Arthur Charles Hamilton-Gordon (1829-1912), 1st Baron Stanmore, served as Private Secretary to the Prime Minister (1852-1855), MP for Beverley (1854-1857), and Secretary to a Special Mission to Corfu (1858-1859). Between 1861 and 1890 he held the posts of Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick (1861-1866), Governor of Trinidad (1866-1870), Governor of Mauritius (1871-1874), Governor of Fiji (1875-1880), Governor of New Zealand (1880-1882), High Commissioner and ConsulGeneral of the Southern Pacific (1877-1882), and Governor of Ceylon (1883-1890). He was awarded the KCMG in 1871 and the GCMG in 1878.
Manuscript correspondence book of Arthur Charles Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Baron Stanmore, containing drafts and copies of his despatches written whilst Governor of Mauritius, 21 February 1871-16 January 1873.
Purchased in 1940.Access Conditions
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Listed as no. 212 in Manuscript Collections (excluding Africana) in Rhodes House Library, Oxford, compiled by Louis B. Frewer (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1970).Publication Note
Listed in Private Papers of British Colonial Governors, 1782-1900, by The Historical Manuscripts Commission (1986).
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