Gordon, Charles George, 1833-1885

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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

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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

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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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referencedIn Sir Harry Smith Parkes: Papers, 14th century-1893 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
creatorOf Gordon, Charles George, 1833-1885. Draft of a telegram, 1884. American Primers
referencedIn Gordon Memorial Committee (Vic.). Records. Libraries Australia
referencedIn C. Chaillé-Long Papers, 1809-1918, (bulk 1863-1918) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Donald Hyde and Mary Hyde Eccles Autograph Collection, 1505-1957 (inclusive), 1702-1854 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Gordon, Charles George, "Chinese", 1833-1885. ALS, 1880 July 17 : at sea to Captain Murray. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Donald Hyde and Mary Hyde Eccles Autograph Collection, 1505-1957 (inclusive), 1702-1854 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Johnsonian Miscellanies, extra-illustrated, 1538-1900 (inclusive);, 1738-1866 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Gordon, Charles George, 1833-1885. Letters, 1869-1878. American Primers
creatorOf Gordon, Charles George, 1833-1885. Autograph letter signed : Lardo, to "My dear Kuhl", 1876 Oct. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Broadhurst, R.J.C., 1884-1885 Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
creatorOf Gordon, Charles George, 1833-1885. Charles George Gordon letters, 1874-1875. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Stewart, J.D.H., 1878-1885; 1904-1984 Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Mason, Alexander Macomb, 1841-1897. Papers of Alexander Macomb Mason, 1871-1898. Library of Congress
referencedIn Autograph File, G, 1641-1991. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, H, 1584-1988. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Vol. CCCLXXXII (ff. 271). 16 Nov.-Dec. 1880.includes:f. 1 George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge: Correspondence with W. E. Gladstone: 1861-1882.f. 3 James Russell Lowell, American author and diplomatist: Letters to W. E. Gladsto... British Library
creatorOf Gordon, Charles George, 1833-1885. Letter, 1862. American Primers
referencedIn Battle, Jane Hyde Hall Liddell, 1866-1952,. Jane Hyde Hall Liddell Battle papers, 1693-1930. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Gordon, Charles George, 1833-1885. Letter, 1877. American Primers
referencedIn Wylde Family Papers, 1831-1923 Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
creatorOf Gordon, Charles George, 1833-1885. Papers, 1874. American Primers
creatorOf Gordon, Charles George, 1833-1885. Autograph letter signed : London and Halfa, to the Duchess of Sutherland, 1884 Aug. 30 and 1885 Apr. 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Dickinson family library, 1810-1977. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Photographs of Siegfried Sassoon, his family, and his associates. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn GLADSTONE PAPERS. Vol. DCLXXXIII (ff. 208). Memoranda on the Reform Bill, General Gordon (ff. 15-91 passim), etc., 1884. Quarto.includes:f. 1 Afghanistan: Memoranda rel. to Russia and Afghanistan: 1881-1885.: Partly printed.ff. 2-198 passim Elect..., 1884 British Library
creatorOf Gordon, Charles George, 1833-1885. Autograph letter signed : London, to L. Bowring, 1880 May 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Vol. DXLV (ff. 174). Jan. 1885.includes:f. 1 Major-General Charles George Gordon: Journals: 1884.: Lithogr.f. 1 Diaries and Memoranda: Maj.-Gen. C. G. Gordon: 1884.: Lithogr.f. 118 Turkey: Memoranda rel. to: 1843-1885.: Partly printed.f. 118 ... British Library
creatorOf Gordon, Charles George, 1833-1885. Autograph letter signed : Southampton, to Mrs. Davidson, 1876 Dec. 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gordon, Charles George, 1833-1885. Letter, 1849 Apr. 7, State Department, W[ashington] City. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Gray, J.M., 1875-1971, predominantly 1875-1884 Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn McCrae, George Gordon, 1833-1927. Letter : to Mrs Bunbury. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Parr, M.W., 1884-1985 Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Boswell's Life of Johnson : including Boswell's Journal of a tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a journey into North Wales, edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1464-1897 (inclusive), 1724-1874 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Gordon, Charles George, 1833-1885. Autograph letter signed : Dufli, to "My dear Kuhl", 1876 Mar. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Sir Thomas Wade, Sir Henry Gordon and others: Papers concerning General Charles George Gordon, c.1880-1886 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn TWENTY letters from Maj.-Gen. C[harles] G[eorge] Gordon to Richard Spiers Standen, of Standen and Co., tailors; Gondokoro, 16 Apr. 1874-Cape Colony, 25 Aug. 1882. The correspondence, all save the last letter, belongs to the period of Gordon's governo..., 1874-1882 British Library
creatorOf Magee, David Bickersteth, 1905-1977. Collection of Victorian and Edwardian Manuscripts, 1812-1952. Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Gordon, Charles George, 1833-1885. Letter, 1877. American Primers
referencedIn Miscellaneous Small Donations, 1863-1995
referencedIn The Waller Papers, [c1849-1893] The Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House
creatorOf Stedman, Henry R. Autograph collection, 1679-1923. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Gordon, Charles George, 1833-1885. Autograph letter signed : Laboré, to Sir Samuel Baker, 1875 Oct. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gordon, Charles George, 1833-1885. Letter, 1880. American Primers
creatorOf Gordon, Charles George, 1833-1885. Letter, 1880. American Primers
