Fonds SC023 - Cavenagh family fonds

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Cavenagh family fonds

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UVICSP SC023

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  • 1790 - 1893 (Creation)
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    Cavenagh family

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60 cm of textual records

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Members of the Cavenagh family were British Army officers and officers of the East India Company serving primarily in the Straits Settlements, Malaya, Singapore, and Penang.

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The fonds consists of commissions, certificates, orders, proclamations and other documents of Sir Orfeur Cavenagh, James Gordon Cavenagh, and Gordon Cavenagh; correspondence between Matthew Cavenagh Kinsey (Canada East) and R. Calvert (London), 1864-1867; letter books of Henry William Dent, 1881-1893, and Sir Orfeur Cavenagh; private letter books and diaries, 1837-1888; and printed material.

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Early letterbooks of the Cavenagh family have been transcribed and are available through UVic Digital Collections.

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East India Company--History; Great Britain. Army--History--19th century; Great Britain. Army--Officers--Diaries; Malaya--History; Singapore--History; Straits Settlements--History--19th century

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Revised by JF, June 21, 2013.

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