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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Horne
Title
HORNE, Gen Henry Sinclair (1861-1929)
Date(s)
1915-1929
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 scrapbook

Context

Name of creator(s)

Horne, Lord, Henry Sinclair, 1861-1929, Baron, General

Administrative / Biographical history

Born, 1861; educated Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, 1878-1880; Royal Artillery, 1880; staff captain, Meerut, 1890; adjutant of the Royal Horse Artillery, Kirkee; 1892; served in the South African War, 1899-1902; served in World War One, 1914-1918; general officer commanding-in-chief, Eastern Command, 1918-1920; Baron [1919]; aide-de-camp general to King George V, 1920; retired from Army, 1926; died 1929.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received by the archive, 1987.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Scrap book compiled by Lord Henry Horne, covering the period 1915-1929, reflecting his work at official functions and social life following World War One, including letters, press cuttings, photographs and other mementos including letter in French from Maj Gen John Emerson Wharton Hedlam, Jul 1924; letter from Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig to Florence Matthews congratulating her on her work with the 'Soldiers and Sailors Free Buffet' at Victoria Station, Jul 1920; letter to Horne from Randall Davidson, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1927 and from his wife Edith Davidson, 1928. Photographs including of Horne; Prince Albert (later King George VI) and the Horne family at social events. Invitations to events at Buckingham Palace. Press cuttings on topics including Horne, his career, retirement, award of OBE and family; the death of Haig; the British Royal Family; unveiling of World War One memorials including the 2 Div memorial, 1923 and the Kitchener memorial and obituary for Horne in The Naval and Military Record , 21 Aug 1929.

System of arrangement

N/A

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

English, one item in French

Finding aids

No additional finding aids.

Allied materials

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

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

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

Feb 2008

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Subjects

  • Albums (documents)
  • Architecture
  • Books
  • Communications media
  • Information sciences
  • Leisure
  • Leisure time activities
  • Monuments
  • Publications
  • Royal family
  • Scrapbooks
  • Social occasions
  • War memorials
  • Wars (events)
  • World War One (1914-1918)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Davidson, Lady, Edith Murdoch, fl 1878, née Tait
  • Davidson, Randall Thomas, 1848-1930, Baron Davidson, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • George V, 1865-1936, King of Great Britain and Ireland
  • George VI, 1895-1952, King of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Haig, Douglas, 1861-1928, 1st Earl Haig, Field Marshal
  • Headlam, Sir, John Emerson Wharton, 1864-1946, Major General
  • Horne, Lord, Henry Sinclair, 1861-1929, Baron, army officer

Places

  • Buckingham Palace, Westminster, London, England
  • City of Westminster, London, England

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