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Diaries and papers of Frederic Williams

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 100

Scope and Contents

Diaries of hunting expeditions in Burma, a letter regarding Williams' death and biographical notes about the Williams family. The papers are accompanied by correspondence between G.H. Williams and the R.C.S. Librarian regarding the gift of the collection, with a biographical note concerning Frederic Williams.


  • 1899 - 1976


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Biographical / Historical

Frederic Thesiger Williams (1861-1902) was born in Jaulnah on 8th August 1861. He was the son of Captain (later Colonel) Augustus Frederic Williams, 9th Madras Native Infantry, and his wife Jane, daughter of the Revd William Polwhele. Williams was commissioned into the British Army in 1881, and served with the Royal Irish Fusiliers in the Sudan in 1884. He was appointed Wing Officer, 26th Madras Native Infantry, in 1885, and served in Burma in operations on the western frontier, 1885-1887. He was made Captain in 1892, and was the Deputy Assistant Adjutant General in the Chin Hills in 1896, and the Deputy Assistant Quarter Master General, 4th Infantry Brigade, China Expeditionary Force, in 1900. He was appointed Major in 1901. Williams died on July 7th 1902, after being mauled by a wounded tiger. He was buried in St Mary's Churchyard, Madras.


.013 cubic metre(s) (1 volume and 1 archive folder) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 22

Other Finding Aids

MSS Addenda, vol. I.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by G.M. Williams, nephew of Frederic Williams, 1975-1976.

Related Materials

The R.C.S. Photograph Collection includes photographs taken by Frederic Williams in Burma, Y3029C. Some photographs taken by Williams in China are in the National Army Museum.


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


Williams, Frederic Thesiger, 1861-1902, Major

Includes index.
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