Summary


Overview

Creator:

Maxwell, John Grenfell, Sir, 1859-1929.

Title:

Sir John Grenfell Maxwell Papers

Dates:

1824-1940

Size:

15.48 cubic feet, 20 boxes, 5 cartons, 4 flat cases, 2 wrapped packages

Call number:

C0583

Storage note:

This collection is stored at Firestone Library.

Requests will be delivered to Manuscripts Division, RBSC Reading Room .

Location:

Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
One Washington Road
Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA

Language(s) of material:

English.


Abstract

General Sir John Maxwell served in Egypt during the British Occupation, notably participating in the Battle at Omdurman during the reconquest of the Sudan, and in South Africa during the Boer War. In World War I Maxwell returned to Egypt to defend the Suez Canal and briefly served in Ireland after the Sinn Fein Rebellion. Consists of Maxwell’s diaries, correspondence, documents, photographs, scrapbooks, memorabilia, printed matter and newspaper clippings.