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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Biddulph
Title
BIDDULPH, Gen Sir Robert (1835-1918)
Date(s)
Created 1904
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 item

Context

Name of creator(s)
Biddulph, Sir, Robert, 1835-1918, Knight, General, colonial governor
Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1835; educated at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; commissioned into the Royal Artillery, 1853; served in the Crimean War, 1854-1856, and was present at the Battle of the Alma, the Battle of Balaclava and the siege of Sebastopol; service in the Indian Mutiny Campaign, 1857-1859; Capt, 1860; Second China War, 1860; Maj, 1861; Lt Col, 1864; Assistant Boundary Commissioner for Reform Act, 1867; private secretary to Rt Hon Edward Cardwell, Secretary of State for War, 1871-1873; Col, 1872; Assistant Adjutant General, War Office, 1873-1878; awarded CB, 1877; HM Commissioner, Constantinople, 1879; High Commissioner and Commander-in-Chief, Cyprus, 1879-1886; created KCMG, 1880; Maj Gen, 1883; appointed GCMG, 1886; Inspector General of Recruiting, 1886-1888; Lt Gen, 1887; Director General of Military Education, 1888-1893; Gen, 1892; Quartermaster General to the Forces, 1893; Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Gibraltar, 1893-1900; created KCB, 1896; appointed GCB, 1899; retired, 1902; Army Purchase Commissioner, 1904; Master Gunner of St James's Park, 1914; died 1918. Publications: Lord Cardwell at the War Office. A history of his administration, 1868-1874 (John Murray, London, 1904).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Lord Cardwell at the War Office. A history of his administration, 1868-1874 (John Murray, London, 1904).

Copy presented to the Centre by David Trim, Librarian, Newbold College Library, Bracknell, Berkshire, 1997.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Copy of single letter from Biddulph to a Mr Fanshawe, 13 Jun 1904, commenting on recent administrative changes at the War Office, in comparison with reforms to the British Army proposed by Edward Cardwell, Viscount Cardwell, Secretary of State for War, 1868-1874.

System of arrangement

single item

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material
English
Finding aids

This Summary Guide, and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

Newbold College Library, Bracknell, Berkshire.

Existence and location of copies

Copy held by the Royal Artillery Institution, Woolwich, London.

Related units of description

Correspondence and papers, 1850-1920, are held by the Royal Artillery Institution, Woolwich (Ref: MD/1120). The Department of Western Manuscripts, Bodleian Library, Oxford University, contain Biddulph's letters to John Wodehouse, 1st Earl of Kimberley, 1873-1882 (Ref: MSS Eng a 2013-14, b 2047-49, c 3933-4514, d 2439-92, e 2790-97). Biddulph's correspondence with Sir Austen Henry Layard, 1879-1880, is held by Manuscript Collections, British Library, London (Ref: Add MSS 39026-34, 39133-34 passim).

Publication note
Correspondence and papers, 1850-1920, are held by the Royal Artillery Institution, Woolwich (Ref: MD/1120). The Department of Western Manuscripts, Bodleian Library, Oxford University, contain Biddulph's letters to John Wodehouse, 1st Earl of Kimberley, 1873-1882 (Ref: MSS Eng a 2013-14, b 2047-49, c 3933-4514, d 2439-92, e 2790-97). Biddulph's correspondence with Sir Austen Henry Layard, 1879-1880, is held by Manuscript Collections, British Library, London (Ref: Add MSS 39026-34, 39133-34 passim).

Notes

Note

Decorations: GCB, GCMG

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

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Subjects

  • Armed forces
  • Central government
  • Government
  • Government departments
  • International relations
  • Military organizations
  • Organizations
  • Public administration
  • State security

Personal names

  • Biddulph, Sir, Robert, 1835-1918, Knight, General, colonial governor
  • Biddulph, Sir, Robert, 1835-1918, Knight, General, colonial governor
  • Cardwell, Edward, 1813-1886, 1st Viscount Cardwell of Ellerbeck, politician

Corporate names

  • British Army
  • War Office

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