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Series 1 Correspondence and written papers. — 1870-1909. — 12.5cm of textual records. — The series consists of personal correspondence between Lord Wolseley and various friends, acquaintances including his commanding officer the Duke of Cambridge during his military expeditions in Canada and Africa, and at home in Dublin Ireland.
M-1333 PersonallLetters while stationed in Canada — 1861-1870. — 151 pages. — consists of photocopies of letters sent from Wolseley main to his bother Dick. Includes mentions of both the Riel rebellion and the American Civil War.
M-4843-74 Correspondence. — 1866-1867 and 1879. — 1 cm of textual records. — Letters from Wolseley to Col. W. Earle concerning defenses against the Fenian Raids and other matters. Includes news clipping quoting speeches given upon the departure of Lieut.-Gen. Sir John Michel from Canada (1867). Includes a letter from Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, to Col. Earle (1879) thanking him for a wedding gift. Item-level description is included in M-4843-71.
M-1332-1 Telegram from Lord Wolseley to Lady Wolseley — 1870. — From Fort Garry, regarding the flight of Louis Riel.
M-4843-72 Letters. — 1870-1918. — 1 cm of textual records. — Correspondence outward concerning literary, social, and family matters. Correspondents include Mrs. Skirrow, Mr. MacMillan, Rev. A. G. Lestrange, Prince Victor of Hohenlohe, Lady Dorothy Nevill. Includes letter from Wolseley’s wife to his mother written shortly after he was appointed to command the 1870 Red River Expedition. In it, she speculates on the possibility of Wolseley being appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba. Item-level description is included in M-4843-71.
M-1332-2 Letters from Wolseley to the Duke of Cambridge part I — 1873-1875. — Consists of typed letters from Wolseley to H.R.H while stationed in Cape Coast West Africa regarding his military activity.
M-1332-3 Letters from Wolseley to the Duke of Cambridge part II — 1878-1880. — Consists of typed letters from Wolseley to H.R.H while stationed in Cyprus and Southern Africa regarding his military activity.
M-1332-4 Letters from Wolseley to the Duke of Cambridge part III — 1885-1894. — Consists of typed letters from Wolseley to H.R.H while stationed at War Office in England and in Ireland regarding his military activity. Includes notes from H.R.H.
M-1332-5 Letters from Wolseley to the Duke of Cambridge part IV — 1891-1894. — Consists of typed letters from Wolseley to H.R.H while in Ireland regarding his military activity. Includes notes from H.R.H.
M-4843-73 Correspondence. — 1879-1913 (photocopied 1969). — 1 cm of textual records. — Photocopies of correspondence inward and outward concerning various matters. Correspondents include the Earl of March, W. F. Smith, M.P., Sir Frederick Stephenson, Archdeacon William Sinclair of London, Maj.-Gen. A. Wanelope, Field Marshall Sir J. L. Simmons, the Earl of Bristow, Gen. F. Walker, Gen. R. Clery, Col. James Gildea, “Mabelle”, Lady Fitzgerald-Arnott. An item-level description of the contents of the file is included. Originals are held at the National Library of Ireland, Ms. 5028. Riveredge no. R616.
M-1332-6 Letters to Wolseley from friends — 1882-1904. — Consists of personal handwritten letters sent to Lord Wolseley from friends and acquaintances. Includes letter written on behalf of Queen Victoria.
M-1332-7 Drafted letters and misc notes — 1883-1907. — Consists of handwritten drafts of letters from Wolseley to acquaintances. Also includes short notes from various acquaintances.
M-1332-8 Correspondence and clippings about General Lee — 1887. — Consists of newspaper clippings and handwritten letters regarding Wolseley’s associations with General Lee in 1887.
M-4843-71 Letter. — 1894. — 1 item of textual records. — Letter to Sir J. T. Maurice, a military writer and biographer of Wolseley, concerning proofreading of his manuscripts. Includes transcript. Includes inventory of Wolseley’s letters in the Riveredge collection.
M-1332-9 Letter from Wolseley to Colonel Henderson — [ca. 1894-1897]. — Consists of Handwritten letters from Lord Wolseley to his friend, Colonel Henderson.
