Collection FORDYCE - FORDYCE, Capt Charles Elphinstone (1897-1980)

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FORDYCE, Capt Charles Elphinstone (1897-1980)


  • 1928-1933 (Creation)
  • 1831 (Creation)
  • 1828 (Creation)

Level of description



1 envelope

Scope and content

Papers relating to the North West Frontier of India, 1928-1933, principally comprising a letter from Maj J Muirhead, 2 Bn, Seaforth Highlanders, describing his experiences in the region, May 27 1928, and photos of Miri Khel camp and surrounding area, including staff of Seaforth Highlanders, 1930-1931. List of commanding officers and stations of 1 and 2 Bns, Seaforth Highlanders, 1881-1929, published as a supplement to Cabar Feidh, vol 5 no 33, [1929]. Papers of David Ogilvy Stewart, namely his burgess ticket for the Burgh of Hamilton, 1828, and orders to attend St James' Palace in connection regarding his duties at Queen Victoria's coronation, 1838.

System of arrangement

1 file

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born in 1897; educated at Shrewsbury and Royal Military College, Sandhurst; 2nd Lt, Seaforth Highlanders, 1916; Lt, 1918; Capt, 1927; served on North West Frontier, India, 1930-1931; Reserve of Officers, 1931; rejoined Regt, 1939; died in 1980.

Custodial history

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1980.

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

Script of material

Finding aids

This collection level description.

Existence and location of originals

Off-campus collection

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Compiled Feb 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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