A. Hunter
Introduction
Archibald Hunter
Arrangement

Catalogue
1. Papers relating to Sir Archibald Hunter's service in the Egyptian Army in the Sudan, 1885-1898
2. Papers relating to the South African war, 1899-1904
3. Papers relating to service in India, 1905-1908
4. Diaries
5. Orders and warrants
6. Press cuttings and printed material
7. Miscellanea
Printed material
Reference code: GB-0033-SAD
Title: A. Hunter
Dates of creation: 1885-1936
Extent: 3 boxes
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Created by: A. Hunter
Language: English, some Arabic, Afrikaans and French

Archibald Hunter

(1856-1936)

1874Joined King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
1884-1899Served in Egyptian Army under Sir Francis Grenfell
1884-1885Nile Campaign
1892-1894Governor of the Red Sea Littoral
1894-1899Commandant Frontier Field Force
1896-1899Governor of Dongola Province, Sudan
1899Governor of Omdurman, Sudan
1899Commanded 1st Class District, India
1899-1901Commanded 10th Division, South Africa
1900Governor of Bloemfontein, South Africa
1901-1903Commanded in Scotland
1904-1907Commanded Western Army Corps, India
1907-1909Commanded Southern Army, India
1910-1913Governor of Gibraltar
1914General Officer Commanding 13th Western Division
1914-1917Commanded 3rd Home Defence Army, Aldershot
1918-1922M.P. for Lancaster
1920Retired from Service


Arrangement

1. Papers relating to Sudan service, 1885-1899
2. Papers relating to the South African war, 1899-1901
3. Papers relating to service in India, 1903-1908
4. Diaries
5. Orders and warrants
6. Press cuttings
7. Miscellanea

Accession details

Deposited by Mr Nicol Russell, 1996

Catalogue
1. Papers relating to Sir Archibald Hunter's service in the Egyptian Army in the Sudan, 1885-1898
SAD 964/1/1-45
1885 May 18-1894 May 12
Papers relating to the battles of Argin and Toski, including:
SAD 964/1/1
1885 May 18
War Office, Cairo, Special general order to the soldiers, sailors, and marines of the army in the Soudan (Suakim, 1885), issued on the withdrawal of troops from the Sudan
SAD 964/1/4-6
1889 Jul 3
Report by Hunter on a battle against Dervishes attacking the village of Argin
SAD 964/1/7-9
1889 Aug 15
Printed letter from F.W. Grenfell, Sirdar of the Egyptian Army, to Amir `Abd al-Rahman wad al-Najumi, commander of the Sudanese army sent to invade Egypt, summoning him to surrender, 6 July 1889, with reply from al-Najumi (2 copies)
SAD 964/1/10-19
1889 Aug 6
Draft report by Hunter on the battle of Toski. Includes statistics regarding the batallions under his command and recommendations of various officers under his command (2 copies)
SAD 964/1/20
1889 Aug
Note of return of ammunition expended by the three batallions of the 1st Infantry Brigade at the battle of Toski, 3 August 1889
SAD 964/1/21
1889 Aug
Note of return of casualties of the three batallions of the 1st Infantry Brigade at the battle of Toski, 3 August 1889
SAD 964/1/22-25
1889 Aug 4
MS copy of message from the Khedive to F.W. Grenfell following the battle of Toski and MS copy of private letter from the Khedive to F.W. Grenfell congratulating him on the victory at the battle
Arabic and English
SAD 964/1/26-27
1889 Aug 10
MS copy of message from E. Stanhope, Secretary of State for War, to F.W. Grenfell congratulating him on the victory at the battle of Toski
SAD 964/1/28
1889 Aug 11
MS copy of head quarter orders detailing a number of decorations conferred by the Khedive following the battle of Toski
SAD 964/1/29-34
1889 Aug 11
MS copy of head quarter orders outlining promotions granted following the action at Argin and Toski
SAD 964/1/35
1889 Sep 1
MS copy of frontier force orders thanking troops and civilian employees of the Mudir on the victory over the forces of `Abd al-Rahman wad al-Najumi
SAD 964/1/36-43
1892 Jul 14-21; 1893 Jan 21
[Diary extracts?] written by Hunter with comments and details on individual Sudanese soldiers
