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Gomm, Sir William Maynard

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 993
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Gomm, Sir William Maynard
Date(s): 1866
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 5 leaves
Name of creator(s): Gomm | Sir | William Maynard | 1784-1875 | Knight | Field Marshal
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Born in Barbados in 1784, William Maynard Gomm enjoyed a successful career in the armed forces, participating in the fighting on the continent leading up to the Battle of Waterloo. He was Governor of Mauritius, 1842-1849, Constable of the Tower of London, 1849, and Commander in Chief in India, 1950-1955.


Scope and content/abstract:

Notes on the Battle of Waterloo written by Sir William Maynard Gomm for the benefit of Sir George Grote, 1866.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Single item.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Collection level description.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Provenance unknown, but possibly removed from inside the cover of a book in the George Grote collection.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Further material relating to Sir William Gomm may be found at the National Army Museum; Southwark Local Studies Library; the Oriental and India Office Collections at the British Library, London; the National Archives of Scotland; the Beinecke Library, Yale University; and the National Library of Scotland.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

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:
Feb 2002

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