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Manuscript Name Papers of Lieutenant-General Sir George MacMunn
Manuscript Number MSS 21
Last Updated April 2008
Extent 85 cm (8 boxes, 5 oversize)
Location Academy Library, UNSW Canberra
Abstract This collection comprises Lieutenant-General Sir George MacMunn's manuscript drafts, correspondence, printed pamphlets, proofs and two scrapbooks which pertain to his military career and his published and unpublished works.

Collection Subject Type

Military

Scope and Content

This collection comprises MacMunn's manuscript drafts, correspondence, printed pamphlets, proofs and two scrapbooks which pertain to his military career and his published and unpublished works.

The scrapbooks contain newspaper and magazine clippings including reviews of MacMunn's works; printed copies of articles and short stories written by him; letters and telegrams; manuscript maps showing British military plans, original pen and ink sketches and watercolours by E.A.P.(Ted) Hobday and MacMunn, as well as other illustrations and various personal and military mementos. Both scrapbooks are fine sources of material on MacMunn's military career.

Date Range of Content

1888-1952

Biographical Note

Lieutenant-General Sir George Fletcher MacMunn, KCB, KCSI, DSO, was a British general, scholar, and Warden of Sackville College, East Grinstead. He was born 14 August 1869 in Chelsea, England, and died at Sackville College, East Grinstead, Sussex on 23 August 1952. He married Alice Emily Watson in 1893, and had one son and one daughter. He was educated at Kensington Grammar School.

He entered the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich as a 2nd Lieutenant on 27 July 1888; promoted to Lieutenant 27 July 1891; Captain 5 December 1898, Brevet Major 29 November 1900; Major 1 April 1904; Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel 10 May 1913; Lieutenant-Colonel 30 October 1914; Brevet Colonel 1 April 1915; Temporary Brigadier-General 23 November 1915 to 27 March 1916; Temporary Major-General 16 April to 31 December 1916; Major-General 1 January 1917. He graduated from the Staff College in 1903.

He served in Upper Burma on the Irrawaddy Column, 1892; at the defence of Sadon he was slightly wounded and mentioned in despatches; recommended for the Victoria Cross; awarded the DSO (medal with clasp) 1892, for services during the recent operations in connection with the defence of Sadon; Sima column, 1893 (clasp); Kohat Field Force, 1897 (medal and clasp); Tirah Expedition, 1897-1898; in command of Imperial Service mountain battery (2 clasps); South Africa with Artillery and on Staff, 1899-1902, he was slightly wounded and twice mentioned in despatches (Queen's medal with three clasps and King's medal with two clasps); placed on the list of 'Officers considered qualified for Staff employment, in consequence of services on the Staff in the field'.

He was Station Staff officer, South Africa, 1 April to 8 May 1900; APM, South Africa, 27 May to 12 September 1900; DAAG, South Africa, 11 April to 24 September 1902; DAAG, India, 1 November 1904 to 22 April 1908; DAQMG, Headquarters, India, 23 April to 31 October 1908; GSO 2nd grade, HQ, India, 1 May 1910 to 13 February 1912; DAD of Remounts, War Office, 7 March 1912 to 19 June 1914; AD of Remounts, War Office, 20 June 1914 to 6 July 1915; AQMG, Lines of Communication, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 7 July to 22 November 1915; DA and QMG, Dardanelles Army, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 23 November 1915 to 17 January 1916; DA and QMG, 15th Army Corps, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 18 January to 27 March 1916; Inspector-General of Communications, Indian Expeditionary Force 'D' and Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force, 16 April 1916 to 11 August 1919; GOC-in-C Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force, 2 May 1919 to 11 August 1919; GOC-in-C (2nd Cl.) Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force, 12 August 1919 to 23 January 1920; QM India, 18 February 1920 to 17 February 1924. He retired in 1925.

For his services in the European War at the Dardanelles and in Mesopotamia, 1914-1918, he was mentioned in despatches 10 times; created a CB in 1916; a CSI in 1918; a KCB in 1917, and a KCSI in 1919; was made Officer, Legion of Honour 4th Class. He was one of three signatories on the November 16, 1915 outline of a plan for the evacuation of the whole army from the Gallipoli Peninsula. He retired in 1925 and was Colonel Commandant of the Royal Artillery, 1927 to 1939; Comr, The Royal Hospital, Chelsea, 1932-1938; served in the Home Guard, 1940-1942.