SAD 964/1/44
1893 Feb 27
Note to Hunter from [`Ali Jaifun] requesting that he be included amongst those identified for promotion
SAD 963/4/39-45
1888-1895
Confidential reports on Hunter's performance and ability as written by Hunter's commanding officers. Reports signed by officers including J. Wodehouse, F. Grenfell, Sirdar, and H. H. Kitchener, Sirdar
SAD 964/1/45
1894 May 12
Stationery Office, London Agreement between Great Britain and His Majesty King Leopold II, Sovereign of the independent state of the Congo, relating to the spheres of influence of Great Britain and the independent state of the Congo in East and Central Africa(London, 1894), Treaty Series No. 15
SAD 964/2/1-218
1896 Jul 3-1896 Nov 26
Papers relating to Hunter's involvement in the Dongola campaign, including:
SAD 964/2/3-31
1896 Jul 3-Nov 26
Personal correspondence from Hunter to his family, Lady Gosford and Captain J.R. Beech concerning his work during the Dongola campaign hauling boats up the second cataract of the Nile, life at Wadi Halfa, and a cholera epidemic
SAD 964/2/32-161
1896 Jul 24-Aug 24
Copies of progress reports from Hunter, mostly to H.M.L. Rundle, Chief of Staff, but also to Major C.G. Martyr, H.H. Kitchener (Sirdar of the Egyptian Army) and Captain Wallace concerning Hunter's task organising the hauling of boats over the second cataract from Wadi Halfa to Kosha
SAD 964/2/162-171
1896 Aug 28
Report (MS with TS copy) from Hunter to H.M.L. Rundle describing the march of 1st Brigade from Kosha to Absarat [Abu Sari?] on 27 and 28 August 1896
SAD 964/2/172-177
1896 Aug 29
Reports (TS copies; one with MS) by Hunter to H.M.L. Rundle regarding conditions at Abu Sari and the numbers of sick men
SAD 964/2/178
1896 Aug 31
Letter from Hunter to his brother George Hunter concerning H.H. Kitchener, the health of his men and weather conditions at Abu Sari
SAD 964/2/179-181
1896 Aug 31
Letter from Hunter to F.W. Grenfell concerning the march of the 1st Batallion from Kosha to Abu Sari, conditions at Abu Sari and the wellbeing of the men
SAD 964/2/182
1896 Sep 3
First page of [diary entry?] by Hunter concerning life at Abu Sari
SAD 964/2/183
1896 Sep 3
Sketch map of the second cataract of the Nile with notes on distances between different points
20 x 16 cm
SAD 964/2/184-186
1896 Sep 5
Report by Hunter to H.M.L. Rundle concerning a reconnaisance mission from Abu Sari to Delgo and on to Fareig and a meeting with Muhammad `Abd Allahi Ya`qub, son of the Shaykh of Fareig
SAD 964/2/187-216
1896 Sep 25-Oct 4
Report by Hunter to H.M.L. Rundle concerning the advance on Dongola and recommendations of men for promotion. Attached to the report is a letter from Hunter to Rundle making a complaint against M.G. Manifold and a letter from Hunter to H.H. Kitchener on a potential advance on Berber, addressing issues including railway, steamers, camel transport, staff of officers, army pay and general conditions of the men (2 copies)
SAD 964/2/217
1896 Nov 26
War Office, Cairo General Orders(Cairo, 1885) listing military promotions
SAD 964/3/1-125
1897 Jul 26-Nov 9
Papers relating to the advance on, and occupation of, Berber and reconnaisance missions further South
SAD 964/3/1-2
1897 Jul 26
Orders for Hunter from H.H. Kitchener placing him in command of a flying column and instructing him on how he should attack Abu Hamed
SAD 964/3/3-113
1897 Aug 30-Oct 9
Reports from Hunter mainly to H.M.L. Rundle but also to H.H. Kitchener and one to Commander C. Keppel, commander of the gunboat flotilla, concerning: Hunter's advance towards, and subsequent occupation of, Berber; the position and movements of the Dervishes; patrols and advances further South; troop figures and statistics; supplies; estimates of enemy forces; and general conditions in and around Berber (some duplicates)
SAD 964/3/114
1897 Nov 9
Draft note outlining reconnaisance mission to Adarama
SAD 964/3/115-124
1897 Nov 2