M-1332-10 Lord Wolseley’s recommendations regarding the Army — [ca. 1895-1900]. — Consists of handwritten papers by Lord Wolseley outlining his recommendations for the army, and its competency to fulfill its duties.
M-3510 Sir Garnet Wolseley Letter — 1898. — 1 page. — Consists of handwritten letter re selecting Richard Monck’s son for military college, England.
M-1332-11 Evidence before Royal Commission on War — [ca. 1902-1903]. — Consists of papers regarding evidence given by Lord Wolseley in November 1902. Also includes Times Hist. of the War chapter 3, and newspaper clippings in 1903 resulting from this.
M-1332-12 Letters to Wolseley regarding his book — 1903 — Consists of handwritten letters to Wolseley from various recipients of his memoirs “The Story of a Soldier’s Life.” Includes handwritten letter by King Edward VII.
M-4736 Garnet Joseph Wolseley Thank-you letter — [c. 1904]. — 1 Item. — Thank-you letter from Wolseley to Mr. Lonepoole from Dublin, Ireland.
M-1332-13 Letters to Lady Wolseley from Sir C. Grove — [ca. 1907-1909] — Consists of letters regarding materials for Volume III & IV of “The Story of a Soldiers Life.”
M-1332-14 Undated Letters to Wolseley part I — [c. 1870-1909.] — Consists of handwritten letters to Lord Wolseley from various acquaintances, mostly regarding military matters, and his memoirs.
M-1332-15 Undated Letters to Wolseley part II– [c. 1870-1909.] — Consists of handwritten letters to Lord Wolseley from various acquaintances, mostly regarding military matters and his memoirs.
M-1332-16 Undated Letters to Wolseley part III — [c. 1870-1909.] — Consists of handwritten letters to Lord Wolseley from various acquaintances, mostly regarding military matters and his memoirs.

Series 2 Manuscripts and drafts. — 1874-1906. — Wolseley began publishing volumes of his memoirs highlighting his military achievements titled “The Story of a Soldiers Life” in 1903 after retiring in 1899. — The series consists of several drafts of the original manuscript for volumes III & IV of “The Story of a Soldiers Life,” as well as drafts and manuscripts of various other written works by Wolseley, mainly regarding army matters.
M-1332-17 “The Story of a Soldier’s Life” Vol III & IV- Draft — 1875-1906. — Consists of Chapters A: Leaving Cyprus and Start for South Africa, B: Voyage to South Africa, C: Cape Town, D: Sir Bartle Frere, E: Table Bay to Maritzburg, F: South African Boer, and G: The Zulu Kingdom respectively, in marked draft of Lord Wolseley’s memoirs.
M-1332-18 “The Story of a Soldier’s Life” Vol III & IV- Draft — 1875-1906. — Consists of Chapters H: Port Durnford, I: Meeting of the Coast Chiefs, J: Zululand, K: On the march to Ulundi, L: The ‘King-Hunt.’ M: On the march from Zululand into the Transvaal in marked draft Lord Wolseley’s memoirs.
M-1332-19 “The Story of a Soldier’s Life” Vol III & IV- Draft — 1875-1906. — Consists of Chapters N, O, P & Q about Pretoria, Middelburg, campaign against Sikukuni, and defeat of Sikukuni respectively in marked draft of Lord Wolseley’s memoirs.
M-1332-20 “The Story of a Soldier’s Life” Vol III & IV Draft — 1875-1906. — Consists of Chapters R, S, T and U about Maritzburg, Pretoria, and returning to England in marked draft of Lord Wolseley’s memoirs.
M-1332-21 “The Story of a Soldier’s Life” Vol III & IV Draft — 1875-1906. — Consists of marked draft of Lord Wolseley’s memoirs.
M-1332-22 “The Story of a Soldier’s Life” Vol III & IV Draft — 1875-1906. — Consists of marked draft of chapters A, B, L1 and chapter named “The India Office in 1876-1878” from marked draft of Lord Wolseley’s memoirs.
M-1332-23 “The Story of a Soldier’s Life” Vol III & IV Draft — 1875-1906. — Consists of preface & dedication, chapters I-IV, and final chapter from marked draft of Lord Wolseley’s memoirs.
