Hunting – Shooting – Fishing. An Englishman’s sport in India


Three photographs, each around 5 x 3 ins from the 1920s showing the typical recreations of the British officer class during the Raj on a card leaf from a dismantled old album.  They give an intriguing insight into the life of an important Indian administrator, Sir William Malcolm Hailey who rose to become Chief Commissioner of Delhi [1914], Governor of the Punjab [1924], and Governor of the United Provinces [1928]. In 1934 he left the U.P., taking his first leave outside India, being raised to the Peerage in 1936, advising the home government on India affairs. [see Dictionary of National Biography 1961-1970]. A single image on the reverse shows Hailey at work in his office or daftar.


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