He was awarded the Royal Artillery Institution Duncan essay silver (1896) and gold (1900) medals, and the gold medal of the United Service Institution of India (1904).

MacMunn's first published military related articles for journals, and later authored numerous historical works, primarily on India and military history and figures. MacMunn also wrote novels and short stories based on his experiences in the British Army and in India. He also wrote numerous articles, short stories, reviews and letters which were published in many journals. He was one of the founders of the Kipling Society and their Honorary Treasurer for a number of years.

References:
Great Britain The Army list, January 1925
Who was who, 1951-1960, p. 717-718 
Scrapbooks
Behind the scenes in many wars : being the military reminiscences of Lieut-General Sir George MacMunn, K.C.B., K.C.S.I., D.S.O., Colonel Commandant The Royal Artillery , by Sir George MacMunn (1930).
Always into battle : some forgotten Army sagas, by MacMunn (1952), p. 206.

 

Administrative Information

 

Access and Copying Conditions

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Preferred Citation

Papers of Lieutenant-General Sir George MacMunn, Academy Library, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, Box [Number], Folder [Number].

Provenance

The collection was purchased from William P. Wreden, a book dealer in Palo Alto, California, USA in 1985.

 

Subject Keywords

 

Subjects

Generals, Great Britain, historians, British historians

Personal Names

Sir George MacMunn 1869-1952

Corporate Names

 

Occupations

Army officers, historians

 

Container List

 

Box 1

Folder 1 
Biographical material relating to MacMunn's military career including his record of military service up to 1904, 1888-1916

Folder 2 
Dardanelles material relating to the evacuation of the Gallipoli Peninsula, November 1915-January 1916. MacMunn was president of a small committee together with Captain F.H. Findlay, Royal Navy and Lieutenant-Colonel C.F. Aspinall that drew up the plans for the evacuation of the whole army from Gallipoli. He was Quartermaster-General of the Dardanelles Army when the order came to put the plans into operation.

Including:
Sketch maps showing the relative position of the beaches and bases at the Dardanelles (4) and map pins
Carbon typescript reports relating to the blizzard on Peninsula from 24 November - 1 December 1915, signed D.D.M.S., 8th Corps, 2/12/15
Typescript entitled 'Notes for D.I.G.C.' regarding the scheme for the evacuation of the Peninsula in case of emergency, drawn up by the Committee, 2 p.
Carbon typescript entitled 'Tentative outline of withdrawal of wounded', 1 p.
Carbon typescript marked Appendix "B" entitled 'Suggested evacuation of guns from ANZAC and Suvla', 1 p.
Annotated carbon typescript copy to D.D.O.S., H.Q., D.A. regarding orders to evacuate all stores except a few special trench stores and a little clothing, signed by R.S. Hamilton, Lt. Col., A.D.O.S., 9th Corps, 4/12/15, 3 p.
Carbon typescript letter to Headquarters, Dardanelles Army, 5 December 1915 regarding surplus equipment and the 9th Corps, unsigned, 3 p.
Carbon typescript letter to My dear General [Gen McGregor?] regarding surplus equipment and the 9th Corps, unsigned, 3 p.
Carbon typescript copy marked secret of G.S.R. Z.48 entitled 'Instructions to general officers commanding 9th Corps and Australian & New Zealand Army Corps, Army Headquarters, Dardanelles Army, 10 December 1915' regarding the evacuation of Suvla and Anzac, signed by Lieutenant-Colonel C.F. Aspinall, General Staff, 7 p.
Letter to MacMunn regarding the evacuation, 26 December, 2 p.
Carbon typescript letter to My dear General, 3 January 1916 regarding the evacuation, unsigned, 2 p.
Carbon typescript copy marked secret telephone message, 8 January 1916 entitled 'Embarked between 9 a.m. 7th and 9 a.m. 8th January', stamped General Staff, Operations Section "Q", 2 p.
Copy of Special Dardanelles Army order of the day, 11 January 1916
Copy of the last issue of Peninsula Press, No. 96, Monday, January 10th 1916
Newspaper clipping entitled 'Gallipoli : how the Peninsula was evacuated : brilliant strategy : striking despatch from Sir C.C. Monro', published in The Morning Post, Tuesday, April 11, 1916, p. 7

