Charles Thorpe papers

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      GB 206 Liddle Collection MES 104
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  • Physical Description
      2 boxes; manuscript, typescript, photographs, with some negatives, press cuttings, and printed material. Includes 4 cigar boxes, epaulettes, badges, and ribbon.

Scope and Content

7 photograph albums (1916, nd); Album of negatives (nd); 4 cigar boxes (nd); ca. 400 photographs (1917, nd); Epaulettes, badges and ribbon (nd); 2 press cuttings (nd); Typescript memoranda (23 December 1918-7 February 1919); Typescript letter (29 July 1926); Typescript letter relating to war gratuities (16 June 1921); Manuscript letter from North Western Railway in India (1 August 1914); Typescript correspondence with Railway board (17-24 December 1918); Typescript report "Marine Transport work at Karachi affecting the Locomotive Department" (4 June 1918); 2 booklets "Operations of Indian Expeditionary Force 'D', 1914-1917" (June 1917); Typescript letters relating to the North Western Railway (9-22 January 1916); Typescript and manuscript papers relating to his transfer from India to Mesopotamia, with later correspondence relating to war gratuities etc (6 March 1916-31 December 1918).

Administrative / Biographical History

W.A. Charles Thorpe (1880-1958) was a Lieutenant Colonel, serving as Assistant Director of Railways in Mesopotamia from 1916-1919. He worked on Indian railways before and after the First World War.

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Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by Mrs V.P. Thorpe (widow). See Research Correspondence File.


In English.

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