George, 2nd Duke of Cambridge: Correspondence

Scope and Content

59 letters to the Duke from various correspondents, mostly soldiers, statesmen and colonial Governors. There are also 27 letters from the Duke to Sir Richard Airey. The letters cover action in the Crimea, the relief of Khartoum and General Gordon, Roberts' relief of Kandahar and a report on the coronation of the Czar by Lord Wolseley.

Administrative / Biographical History

George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge (1819-1904), Field Marshal, Commander-in-Chief of the British Army.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1988.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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