Catalogue description War Office: Papers of Various Private Collections

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Details of WO 79
Reference: WO 79
Title: War Office: Papers of Various Private Collections

These records consist of certain small collections of papers including: a few musters, 1709 to 1743; records of Militia, fencible and Volunteer units, 1797 to 1819; records of the Paymaster General, 1762 and 1795 to 1851; records relating to the garrison of Colchester Barracks, 1796 to 1823; records of the Connaught Rangers and Galway and Roscommon Militias, 1793 to 1919; papers of Field Marshal Earl Cavan, 1916 to 1937; papers of Sir Stanley Von Donop as master general of the ordnance; and maps and other papers of Sir William Thomson relating to campaigns in Mesopotamia, Russia, Salonika and India, 1915-1923.

Date: 1709-1965
Related material:

For other papers of the Earl of Cavan see WO 216

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Sir Stanley Brenton Donop, Knight, 1860-1941

Frederick Rudolph Lambart, 10th Earl of Cavan, 1865-1946

Sir William Montgomerie Thomson, Knight, 1877-1963

Physical description: 106 papers, flat sheets and volumes
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure
Unpublished finding aids:

A key to the former references is available with the paper list in the Reader Enquiry Room, Public Record Office, Kew.

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