William Simpson, Papers, Crimean War

Object Title

William Simpson, Papers, Crimean War

William Simpson, Papers, Crimean War

Date

1855 - 1887

Reference

SIMP 1

Level

Collection

Scope and Content

A collection of documents relating to the work of William Simpson, the Times War Artist during the Crimean War, and subsequent publication of his book, 'The Seat of War in the East':

(1) Permanent pass for the British trenches in the name of William Simpson, signed by the Adjutant General, General James Bucknall Bucknall Estcourt, 31st March 1855,

(2) Memorandum, written and signed by Major Hugh Smith, permiting Sergeant John Hicks, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade, to accompany William Simpson through the Green Hill trenches, dated 23rd June 1855,

(3) Autograph letter from General Sir Thomas Montague Steele to Messrs Colnaghi testifying to the accuracy of William Simpson's drawings, dated 12th March 1856,

(4) Autograph letter from General Sir James Simpson to Messrs Colnaghi commenting on William Simpson's drawings, dated 15th March 1856,

(5) Autograph letter from General Sir George De Lacy Evans to Messrs Colnaghi regarding the exhibition of William Simpson's drawings, dated 17th March 1856,

(6) Autograph letter from General Richard Airey to Messrs. Colnaghi, confiming the accuracy of William Simpson's drawings, 17th March 1856,

(7) Autograph letter from General Sir James Fergusson to William Simpson, dated 12th January 1864,

(8) Autograph letter from General Sir Martin Andrew Dillon to William Simpson, dated 25th October 1868,

(9) Autograph letter from Major General Sir Frederick John Goldsmid to William Simpson discussing some drawings, dated 21st April 1887

Extent

9 documents

Access Conditions

Open access