M-1332-24 “The Story of a Soldier’s Life” Vol III & IV Draft — 1875-1906. — Consists of Chapters I-V, as well as chapters marked A & B of marked draft of Lord Wolseley’s memoirs.
M-1332-25 “The Story of a Soldier’s Life” Vol III & IV Draft — 1875-1906. — Consists of Chapters VI-VIII of marked draft of Lord Wolseley’s memoirs.
M-1332-26 “The Story of a Soldier’s Life” Vol III & IV Draft — 1875-1906. — Consists of Chapters IX-XII of marked draft of Lord Wolseley’s memoirs.
M-1332-27 “The Story of a Soldier’s Life” Vol III & IV Draft — 1875-1906. — Consists of Chapters XIII-XVII of marked draft of Lord Wolseley’s memoirs.
M-1332-28 “The Story of a Soldier’s Life” Vol III & IV Draft — 1875-1906. — Consists of miscellaneous chapters of marked draft of Lord Wolseley’s memoirs.
M-1332-29 Official papers on Army Matters — 1883-1890. — Consists of army papers written by Lord Wolseley.
M-1332-30 Tribute to General Charles Gordon — 1888. — Consists of handwritten draft of tribute written by Lord Wolseley.
M-1332-31 “Our Preparations for War” — 1899. — Consists of handwritten draft of document written by Lord Wolseley.

Series 3 Miscellaneous personal items. — 1640-1968, predominant 1870-1913. — The series consists of a variety of Wolseley’s belongings, mainly textual, collected by him throughout his adult life. This series includes some photographs.
M-1332-60 John Balfour of Kinloch’s Bible — 1640-1688. — Includes note-card stating: Bible with belonged to John Balfour of Kinloch, ‘The Covenanter’ who took up arms against Charles II. The First part of this Bible was torn out by Balfour to make wads for his musket. Extremely Fragile.
M-1332-61 Maps form Battle of Boyne — 1690. — Two rolled maps of battle plans from the Battle of Boyne fought on July 1, 1690.
M-1332-32 Duke of Marlborough’s household account book — 1695-1703. — In green morocco case. Embossed case states: “Given to F.M Viscount Wolseley by his Wife Xmas 1908.”
M-1332-33 Portrait of General Robert E. Lee — ca. 1840-1870 — Consists of Framed picture. Inscription on back states: “To Lord Wolseley, this picture of her father from Mary Curtis Lee July 30th 1912.”
M-1332-34 Rasselas by Dr. Johnson — 1846. — Pocket copy of Rasselas by Dr. Johnson, presented to Wolseley on July 1st 1846.
M-1332-35 Imitation of Christ with Wolseley’s Notes — 1873. — Embossed on cover “Imitation of Christ – P.M Viscount Wolseley’s Book with his notes. Given to Him by his Wife 1873.”
M-1332-65 Apxiepatikon Liber Pontificalis — 1880 — Oversized leather book, with ornate silver embellishments. Includes inscription by Wolseley explaining how it came into his possession.
M-1332-36 Program for Marriage service of the Duke of Albany — 1882. — Program titled: “St. George’s Chapel Windsor Castle April 27th 1882.”
M-1332-37 Egyptian Red Book — 1884. — Produced by William Blackwood & Sons. Describes military activity in Egypt accompanied by political cartoons, including mentions of Wolseley from page 20-28.
M-1332-38 Program for Marriage Service of Princess Beatrice — 1885. — Program for marriage of H.R.H. Princess Beatrice and Prince Henry Maurice of Battenburg, on July 23, 1885 at Whippingham Church.
M-1332-39 Photographs of the British Army in Egypt — ca. 1882-1885. — 16 photographs. — consists of camp scenes, railroad construction by the Sudanese, cities, and Wolseley and his men.
M-1332-40 Queen Victoria’s Jubilee review — 1887. — Review of military by Her Majesty the Queen on Saturday, July 9th, 1887.
M-1332-41 Funeral Program for Duchess of Cambridge — 1889. — Program of funeral service for the Duchess of Cambridge at Kew Church on Saturday, 13th April, 1889.
M-1332-42 Order for Burial of the Dead (Duke of Clarence) — 1892. — Consists of the Order for the burial of the dead on Wednesday January 20th 1892, as well as Wolseley’s invitation to the funeral, and instructions for arrival.
