Pocket Notebook, Military notes, sketches, water colours, etc, T. Memorandum Pocket Book, 50 + pages, and inscribed at the front in his hand, Henry.
Grenadier Guards, Montreal, Monday April 27th 1863 & to the end page Finished at Hampton Court Palace, Tuesday the 23rd day of September 1863-Henry. , sent to Canada during the. Strained relations between England & America during the Civil War and was 2nd in Command under Colonel Stevenson, recalled to UK after the question of danger had passed.
PC (10 December 1825 - 21 November 1895), was a British soldier and royal court official who served as Queen Victoria's Private Secretary. Born in Corfu, he was the son of Major-General Sir Frederick Cavendish. An Anglo-Irish nobleman who was a senior commander in the British Army. He entered the army on 27 December 1842 as an ensign in the 49th Regiment of Foot.
Transferred to the Grenadier Guards, he became a lieutenant on 16 February 1844, captain on 18 July 1848, and major on 19 October 1849. From 1847 to 1858 he was aide-de-camp to Lord Clarendon and Lord St.Germans, successively lord-lieutenants of Ireland. He served through the Crimean campaigns of 1855-56, becoming lieutenant-colonel on 31 Aug. 1855; for the action before. He received a medal with clasp, the Turkish medal, and the Order of the. After the peace he was appointed equerry to Albert, Prince Consort, who greatly valued his services.
On 2 August 1860 he became colonel, and in 1862, after the death of the prince, he was sent to Canada in command of a battalion of the Grenadier Guards which was stationed in the colony during the American Civil War. On 6 March 1868 he became a major-general. Ponsonby embellished letters to his children at Eton with a series of illustrations in which he concealed the school's address. It was a family quirk continued by his son, Arthur Ponsonby, and recently revived by descendant Harriet Russell.His letters bore addresses appearing as doodled signposts in snowstorms or as huge envelopes shouldered by tiny people. He served as Keeper of the Privy Purse and Private Secretary to Queen Victoria. His appointment occurred on 8 April 1870, after the death of prior Private Secretary General Sir Charles Grey, who was "a son of Earl Grey, the Prime Minister" at the time and who was wife Mary Ponsonby's Uncle Charles. Both Arthur and Mary Ponsonby contributed pseudonymously to magazines and newspapers of the day.
On 6 January 1895 he was attacked by paralysis; in May he retired from his offices, and on 21 November he died at East Cowes on the Isle of Wight. He was buried at Whippingham.
On 30 April 1861, he married Hon. The couple had five children. Alberta Victoria Ponsonby (6 May 1862 - 15 October 1945). Magdalen Ponsonby (24 June 1864 - 1 July 1934). John Ponsonby (25 March 1866 - 26 March 1952).Frederick Edward Grey Ponsonby (16 September 1867 - 20 October 1935). Arthur Augustus William Harry Ponsonby (16 February 1871 - 24 March 1946). Lady Caroline Lamb (née Ponsonby), his father's sister, had been married to Lord Melbourne, a crucial advisor to Queen Victoria during her first years on the throne. Fresh to the Market Place, from Major-General Sir John Ponsonby's Collection. For more from this collection see our shop category for SIR HENRY & JOHN PONSONBY COLLECTION.
John Ponsonby (British Army officer)From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Major-General Sir John Ponsonby KCB CMG DSO (25 March 1866 - 26 March 1952) was a British Army officer who commanded 5th Division during World War I.Born the son of Sir Henry Ponsonby (Queen Victoria's Private Secretary), his Mother Hon. Mary Elizabeth Ponsonby, Maid of Honour to Queen Victoria and a daughter of John Crocker Bulteel. His brothers were Frederick Ponsonby, (Assistant Private Secretary to Edward VII & GV), and Arthur Augustus William Harry Ponsonby, 1st Baron Ponsonby of Shulbrede, (British politician, writer, and social activist). Sir John was educated at Eton College, He was gazetted to the Royal Irish Rifles 16 November 1887, and to the Coldstream Guards 15 August 1888, becoming Lieutenant 29 June 1891. He was ADC to the Governor and Commander-in-Chief, South Africa, 10 August 1891 to 30 January 1895; served in operations in Matabeleland (Medal); was promoted to Captain 7 September 1898, and in that year served in Uganda (Medal), and again in 1899, during the operations against Kabarega (clasp). He was Adjutant, 5th New Zealand Regiment, 8 June 1900 to 1 January 1901; afterwards in command 1 January to 18 January 1901. From February to May 1900, be was employed with Mounted Infantry, and he took part in operations in the Transvaal, west of Pretoria, from July to 29 November 1900; operations in the Transvaal, February to June 1901; operations in Cape Colony, February to 31 May 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with four clasps, the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: John Ponsonby, Captain, Coldstream Guards. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa. The Insignia were presented by the King 27 October 1901. He was promoted to Major 23 January 1904, and commanded the Guards' Depot 1 March 1905 to 28 February 1907. He became Lieutenant Colonel 28 October 1913. Commanded the 2nd Guards Brigade, BEF, 26 August 1915 to 19 November 1916: was given the Brevet of Colonel 1 January 1916; commanded the Special Reserve Infantry Brigade 28 November 1916 to 7 March 1917; commanded the 21st Infantry Brigade, BEF, 8 March to 20 March 1917; became Colonel 20 March 1917; commanded the 2nd Guards Brigade, British Armies in France, 21 March to 21 August 1917; commanded the 40th Division, British Armies in France, 22 August 1917 to 3 July 1918; subsequently commanded the 5th Division, British Armies in France, 4 July 1918 to 1 April 1919; was promoted to Major General 1 January 1919. He was mentioned in Despatches; created a CMG in 1915, a CB in 1918, and was given the Brevet of Colonel.
He went on to become General Officer Commanding 5th Division remaining in that role until the end of the War. After the War he became General Officer Commanding the Madras District of India. He lived at Haile Hall near Beckermet in Cumbria. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution.This item is in the category "Collectables\Paper & Ephemera\Documents". The seller is "atlantic-fox" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.