded as Covenanted Servants yet they regarded themselves as superior to Uncovenanted Servants; hence the alteration to most list titles to accommodate them 'before' Uncovenanted Servants. The title of this sub-series does not mention Railways and indeed it does appear that the Records of Railway Companies were added later in no particular order, their inclusion being either at the front, or the end or interspersed between. All records appear to contain similar information, like that of 'B' forms:-
'Name, Description of Appt, Salary and Period of Residence in India', vide Director General of Railways, 1 Apr 1884
Example: G L Molesworth, CIE, MICE, Consulting Engineer for State Railways, 3,000R.p.m., Residence 12 yrs 10 mths
These lists were all-embracing with Ticket Collectors 30R.p.m. and Shunters at 54 R.p.m. Similar forms were used by the PWD where they were referred to as PWD 94 or PWD 111. The Railway (and other) records are too numerous to list in detail here, but the notes below will give some indication of their contents. Some worthy of note are mentioned below. Some of these lists may be available in other IOR Series, as well in other Volumes of this Series.
1 Apr 1884 L/F/10/229 IOR Neg 57205 (LDS microfilm 217 9597)
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List of Civil Engineers and Uncovenanted Europeans / E Indians in the Bengal and other Circles of the Post Office.
1 Apr 1885 L/F/10/230 IOR Neg 57205 (LDS microfilm 217 9597)
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Military Dept where the Education Section shows details of the Staff of the Lawrence Military Asylum, Sanawar
1 Apr 1886 L/F/10/231 IOR Neg 57205 (LDS microfilm 217 9597)
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Lists of Civil Engineers and Uncovenanted Servants, European and East Indian, employed in PWD, Military and Postal Depts.
1 Apr 1887 L/F/10/232 IOR Neg 57206 (LDS microfilm 217 9598)
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PWD Bengal, PWD Madras, PWD Buildings and Roads, Irrigation and Local Funds Punjab; Post Office, Bengal Circle, Punjab Circle, Madras Circle, Sind, Burma, NWP Circle, etc, etc.
1 Apr 1888 L/F/10/233 IOR Neg 57206 (LDS microfilm 217 9598)
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1. List of Civil Engineers and Uncovenanted Servants, European and East Indian, N.W.R. Name, Appt., Salary, period of residence in India (25pp)
2. No index, List of Uncovenanted Servants, Europeans and East Indian, NWR., Sind Section (13pp).
3. Civil Engineers and Uncovenanted Servants, Sind -Pishin State Rly (4pp)
4. Civil Engineers and Uncovenanted Servants, PWD, Cuddapore-Nellore (1page)
5. Banna Rail Survey - Civil Engineer and Uncovenanted Servants (1 page)
6. Calcutta Storekeeper Uncovenanted Servants, Europeans and East Indian (1page)
7. Port Storekeeper, Bombay, 1page. 8. Frontier Rd Circle, Baluchistan (1 page)
Several other misc. railways.
Finally Military Dept; and Post Office (Bengal, Assam, Madras, Bombay, Rajputana, NWP, Oudh, Burma, Punjab and Sind & Baluchistan Circles
1 Apr 1889 L/F/10/234 IOR Neg 57206 (LDS microfilm 217 9598)
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With vol 234 the form requests European or East Indian/Eurasian? And date of birth in India?
1 Apr 1890 L/F/10/235 IOR Neg 57206 (LDS microfilm 217 9598)
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1 Apr 1890 Numerous details of Railway staff in NWR, Oudh & Rohilkhand Rly, etc., as well as Public Works Dept, Military Works Dept, and Postal Dept.
1 Apr 1891 L/F/10/236 IOR Neg 57207 (LDS microfilm 217 9599)
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Has a printed version of the PWD, Bombay Presidency, giving list of Civil Engineers and other Civil Servants, European and East Indian, in Bombay. Examples -
H G Palliser, Exec. Engineer 1st Grade 950R.p.m., Resident 23yrs, 5mths 4 days (1891)
W.N Shilstone, Asst Sec., 450R.p.m., Resident 21 yrs 4mths
Includes a doctor and three apothecaries.
1 Apr 1892 L/F/10/237 IOR Neg 57207 (LDS microfilm 217 9599)
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Madras PWD , Uncovenanted Servants of Military Dept, incl Lawrence Military Asylum, Sanawar. Railway staff at back of file.
1 Apr 1893 L/F/10/238 IOR Neg 57207 (LDS microfilm 217 9599)
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Details of staff at Umaria and Warora Collieries in the Central Provinces
1 Apr 1894 L/F/10/239 Not filmed (LDS microfilm 217 9643)
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N.W. Railway
N.B. Many of the records are fragile. It is worth repeating that there may be better sources elsewhere.
1 Apr 1896 L/F/10/240 Not filmed (LDS microfilm 217 9643)
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E. Bengal State Railway, Oudh & Rohilkhand Rl.:
Public Works Depts Madras, Assam, Bengal, Burma, NWP and Oudh.
1 Apr 1897 L/F/10/241 Not filmed (LDS microfilm 217 9643)
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There is no index. The only numbers on the forms are those put on particular batches when they were sent in to HQ.
From now on, the Headings are varied to read \'List of Civil Engineers & European and East Indian Civil Officers, NOT members of the Civil Service of India in the offices of…….’
1 Apr 1898 L/F/10/242 Not filmed (LDS microfilms 217 9643 and 217 9644)
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Again no indexes and no consecutive numbering of forms
1 Apr 1899 L/F/10/243 Not filmed (LDS microfilm 217 9644)
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As Vol. 242; PWD Punjab shows comprehensive records particularly of service, furlough and deaths.
01 Apr 1990 L/F/10/244 Not filmed (LDS microfilm 217 9644)
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At least a dozen sets of Railway staff records and a similar number of PWD records. Military Works Depts show staff of Foundry and Shell Factory at Cossipore; Gun Carriage Factory at Fatehgarh; Small Arms Ammunition Factory at Dum Dum.
Staff at the Colliery Branches in the Central Provinces are shown again. As usual staff of the PWD Bombay are shown in printed format. Example:-
H G Palliser Chief Engineer, 2nd class, 2,000R p.m., Period in India - 32 yrs, 5mths, 4 days.
Once again this illustrates that in using these records one can only obtain a record of service by noting details year to year.