The collection comprises five military appointments for Matthew Tilford covering the period 1855to 1877 and all relating to appointments in the 60th regiment of Foot. The ranks involved are:Ensign, Adjutant, Major, Captain, Lieutenant and Lieutenant Colonel. The last does not specify aregiment but rather refers to Tilford's appointment to 'Land Forces'. The appointments are printedforms with details inserted in manuscript.
Appointments to military rank of Matthew Tilford, 1855-1877
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- ReferenceGB 159 MS 241
- Dates of Creation1855-1977
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description5 items
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Administrative / Biographical History
Matthew Tilford was appointed to the 60th Regiment of Foot as an Ensign in 1855. He rose throughthe ranks of the regiment and became Lieutenant Colonel in 1877. According to a wrapper containingthe appointments, Tilford was living in Wilford, Nottinghamshire in 1878.
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The collection was given to the University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts in April1974.