Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: MS 275
Overview This collection contains a letter from Annie Gregory to Lady Margaret Spicer, daughter of the 12th Earl of Westmoreland. In the note, Annie requests that Lady Spicer let her know if her husband Captain John Edward Philip Spicer would “let” her (Annie) a cottage called Chittoe Heath. Annie Gregory belonged to a Methodist (Wesleyan) family in Wiltshire.
Identifier: MS 307
Overview Most of this collection, which dates from 1840 to 1878, is comprised of correspondence from British politician and statesman Benjamin Disraeli to Rev. Clubbe, who occupied the position of vicar at the living of Hughenden near High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, from approximately 1851 to 1868.
Dates: 1840 - 1878
Identifier: MS 313
Overview Liberal political writer Frank Harrison Hill served as Editor-in-Chief of the London Daily News from 1870-1886; this collection is comprised of two folders of correspondence, mainly original signed letters sent to Mr. Hill in his capacity as Editor-in-Chief.
Dates: 1870 - 1886
Identifier: MS 106
Abstract: A letter written from Cairo by British General Garnet Joseph Wolseley to the publisher MacMillan, primarily attacking Prime Minister William E. Gladstone for his vacillation which resulted in failure to reach General Charles G. Gordon and Egyptian forces at Khartoum in time to save them from destruction by Sudanese rebels attacking the city, and also discussing Wolseley’s plan to produce a fifth edition of the Soldiers’ Pocket Book.
Identifier: MS 145
Abstract: This letter from Sir Richard John Strachan was sent to Commodore Sir William Cornwallis, his squadron commander in the East Indies, describing his role in the action against the French frigate Resolue off Pondicherry, India, which resulted in her capture.
Dates: November 21, 1791
Identifier: MS 232
Abstract: Logbook of the British warship H.M.S. Princess Royal kept by Charles LeStrange, R.N. [Royal Navy] of a voyage (1864-1866) from Plymouth to Shanghai and Yokohama, by way of Madeira, Sierra Leone, Cape of Good Hope, Trincomalie, Singapore, and Bangkok.
Dates: 1864 - 1866
Identifier: MS 120
Abstract: This is a handwritten letter dated May 13, 1743 and signed by J. H. Bastide. The letter is addressed to an "My Lord Duke." Bastide, self-described as "the second Lieutenant in General Cornwallis's regiment," states that he has received advice that he is to be exchanged from his regiment to one in Nova Scotia. He does not wish to be transferred and begs leave to resign his Lieutenancy to his son or permission to sell it in order to provide some security for his family. This letter consist of one...
Identifier: MS 155
Abstract: A collection of letters written by British officers serving in Portugal during the Peninsular War referring to matters concerning the war.
Dates: 1808 - 1814
Identifier: MS 203
Overview This collection consists of a 161-page handwritten logbook, penned (probably) by William Ward, whose name appears on the front pastedown endpaper. The majority of entries are Orders of the Day, letters, memoranda, and accounts of expenditures. Each entry is initialed by at least three officers; some are initialed by as many as eight officers.
Dates: 1721 - 1725
Identifier: MS 011
Abstract: The Berkeley collection consists of letters and British naval orders spanning the years 1808 to 1813. All of the letters in this collection concern the naval operations under Sir George Cranfield Berkeley 's command. They include naval appointments, administrative orders, dismissals, discharges, conscription of U.S. seamen, and coordination of supply ships with the British Army. The letters in the collection were written primarily by men associated with the British Admiralty, the British...
Dates: 1808 - 1813; Majority of material found within 1809 - 1811