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Staff College 1903, schemes, indoor and outdoor, and notes issued, not including lectures: Junior Division.

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB CR/1903/1 JSCSC
Held at: Joint Services Command and Staff College
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Full title: Staff College 1903, schemes, indoor and outdoor, and notes issued, not including lectures: Junior Division.
Date(s): 1903
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume, bound, various pagination.
Name of creator(s): Rawlinson | Sir | Henry Seymour | 1864-1925 | Colonel | Baronet, Companion of the Bath, psc | Commandant, Staff College Camberley
Haking | Richard Cecil Byrne | 1862-1945 | psc | Lieutenant Colonel | Professor of Tactics, Staff College Camberley
Johnston | James Thomason | 1860-[?] |Lieutenant Colonel, Royal Artillery | psc | Professor of Fortification and Artillery, Staff College Camberley
Heard | Alexander Eustace Stawell | b 1867 | Major (Temporary Lieutenant Colonel) Northumberland Fusiliers | Professor of Military Topography, Staff College Camberley
Capper | Thompson | 1863-1915 | Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, East Lancashire Rifles | Distinguished Service Order, psc | Professor of Military Administration, Staff College Camberley
May | Edward Sinclair | b 1856 | Lieutenant Colonel, Royal Artillery | Companion of Saint Michael and Saint George, psc | Professor, Staff College Camberley


Administrative/Biographical history:

Staff College, Camberley, was inaugurated in 1862 to provide Staff training to British Army officers, and remained in existence until 1997 when single-Service Staff training was ended. Staff Training for the British Army is now conducted by the Joint Services Command and Staff College.


Scope and content/abstract:

1 Lecture in Combined Training, Lt Col Haking. 2 Changes in War Establishments, Lt Col Capper. 3 General Remarks on the Course, Lt Col May. 4 Contouring Skeleton Map, Lt Col Heard . 5 Criticise McClellan's scheme, after Bull Run, Lt Col May. 6 Hints on an Appreciation of a Situation, Lt Col May. 7 Apprectn by Napoleon, Example of No 6, Lt Col May. 8 Apprectn by Napoleon. Example of No 6, Lt Col May. 9 Letter by Wellington. Example of No 6, Lt Col May. 10 As S.O. to Jackson write Despatch, &c, Lt Col May. 11 Suggest Plan of Campaign in Shenandoah, Lt Col May. 12 Operation Orders for Battle of Adowa, Lt Col Capper. 13 Exercise on War Establishments, Lt Col Capper. 14 Horseback Sketch, Lt Col Heard. 15 Appreciate on 17th Apr as S.O. to Jackson, Lt Col May. 16 Plan of camp Malakand Field Force, Lt Col Capper. 17 Camp with Sketch Map, Lt Col Capper. 18 Post for protection of convoys, Lt Col Haking. Map. 19 Correction. General shape of ground, Lt Col Heard. 20 Make an Aide Memoir for camping, etc, Lt Col Capper.

21 Sketch (1/2 Normal Contours.), Lt Col Heard. 22 Example of Appreciation by Jackson, Lt Col May. 23 As Jackson 26th May 62 write a letter, Lt Col May. 24 Scheme - Billeting, Lt Col Capper. 25 Lecture in Combined Training with Examples, Lt Col Haking. 26 Lecture in Combined Training with Examples, Lt Col Haking. 27 Horseback Sketch, Lt Col Heard. 28 Billeting scheme for small force, Lt Col Capper. 29 Sketch, Lt Col Heard. 30 On ranging, Lt Col Johnston. 31 Detailed billeting scheme, Lt Col Capper. 32 Instns about training with other Arms, Commandant. 33 Horseback sketch, Lt Col Heard. March of a Divn. 34 Outpost scheme, Lt Col Haking. 35 Paper and map of theatre of war in Belgium 1815, Lt Col May. 36 Detailed camping scheme, Lt Col Capper. 37 Sketch, Pewley Hill, St Marthas, Lt Col Heard. 38 Reconnaissance for advance, Lt Col Capper. 39 Orders for No 34 scheme, Lt Col Haking. 40 Military situation in Belgium June 1815, Lt Col May. 41 Arrangements for visit to I. of Wight, Lt Col Johnston. 42 Summary of Artillery lectures and Syllabus, Lt Col Johnston. 43 Report and scheme based on visit to I. of Wight, Lt Col Johnston. 44 Influence of Rys & telegraphs on 1815 campaign, Lt Col May. 45 Syllabus of Field Fortification, Lt Col Johnston. 46 Horseback sketch. March of flank guard, Lt Col Heard.

