Papers of Sir John Francis Cradock and Sir John Hobart Caradoc

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. b. 2028-32, c. 2737-60, d. 2294-5
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English, Spanish or Castilian, and French.
  • Physical Description
      31 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

This collection consists of official correspondence and other papers.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir John Francis Cradock, later Caradoc, 1st Baron Howden (1762-1839), and his son Sir John Hobart Caradoc, 2nd Baron Howden (1799-1873) were both generals. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

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Acquisition Information

The papers were bought from The Chaucer Head Antiquarian Booksellers, York, in 1991, with help from Bodley's American Friends.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

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