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Lionel Berkeley: Letters and papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7979

Scope and Contents

Letters, reports and other papers regarding Berkeley's career, including material concerning the Indian Mutiny (1857). The collection includes a printed 'Record of the services of Mr L. Berkeley', comprising extracts from official correspondence, and a manuscript list of Berkeley's posts and leave while stationed in the Punjab. There is also material relating to 'Uncle' Leopold Oliver Fitzhardinge Berkeley, Extra Assistant Commissioner, and his death in the Googairah District, aged 27, during fighting on 21 September 1857.


  • Creation: 1850-1870 (circa)


Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (


1 envelope(s) (1 envelope)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from L. Berkeley, 14 November 1974.


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Repository Details

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