Eight volumes of the correspondence, despatches and journals of Sir Archibald Alison, with later annotations by his family. The volumes include papers relating to the Crimean War, 1853-6, the Indian Mutiny, 1857-8, the Ashanti War, 1873-4, and Egypt.
Papers of Sir Archibald Alison
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Eng. lett. c. 448-52, d. 419-20, e. 151
- Dates of Creation1849-1916
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description8 shelfmarks
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Administrative / Biographical History
Sir Archibald Alison, 2nd Baronet (1826-1907) was a general. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
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The papers were given to the Library in 1977.
Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.
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