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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Donlea P P
DONLEA, Patrick Plunkett (1877-1936)
Created [1911], 1915, 1932
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Name of creator(s)
Donlea, Patrick Plunkett, 1877-1936, Indian civil servant
Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1877; joined Indian Civil Service, 1898; District Opium Officer, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, 1923-32; died in 1936.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Copies made by the Centre in 1989 from originals loaned by the family.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Copies of papers relating to his life and career and other family members, 1911, 1915, 1932, comprising: letter from Lt Col Sir George Roos-Keppel, Chief Commissioner and Agent to the Governor General, North West Frontier Province, to the Secretary to the Government of India, Foreign Department, reporting the capture of a party of raiders at Tarnab and commending various army and police officers, including Michael Donlea, Inspector of Police, North West Frontier (brother of Patrick), for their services in the incident, 2 March 1911; photograph [of raiders referred to in the above letter, 1911]; press cuttings describing charge of 21Lancers at Shabkadr, Aug 1915; brief typescript account of opium production and the organisation of Opium Department, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, 1932; copy of letter to Mrs Lucy Sophia Le Marchand (aunt by marriage of Patrick's wife) from Maj Cecil Allanson, 1/6 Gurkha Rifles describing the death of her son, Lt John Wharton Jones Le Marchand, Gallipoli, 1915.

System of arrangement

1 file

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material
Physical characteristics and technical requirements

1 file

Finding aids

This summary guide available here, and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives


Compiled Feb 1997

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

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  • Central government
  • Civil service
  • Drugs
  • Government
  • International conflicts
  • Law enforcement
  • Narcotic drugs
  • Opium
  • Pharmacology
  • Photographs
  • Police
  • Public administration
  • Social control, formal
  • Sociology
  • Visual materials
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • World War One (1914-1918)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Allanson, Cecil John Lyons, 1877-1943, Colonel
  • Donlea, Patrick Plunkett, 1877-1936, Indian civil servant
  • Donlea, Patrick Plunkett, 1877-1936, Indian civil servant
  • Keppel, Sir, George, Roos-, 1866-1921, Knight, Lieutenant Colonel
  • Marchand, Le, fl 1915, Lieutenant


  • Agra, India, South Asia
  • Gallipoli, Turkey, Middle East
  • Oudh, India, South Asia
  • Shabkadr
  • Shabqadar, Northwest Frontier, Pakistan, South Asia
  • Tarnab, Northwest Frontier, Pakistan, South Asia

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