Fonds BC571 - HM Shaw Collection

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HM Shaw Collection


  • 1811-1859 (Creation)

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Four items

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Donated by Mr H M Shaw of Wynberg, Cape, 1963.

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1. - Two letters by D Byrnes, written from King William’s Town:
(i) - Addressed to the French Consul in Cape Town, dated 19 May 1859, enclosing letter described in (ii)
(ii) - Letter to the Editor of the Moniteur, dated 19 May 1859, concerning the death of Napoleon, and funeral, at which he was present (at St Helena).
2. - Two documents concerning William Shaw’s promotions in the Indian Army
(i) - Signed by George Hewett at Fort William, Bengal, 1811
(ii) - Signed by Hugh Elliot (other signatures not clear) at Fort St George, India, 1815.
3. - Portrait. Originally identified as J C Davidson, but more likely to be Col. William Shaw (1790-1886). (o/s). Also, photograph of portrait.


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  • English

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  • English



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