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A.W. Kinglake: Crimean War correspondence and papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9554

Scope and Contents

The collection comprises correspondence between Sir Richard Airey to Lord Hardinge, 1854-1856, letters from the Earl of Cardigan to Kinglake, 1863-1868, a journal of W.G. Romaine, 1855-1856 and other letters, memoranda and papers.


  • Creation: 1854-1868 (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 (


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were presented to the Fusiliers Museum in Lancashire by Major Ben Smythe in 1934. The Library purchased them at Sotheby's when they were sold on behalf of the Museum's Appeal Fund in 1998.

Related Materials

Cambridge University Library holds other letters and papers of A.W. Kinglake, including some Crimean War material, MS.Add.7633.

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Repository Details

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