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Gregson, Francis, fl. 1898 (war correspondent)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: fl. 1898

Biography

Francis Gregson was a war correspondent during the Sudan Campaign of 1898. He is possibly the photographer of a series of views of the Sudan Campaign 1898.

Likenesses:

Gregson is possibly the war correspondent standing in Y3042C/198.

Sources:

Typescript copy of 'Index to Photographers'.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

Khartoum 1898

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3042C
Scope and Contents

An album bound in padded red leather with 'Khartum 1898' in gold on the front. The photographs have printed captions. The captions have been used as titles and may contain offensive, inappropriate or outdated terms. They have been retained to reflect the context of their creation.

The album documents Horatio Kitchener's campaign from the massing of forces in Egypt to the taking of Khartoum and includes the battles of Atbara and Omdurman.

Dates: 1898
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

Our very own extra special correspondent, 1898

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3042C/198
Scope and Contents

159 x 115 mm. A view showing an unidentified war correspondent standing beside a makeshift tent. This is presumably Gregson (the supposed photographer of the album). The photograph is stuck on to an album page entitled 'Omdurman'.

Dates: 1898
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

Additional filters:

Type
Archival Object 1
Collection 1
 
Subject
Egypt (nation) 1
Khartoum (region) 1
Umm Durman (inhabited place) 1
 

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