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Higgins, John Comyn

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0102 MS 95022
Held at: School of Oriental and African Studies
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Full title: Higgins, John Comyn
Date(s): Created c1838-1946
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 boxes
Name of creator(s): Higgins | John Comyn | 1882-1952 | Indian administrator


Administrative/Biographical history:

John Comyn Higgins was born on 21 May 1882. He was educated at Bradfield, and Brasenose College, Oxford. He entered the Indian Civil Service in 1905. From 1907-1908 he was Assistant Magistrate and Collector, Bakarganj, Bengal. He became Sub-Divisional Officer, firstly in Jahat, Assam, 1908-1909 and then at Madaripur, Bengal, 1909-1910. From 1910-1917 Higgins was Vice-President and then President of the Manipur State Darbar. He became a Political Agent for the Manipur State (1917-1933) and worked as a political officer on the Kuki Punitive Operation, 1917-1919. From 1920-1923 he was Deputy Commissioner for Nowgong, Assam, and in 1934 became Commissioner for the Assam valley. In 1939 he was a Member of the Assam Revenue Tribunal. He retired in 1942 from the Civil Service and took a Commission with the Indian Engineers. He resigned from the Commission in September 1942. From 1942-1944 he was a Civil Liaison Officer with the Army and subsequently joined the Assam Public Service Commission, 1944-1945. He died on 8 December 1952.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of John Comyn Higgins, comprising notes and narratives, c1838-1946, of political and social significance regarding the Manipur State, India.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

The material has been arranged chronologically.

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Conditions governing reproduction:

No publication without written permission. Apply to archivist in the first instance.

Finding aids:

Unpublished handlist.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Includes material previously accessioned under separate manuscript numbers, all of which concerns the Manipur State.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Donated in 1953.

Allied Materials

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Date(s) of descriptions:
15 May 2000

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