Catalogue description Sir James Carmichael Smyth: Papers
|Title:||Sir James Carmichael Smyth: Papers|
Official and semi-official correspondence, memoranda and reports, mainly in entry book form, of Major-General Sir James Carmichael Smyth (1779 to 1838), of the Royal Engineers.
Certain volumes relate to the administration of the Cape of Good Hope, 1806 to 1807, where he acted as colonial secretary; others to Sir Thomas Graham's Dutch expedition and to fortifications in the Netherlands and Northern France, 1813 to 1818. There are also copies of the reports of three commissions, of which he was president, on the Ordnance Department in the West Indies and in Jamaica and on the defence of British North America respectively, 1824 to 1825; and a copy of his report on the Ordnance Survey in Ireland, 1828.
His governorship of the Bahamas (1829 to 1833) is represented by two entry books of military correspondence; and that of British Guiana (1833 to 1838) by three entry books of despatches to the Secretary of State and two volumes of ordinances.
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Legal status:||Not Public Record(s)|
Sir James Carmichael Smyth, Knight, 1779-1838
|Physical description:||23 volume(s)|
|Immediate source of acquisition:||
in January 1930 and October 1936
E G M Carmichael, 1930-1936 in January 1930 and October 1936
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