Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum: Papers

PRO 30/57
Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum: Papers

These papers of the first Earl Kitchener of Khartoum cover his life and career from 1877 to his death in 1916.

The papers fall into four main categories. The first category are papers, official and private, connected with his surveys of Palestine and Cyprus, the Gordon Expedition and the conquest of the Sudan, the Boer War, Lord Kitchener's tenure of office as Commander-in-Chief, India, and his work as minister plenipotentiary in Egypt.

The second category consists of papers accumulated by Lord Kitchener as Secretary of State for War and includes despatches from Sir John French and Sir Douglas Haig in France and from Sir Ian Hamilton and General Birdwood in Gallipoli.

The third and fourth categories comprise the comparatively small amount of personal correspondence which Lord Kitchener preserved, including several royal letters, and material collected by Sir George Arthur when writing Lord Kitchener's life.

Related Material:
Kitchener's private office papers as secretary of state for war are in WO 159
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Not Public Record
Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum, 1850-1916
Physical description:
124 file(s)
Immediate source of acquisition:
in November 1959
Henry Herbert Kitchener, 3rd Earl Kitchener of Khartoum
Custodial history:
These papers were deposited with the National Register for Archives for listing in November 1958 by his great-nephew, the third Earl Kitchener who has now placed them on deposit in the Public Record Office.

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