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Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum

Crauford correspondence, N-C91.1

Cunningham diary, N-D4.CUN.B.

MacDonald diary, N-DI.MacD

Wolrige Gordon diary, N-C91.GOR.

Black Watch Archive

Barwood diaries, 0203/1

Coveny, ‘Letters from Egypt and the Sudan’, 0204

Newspaper cuttings, 0683

Record of Service of the 42nd Royal Highland Regiment, 0080

Scott-Stevenson letter, 0641

British Library Asia Pacific and Africa Collections

White papers, MSS Eur F108/91

Devonshire and Dorset Regimental Headquarters, Exeter

Boulden correspondence, Box 18

Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry Museum, Bodmin

Memorials of Lt-Col. Aldworth

Gloucestershire Record Office

Commeline correspondence 1879, D 1233/45/26

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Gordon Highlanders Museum

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Denne papers, PB 64

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21 October 1899’, PB 182,

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Salisbury papers

Keep Military Museum, Dorchester

Young diary, 65/101

King’s Own Royal Regimental Museum, Lancaster

Woodgate journal, KO LIB 137

Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King’s College London

Maurice papers

National Archives (Public Record Office)

Cardwell papers, PRO 30/48

War Office, WO 32/7737; WO 33/26; WO 33/34; WO 33/38; WO 33/42; WO 33/44; WO


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Cameron correspondence, Acc. No. 8305/55

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Danby correspondence, Acc. No. 7003/2

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Kitchener-Wood correspondence, Acc. No. 6807/234

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Roe TS diary, 397

Queen’s Own Highlanders Collection

Baynes, Capt. K. S., Narrative of the Part Taken by the 79th Queen’s Own Cameron

Highlanders in the Egyptian Campaign (private, 1883)

Williamson correspondence, 92–135

Royal Archives

Duke of Cambridge papers

Royal Engineers Library

‘Recollections of Lt Thomas Ryder Main’, Acc. No. 11315

Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment Museum, Salisbury

Cameron, ‘Action at Tofrik’, 004/17

Edwards letter, R 4659

Finn letter, 004/24

Holman, ‘The Battle of Tofrik or McNeill’s Zeriba’, 009/7

‘R. Marine Surgeon’s views on the campaign’, 004/28

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Wolseley Collection

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Farrance, ‘The Prince Albert’s (Somerset Light Infantry), in South Africa 1899–1902

The Letters of Captain F. M. Peacock from the 2nd Battalion’ (Bristol, n.d.), 214

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West Sussex Record Office

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Further Correspondence Respecting the Affairs in South Africa, C 2260 (1878–9), LIII; C 2482 (1880), L; C 2740 (1881), LXVI; C 2866 (1881), LXVII; C 2950 (1881), LXVII

Further Correspondence Respecting the Affairs of Egypt, C 3969 (1884), LXXXVIII

Further Correspondence Respecting the Affairs of the Transvaal and Adjacent Territories, C 4432 (1884–85), LVII

Further Correspondence Respecting the Ashantee Invasion, No. 5 (1873)

Gold Coast. Further Correspondence Respecting the Ashantee Invasion, Nos 5, 6 and 8 (1874), XLVI

Report from the Select Committee on Commissariat and Transport Services (Egyptian Campaign), C 285 (1884), X

Reports on Alleged Failures of Cavalry Swords and Pistols at Suakin, C 5633 (1889), XVII


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