M-1332-43 Address of Marriage of Duke of York and Princess Victoria Mary of Teck — 1893. — Contained in silk lined cover with small paintings of flowers and “LW” on front. Painting dated 1904.
M-1332-44 Program of marriage service for Princess of Wales — 1896. — Consists of two copies of “Private Chapel, Buckingham Palace, Wednesday July 22nd, 1896” for marriage service of H.R.H Princess Maud of Wales and H.R.H Prince Charles of Denmark.
M-1332-45 Indentures — 1896, 1898. — Consists of two lease agreements between Wolseley and John Evans signed by Lord Wolseley.
M-1332-46 Ceremonials observed at funeral of Queen Victoria — 1901. — Program titled: “Ceremonials Observed at the funeral of her late Most Sacred Majesty Queen Victoria of blessed memory.
M-1332-47 Order of service for Coronation of Edward VII — 1902. — Consists of three copies, two in red leather, of the form and order of the Service for Coronation of their majesties, King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, 26 June, 1885.
M-1332-48 Coronation Prayer Book — 1902. — Includes note with printed address: “Dowager Viscountess Wolseley Hampton Court Palace, Middlesex.” And handwritten written note: “Lord Wolseley Coronation Prayer Book.” Spine of book reads “Book of Common Prayer.”
M-1332-49 Ye Dinner of Ye Old Timers — 1904. — Commemorative scorched wood plaque about Fort Garry 1870. Includes inscription by Wolseley on back.
M-1332-50 Book of Common Prayer — 1906 — Inside of front cover has embossed notes stating: “Homo Homini Lupus – F.M Viscount Wolseley from L.W. Xmas 1906”.
M-1332-51 Prayers for Intercession Day — 1918 — Front cover embossed with “Prayers for intercession Day. Jan 6th 1918. — Hampton Court Palace Chapel. — Dowager Viscountess Wolseley.”
M-1332-56-69 Lord Wolseley’s Family Tree — [ca. 1850-1913]. — In box 11.
M-1332-52 Calling Card of Miss Mildred Lee — [ca. 1870-1913] — With Notes “General Lee scarf which he wore through the war of the rebellion.”
M-1332-53 Illustrated Diagrams of Battles — [ca. 1870-1913] — Consists of four illustrations including Balaclava, Waterloo, Caesar’s Landing, and Crecy
M-1332-54 Letter from Osmond Digera to Sheiklo Bechir Gibran — [ca. 1870-1913] — Consists of Framed letter to Sheiklo Bechir Gibran who was head of the Achabban Ababdeko. Letters appears to be written in Arabic.
M-1332-67OS Wolseley Coat of Arms — [ca. 1850-1913] — Hand-drawn design of the Wolseley Coat of Arms.
M-1332-68OS Museum plans for Wolseley — 1968. — Consists of Details of Paneling tc In Wolseley Room. Royal United Services Institute Museum, Whitehall, London S.W. Also includes Sketch showing dimensions of Wolseley Room, Glenbow Museum.

Series 4 Awards and recognitions. — 1872-1913. — The series consists of a variety of rolled scrolls, mounted items and official awards regarding Wolseley’s military achievements, addresses of welcome, and official thanks from countries including England, Canada, Ireland, China and various African countries.
M-1332-55 Catalogue of Addresses — 1872-1912 — Wolseley’s original catalogue of addresses etc. Following file includes contents of this catalogue in original order.
M-1332-56-1 Freedom of the city of London — 1874. — In box 9.
M-1332-56-2 Freedom of the Grocer’s company — 1874. — In box 9.
M-1332-56-3 The Freedom of the Clothworker’s Company (mounted) — 1874. — In Box 6.
Note: Item 4 is not in Glenbow’s holdings.
M-1332-56-5 Address from corporation — 1882. — In box 9.
M-1332-56-6 The Freedom of the Royal Borough of Wick — 1895. — In box 6.
M-1332-56-7 Burgess ticket of same — 1895. — In box 6.
M-1332-56-8 Burgess Ticket of Kirkwell — 1895. — In box 6.
