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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Ferrier
FERRIER, Maj Gen James Archibald (1854-1934)
c 1920, 1995
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
one file


Name of creator(s)

Ferrier, James Archibald, 1854-1934, Major General

Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1854; educated, St James' School , Jersey and Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; Lt, Royal Engineers (RE), 1873; Capt, 1885; Adjutant, Royal Engineers, 1888-1892; Maj, 1892; Lt Col, 1898; Afghanistan, 1878-1880; Sudan (Nile) Expedition, 1884-1885; Sudan, 1885-1886; Tirah and North West Frontier Expedition, India, 1897-1898; Col, 1903; Commanding Troops, Natal, 1904; Chief Engineer, Coastal Defence, Eastern Command 1905-1908; Commandant, School of Military Engineering and Commander, Royal Engineers Depot, 1908-1910; Maj Gen, 1910; General Officer Commanding troops in Sierra Leone, 1911-1914; Garrison Commander, Humber Defences, 1915-1917; retired, 1917; died 1934.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Placed in centre by family Nov 2003

Content & structure

Scope and content

Unpublished memoir of the life and military career of Maj Gen James Archibald Ferrier including: service with Royal Engineers, India, 1875-1878; Afghanistan, 1878-1880; Sudan (Nile) Expedition, 1884-1885; Sudan, 1885-1886; Tirah and North West Frontier Expedition, India, 1897-1898; Natal, 1904; Sierra Leone, 1911-1914; UK, 1915-1917. Includes epilogue and notes written by Ferrier's grandson, James Llay Ferrier, 1995.

System of arrangement

1 file

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 Archives and Corporate Records Services.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Collection level description online.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives

Description control

Archivist's Note

Compiled by James Pugh

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

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

Mar 2004

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  • Colonial conflicts
  • Colonial countries
  • Political systems

Personal names

  • Ferrier, James Archibald, 1854-1934, Major General
  • Ferrier, James Archibald, 1854-1934, Major General

Corporate names

  • Royal Engineers


  • Afghanistan, Middle East
  • India, South Asia
  • Sierra Leone, West Africa, Africa
  • South Africa, Southern Africa
  • Sudan, East Africa

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