Correspondence book of A.C. Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Baron Stanmore

Scope and Content

Manuscript correspondence book of Arthur Charles Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Baron Stanmore, containing drafts and copies of his despatches written whilst Governor of Mauritius, 21 February 1871-16 January 1873.

Administrative / Biographical History

Arthur Charles Hamilton-Gordon (1829-1912), 1st Baron Stanmore, served as Private Secretary to the Prime Minister (1852-1855), MP for Beverley (1854-1857), and Secretary to a Special Mission to Corfu (1858-1859). Between 1861 and 1890 he held the posts of Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick (1861-1866), Governor of Trinidad (1866-1870), Governor of Mauritius (1871-1874), Governor of Fiji (1875-1880), Governor of New Zealand (1880-1882), High Commissioner and Consul-General of the Southern Pacific (1877-1882), and Governor of Ceylon (1883-1890). He was awarded the KCMG in 1871 and the GCMG in 1878.

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Collection level description created by Marion Lowman, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.

Administrative/Biographical History compiled with reference to Who Was Who .

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Listed as no. 212 in Manuscript Collections (excluding Africana) in Rhodes House Library, Oxford, compiled by Louis B. Frewer (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1970).

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Listed in Private Papers of British Colonial Governors, 1782-1900, by The Historical Manuscripts Commission (1986).