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Correspondence book of A.C. Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Baron Stanmore


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Manuscript correspondence book of Arthur Charles Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Baron Stanmore, containing drafts and copies of his despatches written whilst Governor of Mauritius, 21 February 1871-16 January 1873.


  • Creation: 1871-1873


2 Volumes

Language of Materials

  • English

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Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS.Ind.Ocn.s.2].

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Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 2193

Biographical / Historical

Arthur Charles Hamilton-Gordon (1829-1912), 1st Baron Stanmore, served as Private Secretary to the Prime Minister (1852-1855), MP for Beverley (1854-1857), and Secretary to a Special Mission to Corfu (1858-1859). Between 1861 and 1890 he held the posts of Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick (1861-1866), Governor of Trinidad (1866-1870), Governor of Mauritius (1871-1874), Governor of Fiji (1875-1880), Governor of New Zealand (1880-1882), High Commissioner and Consul­General of the Southern Pacific (1877-1882), and Governor of Ceylon (1883-1890). He was awarded the KCMG in 1871 and the GCMG in 1878. Compiled with reference to Who Was Who.

Other Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Listed as no. 212 in Manuscript Collections (excluding Africana) in Rhodes House Library, Oxford, compiled by Louis B. Frewer (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1970).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in 1940.


  • Listed in Private Papers of British Colonial Governors, 1782-1900, by The Historical Manuscripts Commission (1986).
Correspondence book of A.C. Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Baron Stanmore
Marion Lowman
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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom