Sir Thomas Pratt and Lady Pratt: Journals

Scope and Content

[1] Sir Thomas S. Pratt, journal, 1840-41.

[2-6] Frances Agnes Pratt, journals, 1832-36, 1836-39, 1839-40, 1840-42, and 1842-43, with modern typescript extracts, summaries and resums.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Thomas Simson Pratt (1797-1879) joined the army in 1814. He commanded land forces on the China Expedition, 1841, and in the assaults on Fort Chuenpi and the Bogue Forts, and was present at Canton, Shanghai, Nanking, and the signing of the peace treaty on HMS Cornwallis. Pratt was commander of the British forces in Australia, 1856-61, conducted the New Zealand war against the Maoris, 1860-61, and was appointed General, 1873. He married Frances, daughter of John S. Cooper, in 1827.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Purchased at Sotheby's sale, 24th July 1995.


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

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