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Tulloch, Alexander Murray, Sir, Major General, K.C.B., papers

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D460

Held at: Gwent Archives

Title: Major General Sir Alexander Murray Tulloch, K.C.B., Papers

Short Title: Tulloch, Alexander Murray, Sir, Major General, K.C.B., papers

Creation date(s): 1836-1900

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: To be supplied

Name of creator(s): Major General Sir Alexander Murray Tulloch, K.C.B. (1803-1864); Major General Sir Alexander Bruce Tulloch (1838-1920)


Administrative/Biographical history: Sir Alexander Murray Tulloch (1803-1864) was an army officer of Scottish parentage. He served with the 45th Regiment in Burma. He was concerned with welfare matters and while in Burma exposed various scandals including poor food and poor health among the soldiers and their payment in debased coinage. In 1855 Tulloch and Sir John McNeill conducted an investigation into the distribution system put in place by the Commisariat Department in the Crimea. They produced two reports in 1855 and 1856. Tulloch was appointed KCB in 1857 and promoted to Major General in 1859. He married Emma Louisa Pearson in 1844 but they had no children. Tulloch died on 16 May 1864. Sir Alexander Bruce Tulloch (1838-1920) was a soldier and military intelligence officer. He joined the 1st Royal Scots in 1855 and served in the Crimea, India, China and Egypt. He worked in the Intelligence Department of the War Office, was in charge of the Intelligence Department in Egypt, being sent on missions to Belgium, Crete and elsewhere. He commanded the Welsh Regiment in South Africa and Egypt. As a Major General he commanded the Victorian military forces and acted as military adviser to the Australian colonies. He was awarded the KCB (Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath) in 1902. Tulloch wrote various books and articles on military matters. He married Arabella Heelis (d. 1904) in 1865 and had five sons. In 1907 he married the widow of Mr Attwood of Glaslyn Court, Brecknockshire, where he died on 25 May 1920. The familial relationship between the two men is unknown.


Scope and content/abstract: Papers of Sir Alexander Murray Tulloch, 1836-1861, including reports and other papers relating to the Crimea inquiry, 1855-1857; papers of Sir Alexander Bruce Tulloch, 1882-1900, comprising personal papers, 1883-1900, personal correspondence, [1886]-1892, and correspondence and other papers relating to Military Intelligence matters, 1882-1892.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: Alexander Murray Tulloch; Alexander Bruce Tulloch.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office and the National Register of Archives.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: No information found


Related material: Further records are Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections: Palace Green Section, GRE/B129/3; National Archives of Scotland, GD371.


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, D 460, catalogue; Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online (, viewed 8 February 2006; Who Was Who (2006); The Times, 26 May 1920, p. 14.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: February 2006

Crimean War, 1853-1856
Great Britain | Armed forces | Management
Military intelligence
Tulloch, Alexander Bruce, | Sir, | 1838-1920 | Archives
Tulloch, Alexander Murray, | Sir, | 1803-1864 | Archives

Personal names
Tulloch , Alexander , 1803-1864 , Sir
Tulloch , Alexander Bruce , 1838-1920

Corporate names

Australia ()
Crimea (Ukraine)
Egypt ()
South Africa ()

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