MAXWELL Herbert (ed.),
The Creevey Papers: A Selection from the Correspondence and Diaries of the Late Thomas Creevey, M.P.
© Cambridge University Press
From the publishers:
Thomas Creevey (1768–1838) was a Whig politician, diarist and letter-writer, whose papers provide an important source for the history of the early nineteenth century. Although a relatively poor man, he was adept at making friends with important people, and received hospitality and financial help from them. His letters are full of gossip, often indiscreet, giving a vivid picture of the society and politics of the day. They form an interesting comparison with the papers of his contemporaries, J. W. Croker, who as a Tory was in power for most of the period in question, and Charles Greville (both available in this series). Living in Brussels (where he became acquainted with Wellington) at the time of Waterloo, he is perhaps best remembered for his description of life there during Napoleon's 'Hundred Days'. This two-volume work edited by Sir Herbert Maxwell (1845–1937) was first published in 1903.
Place and publisher: Cambridge University Press
Date of publication: 2012
Number of pages: 792
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Description: This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition Napoleon i Sztuka 1800 - 1815 (Napoleon and the Legend of the Arts), at the Zamek Krolewski (Warsaw) in 2015.
Place and publisher: Warsaw, Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Museum
Date of publication: 2015
Number of pages: 200
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"This third book in the successful Shorncliffe Lecture Series sets out to put into context Moore's moral compass, principals and experiences that created his philosophy and internal discipline that was key to the “Shorncliffe System of Training.” Moore's own diary entries, letters, recollections of his family, friends, newspapers, contemporary drill manuals and those who served with him have been used. It also includes the less well known, Moore's Instructions to the Battalions of Irish Militia Light Infantry of 1798. The chronology shows the global reach of the British Army and the large number of theatres in which Sir John Moore served. There are over 90 mostly contemporary illustrations including 24 Maps and 20 portraits as well as 14 OOBs, 25 Tables. Volume 2, will explore Sir John Moore's expeditions to the Mediterranean, Sweden and the Peninsular (1806-09)".
Place and publisher: London, Ken Trotman
Date of publication: 2015
Number of pages: 274
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