John Bolton's Commission

Scope and Content

The document is a commission to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the army, dated 1855.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Bolton (d 1862?) entered the army as an ensign on 5 November 1813, joining the 75th Regt of Foot. According to editions of Hart's Army List he was promoted to Lieutenant in 1819, to Captain in 1835, to Major in 1846 and Lt-Col on 28 November 1854. He is reported dead, retired on half-pay, in the 1863 edition.

Conditions Governing Access

Usual EUL arrangements apply

Conditions Governing Use

Usual EUL arrangements apply

Custodial History

The document was found among EUL Miscellaneous Papers series when the collections were being reorganised in 2000. Due to the signatures (Victoria and Newcastle) it probably formed part of an autograph collection before coming to the Library.