Report (MS and TS copies) by Hunter to H.H. Kitchener on a reconnaisance mission 43 miles South from Adarama following the Atbara river, with observations on geography and conditions and a proposition for a return march to Berber
SAD 964/3/125
[1890's]
Sketch map of area around the Nile at the point where the river is joined by the Atbara river
13 x 20 cm
SAD 964/4/1-74
1896 Sep 2-1900 Sep 25
Papers relating to the battle of Omdurman and subsequent expeditions up the Blue Nile including:
SAD 964/4/1
1898 Aug 14
War Office, Atbara General Order of the day (Atbara, 1898) showing the composition of the expeditionary force assembled to advance South to Omdurman
SAD 964/4/2
1898 Sep 2
War Office, Khartoum General order of the day(Khartoum, 1898) congratulating the troops on the victory at Omdurman
SAD 964/4/3
1898 Sep 12
War Office, Khartoum General order of the day(Khartoum, 1898) with congratulatory messages from Queen Victoria and the Khedive on the victory at Omdurman
SAD 964/4/4
1898 Sep 13
War Office, Khartoum General order of the day(Khartoum, 1898) with congratulatory messages from G. Wolesley, Commander-in-Chief of the British Army, and the General Officer Commanding the Forces in Egypt
SAD 964/4/5
1898 Sep 14
War Office, Khartoum General order of the day(Khartoum, 1898) listing messages of congratulations received
SAD 964/4/6-30
1898 Sep 7
Report by Hunter to H.M.L. Rundle on the battle of Omdurman as far as the Infantry Division of the Egyptian Army was concerned, the preparations the previous night for a possible night attack by the Dervishes and various recommendations for promotion
SAD 964/4/31-35
1898 Sep 10
MS (with TS copy) orders from H. H. Kitchener to Hunter placing him in command of an expedition up the Blue Nile. Enclosure:
SAD 964/4/35
1898 Aug 2
Printed foreign office instructions signed by Lord Salisbury with regards to proposed expeditions up the White Nile and the Blue Nile in the event of the successful occupation of Khartoum
SAD 964/4/36-63
1898 Sep 20-Oct 6
Reports from Hunter to H. M. L. Rundle concerning his expedition up the Blue Nile from Omdurman to Roseires and back including information on the movements and actions of Ahmad Fadl, a lieutenant of the Dervish army; local geography; communications with local leaders; and the situation at Roseires. Including:
SAD 964/4/39
1898 Sep 22
Letter from Hunter to Major M.S. Talbot concerning a proposed rendez-vous at Wad Medani
SAD 964/4/42-43
1898 Sep 23
Letter from Hunter to 'Officer Commanding Troops, Gedaref' [Parsons?] concerning the situation at Gedaref and the movements of Ahmad Fadl
SAD 964/4/48
1898 Sep 28
Letter from Hunter to 'Officer Commanding Troops, Sennar' concerning Hunter's progress up the Blue Nile and the situation at Roseires
SAD 964/4/49
1898 Sep
Letter from Hunter to 'The Sheikhs, Notables, and Inhabitants of the District of Dar Roseires' informing them of the defeat of the Khalifa at Omdurman and the imposition of British rule over the district of Dar Roseires
SAD 964/4/50
1898 Sep
Letter from Hunter to Shaykh `Abd al-Rahman Khogali informing him of the defeat of the Dervish army at Omdurman and the imposition of British rule over the former Dervish countries
SAD 964/4/54
1898 Oct 1
Letter from Hunter to Major Nason informing him of the raising of the British and Egyptian standards at Roseires
SAD 964/4/64-73
1898 Oct 14
Letter from Hunter to unknown recipient [family?] mainly giving an in depth account of the battle of Omdurman but also discussing his expedition up the Blue Nile and the future of the Sudan
SAD 964/4/74
1900 Sep 25
Letter to Hunter (in South Africa) from Shaykh Salih Gibril, Head of the Intelligence Camelmen, praising Hunter's work in the Sudan and requesting a certificate written in Hunter's own hand
2. Papers relating to the South African war, 1899-1904
SAD 964/5/1-2
1899 Dec 2
