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South Asia: Manuscripts and Archives: Arnold More Knight

This is a brief overview of selected collections in Yale's Manuscripts and Archives (located within Sterling Memorial Library) that have South Asia content.

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"Sikh Scripture (Panjabi)." Box 2, Folder 74. Arnold More Knight Papers (MS 1386). Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library.


About the Knight Collection

Excerpted from Arnold More Knight Papers (MS 1386) Finding Aid:

"Arnold More Knight purchased his commission in the British army in 1845. As a lieutenant in the 16th Lancers, he was posted to India and served under Sir Harry Smith. At the Battle of Aliwal, Knight captured the Sikh volume which is found in the papers. In 1846 he returned to England.

Knight's two subsequent tours of duty took him to South Africa. In 1847 he commanded Sir Harry Smith's Cavalry Escort. Knight accompanied Smith to Port Elizabeth, King William's town, and Fort Beaufort. After journeying back to England, Knight returned to South Africa in 1851, serving with the Cape Mounted Rifles during the Kaffir War. Following the war, Knight was stationed at the frontier and in Cape Town."

This collection has not been digitized.

Knight Collection - Highlights

BOX 1, FOLDER 1: Journal from 1845 Jul - 1846 Apr, when Knight was posted in India

BOX 1, FOLDER 1: Journal from 1845 Jul - 1846 Apr, when Knight was posted in India

BOX 2, FOLDER 10: Sikh scripture (Panjabi) 

BOX 2, FOLDER 10: Sikh scripture (Panjabi)
"This Book was dropped by a Sikh Chief when flying towards the Sutlej after the Battle of Aliwal and picked up immediately after by Arnold More Knight."

BOX 2, FOLDER 10: Sikh scripture (Panjabi) 

Librarian for South Asian Studies