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U.P. State Archives, Lucknow

In 1949 the Archives was started in the office of the Director of Education U.P., Allahabad but later in April 1951 a separate building but at 53, Mahatma, Gandhi Marg, Allahabad was allotted to it. The Archives was shifted to its (newly constructed building at B-44, Mahanagar Extention, Lucknow in July, 1973. This building, designed as a functional building, is equipped with all the modern equipments and amenities for the maintenance, preservation and repair of records. From 1973 onwards as the U.P. State Archives started its expansion when in the same year a Regional Archives and a Manuscript Library were established at Allahabad. The process of expansion thus started continued further with the establishment of a Regional Archives at Varanasi (1976) at Nainital (1977), at Agra and Dehradun (1980). At present the Regional Archives of Nainital & Dehradun has been shifted to the newly formed State "the Uttranchal".

Records preserved in U. P. State Archives, Lucknow

Board of Revenue

Records preserved in U. P. State Archives Lucknow
Board Of Revenue
File/Volume 840 Km.
Bulk 613 Volume
Covering Period 1803-1855
Some Significant Records
Instructions from the Board of Revenue at Fort William regarding the abolition of the Board of Commissioners and the formation of ceded Provinces into a division, consisting of seven districts. Proceedings of the Board of Revenue in Fort William, March 18,1803, consultation No-2, Vol No-I.
Letter from Collector, Etawah to Charles Butler, Secretary to the Board of Revenue dated November 23, 1804 regarding the irruption of Jaswant Rao Holker, into Mynepooreh(Mainpuri). Proceedings of the Board of Revenue in Fort William dated December 14, 1804, Consultation No. 18, Vol. No-10
Translated copies of Farman of Ahmad Shah in the sixth year of the reign, Farman of Shah Alam in the 19th year of his reign; 
Parwanah of Maharajadhiraj Madho Rao Narain in the thirty second year of the reign of Shah Alam.
Proceedings of the Board of Revenue in ceded and conquered provinces, dated October 20, 1818, Consultation No 13-A, Vol No-135.
Letter from Mr. Tiraill, Commissioner of Kumaun dated February 19,1820, reporting about the rights of cultivators that their rights are fully reserved. The Malgoozar can demand no more from them than the actual Jama of Government. Proceedings of the Board of Revenue in ceded and conquered provinces, dated March 3, 1820, Consultation No 7, Vol No-152
Letter from the acting secretary to the minor committee, dated 11 March, 1820 giving instructions regarding the effective establishment of the Banaras mint by introducing the same machinery as employed in Calcutta. Proceedings of the Board of Revenue in ceded and conquered provinces dated March 24, 1820, Consultation No 11, Vol No-152.
Note by T.M.Bird, dated October 31, 1834 regarding the proposed settlement of Saugor and Nerbudda territories in which he made observations during his tour through the ceded districts of Saugar and Herbudda Territories. Proceedings of the Board of Revenue N.W.P. dated October 31, 1834, Consultation No. 71, Vol No-42.
Letter from the Secretary to Board, Allahabad, dated July 29 , 1836 regarding the results of the experiment of adopting the vernacular language as the medium of official transactions, instead of Persian language in the revenue department. Proceedings of the Board of Revenue N.W.P. dated July 29, 1836, Consultation No. 32, Vol No-79.
Letter from Commissioner, Agra division, dated July 2 ,1836 transmitting the accompanying copies of a letter from the collector, Agra dated June 23, 1836 and the statistical statements of the villages with which the Agra college was endowed. Proceedings of the Sadar Board of Revenue, N.W.P. dated August 19, 1836, Consultation No. 46, Vol No-81.
Letter from the Secretary to Sadar Board of Revenue, N.W.P. to the Secretary to Lieutenant Governor, N.W.P. dated October 14 ,1836 submitting for the consideration and order of the Hon'ble Lieutenant Governor, accompanying letters from the Commissioner of Allahabad division with enclosed letter from officiating Collector for repairing of the tombs and buildings in Sultan Kooshroo's garden in the city of Allahabad. Proceedings of the Sadar Board of Revenue N.W.P. dated October 14, 1836, Consultation No. 50, Vol No-85.
Letter from the Secretary, Sadar Board of Revenue, N.W.P. dated March 27, 1838 submitting Captain Coutley's ( Superintendent, Doab Canal) report on the Doab Canal for the year 1837/38. Proceedings of the Sadar Board of Revenue N.W.P. dated March 27, 1838, Consultation No. 25, Vol No-116.
Circular from Hamilton, Commissioner of Agra division dated February 27, 1838 to the Magistrates of Agra Division regarding the relief measures to be adopted in the draught hit districts of the division. Proceedings of the Sadar Board of Revenue N.W.P. dated April 10, 1838, Consultation No. 83-A, Vol No-117.
Letter from the Secretary, Sadar Board of Revenue to the Commissioner of Rohilkhand division, dated April 10, 1838 stating that certain districts in the division have suffered severely from the present draught and requesting that collectors of those suffered districts may be called to furnish a statement according to the form annexed and early reply may also be submitted. Proceedings of the Sadar Board of Revenue N.W.P. dated April 10, 1838, Consultation No. 85, Vol No-117.
Letter from Elliat, Secretary, Sadar Board of Revenue, N.W.P. to the Commissioner of Allahabad division dated April 10, 1838 instructing to call upon the collectors of the districts of the division effected by the present draught, to give statement of collections and probable loss. Proceedings of the Sadar Board of Revenue N.W.P. dated April 10, 1838, Consultation No. 86, Vol No-117.
Letter from Commissioner of Agra division to the Secretary, Sadar Board of Revenue, N.W.P. dated September 29, 1851 submitting Revenue administration report of several districts of Agra division for the official year 1850/51. Proceedings of the Sadar Board of Revenue N.W.P. dated October 28, 1851, Consultation No. 135, Vol No.-491.