Programme for a volunteers' sports day carried out during the siege of Ladysmith in the Second Boer War
SAD 964/5/3-30
1900 May 15-28
Papers relating to the Mafeking relief mission including:
SAD 964/5/4-5
1900 May 15
Letter to Hunter from Colonel B. Mahon, commander of the Southern Relief Column, reporting on the march of the Mafeking relief column from Taungs to Massibi to join with Lieutenant-Colonel H. Plumer, commander of another smaller relief column
SAD 964/5/6-7
1900 May 15
Letter to Hunter from Colonel F. Rhodes giving an account of the march of the Mafeking relief column from Taungs to Massibi
SAD 964/5/8
1900 May 17
Report from H. Plumer to B. Mahon on the part played by Plumer's column in the action near Mafeking on 16 May with recommendations and a list of casualties
SAD 964/5/9-10
1900 May [18]
Letter to Hunter from B. Mahon recommending the bearer of the letter, Lieutenant Morsum, to Hunter as a scout, and discussing the successful relief of Mafeking
SAD 964/5/11
1900 May 18
Letter to Hunter from F. Rhodes concerning captured telegrams, conditions at Mafeking and the strategy of the relief mission
SAD 964/5/12-13
1900 May 20
Report from H. K. Jackson to B. Mahon on the artillery portion of the Mafeking relief mission
SAD 964/5/14
1900 May 20
Letter to Hunter from [Weil] introducing his brother, B. B. [Weil] and discussing the relief of Mafeking
SAD 964/5/16
1900 May 20
Report from F. Rhodes to B. Mahon concerning a map and road report by J. Willoughby, the march from Barkly West to Mafeking, rebels encountered en route, prisoners taken and sickness amongst locals and troops
SAD 964/5/17
1900 May 24
Draft copy of telegram to Hunter from Field-Marshall F. Roberts, Commander-in-Chief in South Africa, concerning the move towards Pretoria and predictions for reaching Johannesburg
SAD 964/5/18
1900 May 24
Part of a letter from F. Rhodes concerning the condition of the Boer troops according to the nephew of Boer General, J. P. Snyman, and a meeting with S. Eloff, a Boer Field Cornet
SAD 964/5/19
1900 May
Part of a letter from F. Rhodes concerning the anger of the Bishop of Mashonaland at the conduct of the Boers
SAD 964/5/21
1900 May 26
Letter to Hunter from Lieutenant-Colonel A.H.M. Edwards, commander of the Imperial Light Horse regiment, concerning correspondence with R.S.S. Baden-Powell and suggestions for the second-in-command of the Imperial Light Horse regiment
SAD 964/5/22
1900 May 28
Letter to Hunter from B. Mahon concerning Baden-Powell's orders to A.H.M. Edwards and the Imperial Light Horse regiment
SAD 964/5/23
1900 May 28
Letter to Hunter from B. Mahon requesting that Hunter send the Royal Horse Artillery men and horses to Mafeking
SAD 964/5/24-26
1900 May 28
Letter to Hunter from Colonel R.S.S. Baden-Powell concerning Baden-Powell's reservations towards the proposed withdrawal of the Imperial Light Horse regiment from the support of H. Plumer at Zeerust
SAD 964/5/27
1900 May
Draft telegram concerning a proposed arrival date at Vereeniging (author and recipient unknown)
SAD 964/5/28
1900 May
Draft telegram from A.H.M. Edwards to Colonel Woolls-Sampson concerning the possibility of Edwards getting other employment
SAD 964/6/1-21
1900 Jun 6-1904 Jun 8
Papers relating to the surrender of General M. Prinsloo at Fouriesburg
SAD 964/6/1
1900 Jun 6
Letter to Hunter from J.H. de la Rey thanking him for the return of two horses
SAD 964/6/2-4
1900 Jun 11
Orange Free State, Reitz, South Africa Proclamatie(Reitz, 1900) proclamation issued by M.T. Stein, President of the O.F.S., issued in response to a previous proclamation by F. Roberts in which Roberts declared that the O.F.S. had been conquered by Her Majesty's Troops (in Afrikaans with MS and TS English translation)
Afrikaans and English
SAD 964/6/5-8
1900 Jul 13
