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Copies of papers, 1728-1982, relating to the territorial integrity of Malta

Copies of manuscripts relating to the territorial integrity of Malta, mainly derived from the Public Record Office, Kew, and the archives of the Knights of St John in Malta, including copies of documents on Malta from the Archives of the Knights of St John and Archivo di stato Venezia, 1728-1776 (Italian); Copies of documents from the Public Record Office, Kew, including minutes, memoranda, War Cabinet minutes and other papers on Malta, [1900-1950], notably British Foreign Office memoranda and correspondence on Italian North Africa, 1913; Menas Ltd publication of press cuttings from the Times of Malta entitled Searches in the files of the Times of Malta, edited by William Whittaker and George Joffé, 1982.

Chiefly nineteenth century military papers, 1805-1921, on topics including the Napoleonic Wars and the British in India

Military papers mainly dating from the nineteenth century and probably collated by Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, father-in-law of Charles John Cecil Grant, including a draft despatch to Sir Arthur Paget on the surrender of Ulm, Germany, Oct 1805, during the War of the Third Coalition, Napoleonic Wars; the standing orders of the Cinque Ports Regiment of Local Militia, 1811; a paper by Lt Gen Sir Frederick Sleigh Roberts, Commander in Chief Madras, India, on the military weaknesses of Russia and the effect of recent events on British Afghan Frontier Policy, forwarded to the Earl of Rosebery, by Major Reginald Pole Carew, 1885. 1 file.

Letter from Fanny Perceval to her brother, Spencer Perceval, [1809], with political and family news

Fanny Perceval to Pessy [Spencer Perceval], her brother, Downing Street. Comments on [W.A.] Maddocks' minority in debate on corruption by Perceval and on Mr Quintin Dick's interview with her father and Lord Castlereagh about his resignation over the Duke of York's acquittal. Anger with [William] Wilberforce voting against her father. Princess of Wales to dine there next Monday. Manuscript, 4pp

Letter from Prime Minister Spencer Perceval to his son, Spencer Perceval junior, 1810, about Harrow School and the Perceval children

Sp[encer] Perceval to Pessy [Spencer] his son, Downing St. Receipt of his exercise. Dr [G] Butler [Headmaster of Harrow] approves of both Spencer and Henry [his brother] being home for holiday. Criticises the exercise. Pleasure at Dr Butler's report of his kindness to his brother. Hopes he will be to his brothers and sisters what his elder brother was to him, since he lost his father early. Manuscript, 5pp

Letters, 1829-1931, reprinted in Hamilton's When I was a boy, 1939 and Listening for the drums, 1944

Correspondence reprinted in Hamilton's When I was a boy (Faber and Faber, London, 1939), pp 202, 299 and Listening for the drums (Faber and Faber, London, 1944), pp147, 151, comprising letter from Standish Prendergast Vereker, 4th Viscount Gort, congratulating Hamilton on his army examination, 17 Aug 1870; from Elizabeth Mary Vereker, Viscountess Gort, thanking Hamilton for a present of salmon, 1873; invitation to dine with the royal household at Osborne, Isle of Wight, 22 Aug 1881; from his brother Vereker Monteith Hamilton to their father Christian Monteith Hamilton, on Hamilton's promotion to captain, 21 Apr and 26 May 1882. With letter from his cousin John Hamilton, 3 Dec 1931, enclosing letter from Hamilton's grandfather John George Hamilton to his son Christian Monteith Hamilton, a student at Rugby School, 24 Aug 1829 (not published in his memoirs). 1 file

Letter from John Stuart Mill to Frederick Denison Maurice, 1842, about the writings of Maurice and Mill

J.S. Mill, India Hse, to [F.D.] Maurice, thanking him for his book, commenting favourably on that and his "Moral Philosophy" and Salvador's writings. Will send his own book in about a year, although as it has an anti-ontological feeling, doubts if Maurice will look on it with favour. Manuscript, 3pp

Text by Spencer Perceval (possibly a grandson of Prime Minister Perceval), 'Seven days wonder, or how the Harrow boys fare', 1848

Spencer Perceval [grandson of P.M.? 1828-1890]. "Seven Days Wonder or How the Harrow Boys Fare". A scenario or skit in verse. With an accompanying letter to Janey [Perceval, his aunt]. Pencil note in front "copied by Janie for Fanny 1849". Manuscript, 8pp [Held together with ribbon].

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