Gordon, Charles George, 1833-1885

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1833-01-28
Death 1885-01-26
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Epithet: Major-General; of Add MS 44147

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000766.0x0000f0

British general who became a national hero for his exploits in China and his ill-fated defense of Khartuom against Sudanese rebels.

From the description of Letter, 1877. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 363531820

"Chinese" Gordon.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Southampton, to Mrs. Davidson, 1876 Dec. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269581144

Charles George Gordon was a British officer who experienced considerable notoriety for his military exploits. As a member of the Royal Engineers, he distinguished himself during the Crimean War and was promoted to Captain. He played a key role in British military activities in China, and returned to Britain with great acclaim as "Chinese Gordon." He was later employed in Egypt, where he mapped the upper Nile, and the Sudan, where he put down several rebellions and suppressed the slave trade. A final post as Governor-general led to his death in the siege of Khartoum. Although he was considered a martyred hero by the populace, later appraisals have suggested he defied the British government by remaining in Khartoum when he could have left. He was also a philanthropist, and had an interest in mysticism.

From the description of Charles George Gordon letter and portraits, 1881-1932. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 60573864

General, British army; governor of Equatoria Province, Sudan, 1874-1876.

From the description of Charles George Gordon letters, 1874-1875. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754870034

British general also known as Chinese Gordon and Gordon Pasha who held various posts in Asia and Africa.

From the description of Letter, 1877. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367391613

Epithet: Major-General; of Add MS 40665

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000766.0x0000ee

British soldier and administrator.

From the description of Draft of a telegram, 1884. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367332898

From the description of Letters, 1869-1878. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367388710

From the description of Letter, 1862. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367408444

From the description of Papers, 1874. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367332842

From the description of Letter, 1880. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367408461

From the description of Letter, 1880. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78885695

From the description of Letter, 1862. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78051212

British soldier and aministrator.

From the description of Letter, 1877. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84381625

Epithet: Major-General; defender of Khartoum

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000766.0x0000eb

Governor General of the Sudan in 1877.

From the description of Letter, 1865. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 41418030

Biographical/Historical Note

General, British army; governor of Equatoria Province, Sudan, 1874-1876.

From the guide to the Charles George Gordon letters, 1874-1875, (Hoover Institution Archives)

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Subjects:

  • Generals--19th century--Correspondence
  • Generals--Correspondence
  • Slave trade--History--Sources
  • Slavery--History--Sources

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  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Sudan, Africa (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Africa (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)
  • Sudan History. (as recorded)
  • Sudan (as recorded)
  • Sudan, Africa (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Great Britain Colonies. (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Khartoum (Sudan) (as recorded)
  • Afghanistan, Asia (as recorded)
  • Scotland, United Kingdom (as recorded)
  • Korea, Asia (as recorded)
  • China (as recorded)
  • United States of America (as recorded)
  • Sudan (as recorded)
  • Egypt, Africa (as recorded)
  • Africa (as recorded)
  • Sudan, Africa (as recorded)
  • Sudan, Africa (as recorded)
  • Norway, Europe (as recorded)
  • China (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Sudan, Africa (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Egypt, Africa (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Afghanistan, Asia (as recorded)
  • Edinburgh, Scotland (as recorded)
  • Egypt, Africa (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)
  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)
  • China (as recorded)
  • Egypt (as recorded)
  • Africa (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Egypt, Africa (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Danube River (as recorded)
  • Turkey, Asia Minor (as recorded)
  • Khartoum (Sudan) (as recorded)