Folder 3 
Material relating to the British Army, 1916-1919

Including:
Army routine order, January 1916
Typescript carbon copy of a confidential memorandum on quartering duties by Lieutenant-General C.L. Woollcombe, 16 October 1918
Pamphlet relating to the Navy and Army Canteen Board, 12 July 1919

Folder 4-5 
Material relating to MacMunn's service in Mesopotamia as Inspector-General of Communications, and then as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, 1918-1919

Including:
Sketch maps of Mesopotamia and part of Persia, showing railway system at end of war (3)
Printed copy entitled 'Proclamation', by the G.O.C.-in-Chief in Mesopotamia to the people of Iraq, on the occasion of the successful conclusion of hostilities against the Turkish armies, Baghdad, dated November 2nd, 1918 (photocopy, original in box 8, folio 2)
Carbon typescript copy of a confidential memorandum No. 628: Mr Balfour to Earl Curzon transmitting copies of correspondence between M. Clemenceau and Emir Feisal, 30 April 1919
Typescript copy of a secret telegram No. 6093 sent by MacMunn relating to the political unrest in Baghdad, 30 May 1919
Bound printed copy of confidential telegrams with Political, Baghdad and the Secretary of State for India, London, relating to the formation of the Mesopotamian Constitution, 10 May-25 August 1919
Carbon typescript copies of two confidential memorandums, numbers P3234 and P3336, regarding the proposed Inter-Allied Commission in the Middle East, by L.D. Wakely, 19 June 1919
Original typescript copy of a confidential memorandum No. S/1323 from Civil Commissioner to C.G.S., G.H.Q., regarding Shaikh Mahmud of Sulaimaniyah, 9 July 1919
Original and carbon typescript copies of a confidential memorandum No. 21121/60/18 from Civil Commissioner to C.G.S., G.H.Q., regarding the International Commission, 1 August 1919
Carbon typescript copy of a confidential memorandum No. 10/180 from Civil Commissioner to C.G.S., G.H.Q., regarding the International Commission, 1 August 1919
Bound confidential despatches by MacMunn entitled 'Despatch on operations in Mesopotamia since 31st December 1918', file No. 6084 field operations, 1919 (2)
Bound confidential despatches by MacMunn entitled 'Despatch on operations of the Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force against the Arabs, Kurds and Persians, during 1919', file No. 6693, field operations, 1920 (2)
Booklet marked confidential entitled 'Note on military organization in Mesopotamia and North Persia : explaining interim and eventual establishments and conditions', S.G.P.B. 985, 1952, 30 Bks, 5/11/19
Carbon typescript copy of Memorandum No. A2672, relating to married families of British Officers and other ranks, 22/12/1919
Annotated carbon typescript copy of notes on communications in Mesopotamia as prepared for Comdt Staff College
List of railway distances
Newspaper clipping on the Mesopotamian Force entitled 'New works & railways. Sir P. Lake's despatch', extracts from the despatch of Lieut-General Sir Percy Lake, written on relinquishing the command of the Mesopotamian Forces at the end of August last
Carbon typescript copy of the reply by Abdul-ul-Majid Bek al-Shawi, Ra-is Baladiyah of Baghdad to the speeches of Colonel Wilson, acting Civil Commissioner and MacMunn at MacMunn's farewell dinner
Original and carbon typescript copies of correspondence with MacMunn, also includes MacMunn's 'Notes on distribution of forces in Mesopotamia' and memorandum to the Secretary, War Office with remarks on Field service regulations part II together with carbon typescript copies entitled 'Note on Section 42. Field service regulations - part 1' (3), 27 September 1918-13 December 1919

Folder 6 
Correspondence to MacMunn, 1895-1950

Folder 7 
Copies of published journal articles and one lecture relating primarily to India, Britain and the British military by MacMunn, 1892-1933

