Indian scrapbooks of the Haig family

Scope and Content

Scrapbooks kept by Neil and Gerard Haig and other members of their family, with related papers.

Administrative / Biographical History

Brigadier-General Neil Wolseley Haig (1868-1926) was born on 30 October 1868, the cousin of Sir Douglas Haig, later Field-Marshal. He joined the Inniskilling Dragoons, and served in South Africa, 1899-1900, and in the European War, 1914-1918, retiring in 1922. He died on 18 April 1926.Gerard Beatrice Fitz-Gerald Creagh was born in Plymouth on 12 May 1887, the daughter of Major-General Fitz-Gerald Creagh. She married Neil Haig on 16 July 1913.

Access Information

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

Acquisition Information

Presented by Mr G.P.V. Creagh through Sir David Thorne and Dr Ratcliffe, Cambridge University Librarian, 1993.


Includes index.

Other Finding Aids

MSS Addenda, vol. I.

A catalogue of the collection can be found on ArchiveSearch.

Additional Information

This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Neil Haig in 'Who was who', 1916-1928 (London, 1967), pp. 451.

Haig, Neil Wolseley, 1868-1926, Major-General; Haig, Gerard Beatrice, b 1887, née Creagh