Records of different Districts of North Western Provinces

Bulk298 Boxes
Covering Period1804-1876

Some Significant Records/Files

DistrictFile NoDetails
Aligarh3/1859-66Confiscated Estates
Agra123/1871-72Land required for Rajputana State Railway
--123/1859-72Land taken by East Indian railway purpose.
--126/1858-65Confiscations
--138/1814-21Grant of villages in Agra and Aligarh by Pandit Gangadhar Shastri for Agra College
Azamgarh28/1859-61Confiscations and assignment
Allahabad5/1859-61Confiscated Estate of Beni Bahadur, district Allahabad
--17/1863-67Establishment of Museum and library at Allahabad for North Western province
--42/1842-67Register of confiscated Estates
--100/1859-60Lands taken up for Railway purposes.
Badaun1/1859Register of confiscated Estates
--25/1860-67Confiscation and disposal of confiscated lands in Badaun district
Banda8/1860Confiscated Maufis holding of Purwa Jagir
--12/1859-68Disposal of Mauza Murka- a confiscated Estate
--14/1859-61Papers connected with the confiscated villages of Ex Nawab of Banda
--30/1858-61Banda Confiscations
Bareilly10/1860-61Confiscation statement
--108/1859Confiscation assignment and disposal of confiscated lands
Bulandshaher1/1858-70Confiscated Houses
--5/1859Confiscated Estates
--7/1858-59Confiscated Estates of Pargana Barren
--54/1867-70Sale of confiscated Tarcha Mahals
--70I, 70II, 70III / 1859-1866Confiscation and disposal of confiscated lands
Bijnore1/1863-72Confiscated Estates
--46/1859-69Confiscations and disposal of confiscated villages
Etah36/1863-66Confiscations
Etawah3/1862-63Confiscated Estates
Farukkhabad16/1859-63Confiscation and sale of confiscated estates
--62/1859-61Confiscations of Estates with Sanads
Fatehpur29/1862-64Confiscations and disposal of confiscated properties
Hamirpur4/1859-67Confiscated Estates of Ex. Nawab of Banda
--34/1858-65Confiscations and Sanads
Jalaun14/1862Confiscated Estate of late Raja of Bhundekh in Pargana Kunnar
--39/1859-61Confiscations
Kanpur57/1860-64Confiscations and disposal of confiscated lands
Kumaun7/1858-63Confiscations including those in the Tarai Pargana
Lalitpur12/1859-64Confiscations
--15/1860-64Treaty conducted between the British Government and Maharaja Scindia
Moradabad7/1862Sale of confiscated property in which Government has acquired the right of mortgager or mortgagees
--37/1865-66Disposal of confiscated properties
--44/1860-65Confiscations and disposal of confiscated properties
Mirzapur3/1859Conduct of pensioners and mafidars
Muzaffarnagar25/1863-64Disposal of confiscated estates
--38/1859-66Confiscations and disposal of confiscated lands
Meerut74/1839-62Confiscations and disposal of confiscated lands
Mathura33/1858-59Confiscations
Mainpuri2/1858-59Confiscated estates of Raja Tej Singh
--34/1859Confiscations
Shahjahanpur1/1863Confiscated estates of Bijnore, Shahjahanpur, Moradabad
--27/1860-64Confiscations and disposal of confiscated lands
Saharanpur63/1859-66Confiscations and disposal of confiscated lands

