Catalogue description Major General Sir William Eyre and predecessor: Papers

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Details of PRO 30/46
Reference: PRO 30/46
Title: Major General Sir William Eyre and predecessor: Papers

The bulk of this series consists of military and private papers, including diaries and order and letter books, of Major-General Sir William Eyre.

The series also includes diaries compiled between 1791 and 1823 by the Venerable John Eyre, Archdeacon of Nottingham, and a few papers of Colonel Henry Eyre, a contemporary of the General and of Dr C R B Eyre.

Date: 1783-1922
Separated material:

The History of the Manor of Rampton in Nottinghamshire, printed in the Transaction of the Thoroton Society 1921, has been removed from this collection and placed in the topographical section of the Library.

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Not Public Record(s)
Language: English

Sir William Eyre, Knight, 1805-1859

Physical description: 20 box(es)
Immediate source of acquisition:

War Office , in 1939 , in 1939

Mary Eyre, 1939-1939 , in 1939 , in 1939

Administrative / biographical background:

Major General Sir William Eyre served as commander of the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division (1855-56) in the Crimea, and as Commander-in-Chief British North America (1856-59).

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