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.
George, 2nd Duke of Cambridge: Correspondence
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- ReferenceGB 12 MS.Add.8782
- Dates of Creation1848-1892
- Name of Creator
- Physical DescriptionPurchased 1988.
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Administrative / Biographical History
George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge (1819-1904), Field Marshal, Commander-in-Chief of the British Army.
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Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.
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