Collectorate Records

Collectorate Records Almora

Bulk15 Volumes
Covering Period1839 -1857

Some Significant Document

Miscellaneous letters received 1839, Vol No-ICircular from registrar to the senior assistant of Kumaun, dated 31, 1839 transmitting Government instructions to give practical effect throughout these provinces to the Act XXIX of 1837, which authorize the introduction of vernacular language in lieu of Persian in the conduct of public business
Miscellaneous letters received 1840, Vol No-ILetter from Commissioner of Agra Division to the Commissioner of Kumaun division dated July 8, 1840 regarding establishment of schools in Kumaun
Miscellaneous letters received 1842- Vol No-ILetter from Secretary to Government N.W.P. to the Commissioner of Kumaun division dated May 14, 1842 transmitting Government sanctions on the establishment of vernacular schools at Kumaun and Garhwal.
Miscellaneous letters received 1843- Vol No-ILetter from Secretary to Suddar Board of Revenue N.W.P.1843 transmitting Government sanctions and confirmations on the twenty years settlement of the Garhwal.
Miscellaneous letters received 1842- Vol No-ILetter from Secretary to Government N.W.P. to the Suddar Board of Revenue N.W.P. dated December 31, 1842 forwarding settlement report of the Garhwal district
Miscellaneous letters received 1845- Vol No-2Extract para of a letter from Secretary to Government of India to the secretary, Government of N.W.P.dated September 20, 1845 regarding question of granting sannads to the Rawals of the three great temples of Badrinath, Kedarnath and Gopeshwar
Miscellaneous letters received 1845- Vol No-2Letter from Secretary to Government, N.W.P. to the Collector and Magistrate of Kumaun, dated June 9, 1845 giving observation on the vernacular education in the district entrusted to their charge with a return of particulars in the form annexed
Miscellaneous letters received 1856- Vol No-IVLetter from Secretary to Government, N.W.P. to the Director of Public Information dated December 29, 1856 regarding three female schools established in Mainpuri district stating that 32 daughters of respectable Mohammedan families having entered a school is to be regarded as of much interest and value
Miscellaneous letters received 1850- Vol No-VLetter from Superintendent to the senior Assistant Commissioner of Kumaun dated June 17, 1850 regarding utilization of river Gola for the purpose of irrigation
Miscellaneous letters received 1815- Vol No-VIDraft of the treaty of 1815 between Hon'ble the East India Company and the Raja of Nepal

