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FOULKES, Maj Gen Charles Howard (1875-1969)

FOULKES: 3/1-54 Papers and photographs, 1897-1981, relating to service in the Boer War, 1899-1900, West Africa and Sierra Leone, 1897-1903, West Indies, 1902, and on the Anglo-French Boundary Commission in Northern Nigeria, 1902-1904

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FOULKES: 3/1-12 Service in the Boer War, 1899-1900, and photography in military reconnaissance


FOULKES: 3/1

c1897-1901

Negatives from 'Photography in Military Reconnaissance', and the West Indies, South African and Sierra Leone albums. 7 negatives


FOULKES: 3/2

c1899-1920s

Annotated typescript of 'Photography in Military Reconnaissance', including the history of photography in war to 1902, use of photography in exploration and military reconnaissance, guidance on equipment, surveying, orthochromatic and telephotography, and balloon photography. Illustrated with diagrams and photographs including Sierra Leone, the West Indies, the Boer War and Scotland. [This work was submitted to the War Office in 1899, and revised later]. 1 vol, 11pp


FOULKES: 3/3

1899-1900

Photograph album relating to the Boer War, including photographic reconnaissance section equipment, field defences, Pretoria, Johannesburg, Modder River reconnaissance, Doidrecht, Cottage Hospital at Wynberg, Naanpoort Camp, Bloemfontein and relief of prisoners at Wateral Camp. 1 vol


FOULKES: 3/4

1900, 1966, 1972

Papers relating to photographs taken during the Boer War, including a list of those taken of Q Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. 14pp


FOULKES: 3/5

1900 Feb

Map of Bloemfontein and the surrounding area, printed by John Wood for the Field Intelligence Department, Cape Town. 1p


FOULKES: 3/6

1900

Reconnaissance sketches made during the Boer War, including Boer position at Taiboschlaagte; the Colesberg area; the road from Bloemfontein to Brandfort; Pretoria, comprising the culvert near the Aapiers tributary and the bridge near Silverton station; the Modder River from Paardeberg to Koodoesrand drift; and approaches to the river bank at Paardeberg. With explanatory note on the construction of the sketches. 9pp


FOULKES: 3/7

c 1900-1907, 1967, 1976

Papers relating to photography, including booklet 'Telephotography in Modern Warfare' by Maj J B Leslie Rogers, published by the United Service Institution of India (c 1901). 22pp


FOULKES: 3/8

1903

With General French and the Cavalry in South Africa (Macmillan and Co Ltd, London, 1903) by Charles Sydney Goldmann. 1 vol


FOULKES: 3/9

1907 Mar

The Windsor Magazine, vol 25 no 147, including Foulkes' article 'Photography in Military Reconnaissance', referring to theory and practice. 2 copies, 2 vols


FOULKES: 3/10

1908, 1909

Letters from The Windsor Magazine, Gale and Polden, Ltd and William Clowes and Sons (publishers), referring to planned publication of Foulkes' work on photography in military reconnaissance. 3pp


FOULKES: 3/11

1958 Jun

Letter to the Sunday Times, published 15 Jun, referring to lack of support given by Liberal Members of Parliament to the Government during the Boer War. 4pp


FOULKES: 3/12

1966 Nov 8

Letter to Thomas Foulkes, referring to sketches and photograph albums relating to the Boer War. 1p


FOULKES: 3/13-22 Service in West Africa and Sierra Leone, 1897-1903


FOULKES: 3/13

1897-1902

Photograph album relating to Sierra Leone, including scenes and panoramas of Freetown, personnel including Royal Engineers staff in 1897-1898 and 1901, construction of Wilberforce pipeline, gunmounting and Signal Hill fort. With Hut Tax expedition, 1898, showing embarkation, camps and destroyed villages. 1 vol


FOULKES: 3/14

c1899

Estimate for amount of granite required for masonry and concrete work on the 'naval shed', Lower Commisariat, Government Wharf in Freetown, Sierra Leone. 2p


FOULKES: 3/15

1900

British West Africa, its Rise and Progress (Swan Sonneschein and Co Ltd, second edition, 1900) by Maj A F Mockler-Perryman. 1 vol


FOULKES: 3/16

1901 Mar 8

Letter from Lt Col H E Brake, commander of the Gambia Field Force, thanking Foulkes for services rendered to the Administration of the Gambia as a member of the Board on the Barracks. Foulkes was on temporary duty in the Gambia from Sierra Leone. 1p


