Family letters to Thomas George Harriott, Royal Staff Corps, British Army, 1812-14.

Scope and Content

Eighteen letters from members of his family addressed to Lt Thomas George Harriott.

The letters are in the hands of Harriott's father, [also Thomas], his brother William H Harriott, and his sister, Elizabeth Hill. They concern themselves mostly with family matters but digress occasionally into comments on public affairs, London social life, office procedures in the Paymaster General's office, comments on the exhibition of the paintings of Sir Joshua Reynolds and other information concerning the Royal Academy of Arts. Most letters include some meteorological information.

Administrative / Biographical History

Lt Thomas George Harriott was serving on the staff corps of Arthur Wellesley [Lord Wellington, later duke of Wellington] variously in France, Spain and Portugal.


Chronological order

Access Information

By appointment with the Keeper of Manuscripts. Access to records containing confidential information may be restricted.

Acquisition Information

Given by Mrs James Greig, 26 June 1943.


Call number used to be ms372-ms389

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Binding: Green board folder with tie.Paper: From single sheet, 37.2x22.6 cm folded, to single sheet, 40.5x25.1cm folded.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Maia Sheridan, Archives Hub project archivist, based on material from the Manuscripts Database

Conditions Governing Use

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Family Names