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Archive of John Francis Cradock (later Caradoc), 1st Baron Howden, and of his son, John Hobart Caradoc, 2nd Baron Howden

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The papers comprise official correspondence and papers of the1st Baron Howden, mainly as an army commander in Madras and Portugal, 1806-9, and as Governor of the Cape of Good Hope, 1811-14; and of his son, the 2nd Baron Howden, as minister plenipotentiary in Madrid, 1850-8.

Dates

  • 1806-58

Extent

4.65 Linear metres (31 Physical shelfmarks)

Language of Materials

English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark, e.g. MS. Eng. b. 2028, fols. 1-2].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. b. 2028-2032, c. 2737-2760, d. 2294-2295

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 7055

Overview

Official papers of J.F. Cradock, 1st Baron Howden (1762-1839), army commander and Governor of the Cape of Good Hope, mainly 1806-14; and of J.H. Caradoc, 2nd Baron Howden (1799-1873) as minister plenipotentiary in Madrid, 1850-8.

Biographical / Historical

John Francis Cradock, later Caradoc, 1st Baron Howden (1762-1839) was a general in the British army. He was commander-in-chief at Madras, 1803-7, and commander of the army in Portugal, 1808. He was Governor of the Cape of Good Hope, 1811-14. Further details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

John Hobart Caradoc, 2nd Baron Howden (1799-1873), son of the 1st Baron, was also a general. He was minister plenipotentiary at Madrid, 1850-8. Further details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from The Chaucer Head Antiquarian Booksellers, York, 1991, with help from Bodley's American Friends.
Title
Archive of John Francis Cradock (later Caradoc), 1st Baron Howden, and of his son, John Hobart Caradoc, 2nd Baron Howden, 1806-58
Status
Completed
Date
2003
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Conversion to EAD supported by the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom