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Souvenirs of the Palestine campaign, 1916 - 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 63/28

Scope and Contents

Signatures of visitors to the R.C.S. exhibition, reminiscences and original campaign material, including orders, passes, concert programmes and papers on the unofficial surrender of Jerusalem.


  • 1916 - 1958

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Biographical / Historical

In December 1957 the 40th Anniversary of the capture of Jerusalem was commemorated by a R.C.S. library exhibition, suggested by Sir Archer Cust, then Secretary-General of the Society. This attracted considerable interest from veterans of the campaign, and several items were presented to the R.C.S. as a consequence.


1 folder(s) (1 folder) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 2146

Other Finding Aids

Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 59.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The original material from the campaign was presented by visitors to the exhibition, 1957-1958.


This collection level description was created by RAS using information from Donald Simpson's R.C.S. catalogue.



Finding aid date

2004-01-09 10:14:17+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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