Ian, I’m not aware of any records regarding wives allowance which you could search by
name. If there were any such records surviving, the most probable/only source would be
the British Library, so perhaps you could clarify there. However, I suspect records such
as this have not survived.
The book you quote from may have some relevant footnotes, or endnotes, which indicate
sources, so also check there.
On 13 Jul 2018, at 5:25 pm, Ian <imacdonn(a)bigpond.net.au>
EURASIAN WIVES allowance - "Sex and the Family in Colonial India: The Making of
Empire"; 2006..... IAN.
REPLIES :- see at end....
THANKS MAUREEN. Your response makes good sense.
BUT... I want to look through these records anyway. Do you know how to find and use them
I do "Explore The MS and Archives".. but can't find anything like
"wives allowance" and variations of it.
The father was a PAYMASTER, and knowing how things worked in the HEIC, anything is
possible! (having various businesses on the side (some tolerated,some not; seemed to be
always away, without leave!, horse racing, hunting, other sports, etc). Finding a
"Bibi" calls for all kinds of long shot investigations...all the time!