Letter to Hunter from General C. R. De Wet, commandant in the O.F.S. army, concerning a letter from General A. Paget accusing the burghers under De Wet's command of using explosive bullets and 'shooting the wounded while lying on the ground' and a counter-accusation by De Wet against the British of using dum dum bullets (expanding bullets)
SAD 964/6/9-16
1900 Jul 29
Four letters to Hunter from General M. Prinsloo, chief commandant of the O.F.S. forces, requesting an armistice and making negotiations in connection with the surrender of his troops at Fouriesburg (in Afrikaans with MS English translations)
Afrikaans and English See also SAD 963/4/46-49 for transcriptions and additional letters
SAD 964/6/17
1904 Jun 8
Memo written by Hunter whilst serving in India giving the total numbers of Boers surrendered to him at various battles during the Second Boer War including the number for those taken following the surrender of Prinsloo at Fouriesburg
SAD 964/6/18-20
1900 Jul 30
Letter from Reverend J.P. Roux, commandant of O.F.S. forces, to F. Roberts concerning the conditions of surrender imposed by the British on M. Prinsloo (in Afrikaans with English translation)
Afrikaans and English
SAD 964/6/21
1901 Mar 9
Letter to Hunter from J.G. Fraser concerning an account of the surrender of M. Prinsloo given by the Cape Times
SAD 963/4/46-49
1900 Jul 29
TS copies (entirely in English) of all correspondence between Hunter and M. Prinsloo at Fouriesburg prior to Prinsloo's surrender (4 copies) Includes transcriptions of the letters in SAD 964/6/9-16
3. Papers relating to service in India, 1905-1908
SAD 964/7/1-57
1905 Mar 19-1906 May 20
Letter book containing carbon copies of personal notes and official letters written by Hunter during his time serving as commander of the Western Army Corps, India, including: letters to Lieutenant-Colonel H.W. Jackson and C. Cochrane-Bailie (Lord Lamington) concerning Jackson's invention of an improved Persian water wheel, (SAD 964/7/6,34); letters to Major General H. Smith-Dorrien and Colonel W. Cameron concerning the visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to India in 1905, (SAD 964/7/8,36-37); report to H. Smith-Dorrien, Major General O. Creagh and Major General G. Richardson concerning Hunter's inspections of the troops under his command, (SAD 964/7/12-15); in depth account of General I. Hamilton's observations on the Japanese soldiers, army and strategies during the Russo-Japanese war, (SAD 964/7/16-19,21-22,27); in depth account of a shooting trip to Kota, India, (SAD 964/7/23-26); extensive and in depth account of a shooting trip near Bundi, India, (SAD 964/7/38-49); letter to Hunter's Deputy Adjutant-Generals outlining Hunter's ideas on military strategy and the training of the various divisions (based somewhat on I. Hamilton's observations on the Japanese military), (SAD 964/7/52-56)
SAD 964/8/1-2
1908
Invitation to Hunter from the Maharaja of Kolhapur to attend the wedding of his daughter Shrimati Radhabar Akasheb Maharaj to Tukojurao Puar Rajesaheb of Dewas, 21 March 1908
4. Diaries
SAD 966/1/1-207
[ca. 1920's]
Diary (probably written retrospectively) containing very short (mostly one line) entries on the events of individual days in Hunter's life (1870's-1925) along with entries on significant historical events both within and outwith Hunter's lifetime. The volume also includes extended notes on particular subjects or events, including: account of a reconnaisance mission and strategic plan for attack on Firket, 1 June 1896 (SAD 966/1/43); account of his evacuation due to injury from Akasha to Cairo and later to London, December 1885 (SAD 966/1/46); notes on the encounter with, and surrender of, M. Prinsloo at Broadwater Basin, July 1900 (SAD 966/1/109-118); note on the battle of Toski, 3 August 1889 (SAD 966/1/119); note on the battle of Abuhamed, 7 August 1897 (SAD 966/1/121) and return of casualties (SAD 966/1/134); table showing Hunter's progress hauling each of the steamboats over the various parts of the second cataract of the Nile, August 1896 (SAD 966/1/135); a list of Hunter's forebears (SAD 966/1/202); copy of a letter from George V of Great Britain to his cousin Manuel II King of Portugal and the Algarve concerning the death of George V's father Edward VII of Great Britain, 20 June 1910 (SAD 966/1/204); various quotations and French language exercises (SAD 966/1/206-207) The volume is composed with the month and day at the top of each page and notes of the events of that date in various years listed below
