Collection CLIVE, PA - CLIVE, Capt Percy Archer (1873-1918)

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CLIVE, Capt Percy Archer (1873-1918)


  • 1899-1901 (Creation)
  • 1897 (Creation)

Level of description



1.5 boxes or 0.015 cubic metres

Scope and content

Papers relating to his service in West Africa, 1897, comprising his diary, 1897; glass lantern slides, 1897. Papers relating to his service in South Africa, 1899-1901, notably including diary, Dec 1899-Jun 1900, describing operations in Orange Free State and Transvaal, Dec 1899-Jun 1900; letter books containing transcriptions of letters [to his family] describing operations in Orange Free State, Transvaal and Cape Province, Dec 1899-Sep 1901.

System of arrangement

Arranged in sections as above.

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born in 1873; entered Grenadier Guards, 1891; served in West Africa, 1897; Capt, 1899; served in South Africa, 1899-1901; MP (Liberal Unionist) for South Herefordshire, 1900-1906; Parliamentary Private Secretary to Rt Hon (Joseph) Austen Chamberlain, Chancellor of the Exchequer; MP (Unionist) for South Herefordshire, 1908-1918; rejoined Grenadier Guards, 1914; commanded 7 Bn, East Yorkshire Regiment, 1916-1918; died in 1918.

Custodial history

Presented to 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.

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Compiled Jan 1997

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Rules and/or conventions used

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


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