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Sir Ralph Abercromby's monument, 1834

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 113/55

Scope and Contents

An undated sketch of the monument to Sir Ralph Abercromby in Egypt, with a separate descriptive note.


  • Creation: 1834

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Biographical / Historical

The artist may be Sir Henry Bartle Edward Frere (1815-1884), 1st Baronet and statesman, known as Sir Bartle Frere, who visited Egypt on route to India in 1834. His son, the 2nd Baronet, was also called Sir Bartle Frere (1854-1933). Sir Ralph Abercromby (1734-1801) was born in October 1734 at Menstry, near Tullibody. He distinguished himself as a Major-General fighting the French in Flanders, 1793-1795, and commanded the forces against France in the West Indies, 1795-1976, where he reduced St Lucia and Trinidad. He defeated the French at Alexandria in 1801, but died of his wounds on 28 March 1801.


1 folder(s) (1 folder) : watercolour

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

The provenance of the collection is unknown.


This collection level description was created by RAS. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Sir Ralph Abercromby in Leslie Stephen and Sidney Lee, eds, 'Dictionary of national biography', vol. I (London, 1908), pp. 43-46.

Date information

DateText: The date is approximate..


Frere, Sir Bartle, Baronet

Finding aid date

2003-10-09 10:18:26+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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