Thruston, A.B.

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      GB 33 SAD[638]
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      1 album

Scope and Content

Album of watercolours, sketches, and photographs documenting the life and military career of Arthur Blyford Thruston, including some photographs and sketches by Colonel Henry Edward Colvile, KCMG, CB (1852-1907). The album covers Thruston'smilitary postings in Egypt, India, Uganda, and England, his excursions to Norway and Scotland, and his home of Pennal Towers in Wales. Thruston served in the Dongola expedition in 1896 and spent two periods in Uganda, 1893-1895 and 1897.

Administrative / Biographical History

Oxfordshire Light Infantry 1884-1897 , Egyptian Army 1890-1893 , and Uganda Rifles 1897 , including appointments on Uganda Commission 1893-1895 and 1897, and as Special Service Officer (Camel Corps (Firket); Transport Staff; Tribal Friendlies) on the Dongola Expedition1896

Access Information

Open for consultation.

Acquisition Information

Purchased at auction, 2018.


Part of : Sudan Archive

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