Lumsden. Instructions for Queen Victoria’s Aides de Camp. 1870


 A printed Special Memorandum entitled Appd Victoria R. The Queen;s Aides de Camp on four sides of a bifolium setting out the duties, rotas, &c. of an ADC, dated 18th March 1864.  Accompanied by a blue paper bifolium written on the first side only in a secretarial hand addressed from HORSE GUARDS, S.W.  dated 21 June 1870 addressed to Colonel Lumsden, C.S.I., Bengal Staff Corps, Quarter Master General, Bengal, and signed W. Paulet. A.G.  [General Lord William Paulet,  Adjutant General]. mar14/1   SOLD 18th March 2023

Provenance: From a large archive of the General’s papers passed down through descendants of his brother, General Sir Harry Lumsden. Lumsden himself had no children.

General Sir Peter Stark Lumsden, G.C.B., C.S.I.. A.D.C. [1829-1918] had a very distinguished career in India, China, and Afghanistan and was the author of the standard work on his brother’s regiment Lumsden of the Guides. He joined the Bengal Army in 1847 and first saw action on the N.W.F. in 1851. In 1857 he was on a special mission to Kandahar and served in the China War with Napier., Bhutan War 1854, QMG India 1868-72, acting Resident Hyderabad 1873, Chief of the Staff in India in 1879 and headed the British Commission for the Demarcation of the N. W. Boundary of Afghanistan 1884-5.  He was made G.C.B. and an ADC to Queen Victoria.