About the Collection

The Census collection consists of 10 volumes of Census Returns bound in leather and card and arranged alphabetically by military post. In the past, access to the collection has been limited due to their size and location — unless a researcher knew what post a particular soldier served in, there was no way to search the volumes without reading each individual entry.

The volumes are in excellent condition considering their age, but there is some small deterioration in the leather bindings typical of the wear and tear of regular use. Now that the collection has been digitised, the volumes have been re-housed in made-to-measure acid free boxes and will not be in general use in the reading room.