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PRESS CUTTINGS: The Boer Wars, the First Balkan War, Irish Home Rule, and the British Army in Ulster, 1881-1921
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 box or 0.01 cubic metres


Name of creator(s)

Various newspapers, principally The Times

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre in 1992 by King's College Library

Content & structure

Scope and content

Press cuttings relating to First Boer War, 1881, and the Second Boer War, 1899-1902, notably concerning the death of Gen Sir George Pomeroy Colley at the Battle of Majuba Hill, 1881; the Transvaal Crisis, 1896; the Siege of Ladysmith, Natal, 1899; British rule in South Africa, 1899; the controversy over the publication of official despatches from the campaign at Spion Kop, Natal, 1900. Press cuttings relating to the Balkans, 1908-1913, concern most notably the rise of the 'Young Turks' movement in Turkey and the restoration of the Turkish Constitution, 1908; the first anniversary of the annexation of Bosnia-Herzegovina by Austria-Hungary, 1909; the general mobilisation of Bulgarian troops along the Turkish frontier, in the prelude to the First Balkan War, 1912; the mobilisation of Turkish, Serbian, and Greek troops, 1912; the comparative strengths of the Turkish and Greek navies in the prelude to the First Balkan War, 1912; the demands of the Balkan states of Bulgaria, Montenegro, Serbia, and Greece to Austria-Hungary and Russia, 1912; the formal declaration of war issued by the Balkan States of Bulgaria, Montenegro, Serbia, and Greece to Turkey, 1912; the first battles of the First Balkan War at Lule Burgas, Bulgaria, 1912; the fall of Adrianople, Turkey, 1913; the establishment of the new border between Bulgaria and Turkey, following the defeat of Turkish forces during the First Balkan War, 1913. Press cuttings relating to Irish Home rule concern the issue of the Government of Ireland Bill, Apr 1912; the establishment of a Provisional Government for Ulster, Sep 1913; the Government of Ireland Bill, 1920; the Conference on Ireland and the formation of the Irish Free State, Oct-Dec 1921. Press cuttings relating to the British Army in Ulster primarily concern the resignation of Lt Col Rt Hon John Edward Bernard Seely MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary, and subsequently Secretary of State for War, and the Curragh Incident, Dublin, 1914

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Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

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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.

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Finding aids

This Summary Guide, and available in hard copy in the Centre's reading room

Allied materials

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



Compiled Nov 1999

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.

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  • Boundaries
  • Colonial conflicts
  • Colonial countries
  • Communications media
  • First Boer War (1881)
  • Humanitarian law
  • Information sciences
  • International conflicts
  • International law
  • International tensions
  • Irish Home Rule
  • Liberation movements
  • Newspapers
  • Occupied territories
  • Periodicals
  • Political movements
  • Political systems
  • Publications
  • Revolutionary movements
  • Rights of states
  • Second Boer War, 1899-1902
  • Territorial rights
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • Wars (events)

Personal names

  • Colley, Sir, George Pomeroy, 1835-1881, Knight, General
  • Seely, John Edward Bernard, 1868-1947, 1st Baron Mottistone of Mottistone, Major General, public official

Corporate names

  • Young Turks


  • Adrianople, Turkey, Middle East
  • Austria
  • Austria-Hungary
  • Balkans, Eastern Europe
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina, Eastern Europe
  • Bulgaria, Eastern Europe
  • Crimea
  • Curragh, Ireland
  • Greece
  • Hungary, Eastern Europe
  • Irish Free State
  • Ladysmith, Province of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, Southern Africa
  • London, England
  • Majuba Hill, Province of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, Southern Africa
  • Montenegro, Yugoslavia, Eastern Europe
  • Northern Ireland
  • Russia, Eastern Europe
  • Serbia, Yugoslavia, Eastern Europe
  • Spion Kop, South Africa, Southern Africa
  • Ulster, Ireland

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