M-1332-56-9 The freedom of the Borough of West Hartlepool — 1896. — In box 9.
M-1332-56-10 The freedom of the city of Perth — 1896. — In box 9.
M-1332-56-11 Burgass Ticket of Glasgow — 1897. — In box 9.
M-1332-56-12 The freedom of Newcastle upon Thyne — 1899. — In box 9.
M-1332-56-13-OS Garter’s Assignment of Supporters for Arms — 1882.
M-1332-56-14 Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of England — 1883. — In box 9.
M-1332-56-15 United Grand Lodge of Free Masons of England — 1883. — In box 9.
M-1332-56-16 Hon. Membership of London Association of Foreman Engineers and Draughtsman — 1886. — In box 9.
M-1332-56-17 Commemorative Diploma of Military Exhibition — 1890. — In box 9.
M-1332-56-18 Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Ireland — 1891. — In box 9.
M-1332-56-19 Grand Chapter of Prince Masons — 1892. — In box 9.
M-1332-56-20 Dublin University Honour, “Knight Templar” — 1892. — In box 9.
M-1332-56-21 Address of Welcome from the Citizens of Montreal — 1870. — In box 9.
M-1332-56-22-OS Address of Welcome from the Vicar, Churchwardens and Parishioners of Colwich, Staffordshire — 1874.
M-1332-56-23 Address of Welcome from the City of London — 1874. — In box 9.
M-1332-56-24 Address of Welcome from the Borough of Durban, Natal — 1875. — In box 9.
M-1332-56-25 Address of Welcome from Umhlanga District, Natal — 1875. — In box 9.
M-1332-56-26 Address of Welcome from Nikosia, Cyprus (in French) — 1878. — In box 9.
M-1332-56-27 Address of Welcome from Loretto School, Pretoria — 1879. — In box 9.
M-1332-56-28 Address of Welcome from Mayor and Corporation, Durban — 1879. — In box 9.
M-1332-56-29 Address of Welcome from Mayor and Council of Graham’s Town — 1880. — In box 9.
M-1332-56-30 Address of Welcome from the Borough of Grantham — 1881. — In box 9.
M-1332-56-31-OS Address of Welcome from the Mayor, Alderman and Burgesses, Dover — 1882.
M-1332-56-32-OS Address of Welcome from the Borough of Preston — 1883.
M-1332-56-33-OS Address of Welcome from the Mayor, Alderman and Burgesses, Blackburn — 1883.
M-1332-56-34-OS Address of Welcome from the Commissioners of Enniskillen — 1890.
M-1332-56-35-OS Address of Welcome from the Inhabitants of Mallow — 1890.
M-1332-56-36-OS Address of Welcome from Foyle College, Derry — 1984.
M-1332-56-37-OS Address of Welcome from the Town of Ballyshannon — 1894.
M-1332-56-38-OS Address of Welcome from the Mayor and Corporation, Londonderry — 1894.
M-1332-56-39-OS Address of Welcome from Ballyshannon and Neighborhood — 1895.
M-1332-56-40-OS Address of Welcome from the Mayor and Alderman of Bournmouth –1896.
M-1332-56-41 Address of Welcome from the Town and County of Southampton — 1897. — In box 9.
M-1332-56-42 Address of Welcome from the Townspeople of Youghal — 1897. — In box 9.
M-1332-56-43 Address of Welcome from the Commissioners of Galway — 1897. — In box 9.
M-1332-56-44 Address of Congratulation from the Oxford Military College — 1882. — In box 9.
M-1332-56-45 Address of Congratulation from the People of Egypt (with jeweled sword) — 1882. — In box 9.
M-1332-56-46 Address of Congratulation from Ashford, “Kent” Local Board — 1882. — In box 9. Note: Item 47 is not in Glenbow Collection.
Note: Item 47 is not in Glenbow’s holdings.
M-1332-56-48 Address of Congratulation from the Burgesses of Lewes — 1882. — In box 9.
M-1332-56-49 Address of Congratulation from People of Ontario — [ca. 1861-1900]. — In box 11.
M-1332-56-50 Address of Congratulation from the Egyptian People (in Arabic) — [ca. 1880-1885] — In box 9.
