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: Vernede collection
: This collection mainly consists of film showing aspects of colonial life in India, taken by 3 female members of the Kendall / Donaldson / Vernede family: 1. Isabella Clare Bothwell married Sir Charles Henry Bayley Kendall in 1910, and they had a son and two daughters (Barbara and Nancy). Sir Charles, who served as a Judge in the High Court of Allahabad, India, died in a motor car accident in 1935. 2. Barbara, the daughter of Sir Charles and Lady Kendall, married John Coote Donaldson from the Indian Civil Service, who later became Secretary to the Governor of the United Provinces. 3. Nancy Mary Kendall, born in 1914 in Mussourie, India, was the second daughter of Sir Charles and Lady Kendall. She married Raymond Veveysan Vernede in 1937 in Lucknow, the son of Arthur Henry Vernede. Both Raymond Vernede and his father Arthur were in the Indian Civil Service. Part of this collection, consisting of maps and printed sources, came directly from Raymond Vernede (1905-2003), but these items have not yet been catalogued. He joined the Indian Civil service in 1928 and served as a District Officer in the United Provinces for 19 years, in Agra, Benares, Jhansi, Meerut, Allahabad, Unao, Garhwal and Gorakhpur. He retired in 1947 when India became independent.