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Guide to the Frederick Walpole Letters, 1855

Abstract

Officer, 4th Regiment of British Osmanli Cavalry in Syria.

Chiefly to Colonel Walpole from British diplomats and military officials concerning the conduct and training of the British Osmanli Cavalry, an irregular regiment of Moslem horsemen from the Turkish provinces known as Bashi-Bazouks. Walpole was on a special mission to Syria and the regiment was being recruited to serve in the Crimean War. Some letters also refer to the interaction between Turkish and British officers. Other letters concern Colonel W. F. S. Beatson, who had been placed in charge of recruiting the contingent of Bashi-Bazouks and was then relieved of his duties. List of letters at the end.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Walpole, F. (Frederick), 1822-1876.
Title
Frederick Walpole Letters 1855
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.2 Linear Feet, 28 Items
Location
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Collection Overview

Chiefly letters to Colonel Walpole from British diplomats and military officials concerning the conduct and training of the British Osmanli Cavalry, an irregular regiment of Moslem horsemen from the Turkish provinces known as Bashi-Bazouks. Walpole was on a special mission to Syria and the regiment was being recruited to serve in the Crimean War. Some letters also refer to the interaction between Turkish and British officers. Other letters concern Colonel W. F. S. Beatson, who had been placed in charge of recruiting the contingent of Bashi-Bazouks and was then relieved of his duties. List of letters at the end.

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Contents of the Collection

Historical Note

Officer, 4th Regiment of British Osmanli Cavalry in Syria.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Frederick Walpole Letters, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Frederick Walpole Letters were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 1977.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library Staff, 1992

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, May 2011

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.