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Reference 8112/54
Covering dates 1843-91
Held by National Army Museum, Department of Archives Photographs Film and Sound
Extent 297 files
Creators Warre, Sir, Henry James, 1819-98, Knight, General

Contents:
Papers of General Sir Henry Warre, 57th Regiment of Foot, c1845-81 including service in Canada and India, and Command of the Bombay Army 1878-81, during the Second Afghan War (1878-81).



A. Correspondence chiefly relating to a mission to Oregon in 1845-46  [no ref.]  1843-1849

[no title]  8112/54-1  1843

2 ff

Contents:
'Census of Red River Settlement 1843', detailing the number of humans their sex and religion, and the numbers of farm animals and equipment. MS.

[no title]  8112/54-2  3 May 1845

10 ff

Contents:
Memorandum to Warre from Lt Gen Sir Richard Jackson, Montreal, enclosing a copy of a letter to Jackson from Lord Metcalfe, Governor General, 2 May 1845; and a memorandum of 3 May by Jackson for Warre, all relating to Warre and Lt Vavasour accompanying Sir George Simpson on a 'Special Service' (ie spying mission) in the Oregon Territory. The second memorandum includes notes on a trip to Oregon by Col Henry Dodge US Army in the summer of 1835, and a cypher for Warre to use in his reports. MS.

[no title]  8112/54-3  14 Nov 1846

Contents:
Letter to Warre from B Hawes, Secretary of State's Office Downing Street asking for details of the sums owed and to whom for Warre and Vavasour's expedition to Oregon.

[no title]  8112/54-4  15 Nov 1846

Contents:
Draft letter Warre to Hawes, Newton House Chester, supplying the details requested in 8112/54-3.

[no title]  8112/54-5  2 Mar 1847

Contents:
Letter to J A Warre from Lord Grey Downing Street, praising H J Warre's service in Oregon, and hoping to offer him suitable employment.

[no title]  8112/54-6  9 Jul 1847

Contents:
Letter to Warre from Fitzroy Somerset, Horse Guards, permitting him to publish a set of views of Oregon but without any accompanying text as the mission during which the sketches were made was a secret one.

[no title]  8112/54-7  13 Mar 1847

Contents:
Letter to Warre from Hawes, Downing Street, reporting that he was to be paid £552/10/- as his allowance for service in Oregon.

[no title]  8112/54-8  7 Aug 1847

Contents:
Letter to Warre from Hawes, Downing Street, publication of his book must depend upon its contents.

[no title]  8112/54-9  1 Jul 1848

Contents:
Letter to Warre from correspondent with illegible signature, Lynton Devon, commenting upon his sketches.

[no title]  8112/54-10  ? Oct 1848

Contents:
Letter to Warre from J A Roebuck, no date but probably Oct 1848, regretting his departure from Liverpool, and praising his sketches.

[no title]  8112/54-11  11 Apl (1849)

Contents:
Letter to Warre from Henry George Ward, Admiralty regretting that he cannot offer him an appointment on his Staff in Corfu.

B. Returns, correspondence, and papers chiefly relating to service in the 57th regt 1853-60  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  8112/54-12  1839

126.5 x 128.5cm flat. In slip case 26 x 17.5cm

Contents:
'Gilbert's New Map of Europe', published 10 Jan 1839, inscribed 'Henry J Warre 57 Regt Capt'.

[no title]  8112/54-13  9 Aug 1853

Contents:
Letter to Warre from Sir Henry George Ward, Palace Corfu, discussing the health of Sir William Warre and other family matters.

[no title]  8112/54-14  24 Dec 1853

Contents:
WO Form 92A - "Estimate of the amount which will be required by the Paymaster for the pay" of the 57th Regt for the month ending 31 Jan 1854, dated Corfu

[no title]  8112/54-15  n.d

Contents:
MS List of 'Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates who have received Distinctions, Medals, and Gratuities' for service in the Crimea.

[no title]  8112/54-16  31 Jul 1855

Contents:
Letter to Warre from Albert Woods, Lancaster Herald, enclosing his warrant as a Companion of the Bath signed by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert 7 Jul 1855.

[no title]  8112/54-17  24 Dec 1857

Contents:
MS 'Return of Women and Children of the above Corps (57th Regt) Malta 24 December 1857', giving the sex and ages of the children.

[no title]  8112/54-18  13 Apl 1858

Contents:
Letter to Warre from James Leman (?), Lincolns Inn Fields asking him to sign a power of attorney in connection with "the Rotherithe purchase".

[no title]  8112/54-19  5 Jun 1858

Contents:
Memorandum issued in Warre's name warning officers of the 57th to restrict the number of native followers they employ. Subscribed to by 12 officers.

[no title]  8112/54-20  29 Jul 1858

Contents:
Copy of letter from Gen G A Wetherall (Adjutant General) to Lt Gen Sir Henry Somerset, Horse Guards, reporting the satisfaction of the Commander in Chief with the 57th on their recent inspection in Malta.

[no title]  8112/54-21  14 Jan 1859

3 pp

Contents:
MS 'Confidential Memn for officers Comg Detachments' issued by the Adjutant of the 57th Regt Camp Chopra.

[no title]  8112/54-22  7 Jan 1859

Contents:
'Distribution Return of the 1st and 2nd Khandesh Bheel Corps, Dhurrungaum 7 Jan 1859'.

[no title]  8112/54-23  18 Jan 1859

Contents:
'Field State of the Field Force under Command of Colonel Nenry J Warre CB Commanding line of Posts in the Valley of the Taptee, Camp Chopra 18 Jan 1859'.

[no title]  8112/54-24  20 Jan 1859

Contents:
'Effective State of the troops under Command of Lieut Colonel Thomas Tapp CB Commanding Field Column Camp Skada 20 Jan 1859"

[no title]  8112/54-25  25 Feb 1859

Contents:
Extract from a letter to Lt Gen Sir H Somerset from the Adjutant General, Horse Guards, praising the absence of crime in the 57th Regt.

[no title]  8112/54-26  11 Jun 1859

Contents:
Copy of letter from Officiating DAAG to Brig Hobson Commanding at Ahmednugger, praising the work of Warre on a Special Commission of Enquiry.

[no title]  8112/54-27  September 1859

Contents:
WO Form 717 - 'Return of Courts Martial in HM's 57th Regt of Foot'.

[no title]  8112/54-28  Sep 1859

Contents:
"Daily Distribution and list of Casualties of Soldiers during the month ended 30 September 1859" for the 57th.

[no title]  8112/54-29  Sep 1859

Contents:
"Nominal List of Casualties of Non-Commissioned Officers, Drummers, and Privates" of the 57th Regt during September 1859.

[no title]  8112/54-30  1 Oct 1859

Contents:
'Monthly Return of the Families of the married officers, Non-commissioned officers, drummers, and Rank and File, present with the Service Companies of the 57 Regiment of Foot. Dated at Ahmednugger, the 1st of October 1859'.

[no title]  8112/54-31  1 Oct 1859

Contents:
WO Form 714 - 'Monthly Return of the Service Companies of the 57th Regt of Foot. Head Quarters Ahmednugger 1st October 1859'.

[no title]  8112/54-32  Oct 1859

Contents:
Quarterly Return of Officers of the 57th Regt absent without leave to 1 Oct 1859.

[no title]  8112/54-33  n.d

Contents:
Unused 'Monthly Distribution Return' form.

[no title]  8112/54-34  n.d

Contents:
Unused 'Monthly Distribution Return' form, different from 8112/54-33.

[no title]  8112/54-35  n.d

Contents:
Unused W.O. Form 730 - 'State of the Service Companies'.

[no title]  8112/54-36  n.d

Contents:
Unused 'Summary of Courts Martial Returns, Crimes, Punishments and Rewards' form.

[no title]  8112/54-37  n.d

Contents:
Unused 'Statement of Parades' form.

[no title]  8112/54-38  3 Oct 1859

Contents:
Large MS chart "HM's 57th Regiment List of Returns sent from the Orderly Room of the above Corps, periodically showing to what Department. Ahmednuggur 3 October 1859".

[no title]  8112/54-38A  nd

2 ff

Contents:
MS text of a speech made by Warre? at the presentation of Persian War Medals to men of 22 Bombay Native Infantry.

[no title]  8112/54-39  Jan 1859

ff6 used

Contents:
MS exercise book, some pages removed, containing diary entries for 1-29 Jan 1860 whilst Warre was at Mhow serving as a Brigadier General, and a list of letters written in India 1-28 Jan 1859 on the inside of the back cover. The diary entries cover the last days of his Brigade command prior to his return to the 57th.

[no title]  8112/54-40  23 May 1860

Contents:
Warre's draft farewell order on leaving the 57th to become Military Secretary to the Commander in Chief, Poona.

C. Papers as Acting Military Secretary to the Commander in Chief India  [no ref.]  1860

[no title]  8112/54-41  1860

Contents:
Notes on the compositions of the Presidency, Benares, Oude, Rohilcund, Meerut, Sirhand, Lahore, and Peshawar Divisions.

[no title]  8112/54-42  9 Aug 1860

Contents:
MS draft letter from Warre to Maj Gen W F Forster, Military Secretary at Horse Guards, dated Headquarters Barrackpore, asking for a staff post at Manchester.

[no title]  8112/54-43  21 Sep 1860

Contents:
Forster's reply to 8112/54-42, Horse Guards, the Duke of Cambridge having noted his request.

[no title]  8112/54-44  7 and 12 Nov 1860

Contents:
Printed General Orders of the Commander in Chief relating to the Court Martial of Pte William Johnson 5th Bengal Europeans, and the general spirit of insubordination in the regiment.

D. Correspondence and papers relating to service in New Zealand  [no ref.]  1861-1865

[no title]  8112/54-45  26 Sep 1861

Contents:
MS letter from Warre Brothers London, enclosing a copy of his account showing a balance of £200/8/6 owing for wine and various payments made on his behalf.

[no title]  8112/54-46  26 Oct 1861

Contents:
MS letter from Warre Brothers London including details of the rental received from the Porto Lodges from 1854, which did not cover the expenses.

[no title]  8112/54-47  1849-1853

Contents:
Note on rents received from Oporto Lodges.

[no title]  8112/54-48  9 Dec 1861

Contents:
Copy of letter to Warre Brothers Taranaki New Zealand enclosing a cheque for £100, and discussing his account.

[no title]  8112/54-49  7 Jul 1862

Contents:
Copy of order to Cox and Co by the Trustees of the McNamee Fund for the winding-up of the fund.

[no title]  8112/54-50  7 Nov 1862

Contents:
Copy of letter to Cox Taranaki New Zealand, on the settlement of the debts of Ensign Paul F Clarke by the sale of his Commission. Includes a list of his debts totalling £418/11/-.

[no title]  8112/54-51  1863

Contents:
Offprint from volume VII of the Journal of the Royal United Service Service Institution, an article by Warre entitled 'New Zeland - its occupation and defence against native aggression', read in his absence 30 Jan 1863.

[no title]  8112/54-52  Jan 1864

2 ff

Contents:
MS 'Minute of speech to the Taranaki Militia on its disembodiment and on its members being offered employment as civilians at work on Public Works'.

[no title]  8112/54-53  4 Oct 1865

Contents:
MS copy of New Plymouth Garrison Orders, praising the work of Lt C M Clarke 57th Regt on his retirement as Garrison Adjutant.

[no title]  8112/54-54  5 Oct 1865

Contents:
Copy of letter to Clarke from Warre, Taranaki, expanding on the sentiments expressed in 8112/54-53.

E. Papers referring to command of the 57th Regt  [no ref.]  1867

[no title]  8112/54-55  24 Oct 1867

Contents:
Printed circular dated Horse Guards, 'The advantages given to Young Men who serve Her Majesty as Soldiers'.

[no title]  8112/54-56  1867

2 ff

Contents:
"57th Regiment. Return of Married Staff Sergeants, Sergeants, Corporals, Drummers and Privates showing the name and ages of children, Manchester 1867", MS.

F. Correspondence and Papers chiefly relating to the promotion of Colonels to Major Generals  [no ref.]  1869-1870

[no title]  8112/54-57  Feb 1868

Contents:
Letter from Lt Gen W F Forster, Military Secretary Horse Guards 17 Feb 1868, with copy of Warre's reply 19 Feb 1868, regarding his proposal to succeed Col Bruce as Inspector of Volunteers in Lancashire, which was abandoned because the Duke of Cambridge did not feel the post 'compatible with (his) position and service'.

[no title]  8112/54-58  17 Jul (1869?)

Contents:
Copy of letter to 'My dear Edmund' complaining of the injustice of the arrangements for the promotion of Colonels to the rank of Major General, with 6 folios of notes on commissions to examine the matter 1860-66 including a draft letter (incomplete) to 'My dear Colonel'.

[no title]  8112/54-59  21 Jul (1869)

Contents:
Letter from Col Rodolph de Salis London commenting upon the problems of promoting Colonels in the British and Indian Armies, giving news of a new commission established by Cardwell to re-examine the matter and thanking Warre for a copy of a memorandum.

[no title]  8112/54-60  May 1870

7 pp

Contents:
Printed, "Copy of Correspondence between the War Office, the India Office, and Horse Guards, respecting the Supercession of Colonels of Her Majesty's British Army by the Colonels of Her Majesty's Indian Forces. Ordered by The House of Commons to be Printed 24 May 1870".

[no title]  8112/54-61  nd

6 ff

Contents:
MS 'Memo on the Report of the Committee appointed to enquire into the Question of the Supercession of British Colonels by Colonels of her Majesty's Indian Army', by Warre, undated and uncorrected.

G. Maps and papers relating to Prussian Army Manoeuvres  [no ref.]  1869

[no title]  8112/54-62  1869

55 x 77cm.

Contents:
Printed 'Karte fur die Ubungen des II Armee-Corps in Jahre 1869' of the area around Stargard, Scale 1:50,000.

[no title]  8112/54-63  1869

40 x 45cm

Contents:
Printed map with MS anotation by Warre "Croquis der Gegend Sudwestlich von Stargaro 1869", scale 1:25,00.

[no title]  8112/54-64  1869

42 x 51.5cm.

Contents:
Printed, coloured 'Grundriss von Berlin und dersennachster Umgebung', published by E Bock 1869, no scale.

[no title]  8112/54-65  1869

Contents:
Lithographed MS notes on the movements for 10 Sep for the manoeuvering forces.

[no title]  8112/54-66  1869

Contents:
MS notes and 10 visiting cards collected by Warre from other observers at the manoeuvres.

[no title]  8112/54-67  1869

Contents:
Seed catalogue of E H Krelage & Son (Haarlem), 15 Jul 1869; and leaflet advertising Farrall's Patent Vesicant, containing testimonials dated to 18 Aug 1869.

H. Papers relating to Brigade Command in Dublin and at the Curragh 1870-1871  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  8112/54-68  n.d

10 pp

Contents:
MS booklet, 'Programme of Trooping the Guards and Queens Colour, as practised in the Garrison of Dublin'. Not dated, but autographed Captain J L Phillips 80th Regiment, a rank he held 2 Mar 1849-9 Sep 1856.

[no title]  8112/54-69  Jun 1870

34 pp

Contents:
Printed, 'Index to Reports, Minutes of Evidence, and Appendix of the Committee on the arrangements in Force for the conduct of business in the Army Departments', printed Jun 1870.

[no title]  8112/54-70  14 Jul 1870

10 pp

Contents:
MS, copy of programme for a Field Day in Phoenix Park Dublin.

[no title]  8112/54-71  14 Sep 1870

2 ff

Contents:
MS, copy of programme for Divisional Field Day at the Curragh.

[no title]  8112/54-72  29 Sep 1870

4 pp

Contents:
MS, as numbered, copy of programme for Field Day at the Curragh.

[no title]  8112/54-73  Sep 1870

6 ff

Contents:
MS, memorandum by Warre on the success of the Field Day on 29 Sept 1870.

[no title]  8112/54-74  nd

4 ff

Contents:
MS notes, by Warre on methods of attack with reference to exercises at the Curragh.

[no title]  8112/54-75  Oct 1870

13 pp

Contents:
Printed paper, 'England Invaded: Her Military Forces and Means of Defence' by George Augustus Haig.

[no title]  8112/54-76  1871-1876

29 ff

Contents:
MS exercise book containing at one end 27 folios of notes on conscription and the defence of the realm from foreign invasion, written in 1871; and at the other notes written in October 1873 on Lord Sandhurst's proposals for the revision of infantry drill. Various loose notes etc included, amongst them a press account of the Bengal Camp of Exercise Dec 1873, and a letter from the Archdeacon of Middlesex 22 Mar 1876 providing a reference to a former servant of his.

[no title]  8112/54-77  1871

7 ff

Contents:
Lithographed MS, of "Outpost Duty practised by the Curragh Brigade on the 23rd January 1871, under the command of Colonel Call CB 1/18th Regt."

[no title]  8112/54-78  1871

Contents:
MS text of speech made by Warre on the conclusion of his inspection of the Dublin County Light Infantry Militia, Curragh Camp.

[no title]  8112/54-79  Jun 1871

6 pp

Contents:
Printed, 'Statement of the Divisions of the Country into Military Districts and Sub-Districts, showing the number of Regular and Auxiliary Forces in each, according to the latest Returns ....', ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 2 Jun 1871.