5. Orders and warrants
SAD 963/4/1-2
1878 Sep 30
Certificate admitting Hunter to the United Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of England
SAD/PF 26/4/1-7
[1880's-1890's]
Four Khedival commissions and warrants
Ottoman Turkish
SAD 963/4/3-7
1886 Nov 25
Warrant granting to Hunter the title of Companion of the Distinguished Service Order. Also includes:
SAD 963/4/4-5
[1880's]
Royal Household, London, The Statutes of the Distinguished Service Order, (London, [1880's])
SAD 963/4/6
1887 Jan 31
Letter accompanying the order from P.B. Burgess, secretary and registrar of the War Office
SAD 963/4/8-9
1893 Nov 15
Licence to accept and wear the insignia of the Order of the Medjidieh of the Second Class
SAD 963/4/10
1898 Nov 15
Warrant granting to Hunter the title of Knight Commander (Military Division) of the Order of the Bath
SAD 963/4/11-12
1898 Sep 19
Licence to accept and wear the insignia of the Order of the Osmanieh of the Second Class
SAD 963/4/13-14
1901 Jan 7
Certificate conferring on Hunter an honorary degree of Doctor in Law from Glasgow University
SAD 963/4/15-16
1903 Jun 12
Printed transcript of the presentation ceremony at which Hunter received his honorary degree of Doctor in Law from Cambridge University
Latin and English
SAD 963/4/17
1903 Aug 9
Certificate of honorary membership of the Freemason lodge of Edinburgh
SAD 963/4/18-25
1910 Jul 30
Papers relating to Hunter's appointment as Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Gibraltar, including:
SAD 963/4/18-19
1908 Apr 1
Warrant delegating to Hunter the power for convening general courts martial within his command as Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Gibraltar. Also includes accompanying letter from Major General J.G. Maxwell, General Staff, Mediterranean
SAD 963/4/20
1910 Jul 30
Commission appointing Hunter Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the City and Garrison of Gibraltar
SAD 963/4/21-22
1910 Sep 9
Letter from Hunter to The Earl of Crewe, R.O.A. Crewe-Milnes, Secretary of State for the Colonies, making arrangements for Hunter's transportation to Gibraltar
SAD 963/4/23
1910 Sep 13
Reply letter from [G.V. Dirret] informing Hunter that he should make his own arrangements for his passage to Gibraltar
SAD 963/4/24
1910 Oct
Letter to Hunter from the Military Governor of Algeciras, Spain, thanking [V.E.] for some photographs and for a pleasant visit
SAD 963/4/26-28
1911 Jun 19
Warrant appointing Hunter as Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath, including:
SAD 963/4/27
1911 Sep 29
Accompanying letter from Douglas Dawson, Registrar and Secretary of the Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood
SAD 963/4/29-32
1912 Jan 31
Warrant appointing Hunter as Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order, including:
SAD 963/4/30
1899 Dec 13
Royal Victorian Order, 1899, The Statutes of the Royal Victorian Order, (London, 1899)
SAD 963/4/31
1912 Feb 29
Accompanying letter from William Carington, Secretary to the Order
SAD 963/4/33-34
1913 Jan 24
Order of Military Merit awarded to Hunter by Alfonso XIII, King of Spain
Spanish
SAD 963/4/35
1915 Feb 27
Letter from James Shaw, Clerk of Lieutenancy of Ayrshire, informing Hunter that there is no objection to him being made Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Ayr
SAD/PF 26/4/8
1915 Mar 3
