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Indian scrapbooks of the Haig family

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 76

Scope and Contents

Scrapbooks kept by Neil and Gerard Haig and other members of their family, with related papers.


  • Creation: 1838 - 1978


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Biographical / Historical

Brigadier-General Neil Wolseley Haig (1868-1926) was born on 30 October 1868, the cousin of Sir Douglas Haig, later Field-Marshal. He joined the Inniskilling Dragoons, and served in South Africa, 1899-1900, and in the European War, 1914-1918, retiring in 1922. He died on 18 April 1926. Gerard Beatrice Fitz-Gerald Creagh was born in Plymouth on 12 May 1887, the daughter of Major-General Fitz-Gerald Creagh. She married Neil Haig on 16 July 1913.


.06 cubic metre(s) (6 archive boxes) : paper

Language of Materials



Other Finding Aids

MSS Addenda, vol. I.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Mr G.P.V. Creagh through Sir David Thorne and Dr Ratcliffe, Cambridge University Librarian, 1993.


This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Neil Haig in 'Who was who', 1916-1928 (London, 1967), pp. 451.


Haig, Neil Wolseley, 1868-1926, Major-General; Haig, Gerard Beatrice, b 1887, née Creagh

Includes index.
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