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Major General Archdale Wilson, Bart., K.C.B., 1803-74

Given by J.A.S. Steward

Xerox copies of TS and a short biography and notes on Major General Archdale Wilson’s career in India, and the letters written to his wife during the Indian mutiny from 2 May 1857 – 18 March 1858. They contain a day to day account of the fighting and conditions generally and his own feelings. Appendix – general order which was read at the head of each division of the army just before the assault on Delhi, 6 September 1858. 118 pp. (The originals are in the possession of the Wilson family.)