Kitchener of Khartoum to Mrs Gordon

Scope and Content

Written from Cairo. Accepting an invitation to dine with her and suggesting Sunday.

Administrative / Biographical History

Kitchener attained title of Kitchener of Khartoum after he had re-occupied Khartoum in 1898, following his victory at Umdurman. The Ishbel Gordon who married the 7th earl of Aberdeen in 1877 would not have been addressed as Mrs Gordon in 1898 by Kitchener.

Biog: Kitchener, Horatio Herbert, 1st earl Kitchener of Khartoum (1850-1916); Mrs Gordon