Hicks, W. J.
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William J. Hicks
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Catalogue
1. Personal Papers
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: Hicks, W. J.
Dates of creation: 1871-1909
Extent: 1 box
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Created by: W.J. Hicks
Language: English

William J. Hicks

(b. 1856)

1870sServed with the Royal Artillery
1884Appointed Captain in the Royal Artillery
1891Appointed Major in the Royal Artillery
1898Retired from service


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1. Personal Papers

Accession details

Purchased from Dominic Winter Auctions (who attributed papers to the family of Hicks Pasha).

Catalogue
1. Personal Papers
SAD.904/9/1-8
1871
Four letters to W. J. Hicks at Marlborough College, Wiltshire and at home in Shirehampton, Gloucestershire from friends and family:
SAD.904/9/1-2
F.W. Dunston at Wadham College, Oxford re friends at Marlborough College
SAD.904/9/3-4
J. Stedman from Clifton Club inviting him for lunch
SAD.904/9/5-6
His father William Hicks [possibly William Hicks Pasha, 1830-1883 who was killed at Shaykan as fariq of the Egyptian Army] at Shirehampton re a visit to the new docks at Avonmouth
SAD.904/9/7-8
H. R. Armstrong at Marlborough with school news
SAD.904/8/1-68
[undated, ca. 1905]
Unofficial three part memorandum on the need for reserve officers at home and abroad, specifically in India, and on how those needs should be met. With figures on current reserve, estimated loss in war, and sections on guardsmen, battalions, cavalry, infantry and royal artillery, and how to encourage the “military spirit” in school boys. Author unknown
SAD.904/10-904/11
1909 Jan
“Long leaves”, an account by a garrison gunner, written retrospectively from diaries of travel to and in India, incorporating historical notes from published sources and including genealogical and chronological charts. Author unknown. Divided into 15 chapters:
SAD.904/10/1-2
Preface
SAD.904/10/3-7
Chapter 1: travels in Spain
SAD.904/10/8-22
Chapter 2: Egypt
SAD.904/10/23-42
Chapter 3: Red Sea and Aden
SAD.904/10/43-51
Chapter 4: The Arabs
SAD.904/10/52-57
Chapter 5: Islam
SAD.904/10/58-71
Chapter 6: Arab history
SAD.904/10/72-85
Chapter 7: The Arabian Nights
SAD.904/10/86-101
Chapter 8: India
SAD.904/11/1-6
Chapter 9: The Himalayas
SAD.904/11/7-18
Chapter 10: North West Provinces
SAD.904/11/19-41
Chapter 11: Vijayanagar – Bijapur – Mahabaleshwar
SAD.904/11/42-53
Chapter 12: Southern India
SAD.904/11/54-72
Chapter 13: Hindu religion
SAD.904/11/73-89
Chapter 14: Skeleton history of India
SAD.904/11/90-103
Chapter 15: The English in India
SAD.905/1-905/2
[undated, ca. 1909]
Account following on from the above travels in India through various countries in the Far East and then to Canada, incorporating historical notes. Author unknown.:
SAD.905/1/1-24
Burma
SAD.905/1/25-35
The Malay Peninsula
SAD.905/1/36-48
Through Java to Shanghai
SAD.905/1/49-57
Shanghai and the Yangtze
SAD.905/1/58-95
Japan
SAD.905/2/1-29
Northern Japan to Nikko
SAD.905/2/30-43
Nikko and Kamakura - departure from Japan
SAD.905/2/44-79
Canada
SAD.904/9/9-13
1909 Jan 21
Genealogy and list of names of the Ommaiyad Khalifs (ca. 579-1031) of Damascus who also ruled at Cordova in Spain and the Abbasid Khalifs of Baghdad (ca. 750-1258). Author unknown