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Accession Number: 75-1014


Sir Henry Earle letter. -- 5 June 1906. -- 1 item.

Biography / History

Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Henry Earle was born at Brook Farm, Lancashire, England, August 15, 1854, the eldest son of the second Baronet of Allerton Tower and Emily Fletcher. He was educated at Eton; Trinity College, Oxford; and received an Honours M.A. from Cambridge. He joined the British Military, 3rd Battalion, in 1869, and was made a companion of the Distinguished Service Order in 1887. Earle served in the Jowaki Campaign, 1877; the Afgan War, 1878-1880; the Egyptian War, 1882; the Burmese Expedition, 1886-1887; the Ruby Mine Column, 1886; the Mainloung Expedition; and with the Yorkshire L.I. in the Frontier Campaign in Tirah, where he became severely wounded, 1899-1900. In 1900 he succeeded his father and became the 3rd Baronet of Allerton Tower. He continued to serve in the army from 1914 to 1916. In 1891 he married Evelyn Grace Boileau. He died July 16, 1939. (taken from "Who Was Who, 1929-1940". London: Adam and Charles Black, 1941.)

Custodial History

The letter was found inside the book "The Langton Records" - Journals and Letters from Canada, 1837-1846, editied by Ellen Josephine Phillips (TC F5517.L285) which was given to Sir Henry Earle by E. Phillips. The custodial history of both the book and the letter is unknown between ownership by Sir Henry Earle, and donation to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This item is a letter to Sir Henry Earle, from E. Phillips of Sutton Oaks, Macclesfield, England, which accompanies a copy of the book, "The Langton Records" - Journals and Letters from Canada, 1837-1846, edited by Ellen Josephine Philips (TC F5517.L285) and which is inscribed to Sir Henry Earle.


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The item was donated from an unknown source.

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