Including:
'The artillery at Dargai', by Lieutenant G.F. MacMunn, Vol. 25, p. 173-178 + 3 sketch maps
'The British Expedition to Abyssinia, 1867-8', published in The nineteenth century : a monthly review, Nov. 1935, p. 569-579
'The conquest of Sind', Vol. 57, no. 3, p. 322-339
'The drama of early invasions of Britain', Vol. 68, no. 2, p. 169-178
'The Indus to the Oxus', by Major G.F. MacMunn, Derjat Brigade, p. 59 and 468, includes sketch map entitled 'A birds-eye view 'The Indus to the Oxus'' (incomplete)
'Iraq and Mosul', Vol. 53, no. 3, p. 403-413
'The mystery of Minden', Vol. 71, no. 1, p. 47-56; corrected version as republished in Always into battle : some forgotten Army sagas 
'The North-West frontier of India', by Major G.F. MacMunn, published in The Journal of the Royal Artillery, Vol. 32, no. 9, 1905, p. 417-432, includes map (incomplete)
'The North-West frontier of India', published in Journal of the Royal United Service Institution, Vol. 76, no. 502, February 1931, p. 1-9
'The old frontier story', published in The Cornhill magazine, 1910, p. 251-262
'Operations of the Irrawady Column, Upper Burmah', by Lieutenant G.F. MacMunn, [1892], 9 p.
'The passing of Hamid Gul', p. 87-95
'The Quartermaster-General's Department and the Administrative Services in India from the mutiny to the present time', lecture, Wednesday 3 December 1924, p. 102-126
'The re-union of veterans of the Indian Mountain Artillery at Ambala in March, 1933', Vol. 40, no. 3, [1933]
'Some Eastern rummage : the covered bazaars of Baghdad', p. 328-333
'The story of the Sikhs and the recent troubles', Vol. 52, no. 4, p. 561-584
'Three hundred years of Mare Nostrum', Part 1; Vol. 69, no. 1, p. 31-42 and 'Mare Nostrum', part 2 Vol. 69, no. 2, p. 95-112

Folder 8 
Gustavus Adolphus : the northern hurricane, by Sir George MacMunn; published by Hodder and Stoughton, London, [1930] - working title 'The lion of the north : being the epic of Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden'

Including:
Correspondence, research material, notes, map, annotated carbon synopsis (3), bibliography and carbon typescript note on the bibliography (2), manuscript and typescript draft of contents, carbon typescript draft of chapters

 

Box 2

Folder 9 
Gustavus Adolphus : the northern hurricane, by Sir George MacMunn; published by Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1930 - working title 'The lion of the north : being the epic of Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden'

Including:
Curtis Brown, Ltd. edited typescript draft

Folder 10 
The religions and hidden cults of India, by Sir George MacMunn; published by Sampson Low, Marston & Co., London, [1931] unbound incomplete proof copy

Folder 11 
Prince Eugene : twin marshal with Marlborough, by Sir George MacMunn; published by Sampson Low, Marston & Co., London, [1933]

Including:
Maps, carbon typescript draft of contents, prologue and chapters

Folder 12 
The Ghilzai's wife, and other stories of East and West, by Sir George MacMunn; originally published by Sampson Low, Marston and Co., London, [1936]

Including:
Carbon typescript drafts of 'A broom at the fore', 25 p.
'Hottee coal : a story of the veld', 19 p.
'A king's daughter'
'The off-reckonings of Haq Nawaz'
'The spoiling of the Egyptian'

Folder 13 
Rudyard Kipling : craftsman, by Sir George MacMunn; originally published by R. Hale, London, 1937

Including:
Annotated carbon typescript drafts of chapters 4 and 5 (could be chapters for the new revised edition published 1938)

Folder 14 
The history of the Guides, Part II, 1922-1947, by Sir George MacMunn; published by Gale & Polden, Aldershot [England], 1950

Including:
Carbon typescript drafts of chapters 6 and 15 only (incomplete), and one untitled chapter

Folder 15 
Always into battle : some forgotten Army sagas, by Sir George MacMunn; published by Gale & Polden, Aldershot [Hampshire], 1952

Including:
Correspondence, 1950-1951
Carbon typescript draft of the contents list
Annotated carbon typescript draft 'How and why the German colonies were captured in 1914', 15 p.
'The saving of Waingmaw Kha : a drama of the Chinese frontier of Burma', 31 p.

