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(Major General Thomas Gallwey)

Small Collections Box 11

Given by Colonel Thomas Joseph Gallwey

N.W.F.P. and Afghanistan: 1876-1906

Copies of 14 letters written by Thomas Gallwey (later Major General Gallwey, great-uncle to donor) a doctor in the Army Medical Department from 1876 to 1906, to his brother, William, at home in Ireland. They cover the time of the Afghan War in which he was a surgeon with various Regiments including the 17th both at the Field Hospital in Peshawar and in Afghanistan.

His letters describe various incidents and are deeply critical of the political diplomacy with Afghanistan. Also very critical of the Army Medical Department. Obituary from The Stonyhurat Magazine. 155pp.