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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB 0099 KCLMA Campbell F
CAMPBELL, Gen Sir Frederick (1860-1943)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
4 boxes and 1 oversize file or 0.05 cubic metres


Name of creator(s)

CAMPBELL, Gen Sir Frederick (1860-1943)

Administrative / Biographical history

Born, 1860; educated, Wellington College, Royal Military College Sandhurst; Royal Army and Wigtown Militia, 1877-1878; served with HM 40 Foot, 1879-1882; Queen's Own Corps of Guides, 1882-1895; Hazara Expedition, 1888; Chitral Relief Expedition, 1895; Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, Musketry, 1891-1895; Second in Command, Malakand campaign, North West Frontier, 1897; operations in Mamund country, North West Frontier, 1897-1898; Commanding Officer, Guides Infantry, Buner, North West Frontier, 1898; Commander, 40 Pathans, 1899-1906; Assistant Adjutant General, Musketry, Army Headquarters, India, 1906-1908; Commanded a Brigade, 1908-1915; Commandant, 40 Pathans, operations at Gyantse, Tibet, 1904; Younghusband Expedition to Lhasa, Tibet, 1904; Commander, 1 Peshawar Div, 1915-1919; retired, 1920; died, 1943.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received by the centre, May 2005.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers of Gen Sir Frederick Campbell, 1878-1932, chiefly relating to Tibet and the North West Frontier, including plan of route taken by the Younghusband Expedition from Siliguri, Bengal, India to Lhasa, Tibet, showing altitudes and sites of skirmishes, 1904; transcript of a lecture entitled 'Reminiscences of Tibet'; photographs including from the Tibet expedition, 1904; monasteries; bridge; British officers; Tibetan houses; a wall painting; 3 Rolls Royce armoured cars, Sep 1915; defeated Afghan troops; moveable column, 1914; aerial photograph of a Fort, 18 Feb 1916; Dargai Mountain, showing area held by Afridis, Tirah campaign, North West Frontier, 1898; 'route along which assault [British on Afridis] was made' and British officer with [Indian] troops; photograph album labelled 'Tibet 1904, Siliguri to Gyantse and Lhasa, 24 May – 8 July snapshots taken by J H Moody 40th Pathans' including photographs of camps with pitched tents, British officers, views of mountain peaks, troops in mountain passes, camp furniture, Mount Chomolhari, camp at Tuna, Tibet, game of hockey at Tuna, (40 Pathans versus 23 Pioneers), camp at [Khangma], Tibet, views of Niani, Tibet, Gyantse, street scene and British officer and Indian troops with objects taken from a monastery; correspondence including personal letters, 1912-1919, chiefly congratulations on operations, North West Frontier, Sep 1915, and on Campbell’s promotion to General, 1919; correspondence relating to morale among troops of 1 (Peshawar) Div, 1918-1919; on defence of North West Frontier Province, India, World War One, 1928 and 1931-1932 and on 1 Div, 1919-1936; reports including on action at Hafiz Kor, North West Frontier [now Pakistan], 5 Sep 1915, by Campbell as General Officer Commanding 1 (Peshawar) Div; on operations on Swat, Buner and Mohmand borders, 19 Jun – 27 Oct 1915; by Campbell as General Officer Commanding 1 Div on 'Charsadda Raid and roundup, 7-8 Dec 1915'; report on operations in Swat, 28-29 Aug and 27 Oct 1915; report on operations in Buner, 17, 26 and 31 Aug 1915 and report on casualties, 1913-1915; certificates, 1878-1898 including Campbell’s certificate of DSO, 1898; press cuttings; Campbell’s accounts of his military service, 1926; notes on Campbell’s medals and record of active service.

System of arrangement

Original order

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 provided 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 Archives and Information Management, King's College London.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Box list available in the LHCMA reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London

Description control

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

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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Date(s) of descriptions

Jun 2008

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