 

Box 3

Folder 16 
Annotated manuscript, typescript and carbon typescript drafts of published and unpublished articles and short stories by MacMunn

Including:
'An abiding city', 5 p.
'An aeon of Macedon', 35 p.
'The Afghan claim on India', 6 p. (2)
'The age-old Brahmin mystery and failure', 25 p. (2)
'Applesammy goes a racing', 6 p.
'The date, the tree of life', 5 p.
'The defence of Kars', 6 p. (2)
'The depths of Army discipline', 10 p. (2)

Folder 17 
Annotated manuscript, typescript and carbon typescript drafts of published and unpublished articles and short stories by MacMunn

Including:
'The drum of Islam', p. 7-15
'The first battle of Gaza', 35 p.
'The folk of the Indian border', 8 p.
'Fortress Gwalior', 9 p. (incomplete)
'Gertrude Bell and T.E. Lawrence', 32 p.
'Hedgehogs : a memory of the Veldt', 14 p.
'Heluva', 6 p.
'Holiday quests : ancient British fortified sites', 5 p.
'Holiday quests : the romance of English names and places', 6 p.

Folder 18 
Annotated manuscript, typescript and carbon typescript drafts of published and unpublished articles, short stories and one talk by MacMunn

Including:
'Hot and cold war', 6 p. (2)
'Islam : the faith of the submission', 7 p.
'The Jadu-Wallah', 15 p.
'John Bull and his Indian frontier', 14 p.
'John's other bulls', 23 p. (2)
'The Kashmir we loved and knew', 6 p.
'Kipling and the humble folk of the world' - talk, 10 p.

Folder 19 
Annotated manuscript, typescript and carbon typescript drafts of published and unpublished articles and short stories by MacMunn

Including:
'The life story of Sultana Dacoit', 35 p. also entitled 'Ducktarpin " being the life story of Sultana Dacoit', 23 p.
'The lost garden' published in The romance of the Indian frontiers, 16 p.
'The lost highland regiments', 16 p.
'The magic of the ineffable name', 5 p. (2)
'A memory of pastures green', 5 p. (2)
'Ochterlony Lingen', 9 p.

Folder 20 
Annotated manuscript, typescript and carbon typescript drafts of published and unpublished articles, short stories and a play by MacMunn

Including:
'The old codger', 3 p. (2)
'The Prince', 6 p.
'Problems of Afghanistan', 25 p.
Untitled article on Pundit Nehru, 4 p. (2)
'The quest of the apples', 5 p.
'Re-incarnation and karma : the logical philosophy of the Hindus', 5 p. (2)
'Ringing to evensong', 8 p.
'The romance and tragedy of Kashmir', 7 p.
'The romance of the Bengal Horse Artillery', 2 p. (incomplete)
'Shahjehan and the apples' (drama), 2 p. (related to 'The quest of the apples)'

Folder 21 
Annotated manuscript, typescript and carbon typescript drafts of published and unpublished articles and short stories by MacMunn

Including:
'Small wars of great wars', 14 p.
'Spring-fret' published in Azizun the dancer, 23 p.
'The storming of Dargai', 5 p. (incomplete)
'The Timur ruby', 5 p.
'Tin soldiers I have known', 8 p.
'Tin soldiers I remember', 4 p.
'The truce of the bear', 4 p. (3)
'The truce of the bear', also entitled 'Tartaric acid; or, The bear that walked like a man', 4 p. (2)

Folder 22 
Annotated manuscript, typescript and carbon typescript drafts of published and unpublished articles and short stories by MacMunn

Including:
'The true story of Kashmir', 12 p.
'Two Hindu scenes', including 'Pilgrims' and 'The Springfret', 6 p.
'Velveteen : the story of a subaltern', 34 p.
'Violent rioting and heavy death roll at Lahore', 5 p.
'The war warnings and stimulants of Rudyard Kipling', 6 p.
'What I miss in London', 7 p.
'When Britain and France went to the Baltic', 6 p.

