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Great Britain, Military History, 38th Regiment collection

 Collection — Folder: S537
Identifier: S0537

Scope and Contents

This collection includes an autographed, signed document from the Secretary of War in England on 1771/05/03 regarding regimental quartering and a printed order, signed by William Eden, 1st Baron Auckland, by the Lord Lieutenant General and General Governor of Ireland on circa 1781/04/12 authorizing the recruitment of soldiers.


  • 1771-1781


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Administrative History

The 38th Regiment of Foot was organized in 1705 as Luke Lillington's Regiment of Foot and numbered as the 38th Regiment of Foot in 1751. The regiment saw service in the American Revolution. It received the secondary title of 1st Staffordshire in 1782. The regiment later saw service in the Netherlands, German, the West Indies, England, Ireland, and many other place through 1815. There was a series of mergers and name changes.

"38th Regiment of Foot". British Regiments and the Men Who Led Them, 1793-1815. Retrieved 2015/01/16.

"38th Regiment". (1965) In Shy, John. Toward Lexington: the role of the British Army in the coming of the American Revolution. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Print. E210 S5

The Staffordshire Regiment Museum. Retrieved 2015/01/16. http://www/

British Soldiers, American Revolution: Michael Tevin, 38th Regiment of Foot. Retrieved 2015/01/16.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the General Collection.


No further additions are expected.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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