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Letter book of Sir Henry Ernest G. Bulwer

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Letter book of Sir Henry Ernest G. Bulwer as Governor of Natal (1882-1885) and schedule of despatches from Bulwer to the Secretary of State (1882, 1883 and 1884).


  • Creation: 1882-1885


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS.Afr.s.5].

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Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 1016

Biographical / Historical

Sir Henry Ernest Gascoyne Bulwer, CMG (1864) KCMG (1874) GCMG (1883), was born on the 11 December 1836. He was educated at Charterhouse, and Trinity College, Cambridge. Sir Bulwer was Official Resident in the Ionian Islands under the Lord High Commissioner (1860-1864); Private Secretary to his uncle, the Ambassador at Constantinople (1865), and Receiver-General of Trinidad (1866). He administered the Government of Dominica (1867-1869) and was Governor of Labuan and Consular-General in Borneo (1871-1875); Lieutenant-Governor of Natal (1875-1880); Governor of Natal and Special Commissioner for Zulu Affairs (1882-1885) and High Commissioner in Cyprus (1886-1892). Sir Bulwer died on the 30 September 1914.

Other Finding Aids

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Listed as no. 817 in Manuscript Collections of Africana in Rhodes House Library, Oxford, compiled by Louis B. Frewer (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1968).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in 1931.


Listed in Private Papers of British Colonial Governors, 1782-1900, by The Historical Manuscripts Commission (1986).
Letter book of Sir Henry Ernest G. Bulwer
Marion Lowman
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom