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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Poore R
POORE, Maj Robert (1834-1918)
Created 1887-1924
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1834; served in 8 Hussars in the Crimean War, 1853-1856, and in India, [1857]; County Councillor, Whiteparish division, Wiltshire County Council, [1891-1894]; established freehold colony at Winterslow, Wiltshire, [1892]; died in 1918.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1988.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to his life and career, 1887-1924, comprising published pamphlets and articles relating to his establishment of a freehold colony at Winterslow, Wiltshire, [1892], dated 1887, 1891, 1893, 1894, [1912], 1924; correspondence relating to his candidature for a seat on Wiltshire County Council, 1888; photograph of portrait of Poore by T Binney Gibbs, 1912.

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 Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material
Mainly English, but one item in French
Finding aids

Draft list available online and 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 Centre also holds the papers of his sons, Philip Poore, Lt Col Roger Alvin Poore and Brig Gen Robert Montagu Poore. Additional papers relating to Maj Robert Poore can be found at the National Army Museum (Ref: 7509-60, 61) and Wiltshire County Record Office.

Publication note
Additional papers relating to Maj Robert Poore can be found at the National Army Museum (Ref: 7509-60, 61) and Wiltshire County Record Office.


Compiled Aug 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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  • Government
  • Local government
  • Photographs
  • Public administration
  • Visual materials

Personal names

  • Poore, Robert, 1834-1918, Major

Corporate names

  • Wiltshire County Council


  • London, England
  • Winterslow, Wiltshire, England

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