Notes on the Battle of Waterloo written by Sir William Maynard Gomm for the benefit of Sir George Grote, 1866.
Gomm, Sir William Maynard
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- ReferenceGB 96 MS 993
- Dates of Creation1866
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description5 leaves
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Administrative / Biographical History
Born in Barbados in 1784, William Maynard Gomm enjoyed a successful career in the armed forces, participating in the fighting on the continent leading up to the Battle of Waterloo. He was Governor of Mauritius, 1842-1849, Constable of the Tower of London, 1849, and Commander in Chief in India, 1950-1955.
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Provenance unknown, but possibly removed from inside the cover of a book in the George Grote collection.
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Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.
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