47 Reasons for Blucher standing at Ligny, Lt Col May. 48 Horseback sketch. March of a Divn, Lt Col Heard. 49 Covering dispositions & demolitions, Lt Col Johnston. 50 Advanced guards, Lt Col Haking. 51 Recon: and orders for attack, Lt Col May. 52 Arrangements for visit to Chatham, Lt Col Johnston. 53 Memo on Chatham lecture about maps, Lt Col Heard. 54 Orders for A.G. operations, Lt Col Capper. 55 Apprectn by Napoleon's C.S.O. before Ligny, Lt Col May. 56 Lessons from campaigns studied at Staff College, Lt Col May. 57 Recon: and report from memory on area of country, Lt Col Heard. 58 Plane table sketch, 2" to 1 mile, Lt Col Heard. 59 Draw map of theatre of war in Roumania 1877, Lt Col May. 60 Advanced guards, changing situation, Lt Col Haking. 61 Horseback sketch, Lt Col Heard. 62 Memory sketch on horseback, Lt Col Heard. 63 Defence of River or Frontier, Lt Col May. 64 Plane table sketch, Lt Col Heard. 65 Horseback sketch, Lt Col Heard. 66 Criticise Thuillier's Land Defence with reference to Combined Training, Lt Col Johnston. 67 Re-write orders of No 63 scheme, Lt Col May. 68 Problem on Transport, Lt Col Capper. 69 Attack of Positions. No 1, Lt Col Haking. 70 Topography examination schemes. 71 As C.S.O. to Russian C-in-C 1877 write memo, Lt Col May. 72 Paper on Jackson's Valley Campaign 1862, Lt Col Haking. 73 Paper on 1877-8 Campaign, Lt Col May. 74 Instructions for laying out a road, Lt Col Heard. 75 Synopsis of course in Mil. History, Lt Col May. 76 Synopsis of course in Coast Defence, Lt Col Johnston. 77 Advanced force covering railway junction, Lt Col May. 78 Appreciation after crossing Danube in 1877, Lt Col May. 79 Syllabus of work done in Staff Duties, Lt Col Capper. 80 Syllabus of work for examination in Tactics, Lt Col Haking. 81 Summary of course in Permanent Land Fortn, Lt Col Johnston. 82 Example of appreciation. Solution of No 78, Lt Col May. 83 Write Orders for 12th July 1877. Advance from Tirnova, Lt Col May. 84 Summary of Lectures on Art. In Defence, Lt Col Johnston. 85 Extract from Skobeleff's Orders, Lt Col May. 86 Short account of battle of Lovtcha, Lt Col May. 87 Military Law, Lt Col Capper. 88 To illustrate lectures on Waterloo, Ligny. Quatre Bras, Maps, Lt Col Haking.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

88 folios bound in a single volume.

Conditions governing access:

The collection is open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of a letter of introduction.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies subject to the condition of the original may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Head of Library Services, Joint Services Command and Staff College.

Finding aids:

Contents listing at front of volume. OPAC available at the JSCSC. Record available on AIM25.

Archival Information

Archival history:

A lack of any proper records makes it difficult to write any history of the Staff College, including that of its archives. Created by the Army Staff College, Camberley (1862-1997) the collection was housed in the Library at Camberley. The collection consists of schemes of work, précis lectures, reports, notes, administrative instructions and other documents relating to the course of studies offered by Camberley during the period and covers the period 1903 to 1997. The collection is not continuous, in part due to the exigencies of war (the college was closed from 1914 to 1918) and the administrative decision made in 1940 to destroy records. Since 2000 the collection has been securely housed in the JSCSC.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Created for the 1903 Junior Division course at Staff College, Camberley. Received at the JSCSC on the occasion of the closure of Staff College, Camberley in 1997.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Camberley 'Reds' collection, 1903-1913, 1919, 1923, 1929, 1933, 1935, 1937-1945, and 1947-1997.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Finding aid prepared Jan 2012

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