I. Official papers relating to Command of the Belfast District  [no ref.]  1871-1874

[no title or date]  8112/54-80

7 ff

Contents:
MS, draft (incomplete) of 'Special Report by M General Warre CB to accompany the Topographical Reports on the Coast Defences of the Belfast or Northern District of Ireland'.

[no title]  8112/54-81  Aug 1871

2 pp

Contents:
Printed return, "of the Number of General Officers of the British Army,.... of the General officers on Half Pay .....", ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 15 Aug 1871.

[no title]  8112/54-82  1 Sep 1871

Contents:
WO Form 764- General Monthly Return for the Belfast District.

[no title]  8112/54-83  Feb 1872

8 pp

Contents:
Printed booklet, 'The Danger and Difficulty of Fortifying London and Defense proposed by General S H Williams, Royal Engineers', Ramsgate; printed by Griggs & Gregory. Epistle dedicatory dated 1 Feb 1872.

[no title]  8112/54-84  Mar 1872

Contents:
Scale of fines for drunkenness, Appendix C to GO 28 of 1 Mar 1872.

[no title]  8112/54-85  1 Jan 1873

Contents:
Distribution of the Troops serving in the Belfast District.

[no title]  8112/54-86  21 Jun 1873

6 pp

Contents:
Printed 'Memorandum by General Lord Sandhurst, GCB, GCSI on 'Sub-Lieutenants, Sandhurst College'. Dated Dublin.

[no title]  8112/54-87  Oct 1873

6 ff

Contents:
MS, memorandum by Warre on 'Mr Cardwell's scheme for the reorganisation of the Army'. He draws attention to the need for 'one recruitment for the Line and the Militia', and 'the presence of a Line Battalion in the County, or District, to which the Regiment belongs'.

[no title]  8112/54-88  20 Dec 1873

3 pp

Contents:
Printed, memorandum dated Head Quarters Cape Coast Castle, and headed 'The Major General Commanding has made the following notes for the information and guidance of Soldiers and Sailors about to take part in the operations north of the river Prah'. Relates to Wolseley's operations against the Ashanti.

[no title]  8112/54-89  28 Jan 1874

each pp1

Contents:
Printed "Circular to Majistrates at Petty Sessions" dated Dublin Castle, enclosing a circular to High Sherrifs of the same date relating to the Protection of Voters and voting places during the forthcoming elections.

[no title]  8112/54-90  nd

Contents:
MS table headed 'Aid to Civil Power. Troops available at the several Stations Belfast District'.

[no title]  8112/54-91  11 Oct 1874

Contents:
Copy letter to Maj Gen Sir Arthur Horsford Military Secretary Horse Guards, Belfast, congratulating him on his new appointment, and tendering his resignation on health grounds.

[no title]  8112/54-92  19 Oct 1874

Contents:
Letter from Horsford, Horse Guards, accepting on the Duke of Cambridge's behalf Warre's resignation.

[no title]  8112/54-93  21 Oct 1874

Contents:
Copy letter to Horsford Armagh in reply to 8112/54-92, offering to leave at the end of the year.

J. Private Correspondence  [no ref.]  1872-1874

[no title]  8112/54-94 to -104  4 Sep - 26 Dec 1872

Contents:
In letters (with one copy out letter), all but one from members of the Warre family discussing financial matters and the rent of the Oporto Lodges. 8112/54-104 is dated 26 Dec 1872 from James Edward Alexander reporting progress on his book on the Maori War, published in 1873 as Bush Fighting.

[no title]  8112/54-105 to -140  1 Jan-30 Jun 1873

Contents:
In letters (and a few copy out-letters) chiefly from military acquaintances, the important being as follows:
-107 7 Jan, Alexander on illustrations for his book
-110 24 March, incomplete, news of the training period of the Antrim Rifles Militia
-111 5 Apl, Lt-Col Henry Hamilton Brigade Depot Omagh, complaining of his lack of staff, forms, and general office facilties
-112 9 Apl, Col Hon L Smyth DQMG Dublin, the location of a Cavalry Major at Belfast or Dundalk
-115 17 Apl, Hamilton, his attempts at locating an office
-117 24 Apl, Col J M Primrose DAG on the role of Colonels of Brigade Depots
-120 7 May, Alexander, illustrations for his book
-122 12 May, officer with illegible signature reporting upon events in Nova Scotia
-123 16 May, Hamilton on his problems of getting a clerk
-124 19 May, Capt T B Hamilton RA, comments on Warre's inspection of the coastal forts
-126 27 May, correspondent's name illegible, on the location of a depot centre for County Down
-131 2 Jun, as last, same subject
-135 10 Jun, M Bateson, on the location of the County Down depot

[no title]  8112/54-141 to -225  2 Jul - 30 Sept 1873

Arrangement: (not -181)


Contents:
In letters (and a few copy out-letters) chiefly from military aquaintances, social leaders in Ireland, and a few from members of the family. Includes a number of letters from Lord Sandhurst (Commanding the forces in Ireland), and Col F F Maude (Inspector of Auxiliary Forces Ireland). Individual letters of importance as follows:
-146 8 Jul Sandhurst, reinforcements for the Belfast District in time of popular disturbances.
-147 8 Jul Maude, anxiety in Derry about the dismissal of the Militia on the 10th
-149 9 Jul Smyth, 400 troops are ready in Dublin to move to the north in case of need to restore order.
-155 12 Jul Lt Col W B Forde, Royal South Down Militia, enclosing an account of trouble in the regiment
-159 13 Jul Capt C F Colville Brigade Major Belfast, reporting calm in the city and advising the movement of cavalry by night
-161 13 Jul Lord Mayor Belfast, urging the early return to their barracks of troops sent to the city to aid the civil power.
-176 11 Aug Colville, trouble with placards erected in the town
-180 15 Aug Major W E Marshland 5 Dragoon Guards, on the prevention of disorder in the Banbridge area
-182 16 Aug Lt-Col G C Henry, on the chances of Lord Massereene being admitted to the School of Instruction at Woolwich
-184 17 Aug Smyth, on the need for proper instruction for magistrates as to whom they should apply to for assistance in Ulster
-192 27 Aug Hamilton, on the transference of sergeants to the Londonerry and Donegal Militia regiments
-193 7 Sep, correspondant as 8112/54-122, describing the visit of the Governor General to Halifax
-217 21 Sep, Capt Y H Burges, Tyrone Artillery Militia, on recruiting to increase the corps
-221 26 Sep Burges, on the future of his unit

[no title]  8112/54-226 to -275  1 Oct - 23 Dec 1873

Contents:
In letters (and one draft outletter) chiefly from military acquantances and friends. Important letters as follows:
-226 1 Oct Hamilton, problems of naming a militia adjutant for the board on Major Mann, Tyrone Militia
-231 8 Oct C Ruck Keene, on the disadvantages of New Zealand as a suitable place for a 'young man with a small capital' to settle in
-237 11 Oct Lt Col W Child, Staff Officer of Pensioners Belfast, complaining of the men who request advances on their pension
-249 28 Oct Katherine Fox, returning the colours of the 57th that her husband? the General had
-252 1 Nov Col Sgt H Carson late 57 Regt, asking for his sons to be admitted to the Duke of York's Royal Military School because of his financial position
-256 12 Nov Lt Col R A Logan 57 Regt, enclosing a copy of a letter from the Dean of St Paul's relating to the colours mentioned in 8112/54-249 being deposited in the Cathedral
-260 15 Nov from Belfast magistrates asking that troops be confined to barracks during a political meeting the next day
-266 2 Dec, Henry, on the status of the Master Gunner at Carrickfergus.

[no title]  8112/54-276 to -291  8 Jan - 19 Oct 1873

Contents:
In letters from members of his family and friends on personal and other matters of no great importance.

K. Correspondence whilst unemployed  [no ref.]  1875-1878

[no title]  8112/54-292  2 Mar 1876

Contents:
Draft letter to Col Hawley Assistant Military Secretary Horse Guards asking that Captain M Clarke be considered for the Majority in the 57th Regt.

[no title]  8112/54-293  3 Mar (1876)

Contents:
Hawley's reply to last, Horse Guards confident that Clarke would be promoted.

[no title]  8112/54-294  16 May 1876

8 pp

Contents:
Printed, "Rules and Regulations for the government of the United Service Club".

[no title]  8112/54-295  18 Apl 1877

10 pages

Contents:
MS Memorandum by Warre entitled 'Army Reform'.

[no title]  8112/54-296  25 Mar 1878

Contents:
Letter from Capt E Vaughan-Jones, enclosing a copy of his printed memorandum pp3 of 9 Jul 1877 an 'Infantry attack'. The letter annotated by Warre with a sketch of troop dispositions.

[no title]  8112/54-297 to -316  29 Mar - 3 Dec 1875

Contents:
In letters and enclosures of from friends and relatives. Including 4 from Admiral Sir George Wellesley from the West Indies (8112/54-297), and Halifax Nova Scotia (8112/54-304, 8112/54-307, 8112/54-310); and 5 from Capt C M Clarke 57 Regt in Columbo Ceylon (8112/54-298, 8112/54-300, 8112/54-303, 8112/54-306, and 8112/54-309) and a number from his wife (?). Personal letters include some relating to the Oporto Lodges, especially 8112/54-385 to 8112/54-398.

[no title]  8112/54-317 to -335  4 Mar - 9 Nov 1876

Contents:
In letters and enclosures from friends and relatives. Including further correspondence on the Oporto Lodges and Warres's title to the property. Of military interest 9 letters from Clarke in Ceylon (8112/54-323 to 8112/54-325, 8112/54-327, 8112/54-329, 8112/54-331, 8112/54-332, 8112/54-334, and 8112/54-345), and one from Wellesley in Bermuda (8112/54-322).

[no title]  8112/54-336 to -384  12 Jan - 31 Dec 1877

Arrangement: (Not -375)


Contents:
In letters and enclosures from friends and relations, including a number of letters from people requesting Warre's assistance in their or a relative's advancement. In addition to 4 letters form Clarke (8112/54-339, 8112/54-343, 8112/54-352, and 8112/54-383) there are 3 from Lt Col J Stewart Commanding the 57th Foot (8112/54-344, 8112/54-356, 8112/54-380), and several relating to the collection of material for Warre's history of the regiment, including 3 (8112/54-372, 8112/54-376, and 8112/54-378) from Maj Gen William Inglis.

[no title]  8112/54-385 to -398  1 Feb - 13 Apl 1897

Contents:
In letters, enclosures, and copies of out letters with label marked "Francis Warre, Mr Lucas & Self - relative to his offer to buy up Mr Onslow's share in agreement about Oporto Lodges & Warre Brs accounts".

[no title]  8112/54-399 to -424  9 Jan - 28 Mar 1878

Contents:
In letters from friends and relatives, chiefly referring to his attempt to find a suitable country residence, and aspects of military history.

[no title]  8112/54-425 to -465  3 Apl - 31 Jul 1878

Contents:
In letters from friends and relatives, many of a personal nature, and requests for introductions and assistance from ex-members of the 57th. There are 3 letters from Clarke in Ceylon (8112/54-432, 8112/54-444, and 8112/54-459), and a few relating to aspects of the history of the 57th, including one from Inglis (8112/54-427).

[no title]  8112/54-466 to -552  5-31 Aug 1878

Contents:
In letters and telegrams from friends and relatives mostly congratulating him on the appointment as Commander in Chief Bombay. Several mention requests for employment on his staff for themselves and others. Including a letter (8112/54-492) from the Military Secretary Sir Alfred Horsford of 13 Aug (sic - Jul?) aking if Warre would accept the Bombay Command, a letter of 7 Aug (8112/54-467) from Lt Col W K Elles declining to serve on his staff, and correspondence (8112/54-469, 8112/54-502) relating to the appointement of Lt C Barrow 26 Foot as his A.D.C.

[no title]  8112/54-553 to -569  27 July - Dec 1878

Contents:
In letters with label marked 'Letters of recommendation of officers etc for employment etc'. The letters from a variety of correspondents advance the claims of relatives and friends for positions on Warre's Staff.

L. Commander in Chief Bombay - Memoirs of 1881  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  8112/54-570  n.d

each ff72

Contents:
2 MS volumes, containing an account of the last months of his period in Bombay 1 Jan - 3 Apl 1881, concluding with his arrival at Colombo on the way home. The account, illustrated with sketches and press cuttings was written after his return to England, and contains an unassociated press cutting of Mar 1888. The narrative begins with a description of his tour in the Southern Mahratta country that lasted from 23 Dec 1880 - 20 Jan 1881, and included a number of hunting expeditions. There then follows a series of comments on Maiwand, discipline amongst dispersed regiments, the role of the Commander in Chief in the Indian political set up, Indianisation, the role of the Bombay Army in the 2nd Afghan War, accounts of subjects that he had to deal with 1878-81, including the dress of native troops, the defence of Belgaum and the Bombay Residency in general, pay and promotion in the native army, and the promotion of NCOs; and memories of officers who served with him in Bombay. At the close is a description of the arrival of his successor Lt Gen Sir Arthur Hardinge on 29 Mar, and Warre's departure and voyage to Ceylon.

[no title]  8112/54-571  nd

pp 1-15 (as numbered)

Contents:
MS account on loose sheets similar to 8112/54-570, covering the period 1-7 Jan 1881, and three unnumbered folios covering events of 11 Jan 1881.

[no title]  8112/54-572  nd

Contents:
MS account, ff2 'Movements and Events of 1881' (incomplete), listing his main movements Jan-Jun in India, Ceylon, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Japan, and en route to California. With larger account of 'Movements & Events of my Life during A.D. 1881' (incomplete), pp16 as numbered, another version of 8112/54-570. Includes loose notes on the Military career of Gen John Heely Hutchinson, created Lord Hutchinson in 1802.

M. Commander in Chief Bombay - Official Papers etc  [no ref. or date]

1. Minutes and correspondence with members of the Bombay Government  [no ref.]  1875-1881

[no title]  8112/54-573  27 Feb 1875

Contents:
Letter from Sir Philip Wodehouse, Governor to Lt Gen Sir Charles Staveley, Commander in Chief, stating that the discipline of officers and men lent to the civil government for specific duties would remain the responsibility of the Commander in Chief.

[no title]  8112/54-574  27 Aug 1878

Contents:
MS memorandum by Lt Gen W F Marriott advising Warre to ensure that all military business submitted to the Governor or Council is shown to him before decisions are reached.

[no title]  8112/54-575  8 Sep 1878

Contents:
MS memorandum by Warre advocating and justifying the items in 8112/54-574.

[no title]  8112/54-576  6 Oct 1878

Contents:
Letter from Staveley, Warre's predecessor, Bombay suggesting candidates for soon-to-be vacant senior posts, and giving details on appointment procedures in Bombay.

[no title]  8112/54-577  29 Jun 1879

Contents:
Letter from Lt Gen Sir David Lysons, Quarter Master General Horse Guards thanking Warre for a letter on transport from Sukkur to Dabin, and discussing the impact of the death of the Prince Imperial with details of Carey's background and previous service.

[no title]  8112/54-578  16 Sep 1879

Contents:
'Extract from a confidential demi-official letter from the... Viscount Cranbrook to... Sir Richard Temple dated 16 September 1879', pleased that the Bombay Government had responsibility for the transport of the Kandahar Column.

[no title]  8112/54-579  Oct 1879

Contents:
Confidential minute by Temple on the way that he would like troubles among the Dacoites to be dealt with during his absence, 7 Oct 1879; enclosed with a covering letter of 8 Oct to Lt Col W C Justice, Warre's Military Secretary, from a member of the Governor's Staff with an illegible signature.

[no title]  8112/54-580  11 Oct 1879

Contents:
Letter from same correspondent as 8112/54-579, enclosing an extract from a letter from Cranbrook to Temple, 21 Sep 1879, on the work of the Commission considering the future of the Presidency Armies.

[no title]  8112/54-581  29 Oct 1879

Contents:
Telegram from Temple at Mitri to Warre at Matheran on transport facilties on the route to Afghanistan

[no title]  8112/54-581A  Oct 1879

Contents:
Warre's draft reply to the last and another telegram of the 25th.

[no title]  8112/54-581B  8 Mar 1881

Contents:
Copy letter to Col W M Willoughby, Military Secretary to the Government of Bombay, and telegram to Temple, complaining that military papers were being examined by Mr Kemball in the Governor's absence.

[no title]  8112/54-582  8 Mar 1881

Contents:
Letter from Willoughby in reply to 8112/54-581B, enclosing copy of telegram from Temple on the consideration of military papers.

[no title]  8112/54-583  8 Mar 1881

Contents:
Draft of Warre's reply to 8112/54-582, requesting to see the original telegram.

[no title]  8112/54-584  9 Mar 1881

Contents:
Letter from Willoughby 9 Feb (recte Mar) 1881 in reply to last.

[no title]  8112/54-585  5 Sep [?]

Contents:
Letter from Maj Gen J M Primrose Commandant Poona, 5 Sept no year, on improvements to the drainage of the 6th NI Lines, and other matters.

2. Printed Memoranda relating to Army Organisation  [no ref.]  1879

[no title]  8112/54-586  30 Jun 1879

9 pp

Contents:
'Memorandum on Army Organisation' by Col J Ponsonby Cox RE, Warre's Military Secretary, - the pros and cons of the short service system.

[no title]  8112/54-587  20 Oct 1879

13 pp

Contents:
'Minute in Continuation of the Commander-in-Chief's (Bombay Army) reply to question No 25 from the Army Organisation Commission at Simla, on the subject of the European Garrison of India', by Warre - on the proposal to substitute 'a local British force in place of a portion of the Home Army'.

3. Papers relating chiefly to Maiwand  [no ref.]  1880

Arrangement: These documents are listed in two sequences, the first 8112/54-588 to 8112/54-602 relate chiefly to Burrows, the second 8112/54-603 to 8112/54-621 which formed a separate bundle deal chiefly with the role of Bombay troops in Afghanistan.


[no title]  8112/54-588  17 Mar 1880

Contents:
Copy of letter from Adjutant General in India to C in C Bombay Calcutta on the responsibilities for supply and discipline; and tactical matters of the Bombay Division at Kandahar.

[no title]  8112/54-589  29 May 1880

Contents:
Notes by Warre on a "Memo on the present condition of the Kandahar Frontier by Major St John dated 29 May 1880".

[no title]  8112/54-590  4 Jun - 8 Jul 1880

Contents:
Copies of telegrams relating to Ayub Khan's movements and activities, made by Warre.

[no title]  8112/54-591  13 Jul 1880

Contents:
Copy of telegram from Gen Primrose Kandahar to QMG Poona reporting on events in the town and Ayub's movements.

[no title]  8112/54-592  Jul 1880

Contents:
Copy of telegram from Gen Primrose Kandahar to QMG Poona, 17 Jul, with reply of 18th on Burrow's withdrawl from the Helmund and Warre's wish that he should return to Girishk. Enclosed two notes by Warre on Burrow's position, 10 and 17 Jul, and a copy of a telegram of 17 Jul to Sir James Fergusson (Governor of Bombay) on the same subject.

[no title]  8112/54-593  18 Jul 1880

Contents:
Another copy of telegram Army HQ to Primrose calling for Burrows to advance, with on the back copy of telegram in reverse direction of same date reporting that Haines (C in C India) supported Burrow's move.

[no title]  8112/54-594  19 Jul 1880

Contents:
Letter from Fergusson, advising that 8112/54-592 and 8112/54-593 should not be recorded in the Bombay Governments papers in view of Warre's disagreement with Haines over Burrow's withdrawl.

[no title]  8112/54-595  21 Jul 1880

Contents:
'Translation of a cypher telegram received by H E C-in-C from General Phayre CB' at Quetta, reporting that a night attack on Burrows's camp was planned by Ayub Khan.

[no title]  8112/54-596  22 Jul 1880

Contents:
Copies by Warre of telegram from Foreign Dept Simla to Bombay Government (22 Jul), and one of same date from Primrose describing Burrow's and Ayub's movements.

[no title]  8112/54-597  23 and 24 Jul 1880

Contents:
Copies of telegrams from Foreign Dept Simla to Governor Bombay, describing the installation of the new Amir, and Ayub's latest movements.

[no title]  8112/54-598  Aug 1880

7 pp

Contents:
The Kandahar News Overland Summary No 16 From 28th July - 31 August 1880, including an account of the Battle of Maiwand

[no title]  8112/54-599  Sep 1880

6 pp

Contents:
The Kandahar News Overland Summary, No 17 from 1 - 4 Sep 1880. including account and map of the Battle of Kandahar.

[no title]  8112/54-600  7 Sep 1880

18 ff

Contents:
MS copy, ff14 of 'Narrative of events of the 27th July 1880' by Br Gen G B Burrows, annotated by Warre, with ff4 of notes by him on the account.

[no title]  8112/54-601  1880

33.5 x 42 cm.

Contents:
Pencil-drawn scetch map of 'Maiwand Position of troops between 1 & 2 p.m.', signed 'G Burrows BG'

[no title]  8112/54-602  25 Sept 1880

3315 x 20cm.

Contents:
'Sketch of Action at Maiwand 27th July 1880 Scale 6 inches = 1 mile', lithographed copy drawn by Maj E P Leach RE at Kandahar after a sketch by Lt M Talbot RE

[no title]  8112/54-603  nd

Contents:
'Distribution of the Bombay Army'.

[no title]  8112/54-604  21 May 1880

3 pp

Contents:
The Kandahar News No 37 Second Series, account of the Battle of Ahmed Kheyl (with map).

[no title]  8112/54-605  22 May 1880

1 pp

Contents:
The Kandahar News No 38 Second Series

[no title]  8112/54-606  Jul 1880

Contents:
Order of Battle of the Kandahar Field Force corrected to 17 Jul 1880.

[no title]  8112/54-607  nd

Contents:
Draft memo to Fergusson from Warre on whether or not there were Russian officers in Ayub's army. Includes data to 28 Aug.

[no title]  8112/54-608  Aug 1880

Contents:
Copy of telegram from Simla to Bombay Government reporting on sortie from Kandahar on 16 Aug, and from Bombay to Military Secretary Poona, relaying report from Roberts of 29 Aug on troops advancing to Kandahar.

[no title]  8112/54-609  18 Sep 1880

Contents:
Telegram from Primrose at Kandahar to Army HQ Poona stating that the telegram reporting the anihilation of Burrow's force was sent without his knowledge.

[no title]  8112/54-610  Sep 1880

Contents:
'Statement showing the Bombay troops now serving in Southern Afghanistan', giving dates of passing Jacobabad to 3 Sep 1880, with remarks of their future destinations.

[no title]  8112/54-611  20 Sep 1880

Contents:
Copy telegram GOC Lines of Communication Quetta to QMG Poona giving the distribution of troops under his command.

[no title]  8112/54-612  25 Sep 1880

Contents:
Note by Warre on the distribution of troops in Afghanistan

[no title]  8112/54-613  26 Sep 1880

Contents:
Copy telegram from Capt Dundas to Capt Barrow Warre's ADC, Kandahar, describing troop movements and the condition of the troops.

[no title]  8112/54-614  27 Sep 1880


Related information: Cf 8112/54-611

Contents:
Copy telegram from Gen Henderson Quetta to QMG Poona giving the distribution of troops under his command.

[no title]  8112/54-615  28 Sep 1880

Contents:
Draft memorandum by Warre on 'Supplies & Quetta'

[no title]  8112/54-616  29 Sep 1880

Contents:
Confidential "Statement showing the position and approximate strength of the troops composing the several Afghanistan Field Forces and Peshawar District, compiled from information recovered up to 28th September 1880", produced in the QMG's Office Simla.

[no title]  8112/54-617  Oct 1880

Contents:
Copies of telegrams AG Simla to Bombay Army 2 and 4 Oct, and Gen Roberts Quetta to AG Poona 3 Oct with memo by Warre, relating to the replacement of Primrose as Commander at Quetta.

[no title]  8112/54-618  2 Oct 1880

Contents:
Details of troops at Kandahar derived from telegrams from Roberts and Primrose.

[no title or date]  8112/54-619

Contents:
Letter from Lt Col A Wardrop DAG Bombay Army 2 Oct 1880, on the theory that a commander in the field must be replace one of the same service.

[no title or date]  8112/54-620

Contents:
Draft letter from Warre to AG Simla, 23 Oct 1880, on the Court of Enquiry into the conduct at Maiwand of Col Malcolmson and Major Currie, with two pages of notes on it.

[no title or date]  8112/54-621

Contents:
Copy of 8112/54-620 dated 25 Oct 1880 as actually sent.

4. Important Correspondence  [no ref.]  1880


Related information: See also 8112/54-876 to 8112/54-935 below.

Contents:
From an envelope marked "Correspondence with Their Exces the Govr of Bombay Sir R Temple & Sir J Fergusson & various officers during my period of Comd at Bombay"

[no title]  8112/54-622  25 Aug 1880

Contents:
From Maj Gen G R Greaves Adjutant General Simla on his wife's health, and the death of Brooke.

[no title]  8112/54-623  30 Aug 1880

Contents:
Memorandum from Maj E S Rivett-Carnac, Warre's Military Secretary on the appointment of Capt J C Duke 17 Lancers as DAQMG Poona.

[no title]  8112/54-624  1 Sep 1880

Contents:
From M S Johns? arrangements for a shooting trip.

[no title]  8112/54-625  3 Sep 1880

Contents:
From MS Johns? praising Roberts's successes and hoping that he would defeat Ayub.

[no title]  8112/54-626  3 Sep 1880

Contents:
From Rivett-Carnac considering the latest news from Afghanistan, and enclosing a telegram from Col Gillespie late 106th Native Infantry asking to be considered for the post of Adjutant-General.

[no title]  8112/54-627  3 Sep 1880

Contents:
From Lt Col H B Pottinger, DQMG enclosing a telegram (not present) on forage problems at Quetta.

[no title]  8112/54-628  3 Sep 1880

Contents:
From Anand Roo Power a native ruler at Dhar, inviting Warre to visit him.

[no title]  8112/54-629  4 Sep 1880

Contents:
From Fergusson advising him to publish details of the death of an officer.

[no title]  8112/54-630  4 Sep 1880

Contents:
From Br Gen G F De Berry Commanding Nagpore Force family news and his regrets at not being Adjutant General.

[no title or date]  8112/54-631

Contents:
From Rivett-Carnac 5 Sep 1880 a brief note on the circulation of telegrams.

[no title]  8112/54-632  5 Sep 1880

Contents:
From Rivett-Carnac enclosing a telegram (not present) and discussing recent action in Afghanistan.

[no title]  8112/54-633  7 Sep 1880

Contents:
From Lt Col A Wardrop DAG asking if he would like to see drafts for the Poona Horse and 2nd Cavalry.

[no title]  8112/54-634  7 Sep 1880

Contents:
From Capt G A Cox 17 Foot hoping to be able to meet him.

[no title]  8112/54-635  7 Sep 1880

Contents:
From J B Cox 17 Foot hoping to be able to meet him

[no title]  8112/54-636  8 Sep 1880

Contents:
From Pottinger on the problem of relieving Major Colvin at Ruk and Sukkur.

[no title]  8112/54-637  9 Sep 1880

Contents:
From Maj Gen R Phayre commending Mhow Division, at Kandahar describing his work on courts of enquiry.

[no title]  8112/54-638  9 Sep 1880

Contents:
From Lt E F Marriott 34 Foot thanking him for his appointment to the Poona Horse.

[no title]  8112/54-639  9 Sep 1880

Contents:
From Pottinger enclosing sketches and a report (not present) by Japp.

[no title]  8112/54-640  10 Sep 1880

Contents:
From Pottinger a note about forage supplies for Afghanistan.

[no title]  8112/54-641  11 Sep 1880

Contents:
From Pottinger on the problems of the 77th Regt's rest camp.

[no title]  8112/54-642  11 Sep 1880

Contents:
Br Gen G T Brice commanding at Poona explaining the background to the problems of the rest camp.

[no title]  8112/54-643  12 Sep 1880

Contents:
From Pottinger discussing the conditions of the British troops under canvas in the Presidency.

[no title]  8112/54-644  13 Sep 1880

Contents:
From Rivett-Carnac discussing some high-handed action of the Bombay Government, possibly connected with Burrows.

[no title]  8112/54-645  13 Sept 1880

Contents:
From Lt Col T T Simpson 98 Regt giving news of the regiment and hoping that they would see a lot of Warre.

[no title]  8112/54-646  13 Sep 1880

Contents:
Telegram from Major W B Colvin at Sukkur reporting the arrival of Lord St Vincent.

[no title]  8112/54-647  14 Sep 1880

Contents:
Telegram from Sir Edwin Johnson reading 'Grateful thanks but starting from Calcutta'.

[no title]  8112/54-648  14 Sep 1880

Contents:
From Capt H Mellis DAGMG describing some of the difficulties of his Maritime post.

[no title]  8112/54-649  15 Sep 1880

Contents:
From Rivett-Carnac on the appointment of Col A L Annesley as Adjutant General.

[no title]  8112/54-650  15 Sep 1880

Contents:
Telegram from Phayre returning letter sent to the late Gen Brooke by Warre.

[no title]  8112/54-651  Sep 1880

Contents:
Letter to Rivett-Carnac from Col C O Maude Judge Advocate General 16 Sep 1880 with memo by Warre of 10 Sep relating to the acquittal of a prisoner by a Court Martial.

[no title]  8112/54-652  19 Sep 1880

Contents:
Signature illegible declining a dinner invitation.

[no title]  8112/54-653  19 Sep 1880

Contents:
Rivett-Carnac enclosing a telegram (not present) from Primrose.

[no title]  8112/54-654  20 Sep 1880

Contents:
From Mrs Warren complaining of her delay in getting a passage home.

[no title]  8112/54-655  21 Sep 1880

Contents:
From Pottinger enclosing (not present) a memorandum on the supply of forage between Sibi and Chauran.

[no title]  8112/54-656  22 Sep 1880

Contents:
From Wardrop referring to regulations about the power of the C in C India over Madras and Bombay native troops.

[no title]  8112/54-657  22 Sep 1880

Contents:
Same correspondent regarding the transmission of a telegram on Roberts's victory. Enclosed an incomplete, unassociated, & undated memo by Warre on the future employment of Col Palm.

[no title]  8112/54-658  24 Sep 1880

Contents:
Same correspondent enclosing telegram (not present).

[no title]  8112/54-659  25 Sep 1880

Contents:
From Rivett Carnac with two memos to him from Warre about telegrams on casualties and Malcolmson and Currie.

[no title]  8112/54-660  25 Sep 1880

Contents:
From Wardrop with draft reply by Warre on the appearance of Lt Vernon at a ball in civilian dress, and his subsequent arrest. (Lt Hon G W H Vernon 12 Lancers?)

[no title]  8112/54-661  25 Sep 1880

Contents:
From T? White reporting on the packing up of Mrs Cox's papers.

[no title]  8112/54-662  26 Sep 1880

Contents:
From Rivet-Carnac forwarding a copy of Burrow's account (not present) and commenting upon its deficiencies.

[no title]  8112/54-663  26 Sep 1880

Contents:
From Wardrop on the ranking of the officers on lines of communications.

[no title]  8112/54-664  27 Sept 1880

Contents:
From Rivett-Carnac appologising for inadvertantly forwarding papers to the Adjutant General.

[no title]  8112/54-665  27 Sept 1880

Contents:
From some correspondent enclosing a letter (not present) from Major Abadie 9 Lancers.

[no title]  8112/54-666  27 Sep 1880

Contents:
From Pottinger forwarding draft papers (not present).

[no title]  8112/54-667  28 Sep 1880

Contents:
From Br H H A Wood asking to be sent to a station to which he could take his wife.

[no title]  8112/54-668  29 Sep 1880

Contents:
From Rivett-Carnac declining an invitation to dinner.

5. "Report on Native Papers"  [no ref.]  1880

[no title]  8112/54-669  Nov 1880

18 pp

Contents:
For the week ending 20th November 1880, including a note by Warre on the "Why keep Indian" question discussed in most of the papers.

[no title]  8112/54-670  Dec 1880

16 pp

Contents:
for the week ending 4th December 1880, comment on iniquities of the Indian administrative machine.

6. Correspondence relating to Warre's selection of Primrose to Command at Kandahar  [no ref.]  1880-1881

[no title]  8112/54-671  29 Nov 1880

Contents:
Letter from Officiating Military Secretary Delhi enclosing a copy of letter from Lt Gen Sir E A Whitmore, Military Secretary Horse Guards to Haines 4 Nov 1880, expressing the Duke of Cambridge's disatisfaction with Warre's handling of the case.

[no title]  8112/54-672  4 Dec 1880

Contents:
Draft letter to Whitmore from Warre reply to a letter of 12 Nov, on the need for senior officers to do their duty, and justifying the selection of Primrose for the Kandahar command.

[no title]  8112/54-673  5 Dec 1880

Contents:
Copy of confidential letter to Military Secretary Calcutta from Warre in reply to 8112/54-671, explaining and justifying the selection of Primrose.

[no title]  8112/54-674  23 Feb 1881

Contents:
Letter from Officiating Military Secretary Calcutta forwarding a copy of a letter from Whitmore to Haimes of 28 Jan stating that the Duke's opinion of his letter of 4 Nov still stood.

[no title]  8112/54-675  24 Jun 1881

Contents:
Copy letter Warre to Sir James Fergusson, Yokohama complaining of the lack of credit that the Bombay Presidency had received for the success of the Afghan War in recent Lords and Commons debates.

[no title]  8112/54-676  5 Aug 1881

Contents:
Copy letter Warre to the Duke of Cambridge Chicago complaining that he had not been decorated in the Birthday Honours List.

7. Miscellaneous Official papers and letters  [no ref.]  1878-1882

[no title]  8112/54-677  Nov 1878

Contents:
Draft Memorandum on Poona Cantonment

[no title]  8112/54-678  n.d

Contents:
Note on the 'advantages of being able to sketch'

[no title]  8112/54-679  1879

Contents:
Memorandum on the harmful effects on the Indian economy of the heavy loss of pack animals during the advnace through the Bolan Pass

[no title]  8112/54-680  23 Jul 1879

8 pp

Contents:
Printed leaflet, an account by 'Roaming Robert' (RJB) of a trip from Montreal to Portland, published in the Burlington Daily Hawkeye

[no title]  8112/54-681  4 Sep 1879

Contents:
Cutting from The Standard reviewing Warre's history of the 57th Regt.

