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    Collection Title: Diary of a British Soldier
    Dates: 1793-1795
    Identification: M000005
    Physical Description: 0.50
    Language of Materials: English
    Repository: Sutro Library, California State Library
    1630 Holloway Avenue
    5th floor
    San Francisco, CA, 94132-4030
    URL: http://www.library.ca.gov/about/sutro_main.html
    Email: sutro@library.ca.gov
    Phone: 415-469-6100
    Abstract: Handwritten journals of an anonymous soldier in the British campaign in Flanders and Northern France after the French Revolution, from 1793-1795.

    Administrative History:

    Although the name of the solider who created these diaires is not known, it is surmised that he was an officer with the British Army in the war against France. The diaries are his private journals, containing an eye-witness account of the battles and military maneuvers in which he partcipated in between 1793-1795. The diaries do not appear to have been created in order to be shared with other people.

    Access Terms

    This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Geographic Name:

    France -- History -- 1789-1815
    Great Britain -- History -- 1789-1820

    Topical Term:

    Anglo-French War, 1793-1802
    English diaries

    Administrative Information

    Processing Information:

    The collection was housed in two faux books, one containing three journals and the other containing the remaining four. The journals were rehoused into archival folders and placed in an archival box. The original faux book boxes were retained and are found in the archival box with the journals.

    Conditions Governing Use:

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please email sutro@library.ca.gov .

    Conditions Governing Access:

    The collection is open for research. Please page materials three business days in advance of your visit by email sutro@library.ca.gov .

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item] Diary of a British Soldier, 1793-1795, M000005, Sutro Library, California State Library, San Francisco, Calif.

    Related Materials:

    A mimeograph reproduction from typescript was made and published as The Diary of a British soldier, May 5, 1793 to March 4, 1795. Prepared by the personnel of the Works Projects Administration. Project no. 165-1-08-49. A. Yedidia, supervisor. A. I. Gans, ed.

    Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

    .5 linear feet

    Arrangement of Materials:

    The journals were numbered 1-7 by the creator and are in chronological order.