Gomm, Sir William Maynard

Scope and Content

Notes on the Battle of Waterloo written by Sir William Maynard Gomm for the benefit of Sir George Grote, 1866.

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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Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Provenance unknown, but possibly removed from inside the cover of a book in the George Grote collection.

Other Finding Aids

Collection level description.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Separated Material

Further material relating to Sir William Gomm may be found at the National Army Museum; Southwark Local Studies Library; the Oriental and India Office Collections at the British Library, London; the National Archives of Scotland; the Beinecke Library, Yale University; and the National Library of Scotland.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.