Guide to the Papers of W. M. Robertson [MSS 250]

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Manuscript Name Papers of Major W. M. Robertson
Manuscript Number MSS 250
Last Updated October 2021
Extent 1 leaf (1 folio)
Location Special Collections, UNSW Canberra
Abstract This collection comprises the engrossed parchment Commission of Major W. M. Robertson, Army of the East India Company, 10 October 1821.

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Biographical Note

Major W. M. Robertson, served in the 15th Regiment Native Infantry, and died on the 24th April 1825 at about 42 years. His remains lie interred in the burying ground attached to Stone House in the Nilgiris District, India.


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The collection is available for research.

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No copying is permitted without the permission of the copyright owners.

Preferred Citation

Papers of W. M. Robertson, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MSS 250, Folio 1.


The collection was purchased from a second hand dealer in 1985.


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Personal Names

Robertson, W. M. 1783?-1825

Corporate Names

Great Britain. East India Company. Army -- Archives

Great Britain. East India Company. Army -- Promotions


Army officers


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Folio 1
By the Lord Justices in the Name of His Majesty George the Fourth. Engrossed Commission of Major W. M. Robertson, Army of East India Company; signed by the Duke of Wellington, Earl Cathcart, Lord Cholmondeley, Henry Addington, Viscount Sidmouth and William Hamilton. Also includes the Seal of the Lords of Justice, and the following statement "with Army with East Indies only" on the front and back of the Commission, 10 October 1821