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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Lyttelton
Title
LYTTELTON, Gen Sir Neville (Gerald) (1845-1931)
Date(s)
Created [1899]-1916
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 box or 0.01 cubic metres

Context

Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1845; educated at Eton College; entered Rifle Brigade, 1865; helped to suppress Fenian rising,Canada, 1866; Secretary, Oregon Boundary Dispute Commission, Canada, 1867; ADC to Viceroy of Ireland, 1868-1873; served in Jowaki Expedition, India, 1877, and in Egyptian Campaign, 1882; Military Secretary to Governor of Gibraltar, 1883-1885, and to Governor of Bombay, 1885-1890; 2nd in Command, 3 Bn, Rifle Bde, Jullundar, India, 1890-1893; Lt Col, 1892; commanded 2 Bn, Rifle Bde, Dublin, Ireland, 1893-1895; appointed Assistant Adjutant General War Office, 1895; Assistant Military Secretary, War Office, 1897-1898; commanded brigade during Nile Expedition, Sudan, 1898; commanded 2 Infantry Bde, Aldershot, 1899; commanded 4 Infantry Bde, 2 and4 Divs, South Africa, 1899-1900; served in Natal, 1901-1902; Commander-in-Chief, South Africa, 1902-1904; Chief of General Staff and First Military Member of Army Council, 1904-1908; Commander-in-Chief, Ireland, 1908-1912; published Eighty years: soldiering, politics, games (Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1927); died in 1931.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1972. Copies of additional papers were acquired bypurchase in 1974 and 1990.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Letters relating to the South African War received by Gen Hon Reginald Arthur James Talbot and other members of the Talbot family, [1899]-1901, including letters from Lyttelton and Maj Gen Edward Stuart Wortley, dated [1899]-1901, describing operations in Natal, 1899-1900, and Transvaal, 1900-1901, and operations against Gen Christian Rudolf De Wet. Copies ofletters from Lyttelton to his wife and family, 1899-1916, notably covering his service in South Africa, 1899-1904, his work as Chief of General Staff and First Military Member of the Army Council, 1904-1908, and as Commander-in-Chief, Ireland, 1908-1912. Copies of seven letters from Talbot to Katherine Lyttelton, 1900-1906, mainly concerning his command of the army of occupation, Egypt,1900-1903, and Lyttelton's military career, 1900-1906.

System of arrangement

Arranged in sections in order of accession.

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

Draft list available online and in hard copy in the reading room. 

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

The originals of the letters that the Centre holds copies of are at Queen Mary and Westfield College Library.

Existence and location of copies

Queen Mary and Westfield College Library has photocopies of some of the original papers held by the Centre.

Related units of description

Queen Mary and Westfield College Library holds a substantial collection of his papers, 1883-1930. The Department of Western Manusripts, Bodleian Library, Oxford University holds diaries, 1874-1929 (Ref: MS Eng hist e 379, f 35-82). Hereford and Worcester Record Office holds miscellaneous correspondence and papers, 1878-1880 (Ref: 705:658).

Publication note
Queen Mary and Westfield College Library holds a substantial collection of his papers, 1883-1930. The Department of Western Manusripts, Bodleian Library, Oxford University holds diaries, 1874-1929 (Ref: MS Eng hist e 379, f 35-82). Hereford and Worcester Record Office holds miscellaneous correspondence and papers, 1878-1880 (Ref: 705:658).

Notes

Note
Compiled Feb 1997

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.

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

Updated 2016

Box List(s)

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Subjects

  • Colonial administration
  • Colonial conflicts
  • Colonial countries
  • Colonialism
  • Imperialism
  • International conflicts
  • Political doctrines
  • Political systems
  • Second Boer War, 1899-1902
  • War
  • Wars (events)

Personal names

  • Lyttelton, Katherine, fl 1883-1906, neé Stuart-Wortley, wife of Sir Neville Lyttelton
  • Talbot, Sir, Reginald Arthur James, 1841-1929, Knight, Major General
  • Wet, Christian Rudolf, De, 1854-1922, South African General and politician
  • Wortley, Edward James Montagu, Stuart-, 1857-1934, Major General

Places

  • Egypt, North Africa
  • Province of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, Southern Africa

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