Papers of Sir Archibald Alison

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. lett. c. 448-52, d. 419-20, e. 151
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Scope and Content

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.

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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Acquisition Information

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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