FOULKES: 3/17

1908, 1942

Papers relating to photographs taken of Sierra Leone, including a list of subjects. [Photograph album, 3/13]. 13pp


FOULKES: 3/18

1947

Copy of letter to Illustrated, printed in issue of 14 Jun, referring to Ju-Ju customs in West Africa. 2pp


FOULKES: 3/19

1949 Jun

Text of speech given at Fellowship Club Lunch on 1 Jun, referring to early career and service in Sierra Leone, West Indies and Northern Nigeria. 6pp


FOULKES: 3/20

1949 Dec

Text of speech given at the Fellowship Club in Walton on 7 Dec, referring to cannibalism in West Africa, and the sect named the 'Tongo Players' in particular. 5pp


FOULKES: 3/21

1940s

Article entitled 'Human Leopards', concerning cannibalism in West Africa and the Human Leopard society of Sierra Leone in particular. 4pp


FOULKES: 3/22

1981

National Army Museum Annual Report 1980-81, including article entitled 'A Forgotten Campaign, Sierra Leone 1898', referring to insurrection over the new hut-tax scheme. Foulkes was awarded the African General Service Medal during the campaign. 1 booklet


FOULKES: 3/23-48 The Anglo-French Boundary Commission in Northern Nigeria, 1902-1904


FOULKES: 3/23

1902-1903

Photograph album relating to the Northern Nigeria and the Anglo-French Boundary Commission, from the River Niger to Lake Chad, including native traders on the Lower Niger, artillery drill and Hausa infantry in Lokoja, Jebba, canoe journeys on the Middle Niger and Busa Rapids, Arewa warriors, Bei-Bei fort, Dosso warriors and Kara-Kara warriors. With members of the British and French Commissions, and the Emir of Kano in captivity. 1 vol


FOULKES: 3/24

1902-1903

Photograph album relating to the Northern Nigeria and the Anglo-French Boundary Commission, including French fortresses at Guidambado and Busa, crossing the Sokoto river and construction of Sokoto fort, and the villages of Konni, Gober, Katsena, Kano and Zungern. 1 vol


FOULKES: 3/25

1902-1903

Papers relating to photographs taken in Northern Nigeria, including list of subjects and notes. 58pp


FOULKES: 3/26

1902-1904, 1945-1981

Papers including booklet, This is Northern Nigeria (Government of Northern Nigeria, 1955), articles including part of Foulkes' account of his pursuit and capture of the Emir of Kano in West African Review (Jun 1959), and newspaper cuttings. 1 booklet, 51pp


FOULKES: 3/27

1903 Jan 11

Letter to Dorothea Oakey's sister Priscilla, describing duties in Northern Nigeria including slave raiding in Lidu village. 3pp


FOULKES: 3/28

1903 Feb 7

Signed menu of the dinner given by members of the French Boundary Commission of Northern Nigeria, for the British Commissioner. 1p


FOULKES: 3/29

1903 Jul-1904 May

Wide World Magazine, including the article by Foulkes in six parts, 'With the British to Sokoto', describing the Anglo-French Boundary Commission, including the journey up the Niger, stay at Lokoja in Northern Nigeria, the Niger Rapids between Wuru and Boussa, Yelwa village, the Dallul Mauri river and march to Sokoto, Dosso warriors and the city of Sokoto. Illustrated with his photographs. 6 vols


FOULKES: 3/30

1903-1904

Newspaper cuttings, unidentified relating to Northern Nigeria and the Anglo-French Boundary Commission, including operations against the Emir of Kano and French territorial claims. 13pp


FOULKES: 3/31

1903, 1925

Papers and correspondence relating to the capture of Aliyu, Emir of Kano, including letters of congratulation and Foulkes' account of the incident in letters to Lt Col Gilbert Sutherland McDowell Elliot, Royal Engineers, leader of the British Boundary Commission in Northern Nigeria. With obituaries of Elliott and Brig Gen G R Frith. 28pp


FOULKES: 3/32

1903-1907, 1925-1926, 1941

Letters from the Emirs of Kano and Gober, relating to Kano's capture, and papers relating to their translation. 32pp


FOULKES: 3/33

1904 Apr 2

The Outlook, no 322 vol XIII, including article, 'The Future of Northern Nigeria'. 1 booklet


FOULKES: 3/34

1904 Jul

Printed booklet comprising articles reprinted from the Geological Magazine, 'An Eocene Outcrop in Central Africa' by Captain P S Lelean and 'Eocene Echinoids from Sokoto' by F A Bather. 1 booklet


