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Incomplete first hand account, c 1871, of narrowly escaping summary execution in Paris, possibly written by Norman Spencer, member of the Perceval family

Account of a day during the Paris Commune when the writer was arrested and witnessed a summary choice of prisoners for execution, himself being saved through his friendship with General Gallifet. Reverse has note: 'Norman on the Commune'. [Norman Spencer 1838-1902, grandson of Spencer Perceval P.M.?]. Manuscript, 14pp [Incomplete].

Letters from Hamilton to his grandmother, 1874-1875, chiefly relating to life in India

Letters sent by Hamilton to his grandmother (name not given), mainly relating to Hamilton's life in India, including his march with 92nd (Gordon Highlanders) Foot from Mooltan to Dera Ismail Khan, 28 Dec 1874; his hunting expedition at Buckree Wallah Nullah, Pir Punjal Range, 11 May 1875. 1 file, 4 letters. Some letters reprinted in Hamilton's Listening for the drums (Faber and Faber, London, 1944)

Letter from General Sir Garnet Wolseley to Major John Frederick Maurice, 1879, on subjects including Maurice's military career

Gen Sir Garnet Wolseley, Government Hse., Cyprus, to John Frederick Maurice. Latter's appointment as his Private Secretary at £ 450 p.a.; advice about travel arrangements. Astonishment at Government allowing command to fall into [Maj - Gen] Grealock's hands. Enclosing cypher slips [not here]. Manuscript, 3pp

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