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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Maurice J F
MAURICE, Maj Gen Sir (John) Frederick (1841-1912)
Level of description
Collection (Fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
0.5 box (0.005 cubic metres)


Name of creator(s)
Maurice, Sir John Frederick, 1841-1912, Knight, Major General
Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1841; educated Addiscombe College and Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; commissioned into Royal Artillery 1861; passed through Staff College, 1870; Private Secretary to FM Sir Garnet Joseph Wolseley in Ashanti Campaign, 1873-1874; served in South Africa, 1879-1880, Egypt, 1882, and the Sudan, 1884-1885; also served in Intelligence Department, War Office; Professor of Military History, Staff College, 1885-1892; Aldershot, 1892-1893; commanding Royal Artillery, Eastern District, 1893-1895; Maj Gen, 1895; commanded Woolwich District, 1895-1902; died in 1912.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1973.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers collected or created by Maj Gen Sir (John) Frederick Maurice, dated 1872-1912, principally comprising letters from Gen Sir Archibald Hunter concerning operations in the Sudan, 1885, 1896-1898, notably including description of Battle of Obdurman, 1898; correspondence with FM Garnet Joseph Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley, 1879, 1881, 1886, [1889-1905], notably including letters from Maurice concerning operations against the Zulu king Cetewayo (Cetshwayo), 1879.

System of arrangement

These papers make up section 2 of the Maurice family collection. Sections 1, 3 and 4 consist of the papers of Maurice's son, Maj Gen Sir Frederick Barton Maurice.

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 College Archivist.

Language/scripts of material
Finding aids

Detailed catalogue available in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives
Related units of description

The archives of King's College London (GB0100) include papers relating to Frederick Denison Maurice (father of John Frederick Maurice).

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
Mar 1997

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Personal names

  • Hunter, Sir, Archibald, 1856-1936, Knight, MP General
  • Maurice, Sir John Frederick, 1841-1912, Knight, Major General
  • Maurice, Sir John Frederick, 1841-1912, Knight, Major General

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