Collectorate Records Etawah

Bulk64 Files
Covering Period1856 - 1862
Brief descriptionMutiny Records

U.P. Secretariat Records

U.P. Secretariat Records

Bulk3 lacs Files & 10000 Volumes
Covering Period1860-1973

Some Significant Records

DistrictFile NoDetails
Agriculture295/1920Development of the Agricultural Department.
Agriculture34/1929Proceedings of the meeting of the United Provinces Board of Agriculture
Agriculture "A"364(1)/1929Proceedings of the meeting of the Sugar Committee.
Agriculture"A145/1951Development scheme in the first five year plan.
Forest "A"15AExamination of the physical characteristics of selected castes and tribes in India
Forest "A"17IInd report on forest administration in the N.W.P and Oudh.
Industries438/1912Annual report on the inland trade of U.P.
Industries225/1913Report on foreign trade of U.P. 1913
Industries127/1914Amalgamation of Post and Telegraph Departments into one Department
Industries392/1918Gold and silver thread industry at Banaras
Industries604/1918Trinidad immigration report.
Industries "A"125/1950New name of the state - Uttar Pradesh.
G.A.D. (General Administrative Department)320/1909Control over the newspaper press in India.
G.A.D.137/1910Political situation of the Country-1910
G.A.D.647/1915Origin and causes of anarchical crimes in India, 1915
G.A.D.140/1917Report on Congress of 1916.
G.A.D.214/1917Home Rule movement in India, 1917
G.A.D.262/1919Agitation in connection with Rowlett Bills, 1919

Memorandum and Statements on Newspapers

Memorandum and Statements on Newspapers Records

Bulk15 Reports
Covering Period1911-1922

Contains

These Statements and Memorandum provide valuable information regarding number of newspapers published in the U.P., the tone and tenor of the press, topics discussed and the actions taken against newspapers and individuals under the various Press Acts.

Oudh General Some Significant Records

File No. 1029/1858 Governor General's proclamation regarding the confiscation of all lands and grant of rewards in Oudh and claim of Taluqdars regarding the restitution of their former rights
File No. 2273/1858-59 Correspondence and circular about mint establishment, regarding the new coin struck and circulated in the province of Oudh by the order of Birji's Qadar during the mutiny of 1858
File No. 683/1859 Letter from Chief Commissioner to Accountant General, Calcutta dated February 4, 1859 intimating that the distribution of twelve districts of Oudh has been made under the four divisions of Lucknow, Faizabad, Khyrabad and Bahraich.
File No. 486/1860 A printed copy of Secretariat office rules. Also a printed copy of detailed schedule of establishment of the Government Secretariat N.W.P. Printed appendixes from B-P are attached with the file.
File No. 2057/1860 Annual administration report of the Faizabad division for 1859-60 and correspondence regarding the introduction of Persian wheel system of irrigation.
File No. 2256/1860 Enquiry and office notes regarding genuine sunnads of the king of Delhi and Nawab nazirs of Oudh. A printed copy of Persian letter from the Nawab Wazir of Oudh bearing authentic impressions of their respective seal is attached with it.
File No. 399/1861 Causes that led to the Talukdars and Zamidars of Oudh to take part in the mutiny, either for or against the English, views regarding further prospects of the rebellion headed by the particular zamindars in the different districts of Oudh.
File No. 1600/1862-63 Extract from the proceeding of a meeting of the Committee of British Indian Association Oudh held at Lucknow on March 10, 1862 and correspondence and memorandum regarding admission of natives into the Legislative Council.

Oudh General

File No. 2168/1865-68 Minute (a printed book of 140 pages) by Hon'ble Mr. James Fitjames Stephens on the administration of justice in British India in which he made observations regarding establishment of a district branch of Judicial service in the regulation provinces
File No. 2324/1866 A printed book of report on the High Court of Judicature for the North Western Provinces Vol I, No-III, by Munshee Harnam Prasad and Lalla Lalita Prashad pleaders of the High Court, N.W.P. for the month of August 1866
File No. 489/1872-75 A published sanitary report for the year 1872/75 by G.S.Sutherland, Sanitary Commissioner Oudh accompanied by a map of the Province of Oudh. Also a map to illustrate the prevelance of cholera and copies of inspection report of each district attached with it.
File No. 942/1877 Circular regarding the transfer of seat of Chief Commissioner and Lieutenant Governor to Allahabad.
Barabanki
File No 923/1858-59 Report and memorandum regarding the conduct of certain rebellious zamindars Raja Razzak Baksh, Mardan Ali, Karamat Ali, Ghulam Abas, Muhammad Amia during the mutiny and regarding the settlement of Jahangirabad taluka
Hardoi
Report about the mutiny at Malihabad and conduct of Ahmad Khan and Nasir Khan, most influential muhammadans of Bara Bastee residing at Malihabad
Lucknow
Fil No 2365/1858 Enquiry regarding the conduct of Syed Mohammed Mustahid Chief priest of shias, charged with preaching a crusade against Europeans