FOULKES: 3/35

1904 Nov-Dec

Wide World Magazine, including the article in two parts by Foulkes, 'What I saw at Kano', describing the city, inhabitants, the Emir of Kano, market place and traders. 2 vols


FOULKES: 3/36

1904, 1907

Letters from Commandant Moll, leader of the French Boundary Commission. In French. 3pp


FOULKES: 3/37

1905 Apr 5

Letter from H Johnston, asking permission to reproduce Foulkes' photographs of Nigeria in a planned book on the races of Africa. 2pp


FOULKES: 3/38

c1905

Article [untitled] on the history of the Songhoi people in Northern Nigeria. 3pp


FOULKES: 3/39

1906 Feb 27, 1957-1959

Letter from W B Blaikie, referring to ancient astronomical instruments, and correspondence with Andrew Murray, astronomer, concerning occultations. 2pp


FOULKES: 3/40

1906 May 30, 1907 May 2, 1907 Aug

Letters from A Hutchinson of the Editorial Department, The Windsor Magazine, including reference to the planned publication of the article, 'Survey Methods in Exploration'. With copy of the article (Aug 1907). 6pp


FOULKES: 3/41

1906 Nov

Typescript article, published in The Scottish Geographical Magazine (1906) relating to the Anglo French Boundary Commission. 11pp


FOULKES: 3/42

1906 Nov

The Scottish Geographical Mazagine, vol XXII, no 11, including Foulkes' illustrated article 'The New Anglo-French Frontier between the Niger and Lake Chad'. 1 booklet


FOULKES: 3/43

1906

Article by Foulkes relating to the Boundary Commission, 'The New Anglo-French Frontier between the Niger and Lake Chad', published in the Scottish Geographical Magazine (1906) and 'The Sokoto Arc', account of the countryside. 1 booklet, 17pp


FOULKES: 3/44

1927 Jun

The Royal Engineers Journal Vol XLI No 2, including the article 'Some Royal Engineers and their work in Africa' by Col Commandant H L Pritchard, referring to Foulkes' capture of the Emir of Kano. 1 booklet


FOULKES: 3/45

1932 Feb

Article on Five Years Hard (Jonathan Cape, London, 1932) by Brig Gen Frank Crozier, criticising Crozier's depiction of life in the British Army in Northern Nigeria in the 1900s. With letter from editorial department of The Graphic, rejecting the article for publication. 5pp


FOULKES: 3/46

1959 Jun

Extract from the West African Review, comprising Foulkes' article 'Capture of the Emir', and letters to sons Thomas and Charles referring to it. 9pp


FOULKES: 3/47

1959 Dec

The Royal Engineers Journal including 'The Anglo-French Boundary Commission, Niger to Lake Chad' by Foulkes. With 2 reprinted extracts. 3 booklets


FOULKES: 3/48

1964

Concerning Brave Captains, being a history of the British occupation of Kano and Sokoto and of the last stand of the Fulani forces (Andre Deutsch, London, 1964) by D J M Muffett. 1 vol


FOULKES: 3/48

1967 Dec 12

Letter from Charles Foulkes referring to the death of H A S Johnston, with whom Foulkes corresponded on the subject of Northern Nigeria. 1p


FOULKES: 3/49-54 Service in the West Indies, 1902


FOULKES: 3/49

1902

Photograph album relating to the West Indies, including Barbados, Georgetown and Kingstown in St Vincent with scenes of destruction following the eruption of Mont Pelee in May, Martinique and Dominica. 1 vol


FOULKES: 3/50

1902, 1942-1943

Papers relating to photographs taken in the West Indies, 1902 including list of subjects, and notebook with details of report to the War Office on Martinique, 1902. 1 booklet, 47pp


FOULKES: 3/51

c1902

Map of the Windward Islands (Edward Stanford, London, as part of the London Atlas Series). Scale 1:887040. 1p


FOULKES: 3/52

1903 Dec

Wide World Magazine, including Foulkes' article, 'The Boiling Lake of Dominica', illustrated with his photographs. 1 vol


FOULKES: 3/53

1942 Jan, 1943 Jul

Article entitled 'Fort de France' in Martinique, describing topography and the eruption of Mont Pelee in May, 1902. Including correspondence concerning its publication with The Times and The Illustrated London News and Sketch [rejected]. 7pp


FOULKES: 3/54

1969

The Day Their World Ended (Souvenir Press, 1969) by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan-Witts, an account of the eruption of Mont Pelee in Martinique, May 1902. 1 vol

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