[no title]  8112/54-682  Nov 1880

Contents:
Printed Circulars issued by the Adjutant General Bombay - No 2950B 24 Nov 1880 on the need for attention to drill and discipline, and No 2782A/T 29 Nov 1880 on the need for punctuality in the public service.

[no title]  8112/54-683  4 Mar 1881

Contents:
The Bombay Gazette including a report on Burrows's evidence at Currie's Court Martial.

[no title]  8112/54-684  1882

Contents:
Programme of Commander-in-Chiefs' Tour 8 Nov 1881-11 Jan 1882.

[no title]  8112/54-685  n.d

Contents:
'Prologue spoken on board HMS Modeste'

[no title]  8112/54-686  n.d

Contents:
MS in the hand of an other rank 'On the Philosophy of a military life, The Commander in Chief'.

8. Maps  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  8112/54-687  1880

42 x 33cm

Contents:
'Map of India showing the lines of railways telegraphs and dawk routes'. Engraved by E. Wimbridge Bombay. Removed from a guide?

[no title]  8112/54-688  nd

25 x 44.5cm

Contents:
'The Kaibar, Karkatcha and Kurram Passes', Stanford's Geographical Establishment, with routes into and across Afghanistan marked in.

[no title]  8112/54-689  10 Aug 1880

2 sheets

128 x 78cm, and 1028 x 94cm

Contents:
Linen map of 'The country between Dadvr, Thal, Kalat-I-Ghilzai, Kandahar, Girishk & Quetta', 4 miles to an inch, compiled and drawn in the QMG's Office Bombay.

N. Commander in Chief Bombay - In-Letters  [no ref. or date]

1. Letters from the Duke of Cambridge 1878-1881  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  8112/54-690  14 Nov 1878

Contents:
Agreeing with Warre's arguments against the removal of Bombay Native troops from his command to that of a separate Frontier Commission.

[no title]  8112/54-691  3 Jan 1879

Contents:
Suggesting ways of solving the shortage of British officers available for Staff appointments in India.

[no title]  8112/54-692  28 Mar 1879

Contents:
On the transport and supply difficulties that the Bombay Army had to deal with for operations in Afghanistan, and the danger of reducing the size of the Kandahar Garrison.

[no title]  8112/54-693  25 Apl 1879

Contents:
Reassuring him that the Zulu War had not distracted attention from Afghanistan.

[no title]  8112/54-694  27 Aug 1879

Contents:
Giving his views on the Military Commission considering the future organisation of the Indian Army.

[no title]  8112/54-695  24 Oct 1879

Contents:
Written by Col Sir Charles Brownlow on the Duke's behalf, restating his opposition to any reduction in the army in India or loss of the presidency armies.

[no title]  8112/54-696  20 Nov 1879

Contents:
Criticising the recommendations of Indian Military Commission.

[no title]  8112/54-697  16 Jan 1880

Contents:
Explaining his objections to Warre's idea of a Local European Army for India.

[no title]  8112/54-698  27 Feb 1880

Contents:
Approving the use of Bombay troops in the Kandahar Column, and continuing to attack the findings of the Indian Military Commission.

[no title]  8112/54-699  12 Mar 1880

Contents:
Contemplating Phayre's likely success at Kandahar.

[no title]  8112/54-700  19 Mar 1880

Contents:
(Brownlow) the Duke approves of Primrose succeeding Stewart in the South Afghan command.

[no title]  8112/54-701  16 April 1880

Contents:
The progress of the Kandahar Column, and the candidates for the position of Adjutant General in Bombay.

[no title]  8112/54-702  30 Jul 1880

Contents:
Commenting upon Maiwand and the likely causes of the disaster

[no title]  8112/54-703  26 Aug 1880

Contents:
Considering the latest news from Afghanistan.

[no title]  8112/54-704  22 Oct 1880

Contents:
Backing his selection of Col Annesley as Adjutant General in Bombay.

[no title]  8112/54-705  11 Nov 1880

Contents:
On the case of General Primrose, he felt that the Indian Government's decision was the best in the circumstances.

[no title]  8112/54-706  15 Dec 1880

Contents:
Explaining why he felt Burrows and Primrose were responsible for the defeat at Maiwand.

[no title]  8112/54-707  31 Dec 1880

Contents:
Further thoughts on the case of Primrose.

[no title]  8112/54-708  11 Feb 1881

Contents:
Discussing recent movements and senior appointments in the Bombay Army.

[no title]  8112/54-709  25 Feb 1881

Contents:
Reporting that Hardinge has to succeed him, and Stewart Haines.

2. Letters from Sir James Fergusson, Governor of Bombay  [no ref.]  1880


Related information: Another letter from him 8112/54-629.

[no title]  8112/54-710  2 Aug 1880

Contents:
Advising him to inform Mrs Morse, presumably about the death of her husband.

[no title]  8112/54-711  3 Aug 1880

Contents:
Giving details of what information about Maiwand he had given to the press.

[no title]  8112/54-712  4 Aug 1880

Contents:
On the supply of details to the press.

[no title]  8112/54-713  4 Aug 1880

Contents:
Considering a telegram reporting the disaster at Maiwand, the text of which was published in the Poona Telegraph after the original message had been displayed in the Poona Club.

[no title]  8112/54-714  5 Aug 1880

Contents:
Describing correspondence with the Viceroy on the publication of the telegram.

[no title]  8112/54-715  6 Aug 1880

Contents:
Contents as last; included copy telegram Rivet-Carnac to Bombay Gazette 5 Aug asking them to contradict report on the conduct of the 66th Foot published on 4 Aug.

[no title]  8112/54-716  9 Aug 1880

Contents:
Asking if he approves of the opening of a fund "for the relief of the families of soldiers who have fallen in the war".

[no title]  8112/54-717  10 Aug 1880

Contents:
A meeting about the proposed Patriotic Fund had been called for Wednesday week.

[no title]  8112/54-718  15 Aug 1880

Contents:
Referring to a letter of Warre's about the meeting mentioned in 8112/54-717.

[no title]  8112/54-719  20 Aug 1880

Contents:
On the need for extra cavalry at Jacobabad, and a private note refuting the story that Primrose wished to withdraw Burrow's brigade to Kandahar but was refused permission from Simla.

[no title]  8112/54-720  23 Aug 1880

Contents:
Suggesting an alternative approach over a matter relating to Gen Phayre communicating with Warre.

[no title]  8112/54-721  26 Aug 1880

Contents:
Hoping that Roberts's and Phayre's advances would between them deal decisively with the enemy.

[no title]  8112/54-722  28 Aug 1880

Contents:
2 am, forwarding a telegram, not present.

[no title]  8112/54-723  28 Aug 1880

Contents:
4.20, forwarding 'great news'.

[no title]  8112/54-724  29 Aug 1880

Contents:
Enclosing a telegram from Mr Erskine (not present) on his need for additional troops. With copy of Warre's reply suggesting a different course from that proposed by Fergusson.

[no title]  8112/54-725  13 Nov 1880

Contents:
Suggesting a parade of regular and volunteer troops during the Viceroy's visit to Bombay.

[no title]  8112/54-726  15 Nov 1880

Contents:
Copies of three telegrams regarding the use of troops to suppress riots at Murree.

[no title]  8112/54-727  18 Nov 1880

Contents:
Asking for advice on the subject of 8112/54-725, and regretting sickness among the troops in Sind.

[no title]  8112/54-728  24 Nov 1880

Contents:
Final arrangements for the parade.

[no title]  8112/54-729  24 Nov 1880

Contents:
Giving details of his whereabouts if required.

[no title]  8112/54-730  24 Nov 1880

Contents:
From Pottinger, enclosing note from Fergusson on the inclusion of the 66 Foot in the parade for the Viceroy.

[no title]  8112/54-731  25 Nov 1880

Contents:
Enclosing a minute (not present) of which he hopes Warre will approve.

[no title]  8112/54-732  25 Nov 1880

Contents:
On an objection by the Judge Advocate General to the wording of a certain resolution.

[no title]  8112/54-733  25 Nov 1880

Contents:
Arrangements for the reception of the Viceroy.

[no title]  8112/54-734  25 Nov 1880

Contents:
Replying to complaints from Warre on the addressing of arrangements for the Viceroy's visit.

[no title]  8112/54-735  4 Dec 1880

Contents:
Giving details of the Viceroy's health, and praising the military arrangements during the visit.

