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'From Aden to Quetta'

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 57

Scope and Contents

Part of a book left incomplete on the author's death. The title, introduction, glossary and index were supplied by the author's daughter, Mrs Rosamond Griffin. The full title is 'From Aden ... to Quetta ... to Lahore ... to Delhi ... to Quetta: the peripatetic life of one army household between 1910 and 1917'. The memoir contains descriptions of train journeys in India and the accommodation, domestic arrangements and social amenities of army families in the early twentieth century.


  • Creation: 1917


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Biographical / Historical

Jack Moore (1905-1987) accompanied his father Herbert William Moore (b. 1876), a staff sergeant who was later commissioned in the Royal Artillery, to six different postings in Aden, Ireland and India in the seven years covered by this memoir.


.003 cubic metre(s) (1 folder) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 11c99M

Other Finding Aids

MSS Addenda, vol. I.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Mrs Rosamond Griffin, 17 November 1988.


This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue.


Moore, Jack, 1905-1987

Includes index.
2003-09-12 16:04:13+00:00
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Repository Details

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