Correspondence of Major W.M.C.D. Caillard

Scope and Content

Correspondence of Major Caillard, consisting of:  

  • Letters to his parents, 1893-6, with miscellaneous letters to Major Caillard, 1876-90
  • Letters to his mother, 1897-1901
  • Letters to his mother from South Africa, 1900-3
  • Letters from his parents, 1884-1907
  • Miscellaneous letters to Major Caillard, 1901-9

Administrative / Biographical History

Major William Maurice Copland Duquesne Caillard was of the 5th Royal Irish Lancers and the 7th Dragoon Guards.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The correspondence was given to the Library by Major Caillard in 1945.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 41802-12.