Folder 23 
Annotated typescript and carbon typescript drafts of frontier stories

Including:
Contents lists - 15 stories listed, drafts for 3 (2)
'The Ghilzai's wife', 30 p.
'At a border loop-hole', 16 p.
'A study in martyrdom', 1 'The keep of doom', 18 p.

 

Box 4

Folder 24 
Annotated typescript and carbon typescript drafts of Sussex stories

Including:
Contents lists - 6 stories listed, drafts for 5 (2)
'A bit of Sackville Sussex', 10 p. (2)
'A Downland portent', 4 p.
'From a dormer in Sussex', 5 p. (2)
'The romance and tragedy of Sussex smuggling', published copy and carbon typescript copy, 19 p.
'Shoot 'un or catch 'un', 14 p.

Folder 25 
Recent unplaced articles and short stories

Including:
Contents list
'Blood royal', 19 p.
'Castles of the unbelievers', 10 p.
'Jup! Jup! jubilee', 13 p.
'The lost legion', 5 p.
'The way of the camel', 10 p. (2, 1 copy incomplete)

Folder 26 
Correspondence, manuscript and annotated typescript notes and drafts of synopses and chapters relating to possible books by MacMunn

Including:
Contents list
Synopsis for 'British leadership in war'
Notes for 'Charles XII of Sweden'
'The coming of the Arab'
Synopsis for 'Disasters of the British Army'
'A hundred years of British generals'
Synopsis for 'The incidence of race in the new peace'
'The military Viceroys of India'
'The romance and tragedy of Kashmir'
'Shahjahan the Superb : the greatest of the Mogul emperors'

Folder 27 
Correspondence, manuscript and annotated typescript notes and drafts of synopses and chapters relating to a proposed book by MacMunn entitled 'The swan song of a soldier' also entitled 'The armies I have known' and 'Fifty years of a soldier's song', 1939-1941

Folder 28 
Manuscript and annotated typescript notes and outlines for new novels by MacMunn

Including:
Prologue for 'Springfret'
Outline for 'The Egypt story'
Outline and chapter 1 of a dual complex novel
Prologue and chapter 1 for 'A spring adventure'

Folder 29 
Manuscript and annotated typescript notes and drafts by MacMunn

Including:
Manuscript notes on the Bombay Mountain Batteries and on the Kashmir Mountain Batteries, 3 p.
Manuscript notes on officers of the 79th Regiment who fell in Asia, 2 p.
Annotated typescript draft on India, p. 16-25
Foolscap folder containing manuscript and annotated typescript notes on India
Foolscap folder containing manuscript notes, printed map and hand drawn sketch map on campaigns in India
Foolscap folder containing manuscript notes on early military commanders
Foolscap folder containing valuations of pictures and some old sketches
Foolscap pages of magic squares and super magic squares (2)
Folder containing three party written untitled stories
Folder entitled new ideas literary, June 1950
Manuscript and typescript lists of books, articles and stories
Typescript drafts of poems
Annotated typescript draft entitled 'The ballad of Clement Inn'

Folder 30 
Loose material from a scrapbook

Including:
Miscellaneous newspaper clippings on religion, China, Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, Gallipoli, the British military and military figures and MacMunn; illustrations, including portraits, unsigned original drawings, several illustrations from books and articles, as well as illustrations for one or more of MacMunn's works; theatre program entitled 'First smoking concert', Wednesday, 6th November, 1889; marriage lines dated 1825 found on the body of a dead Russian officer from Crimea, together with an English translation

 

Box 5

Folder 31 
Works by Charles Grey

Including:
Correspondence between Grey and MacMunn, together with typescript notes by Grey on various subjects and annotated carbon and typescript drafts of articles, including 'The Punchayets of the Sikh Army, 1841-1845', 6 p. and 'The plain of Mian Mir, September 1845 : a tragedy of the Khalsa', 5 p. (2)
Special items not suitable for The Merchant venturers of London : a record of Far Eastern trade & piracy during the seventeenth century, by Charles Grey; edited and with a preface by Sir George MacMunn (1933), including, annotated carbon and typescript drafts of:
'A Portuguese grand dame', 5 p. (missing p. 3)
'In the steps of the merchant venturers', 9 p.
'The pirate and the Indiaman', 4 p.
'The pirates of the Eastern Seas', 8 p.

