Collection BURNABY, FG - BURNABY, Col Frederick Gustavus (1842-1885)

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Reference code



BURNABY, Col Frederick Gustavus (1842-1885)


  • 1856-1885 (Creation)

Level of description



0.5 box or 0.005 cubic metres

Scope and content

Papers relating to his life and career, 1842-1885, dated 1856-1885, principally comprising press cuttings, 1856, 1877, 1882, [1884] and obituaries, 1885. A ride to Khiva (Cassell and Co, London, 1876); On horseback through Asia Minor (Sampson Low and Co, London, 1877).

System of arrangement

These papers make up section 4 of the Burnaby family papers. Sections 1-3 consist of the papers of his [nephew], Lt Col Hugo Beaumont Burnaby.

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born in 1842; joined Royal Horse Guards Blue, 1859; travelled in Central and South America, [1862], Spain and Morocco, 1868, South Russia, 1870, Spain, 1874, and the Sudan, 1875; travelled in Asia Minor and Armenia, [1975-1977]; Col, 1881; commanded 3 Household Cavalry, 1881-1885; crossed English Channel in balloon, 1882; published A ride across the Channel (Sampson Low and Co, London, 1882); served in Egypt, 1882 and 1884-1885; killed in action in 1885. Publications: A ride to Khiva (Cassell and Co, London, 1876); On horseback through Asia Minor (Sampson Low and Co, London, 1877

Custodial history

Placed in the Centre by the family in 1976.

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied from open material for research purposes only.

Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, via the Archives.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Uploaded finding aid

Existence and location of copies

Bedfordshire Record Office holds photocopies some of the papers.

Related materials

Department of Western Manuscripts, Bodleian Library, Oxford University holds his letters to Disraeli, 1876-1878.

Related descriptions


Compiled Dec 1996

Alternative identifier(s)

People and Organisations

Genre access points

Rules and/or conventions used

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.


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