7 albums of press cuttings (1892-1916); Album of official photographs (1916-1918); Typescript recollections 'The Advance on Baghdad from Azizieth; the Battle of Ctesiphon and the Retirement to Kut, with manuscript notes and sketch maps (nd); Manuscript notes (nd); Typescript correspondence with Winston Churchill (14 February 1919-5 August 1920); Manuscript recollections 'Observations on the Battle of Ctesiphon and the Retreat to Kut for Military Students' (nd); Press cutting (nd); Typescript and manuscript correspondence with the War Office (23 November 1918-9 October 1920); Typescript and manuscript copies of statement to the Press Association (29 January 1920).
Sir Charles Townshend papers
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- ReferenceGB 206 Liddle Collection MES 106
- Dates of Creation1892-1920
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description9 boxes; manuscript, typescript, photographs, and press cuttings.
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Sir Charles Vere Ferrers Townshend was a Major General, serving in Mesopotamia. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order.
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Mesopotamia catalogue (hard copy) http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/liddle/index.htm
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