Folder 32 
Works by Charles Grey

Including:
Printed pamphlet of 'The canon and the cannoneers of bygone India', by Grey, p. 430-436, 1930
Typescript carbon copy of 'A narrative of the anarchy in the Punjab, 1839-1845', by Charles Grey, 25 p. published in European adventurers of Northern India, 1785-1849, appendix II, 1929

Folder 33 
Works by Charles Grey

Including:
Correspondence and annotated carbon typescript of 'A lustrum at Lahore : being the great anarchy, 1841-1845', by Charles Grey correspondence from Grey to MacMunn (undated, possibly 1931), 2 black and white illustrations, 22 chapters - 293 p., bibliography and references with manuscript corrections (title page missing)

Folder 34 
Works by Reginald George Munn

Including:
Annotated typescript drafts entitled 'Tirah, 1897 : an 'Irish bull' on the frontier', includes a sketch map entitled 'Somaliland, 1903-04', p. 90-95, and 'Abyssinian Somaliland, 1903-1904', p. 96-132, July 1941

Folder 35 
Manuscript works by others

Including:
Correspondence and carbon typescript drafts by Captain Bernard Johnston entitled 'The rise and fall of the Honourable East India Company's Army, from 1757 to 1857', 13 p. and 'The battle of Plassey and the Indian Army', parts 2 and 3, 40 p., 9/4/1928
Correspondence and typescript draft by Crowe entitled 'Delhi in 1857', 18/5/1930
Carbon typescript draft entitled 'India seventy-three years ago', 10 p., May 1931
Typescript letter and notes by Robert C.D. Bradley regarding the mutiny of an Indian regiment at Singapore, 12 p.
Manuscript draft extracts by JH entitled 'Drunkenness in the British Army', 2 p.
Manuscript booklet with miscellaneous extracts on Bonaparte and his campaigns and on British military leaders

Folder 36 
Works by others - copies of published journal articles relating primarily to India, Britain and the British military

Including:
Lecture entitled 'Machine guns in France', by B.N. Abbay, delivered, 20 July 1916, p. 329-349
'The British capture of Genoa, 1814', by C.T. Atkinson, p. 331-344
'Frenzied finance', by Robert Barr, p. 29-38
Lecture entitled 'The progress of the expedition from Canada, June to October, 1777', by H. Belcher, 1910, delivered 7 December 1910, includes map, p. 3-38
'The campaign of 1914 in France', by Champaubert; translated by H.T. Hawkins, p. 178-193
Lecture entitled 'The Army in India', by Field-Marshal Sir Philip Chetwode, delivered 4 November 1936, published in The journal of the Royal United Service Institution, Vol. 82, no. 525, Feb. 1937, p. 5-16
'A day with Napoleon', by John Darrah, p. 539-547
'Extract from the diary of an English boy at Smyrna, 1807', p. 192-198
'The greatest day in the King's life : the coronation from the King's point of view : an imaginative study', by Philip Gibbs, published in The London magazine, Vol. 26, no. 9, July, p. 621-628
'The campaign of the Boyne, 1690, and the events which preceded it', Brigadier-General Count Gleichen, includes map, published in The Army review, Oct. 1912, p. 558-578
'The tiger's den', by A.K. Hay, p. 329-338
'The birth and death of the moon', by Edward S. Holden, published in Harper's monthly magazine, 6 p.
'Snatty', by Jeffery E. Jeffery (pseud), published July 1912, p. 117-126
'Secret societies of West Africa', by F.A.S. Morgan, 7 p.
'Miracle joyeux', by Frank Norris, p. 665-671
Lecture entitled 'The battle of Fuentes de Onoro, May 3-5 1811', by Charles W.C. Oman, delivered 5 January 1911; Vol. 38, no. 3, p. 99-122
'Ocean transport and commerce', by Sir Douglas Owen, Vol. 43, no. 10, p. 365-377
With the pilgrims to Canterbury; with The history of the Hospital of Saint Thomas, by S. Gordon Wilson, published by Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London

