William Spackman papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Typescript recollections 'Memoirs of an Old Wolverhampton Practitioner' (nd); Photograph of machine-gunner, 48th Pioneers (12 April 1915); Miscellaneous typescript recollections (nd); Typescript recollections 'Besieged in Kut and What Happened After: A doctor in battle and captivity' (nd); Typescript recollections with chapter headings, possibly sections of an unpublished book (nd); Manuscript letter (11 January 1973); Typescript letter from Blackwood's Magazine (15 January 1975); Typescript letter from Anthony Sheil Associates Limited (9 June 1965); Manuscript letter from Philip Turner (4 May 1971); Typescript letter from journal The Medical Press (nd); Typescript letter from the Montagu Motor Museum (26 August 1969); Typed transcripts of letters from Doctor Maurice Henry Collis (grandfather) to his wife Sarah, 1857-1865 (nd); 34 photographs, with caption sheet (1906, November 1914-June 1915); Maps of the 'Bible Lands', the Middle East, Lower Mesopotamia, Kut-el-Amara and Shaiba (1922, 1924, 1938, nd); Photocopy of typed transcript of journal relating to the Siege of Kut-el-Amara, with additional notes (nd); Typescript extracts from diary relating to the Siege of Kut-el-Amara (nd); Extract "Ctesiphon", published in Saint Bartholomew's Hospital Journal, with typescript of original, unabridged article (March 1966); Typescript recollections 'Memories of Life and Sport in India' (nd); Extracts of articles published in Saint Bartholomew's Hospital Journal and The Medical Press (December 1953-June 1968).

Administrative / Biographical History

William C. Spackman, born in 1857, was a Captain, Indian Army Medical Service, attached to 48th Pioneers, serving in Mesopotamia. He later became a Colonel.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by David Spackman (nephew).

Note

In English.

Other Finding Aids

Alternative Form Available

Microfilmed.

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