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Christison Family Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHIE

Scope and Contents

The small collection of Christison papers held at Churchill Archives Centre comprises a bound volume of Sir Philip's autobiography and two items relating to his father Sir Alexander Christison, who was a medical officer in the 2nd Burmese War.


  • 1851 - 1986

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers wishing to publish excerpts from the papers must obtain prior permission from the copyright holder and should seek advice from Archives Centre staff.


1 archive box(es)



Other Finding Aids

A copy of this finding aid is available for consultation at Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge, the National Register of Archives, London and on the Janus website, />.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was given to Churchill Archives Centre in 1981 and 1983 by General Sir Philip Christison.


This catalogue was compiled by Natalie Adams of Churchill Archives Centre in May 2005, using information from an existing catalogue of the collection. Biographical details were obtained from Christison's entry in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and from his obituary in the Daily Telegraph (23 December 1993).

Date information

DateText: Dates given are those of original documents, not the dates copies were made.


Christison Family
2005-05-24 08:53:59+00:00
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Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 336087

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.