Oudh General

Commissioner's Office Lucknow

Bulk33 Boxes
Covering Period1885-1918

Contains

The series contains records relating to Land Acquisition, Buildings, Establishment and Budget, Construction of Bridges, Roads etc

Commissioner's Office Kumaun

Bulk314 Volumes
Covering Period1814-1858

Contains

The records contain Political, Settlement, Judicial, Miscellaneous and Revenue letters received.

Commissioners' Office Records

Telegrams and Bulletins sent during the mutiny

Bulk2 Volumes
Covering Period1858-1859

Daily Bulletins

Bulk2 Volumes
Covering PeriodMarch 1858 - July 1858
These volumes contains original telegrams either sent or received by E.A. Reade, senior member of the Board of Revenue. Other notable officials who sent telegraphic messages include G.F.Edmonstone, Secretary to the Government of India, Simon Frazer, Commissioner of Delhi, William Muir, Secretary to the Government of N.W.P, G.F.Harvey, Commissioner of Agra, R.Simpson, Under Secretary to the Government of India with the Governor General, F.Williams, Commissioner, Meerut, General Napier, Major Macpherson, Sir Hugh Rose, Brigadier Showers, Caption Meade, Sir Robert Hamilton etc.

Mutiny Records

Telegrams and Bulletins sent during the mutiny

Bulk15 Files
Covering Period1915-1942

Daily Bulletins

Bulk2 Volumes
Covering PeriodMarch 1858 - July 1858

Contains

These volumes contains original telegrams either sent or received by E.A. Reade, senior member of the Board of Revenue. Other notable officials who sent telegraphic messages include G.F.Edmonstone, Secretary to the Government of India, Simon Frazer, Commissioner of Delhi, William Muir, Secretary to the Government of N.W.P, G.F.Harvey, Commissioner of Agra, R.Simpson, Under Secretary to the Government of India with the Governor General, F.Williams, Commissioner, Meerut, General Napier, Major Macpherson, Sir Hugh Rose, Brigadier Showers, Caption Meade, Sir Robert Hamilton etc

CID Records

CID Records

Bulk15 Files
Covering Period1915-1942

Contains

These files relate to the revolutionary activities in U.P., 1915-1942. These include Banaras, Mainpuri and Kakori conspiracy case and underground activities during the Quit India Movement in Banaras, Agra, Lucknow, Kanpur, Etawah etc.

Selections From Native Newspapers

Selections From Native News Papers

Bulk79 Volumes
Covering Period1869-1916

Contains

These are printed reports sent by Government Officials, Assistants to the Deputy Inspector General of Police, CID, United Provinces, etc., such as reports on vernacular papers containing
Selections from vernacular Newspapers published in the Punjab, North Western Provinces, Oudh and Central Provinces.
Selections from vernacular Newspapers published in the North Western Provinces and Oudh.
Selections from the Native Newspapers in the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh.
Selections from the Indian owned Newspapers published in The United Provinces.
Statements of Newspaper and periodicals published in India and Burma.
Statements of English, Foreign, Anglo vernacular and vernacular Newspapers published in India and Burma.
Statements of English Newspapers and Anglo vernacular Newspapers
Memorandum on the native owned newspapers published in English, Anglo vernacular and vernacular in the United Provinces
War Bulletins
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