Warrant appointing Hunter as Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Ayr, signed by G.A. Montgomerie, Lord Lieutenant of the County of Ayr
SAD 963/4/36
1921 Jun 17
Letter to Hunter from Colonel Douglas Dawson transmitting a warrant granting the title of Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
SAD 963/4/37
1925
Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood, 1925, Statutes of the most honourable Order of the Bath, (London, 1925)
6. Press cuttings and printed material
SAD 967/2/1-60
1889-1936
Volume of press cuttings mainly relating to Hunter's work and achievements in the Sudan, in the Boer War and during the First World War, including: The Daily Telegraph and Black and White on the battle of Omdurman (SAD 967/2/3-5); The Glasgow Herald, The Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald, and The Lancaster Guardian on Hunter's visits to Ayrshire and Lancaster (SAD 967/2/8-16); various papers on Hunter's work and successes during the Boer War (SAD 967/2/17-22); extensive illustrated article from Glasgow Weekly Herald on the establishment of the Stobs military camp, Scotland (SAD 967/2/23-26); Daily Telegraph on Hunter's appointment as Governor of Gibralatar (SAD 967/2/31); Gibraltar Chronicle on Hunter's marriage to Mary Lady Inverclyde (SAD 967/2/32); Morning Post, The Evening News, The Daily Graphic, The Glasgow Herald, The Daily Mirrorand The Daily Telegraph on Hunter's role as a commander of the 'New Armies' and his work at Aldershot training camp (SAD 967/2/34-37,40-53); Morning Post and The Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald, obituaries of Hunter (SAD 967/2/54-56)
SAD 963/5/1-91
[1896-1904]
Scrapbook containing mostly newspaper cuttings relating to Hunter, the British military and various battles. Also contains photos, humorous and interesting newspaper clippings, programmes and invitations for events, and postcards. Includes: The Daily Telegraph, on the capture of Abu Hamed, with small map (SAD 963/5/8-9); The Times and The Daily Telegrah, on the Battle of Omdurman, with a list of casualties (SAD 963/5/11-14); extensive article from The Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald on Hunter's 'homecoming' to West Kilbride (SAD 963/5/17-18); extensive article from Lancaster Standard and County Advertiser on a visit by Hunter to Lancaster (SAD 963/5/20-23); The Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald and The Glasgow Herald on a visit by Hunter to Irvine (SAD 963/5/25-28); large colour illustration of Hunter as a Major-General from Vanity Fair (SAD 963/5/31); The Glasgow Herald, The Daily Telegraph and The Standard on the siege and relief of Ladysmith (SAD 963/5/46-56); large magazine illustration 'Bringing up the Guns', depicting an advance of the Royal Horse Artillery during a battle of the Boer War [relief of Ladysmith?] (SAD 963/5/49-50); large group photo of Hunter (centre) with [extended family], taken between 1896-1900 (SAD 963/5/71); large group photo of [Naval Cadets] (SAD 963/5/79). Most of the material is in English, though some is in French and some is in German
English, French and German
SAD 966/4/1
1898 May 24
Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London The London Gazette, (London, 1898)
SAD 964/9/1-6
1899 Nov 27-Nov 30
The Ladysmith Lyre (Ladysmith, 1899), published during the siege of Ladysmith in the Second Boer War. Includes seperate full page cartoon illustrations depicting, in a satirical manner, various political and military subjects connected with the siege
SAD 967/1/1-19
1899-1900
Volume of press cuttings from various newspapers relating to Hunter and the Second Boer war including: Daily Mail on Hunter's achivements and characteristics; North British Daily Mail, on a speech given by H. Campbell-Bannerman, Liberal party leader, on the outbreak of the Second Boer War; extensive articles from the The Daily Telegraph on the Siege of Ladysmith
SAD 964/9/7
1900