creatorOf Magee, David. Letters, papers, memorabilia, 1800-1936. American Primers
referencedIn GORDON PAPERS. Letters (with some enclosures) from Major-General Charles George Gordon and members of his family to the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, chiefly addressed to Charles Harris Allen, Secretary (1879), together with a few replies..., 1874-1884 British Library
referencedIn GLADSTONE PAPERS. Vol. DCLXXXIV (ff. 264). Memoranda on the Sudan, Russia and Afghanistan, resignation of the government, etc., Jan.-Nov. 1885. The principal subjects are :-1. British policy iii the Sudan, including a memorandum (ff. 52-65) on the p... British Library
referencedIn Vol. DXLIV (ff. 162). 1883-1884.includes:f. 9 George John Shaw-Lefevre, Baron Eversley: Memoranda by: 1880-1893.: Mostly printed.ff. 12, 64 Egypt: Papers of W. E. Gladstone rel. to: 1882-1893.: Partly printed.f. 16 Sir William George Granville..., 1883-1884 British Library
referencedIn Brocklehurst, J.F., ca.1875-1908 Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Autograph File, G, 1641-1991. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Hayne, Paul Hamilton, 1830-1886. Manuscript poems by Paul Hamilton Hayne, 1885 and n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Gordon, Charles George, 1833-1885. Autograph letter signed : Laboré, to Sir Samuel Baker, 1875 Oct. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Acland, P.B.E., ca.1864-1982, predominantly 1925-1946 Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
creatorOf Gordon, Charles George, 1833-1885. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Sir Samuel Baker, 1874 Nov. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Gordon, Charles George, 1833-1885. Letter, 1877. American Primers
referencedIn [Great Britain]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Moses, Rachel Gratz, 1783-1823. Mathematic exercise book, 1798 [microform] / Rachel Gratz. Journal kept by Solomon Moses during his voyage to Madras and Calcutta, India, Ja 31, 1798-Ap 23, 1798. List of Union soldiers killed during the Civil War and buried at Andersonville, Ga., 1866. A collection of manuscripts, letters, plans, and drawings made by General Charles George Gordon during his visit to Palestine in 1883. Brandeis University Library
referencedIn Chaillé-Long, C. (Charles), 1842-1917. C. Chaillé-Long papers, 1809-1918 (bulk 1863-1918). Library of Congress
creatorOf Gordon, Charles George, 1833-1885. Charles George Gordon letter and portraits, 1881-1932. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Autograph File, G, 1641-1991. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Bolland, A.P., ca.1880-1930 Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Wyllie, John Cook, 1908-1968. Medal in honor of Gen. Charles George "Chinese" Gordon [manuscript] 1885. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Gordon, Charles George, 1833-1885. Letters to Ada Rehan, 1874. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Gordon, Charles George, 1833-1885. Letter, 1865. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Goodenough, W.H., 1872-1886 Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
creatorOf Charles George Gordon letters, 1874-1875 Hoover Institution Archives.
creatorOf Gordon, Charles George, 1833-1885. Letter, 1862. American Primers
referencedIn Vol. LXII (ff. 277). 1884-Mar. 1885.includes:f. 11 Sudan: Official papers rel. to Gen. Gordon: 1884.: Printed.f. 11 Major-General Charles George Gordon: Official papers rel. to his mission to Khartoum: 1884.: Printed.f. 22 Hugh Culling Eardley ... British Library
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associatedWith Baker, Samuel White, Sir, 1821-1893, person
associatedWith Battle, Jane Hyde Hall Liddell, 1866-1952, person
correspondedWith Boswell, James, 1740-1795 person
associatedWith Bowring, L., person
associatedWith Chaillé-Long, C. (Charles), 1842-1917. person
associatedWith Chapman, Frederick. person
associatedWith Cremin, Robert, person
associatedWith Cremin, Robert, Mrs, person
associatedWith Davidson, Mrs, person
associatedWith Dickinson family, collector. family
associatedWith Gordon Memorial Committee (Vic.) corporateBody
associatedWith Graham, Gerald, 1831-1899. person
associatedWith Hayne, Paul Hamilton, 1830-1886. person
correspondedWith Hill, George Birkbeck Norman, 1835-1903 person
associatedWith Jervois, William. person
associatedWith Kuhl, person
associatedWith Kuhl, person
associatedWith Magee, David. person
associatedWith Magee, David Bickersteth, 1905-1977. person
associatedWith Mason, Alexander Macomb, 1841-1897. person
associatedWith McCrae, George Gordon, 1833-1927. person
associatedWith Moses, Rachel Gratz, 1783-1823. person
associatedWith Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915- person
associatedWith Ripon, George Frederick Samuel Robinson, Marquess of, 1827-1909. person
associatedWith Sir Harry Smith Parkes person
associatedWith Sir Thomas Wade, Sir Henry Gordon and others person
associatedWith Stedman, Henry R. person
associatedWith Sutherland, Duchess of, person
associatedWith Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. person
associatedWith Wylde family family
associatedWith Wyndham, George Hugh. person
associatedWith Wyndham, George Hugh. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Great Britain
Sudan, Africa
Great Britain
Africa
Great Britain
Great Britain
Ireland, Europe
Sudan History.
Sudan
Sudan, Africa
Great Britain
Great Britain Colonies.
Great Britain
Khartoum (Sudan)
Afghanistan, Asia
Scotland, United Kingdom
Korea, Asia
China
United States of America
Sudan
Egypt, Africa
Africa
Sudan, Africa
Sudan, Africa
Norway, Europe
China
Great Britain
Sudan, Africa
Great Britain
Egypt, Africa
Great Britain
Afghanistan, Asia
Edinburgh, Scotland
Egypt, Africa
Great Britain
Ireland, Europe
Ireland, Europe
China
Egypt
Africa
London, England
Egypt, Africa
Great Britain
Great Britain
Danube River
Turkey, Asia Minor
Khartoum (Sudan)
Subject
Generals--19th century--Correspondence
Generals--Correspondence
Slave trade--History--Sources
Slavery--History--Sources
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Birth 1833-01-28

Death 1885-01-26

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