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Collection Level Description: Papers of Sir Archibald Alison

Reference: MSS. Eng. lett. c. 448-52, d. 419-20, e. 151
Title: Papers of Sir Archibald Alison
Dates of Creation: 1849-1916
Extent: 8 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Sir Archibald Alison, 2nd Baronet (1826-1907) was a general. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Eight volumes of the correspondence, despatches and journals of Sir Archibald Alison, with later annotations by his family. The volumes include papers relating to the Crimean War, 1853-6, the Indian Mutiny, 1857-8, the Ashanti War, 1873-4, and Egypt.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library in 1977.

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Access Points

Ashanti War, 1873-1874

Crimean War, 1853-1856

Indian Mutiny, 1857-1858

Alison | Archibald | 1826-1907 | Sir | 2nd Baronet and General


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