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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Stuart
STUART, Maj Gen Sir Andrew Mitchell (1861-1936)
Created [1885]-1887, [1902]-1903, 1914-1919, 1932-1935
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
2 boxes or 0.02 cubic metres


Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1861; educated at Dulwich College; entered Army, 1879; served with No 4 Section Telegraph Bn, Royal Engineers, Sudan and Egypt, 1885-1887; Capt, 1889; Maj, 1898; Lt Col, 1905; Col, 1910; Maj Gen, 1916; Assistant Director, Fortifications, Works, War Office, 1910; Director of Works, British Armies in France, 1914-1919; Director of Works and Buildings, Air Ministry, 1919-1924; Col Commandant, Royal Engineers, 1929-1931; died in 1936.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1974.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to his life and career, 1884-1919, dated [1885]-1887, [1902]-1903, 1914-1919, 1932-1935, principally comprising letters to his family describing his service with No 4 Section Telegraph Bn, Royal Engineers, Sudan, 1885-1887; diary, May-Jun [1885], including details of inspections of telegraph line between Halfa and Aswan; note on maintenance and operation of telegraph lines, Sudan and Egypt, 1884-1887, dated [1934-1935]; 'Reminiscences of the Nile Expedition, 1884-1885 and after', typescript text by Col A H Bagnold, 1935; appointment diaries and notebooks kept by Stuart as Director of Works, British Armies in France, 1914-1919; 'Some private recollections of a base wallah, 1914-1919', bound carbon copy of typescript by Col C[harles] L[ouis] Spencer, 1933, describing his service in Lines of Communication bases in Northern France, 1914-1919.

System of arrangement

Arranged in the following sections: Sudan; India; World War One.

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 Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material
Finding aids

Draft catalogue 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



Decorations: KCMG, CB

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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  • Diaries
  • Documents
  • Information sources
  • International conflicts
  • Literary forms and genres
  • Literature
  • Military engineering
  • Nonfiction
  • Primary documents
  • Prose
  • War
  • Warfare
  • Wars (events)
  • World War One (1914-1918)
  • World wars (events)

Personal names

  • Bagnold, Arthur Henry, 1854-1943, Colonel
  • Spencer, Charles Louis, fl 1933, Colonel


  • Aswan, Egypt, North Africa
  • France
  • Halfa, Sudan, East Africa
  • Nile, river, Africa

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