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Collection Level Description: Correspondence book of A.C. Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Baron Stanmore

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Ind.Ocn.s.2
Title: Correspondence book of A.C. Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Baron Stanmore
Dates of Creation: 1871-1873
Extent: 2 volumes
Name of Creator: Arthur Charles Hamilton-Gordon

Language of Material: eng



Administrative/Biographical History

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.

Scope and Content

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.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in 1940.

Access Conditions

Bodleian reader's ticket required.

Reproduction Restrictions

No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

Further Information

Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

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).

Access Points

Gordon | Arthur Charles Hamilton- | 1829-1912 | 1st Baron Stanmore | colonial governor

Governors | Mauritius | Correspondence

Great Britain | Colonies | Mauritius

Mauritius | Officials and employees


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