Fonds glen-2463 - Garnet Wolseley fonds

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Garnet Wolseley fonds

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GLEN glen-2463

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  • 1640-1968, predominant 1870-1906 (Creation)
    Wolseley, Garnet Joseph

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2 m of textual records

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Viscount Garnet Joseph Wolseley, 1833-1913, was born in Ireland. He entered the army in 1852, and served in India, the Crimea and China before being sent to Canada in 1861. He served during the Fenian raids, and in 1870 led the force sent west to the Red River to quell the Riel Rebellion. For his services in this expedition he received the CB and the KCMG. He subsequently commanded the Ashanti, Egyptian and Nile expeditions. In 1895 he became the commander-in-chief of the British army. His memoirs were published in 1903. He retired in 1899 and died in France. For further information see All Sir Garnet : A Life of Field-Marshall Lord Wolseley / by Joseph H. Lehmann. -- London : J. Cape, 1964; The Life of Lord Wolseley / by Sir Frederick B. Maurice and Sir George Arthur. -- Garden City : Doubleday page, 1924; and Owen Cooke's entry "Garnet Joseph Wolseley" in Dictionary of Canadian Biography. volume XIV. -- Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1998, p. 1077-1080.

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The fonds consists of personal correspondence; manuscripts of his memoirs; his military writings; and extensive awards and recognitions (scrolls, addresses, etc.) presented to him.

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Purchased, 1964, and transferred from the Riveredge Foundation, 1981.


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  • English

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Other Wolseley papers are held in England at the Hove Public Library and the War Office Library. Photocopies of the Hove material are available at Glenbow (M-1333).

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