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Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Notebook, 1794

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Lt. John Anderson notebook, 1794 MS 158



creator Anderson, John
Title: Lt. John Anderson notebook
Dates: 1794
Abstract: This bound manuscript notebook, kept by Lt. John Anderson, describes the daily details of life in the 11th Light Dragoons of the British Army and Allied Effort during the French Revolutionary War. Anderson describes daily events, promotions, rules and orders regarding medical matters, church services, and the guarding of prisoners. The notebook also includes schedules for receiving bread and forage, copies of signed orders, statements from the Commander-in-Chief regarding battles, women following the army, and the results of several court-martials.
Identification: MS 158
Quantity: 0.25 Linear Feet(1 bound volume)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Note

Lieutenant John Anderson was a member of the 11th Light Dragoons of the British Army and Allied Effort. He was stationed in Tournai, France, during the French Revolutionary wars.

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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a bound manuscript notebook (4x7 inches) kept by Lieutenant John Anderson of the 11th Light Dragoons in the British Army and Allied Effort, who was stationed in Tournai, France. The notebook’s entries date from May 9, 1794 through June 6, 1794 and include daily details, promotions, rules and orders regarding medical matters, church services, and the guarding of prisoners. The notebook also includes schedules for receiving bread and forage, copies of signed orders, statements from the Commander-in-Chief regarding battles, the enemy, and women following the army. The entry for June 5th describes the court martial of various persons, the court’s indication of guilt or innocence, and the punishments given.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish material from the Lt. John Anderson Notebook must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

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Index Terms

diaries

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lt. John Anderson notebook, 1794, MS 158, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Information

This collection purchased from a dealer (Walford) on April 2, 1963.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Notebook, 1794

1 bound handwritten notebook, 4"x7"

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