Gordon, Charles George (1833-1885)

Gender: Male

Functions, occupations and activities

Born at Woolwich (28 January 1833); educated at Taunton (1843) and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich (1848); commissioned in the Royal Engineers (1852); served in the Crimea (1854-1857), including work establishing the frontier after the war; served in China (1860-1865); CB (1865); commanding royal engineer at Gravesend (1865); British member on the international commission for improving navigation at the mouth of the Danube (1871); governor of the equatorial provinces of central Africa (1873); resigned (1876) and returned to England; appointed governor-general for the Sudan (1877); resigned (1880); took charge of the troops in Mauritius at the rank of major-general (1882); returned to the Sudan (1884); killed when Khartoum was attacked (1885)


Archival Resources

Number noted: 1

Sketches (2) of the Seychelles, 1882

Held at Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library
Seychelles Collection
RCS Library (1975), The manuscript catalogue of the Library of the Royal Commonwealth Society
Papers listed

Date of creation: 11 July 02 14:42