Charles Stewart: Letter Book

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Drafts or rough copies of outgoing letters, mostly from St Lucia, describing regimental affairs, rules and conditions of service, the need for more officers, pay and funding.

Administrative / Biographical History

Charles Stewart (1775-1812) served as a soldier in India, 1794-1795, and obtained a company in the 109th Regiment. He was transferred to the 53rd Regiment, and served with it in the West Indies from 1796, being promoted to Major in 1800. He returned home in command of the 53rd in 1804, and was later made Lieutenant-Colonel. Stewart served in the Walcheren Expedition and Peninsular Campaign. He died at Coira, Portugal.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Mrs Frida Knight, 1990.

Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Summary Catalogue.

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