3. Private and Semi-Official Indian Correspondence arranged Chronologically  [no ref.]  1878-1880

[no title]  8112/54-736 to -758  19 Sep-28 Dec 1878

Contents:
In letters and one out letter including 6 from Sir Richard Temple (Governor of Bombay), and 4 from Maj Gen J M Primrose. The following are of particular note:
-736 19 Sep Staveley (Warre's predecessor) advising him of the need to keep the Duke of Cambridge informed of matters affecting the Army, and stating that the Governor was favourably disposed towards the Army.
-738 7 Oct (or Nov?) Primrose advancing his claim for a command in Afghanistan.
-740 18 Oct Temple on the threatened reduction of the Bombay Army.
-742 26 Oct copy letter to Temple reviewing British policy towards Afghanistan.
-743 26 Oct Temple explaining the Amir's hostility towards Britain.
-747 Oct? Temple on the troops required in Sindh.
-750 17 Nov Primrose, on the disappointment in the 11th Foot on not being able to proceed on active service.

[no title]  8112/54-759 to -827  28 Feb-29 Sep 1879

Contents:
In letters and copies of out letters and telegrams, including some internal correspondence between members of Warre's Staff, and the Governor's. Includes 4 letters from Primrose and 17 from Br Gen H F Brooke Adjutant General. The following of particular note:
-759 Secretary Military Dept 28 Feb on circulation of papers to the C in C.
-767 Lt Col W C Justice, Military Secretary to Warre 13 Mar, replying to the accusation that he allowed his 'amusements to interfere with his... duties'.
-780 Primrose 19 May, on the death of a native at Kirkee Station by an artillery man.
-785 Maj C C Gore 83 Foot 6 Jun on supposed irregularities at a regimental court martial.
-791 Rivett-Carnac (Governor's Military Secretary) 12 Jul on the release of troops from Civil duties.
-792 Brooke 22 June enclosing notes on the reorganisation of the Bombay Army as 'a corps of the Grand Army of India' - not present.
-797 Gen R. Phayre 14 July on his selection to serve on the Commission to consider the future organisation of the Indian Army.
-798 Brooke 17 Jul urging that the Duke of Cambridge be informed of the Bombay Army's views on the future of Army organisation in the sub-continent.

[no title]  8112/54-828 to -843  1 Oct-21 Nov 1879

Contents:
In letters and telegrams including one (8112/54-837) from Lt Col A Carnegy, 21 Native Infantry 5 Nov on the conduct of a member of his regiment; the remainder deal with administrative and personal matters.

[no title]  8112/54-844 to -875  8 Jan-6 Apl 1880

Contents:
In letters and telegrams from members of the Govenor's Staff and Senior Officers of the Bombay Army, including 8 from Brooke, 5 from Rivet-Carnac, 4 from Lt Col A Wardrop (D.A.G), and 2 from Sir Richard Temple. The following are of note:
-846/7 Brooke 13 Jan, bringing him up to date on developments at Head Quarters.
-850 Pottinger 26 Jan detailing arrangements for the movement of troops to Kurrachee.
-853 Brooke 29 Jan, the difficulties of fitting out a Mountain Battery for service in Afghanistan.
-857 Bishop of Bombay 19 Feb, recommending a Chaplain for field service, with note by Brooke.
-860 Brooke 8 Mar, on pay rates for senior officers in Afghanistan.
-861 Brooke 9 Mar, thanks for his nomination to a Brigade Command.
-864 Brooke 18 Mar, relaying news of Greaves's ideas for the command of the troops at Kandahar.
-866 Brooke 20 Mar listing the Staff of the Reserve Division.

[no title]  8112/54-876 to -935  7 May-14 Dec 1880

Contents:
In letters and copies of a few out letters - not consecutive. Including 5 from Lt Col T T Simpson 98 Foot, 5 from Lt Col a Wardrop (D.A.G), 4 from Lt Col H B Pottinger (D.Q.M.G), 4 from Capt Annesley Garrett, and 3 from Br G T Brice. The following are of particular interest:
-876A Annesley 27 Jul, reporting recent events at Kandahar.
-876 Copy Warre to Temple 29 Jul on the 'terrible disaster' at Maiwand.
-879 Lt-Col E Warren 98 Foot 22 Sep describing the regiment's advance to Quetta.
-880 Primrose 26 Sep on Maiwand
-888 Mrs Primrose 4 Oct complaining of the treatment that her husband had received from the Viceroy.
-893 Pottinger 20 Oct detailing movements and reliefs of British regiments that he has ordered.
-899 Rivet-Carnac 25 Oct on the future location of the depot of the 2nd Cavalry.
-911 Simpson 16 Nov on the condition of the regiment at Karrachi.
-915 Simpson 19 Nov worried at the high mortality rate in the 98th Regiment.
-917 Brice 24 Nov a detailed report on the state of the Poona Division.
-921 Dep Surgeon Genl J M S Fogo 2 Dec, a detailed report on the epidemic in the 98th Regiment.
-922 Gen Forbes 2 Dec on various command changes in Afghanistan.
-926 Simpson 4 Dec, reporting on increase in sickness in the regiment.
-934 Brice 8 Dec, further reports on the troops under his command.

[no title]  8112/54-936 to -985  17 Feb - 15 Aug 1880

Contents:
In letters India addressed to Warre by correspondents outside. Many are from friends and relations, and others refer to requests for advancement and introductions. Of more importance are 7 letters from Lt-Col Charles Mansfield Clark, 57 Foot, on Garrison life in Dublin and South Africa (8112/54-936, 8112/54-938, 8112/54-942, 8112/54-944, 8112/54-946, 8112/54-954, 8112/54-970); 3 from Rivett-Carnac, including one (8112/54-955) of 7 May reporting on a discussion with the Duke of Cambridge on the reorganisation of the Indian Army (8112/54-948 and 8112/54-965); 2 from Sir Richard Templer (8112/54-957 and 8112/54-984); and a letter from Brownlow on the case of Lt-Col Justice (8112/54-971), with an account by Justice of meetings in London on his future employment (8112/54-982).

O. Commander in Chief Bombay - Out-letter books  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  8112/54-986  1 Oct 1878-9 Mar 1880

pp254 as numbered

Contents:
MS letterbook, containing copies of letters written by Warre with 8 items loose, stored in a folder. The letters relate to the organisation and administration of the Bombay Army, and operations in Afghanistan. They are chiefly addressed to the Governor of Bombay, Sir Frederick Haines, C in C India; the Duke of Cambridge; Members of the Staff of Horse Guards and Army Headquarters in India; and Gen Phayre.

[no title]  8112/54-987  10 Mar 1880-17 Mar 1881

pp242 as numbered

Contents:
MS letterbook, containing copies of letters written by Warre correspondence and subjects such as those in 8112/54-986. Included loose a note on his services, memorandum on the value of his private letters in undertaking his work as Commander in Bombay, and press announcement of the selection of his successor.

P. Commander in Chief Bombay - Private Finances  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  8112/54-988 to -995  10 Aug 1878 - 17 Dec 1879

Contents:
Letters from Cox & Co, Craig's Court, London, relating to his pay and other aspects of his finances.

[no title]  8112/54-996 to -1014  11 Oct 1878 - 4 Oct 1880

Contents:
Letters from the Bank of Bombay, acknowledging receipt of pay and other credits to his account, and covering bills drawn by him on his account.

[no title]  8112/54-1015 to -1037  19 Aug 1878 - 7 Oct 1880

Contents:
Letters and accounts relating to materials supplied to Warre by London companies, including papers referring to the shipping of supplies by Henry S King & Co. One letter (8112/54-1015) details the clothes and uniforms ordered for him and his wife for their time in Bombay.

[no title]  8112/54-1038 to -1067  12 Dec 1878 - 9 Oct 1880

Contents:
Bills, receipts, and letters relating to private purchases and expenditure by Warre in India including stable accounts, hotel bills, hire of furniture and carriages, and the purchase of clothes and native weapons.

Q. Retirement 1885-1891  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  8112/54-1068  1885

pp140 as numbered

Contents:
MS account on loose sheets, entitled "Narrative of a Cruize to the Land of the Midnight Sun and to the Coast and Fiords of Norway on board the Steam Yacht 'Ceylon'... during July 1885".

[no title]  8112/54-1069  1885

Contents:
Printed papers enclosed in 8112/54-1068: programme of the 'Ceylon's voyage, rules and regulations for passengers, plan of the ship, issues of the ship's newspaper The Mermaid for 11 and 19 Jul 1885, and a map of Norway.

[no title]  8112/54-1070  20 Mar 1885

Contents:
Letter from H M E Croft giving details of his sister's movements.

[no title]  8112/54-1071  1889

Contents:
MS note on 'Fowl & Duck food & small stores for 1889'.

[no title]  8112/54-1072  Apl 1891

Contents:
Advertising circular from Larner & Stokes Stationers

[no title]  8112/54-1073  nd

Contents:
2 pages of undated notes on geology.

[no title]  8112/54-1074  nd

Contents:
2 pages of undated notes on the evolution and energy of the natural world.

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