Major General Sir Alexander Murray Tulloch, K.C.B., Papers

Scope and Content

Papers of Sir Alexander Murray Tulloch, 1836-1861, including reports and other papers relating to the Crimea inquiry, 1855-1857; papers of Sir Alexander Bruce Tulloch, 1882-1900, comprising personal papers, 1883-1900, personal correspondence, [1886]-1892, and correspondence and other papers relating to Military Intelligence matters, 1882-1892.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Alexander Murray Tulloch (1803-1864) was an army officer of Scottish parentage. He served with the 45th Regiment in Burma. He was concerned with welfare matters and while in Burma exposed various scandals including poor food and poor health among the soldiers and their payment in debased coinage. In 1855 Tulloch and Sir John McNeill conducted an investigation into the distribution system put in place by the Commisariat Department in the Crimea. They produced two reports in 1855 and 1856. Tulloch was appointed KCB in 1857 and promoted to Major General in 1859. He married Emma Louisa Pearson in 1844 but they had no children. Tulloch died on 16 May 1864. Sir Alexander Bruce Tulloch (1838-1920) was a soldier and military intelligence officer. He joined the 1st Royal Scots in 1855 and served in the Crimea, India, China and Egypt. He worked in the Intelligence Department of the War Office, was in charge of the Intelligence Department in Egypt, being sent on missions to Belgium, Crete and elsewhere. He commanded the Welsh Regiment in South Africa and Egypt. As a Major General he commanded the Victorian military forces and acted as military adviser to the Australian colonies. He was awarded the KCB (Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath) in 1902. Tulloch wrote various books and articles on military matters. He married Arabella Heelis (d. 1904) in 1865 and had five sons. In 1907 he married the widow of Mr Attwood of Glaslyn Court, Brecknockshire, where he died on 25 May 1920. The familial relationship between the two men is unknown.


Arranged into the following: Alexander Murray Tulloch; Alexander Bruce Tulloch.

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Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, D 460, catalogue; Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online (, viewed 8 February 2006; Who Was Who (2006); The Times, 26 May 1920, p. 14.

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Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office and the National Register of Archives.

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Related Material

Further records are Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections: Palace Green Section, GRE/B129/3; National Archives of Scotland, GD371.