 

Box 6 Photographs

Box-folder 37 
Black and white photographs and negatives, including photographs of family, military figures and equipment, river steamer Khazali donated to Persia by King George V in 1920, as well as photographs for one or more of MacMunn's works

 

Box 7

Folio 1 
Scrapbook with written explanations in red ink for many of the items, 1888-1917

Including:
Newspaper and magazine clippings regarding MacMunn's military career and book reviews of his works
Congratulatory letters and telegrams relating to MacMunn's military service, military decorations and Orders, and essay awards
Printed copies of confidential military reports and leaflets
Copies of telegrams relating to Army matters
Coloured and lead pencil drawings of maps showing British military plans and printed maps by MacMunn (13); watercolour drawings by MacMunn (2) and E.A.P. Hobday (6, including a letter with a b/w illustration), as well as other illustrations
General correspondence
Printed copies of theatre programs
Invitations and Christmas cards to MacMunn and his wife; menus; baptism records for his daughter and son
Newspaper and magazine clippings of obituaries
Photographs and various personal and military mementos

 

Box 8

Folio 2 
Scrapbook with written explanations in red ink for some of the items, 1892-1934

Including:
Newspaper and magazine clippings regarding MacMunn's military career; reviews of his works, and reviews by him
Congratulatory letters and telegrams relating to MacMunn's military service, military decorations and Orders
Letter regarding KCSI (Order of the Star of India) investiture together with printed program
Printed copies of military reports, leaflets and maps
Printed copies of journal articles by MacMunn
Coloured and lead pencil drawings by MacMunn (2); watercolour drawings by MacMunn (11), as well as other illustrations
Printed copy of a theatre program

 

Othertype Map Cabinet 2, Drawer 7

Oversize 1 
Newspaper clipping entitled:
'Gallipoli : how the Peninsula was evacuated : brilliant strategy : striking despatch from Sir C.C. Monro', published in The Morning Post, Tuesday, April 11, 1916, p. 7
Various newspaper clippings relating to operations in Mesopotamia, 1919 (3)
Newspaper clipping comprising Colonel Wilson, acting Civil Commissioner and MacMunn's speeches entitled 'Farewell dinner to G.O.C.-in-C.', published in The Baghdad Times, January 15th 1920, p. 3 (2)
The London Evening-Post, Numb. 3783, from Thursday January 16, to Saturday January 18, 1752

Oversize 2 
Sketch map of 'Mesopotamia & Western Persia', reproduced by Survey Party M.E.F., Reg. No. 522, "I" Section G.H.Q., 18/11/19
'Map A. Rail river & road communications (Mosul to Kuwait)', reproduced by Survey Party M.E.F., Reg. No. 515, 5/11/19 (2)

Oversize 3 
Sketch map of 'Kirkuk - Sulaimaniyah', May 1919
'The march to Delhi', 1857, map used in MacMunn's book entitled History of the Guides, volume 2

Oversize 4 
Map of Eastern Turkey in Asia, Syria and Western Persia, published by the Royal Geographical Society, 1910
Map of 'European Russia, showing railways, waterways'. Situation in Russia from information received up to Mar. 20th 1919. Intell. Div. 877 (C), corrected and printed for the Admiralty War Staff (I.D.955) March, 1915; railways corrected, Feb. 1916; compiled and lithographed at the Intell. Div. War Office, Dec. 1891, revised to July 1914, additions Feb 1916

Oversize 5 
Printed map entitled 'A birds-eye view' from the 'The Indus to the Oxus', by Major G.F. MacMunn (2)
Printed 'Hand sketch map of country between Myitkyina and Chinese Frontier', by MacMunn, February 1892; Intell. Div. W.O. No. 898
Printed sketch of 'Kaniguram' encampment, [by] C.S. Ommanney, Capt., 1/1st Gurkhas Rifles; I.B., Topo. Dy. No. 2,956, Exd. C.J.A., September 1900; No. 966-I., 1900
Printed sketch of 'Makin', [by] C.S. Ommanney, Capt., 1/1st Gurkhas Rifles; I.B., Topo. Dy. No. 2,957, Exd. C.J.A., September 1900; No. 939-I., 1900