M-1332-56-51 Address of Congratulation from the commissioners of Mullingar — 1895. — In box 9.
Note: Item 52 is not in Glenbow’s holdings.
M-1332-56-53 Address of Congratulation of the Borough of Pietermaritzburg (on arrival) — [ca. 1870-1899] — In box 9.
M-1332-56-54 Address of Thanks from Derby Parliamentary Debating Society — 1882. — In box 9.
M-1332-56-55 Address of Thanks from Gospel Temperance Mission, Blackburn — 1883. — In box 9.
M-1332-56-56 Address of Thanks from the Town Council, Durban — 1887. — In box 9.
M-1332-56-57 Address of Thanks from the Commissioners of Tralee — 1890. — In box 9.
M-1332-56-58 Address of thanks, from Pietermaritzburg (on departure) — [ca. 1870-1899] — In box 9.
M-1332-56-59 Address of thanks from the Legislative Council of Pretoria — [ca. 1880-1899]. — In box 9.
M-1332-56-60-OS Memorial from the Survivors of the Red River Expedition — [ca. 1870-1910].
M-1332-56-61 Memorial from the Inhabitants of Clarecastle — [ca. 1870-1899]. — In box 9.
M-1332-56-62 Memorial from the Commissioners of Templemore — [ca. 1870-1899]. — In box 9.
M-1332-56-63 Memorial from the Inhabitants of Duncannon — [ca. 1870-1899]. — In box 9.
M-1332-56-64 Arms and Supporters on Vellum — [ca. 1870-1899]. — In box 9.
M-1332-56-65 Warrants, Orders and Commissions, 7 (in case) — [ca. 1870-1899]. — In box 6.
M-1332-56-66 Transvaal Addresses, 8 (in case) — 1879. — In box 6. Note:
Note: Item 67 is not in Glenbow’s holdings.
M-1332-56-68-OS Complimentary Verses in Arabic etc. — [ca. 1880-1899].
M-1332-56-70 Long Scroll in Chinese Characters — [ca. 1880-1899]. — In box 9.
M-1332-56-71 Chart of Symbols of the Book of Daniel and of Revelations — [ca. 1880-1899.] — In box 9.
M-1332-56-72 Address of the Freedom of Brighton — 1885. — In Box 7.
M-1332-56-73 Address of the National physical recreation society (glazed) — 1887. — In box 10.
M-1332-56-74 Address of the Harborne and Edgbaston Institute — 1889. — In box 10. Note: Item 75 is not in Glenbow Collection.
Note: Item 74 is not in Glenbow’s holdings.
M-1332-56-75 Address of the Irish People — 1883. — In box 10.
M-1332-56-76-OS Address, “In Memoriam” — 1913. — Resolution adopted by the Executive Committee of the Veterans of 1886 Association, 25 April, 1913.
M-1332-62 Vote of Thanks 1874 — 1874. — Two copies of Vote of Thanks awarded to Wolseley by the House of Lords in 1874 in recognition of his efforts in Ashantee.
M-1332-57 Grant of Dignity and Appointment to Order of Merit — 1874-1902. — Consists of “Grant of Dignity of a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George” presented to Wolseley by Queen Victoria in 1874, and “Appointment to be member of Order of Merit” presented to Wolseley by George VII in 1902.
M-1332-63 Award of Thanks 1882 — 1882. — List of those awarded thanks by the House of Lords included Lord Wolseley. Also includes letter to Wolseley from the House of Lords about this.
M-1332-64 Vote of Thanks 1885 — 1885. — Two copies of Vote of Thanks awarded to Wolseley by the House of Lords in 1885 in recognition of his expedition by the Nile to Sudan.
M-1332-66 Chinese Scrolls — [ca. 1852-1910]. Consists of two rolled scrolls with Chinese characters.
M-1332-58 In Memoriam — 1913. — consists of resolution adopted by the Executive Committee of the Veterans of 1886 Association, 25 April 1913.
M-1332-59 Copy of Congratulations from the People of Ontario — [ca. 1860-1899]. — consists of handwritten copy of contents from 1332-55-49. See box 11 for original.
M-1332-69-OS Listing of Awards and Orders — [ca. 1913-1920] — Oversized, on gold specked paper, created after his death.