Cutting from unknown newspaper with article examining the surrender of M. Prinsloo written from a Boer perspective [possibly the Cape Times article referred to in letter to Hunter from J. G. Fraser, 9 March 1901]
SAD 966/3/1
1900
G. W. Lines, The Ladysmith Siege, (Mauritzburg, P. Davis & Sons, 1900)
SAD 964/9/8
1903 Sep 9
Article from The Daily Telegraph detailing army manoeuvres around Berkshire and the surrounding counties (with map of the area)
SAD 964/9/9
1908 Mar
Newspaper cutting on the wedding of Shrimati Radhabar Akasheb Maharaj, daughter of the Maharaja of Kolhapur, to Tukojurao Puar Rajesaheb of Dewas, 21 March 1908, and the unveiling of a bust of Queen Victoria of Great Britain, Queen-Empress of India
SAD 963/4/50-52
1912 Jan 30-Feb 1
Gibraltar Chronicle and Official Gazette, (Gibraltar, 1912)
SAD 964/9/10
1918
Article by Hunter in the Sunday Evening Telegram on the retreat of the Germans
SAD 964/9/11
1918 Aug 19
Cutting from the Daily Mirror with photo of Hunter and caption noting his appointment as a Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour by the French President
SAD 964/9/12
1922 Oct 9
Cutting from the "Glasgow Bulletin" concerning the illness of Hunter's wife, Lady M. Hunter
SAD 966/2/1-37
1936 Jun 28-1937 Dec 17
Volume of press cuttings from various newspapers relating to Hunter's death, memorial service at St. Columba's Church in London, estate, and memorial window at Lancaster Priory and Parish Church
7. Miscellanea
SAD 964/10/1
1872
Recipe for "Mrs. Taffat's Juice Bread" and a cure for a cold
SAD 964/10/2
[1880's]
SS Great Britain: rules for passengers
SAD 964/10/3-17
[1880's-1920's]
Various autographs of correspondents of Hunter's cut from letters
SAD 964/10/18
[ca. 1889]
Copy of a song written by Captain H. Dunning of the Royal Fusiliers, “Drifting through Nubia”
SAD 964/10/19-20
1898
Front of envelope sent to Hunter from France with small piece of paper on which miscellaneous notes are written in French
SAD 964/10/21
n.d. [19th century]
Draft programme for St. George's day celebrations for the 1st Batallion King's Own Royal Regiment at Risborough Barracks, Shorncliffe
SAD 964/10/22
n.d. [19th century]
Translation of a sentence about war from Arabic to French
Arabic and French
SAD 964/10/23
n.d. [19th century]
Translation of a sentence from Arabic to English
Arabic and English
SAD 964/10/24
1919 Sep 10
Notice for a garden party at the home of Hunter and his wife Lady M. Hunter
SAD 964/10/25-26
1923 Nov 3
Admittance card to the burial of A. Bonar Law at Westminster Abbey, 5 November 1923
SAD 964/10/27-28
1923 Nov 18
Printed poem in tribute to the fallen English soldiers of the First World War written to commemorate the unveiling of the Southport War Memorial. Accompanied by letter from the poet J. W. Stones, 12 March 1924
SAD 964/10/29
1924 Jul 7
Letter to Hunter from Major General G. Egerton thanking him for a subscription and reminiscing about the past
SAD 964/10/30
1924 Nov 27
Order of service for the unveiling of the war memorial shrine and roll of honour
SAD 964/10/31
1925 Jul 15
Order of service for the funeral of M. Lowther Irving Kearsley
SAD 964/10/32-33
1925 Dec 10
Admittance card and order of service for the opening of the Kitchener Memorial Chapel at St. Paul's Cathedral
SAD 964/10/34-35
1929 Sep 6-21
Two letters to Hunter from G. M. Bland, curator of the King's Own Regimental Museum, Lancaster, regarding items loaned by Hunter to the museum
SAD 964/10/36
n.d. [20th century]
Poem about ageing
SAD 964/10/37
n.d. [20th century]
[Genealogical information?] on Hunter's family
SAD 964/10/38
n.d. [20th century]
Short writing about life
French
SAD 964/10/39
n.d. [20th century]
Invitation from A. Hunter, Hunter's sister-in-law, for the wedding of her daughter, M. A. Hunter, to Mr. F. Mauran
Printed material
Printed material deposited with collection; now integrated into library and catalogued on OPAC