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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Clive P A
CLIVE, Capt Percy Archer (1873-1918)
Created 1897, 1899-1901
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1.5 boxes or 0.015 cubic metres


Name of creator(s)
Clive, Percy Archer, 1873-1918, Captain
Administrative / Biographical history

Born in 1873; entered Grenadier Guards, 1891; served in West Africa, 1897; Capt, 1899; served in South Africa, 1899-1901; MP (Liberal Unionist) for South Herefordshire, 1900-1906; Parliamentary Private Secretary to Rt Hon (Joseph) Austen Chamberlain, Chancellor of the Exchequer; MP (Unionist) for South Herefordshire, 1908-1918; rejoined Grenadier Guards, 1914; commanded 7 Bn, East Yorkshire Regiment, 1916-1918; died in 1918.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1976.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to his service in West Africa, 1897, comprising his diary, 1897; glass lantern slides, 1897. Papers relating to his service in South Africa, 1899-1901, notably including diary, Dec 1899-Jun 1900, describing operations in Orange Free State and Transvaal, Dec 1899-Jun 1900; letter books containing transcriptions of letters [to his family] describing operations in Orange Free State, Transvaal and Cape Province, Dec 1899-Sep 1901.

System of arrangement

Arranged in sections as above.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material
Finding aids

Draft list available online and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives


Compiled Jan 1997

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

Updated 2016

Box List(s)

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  • Armed forces
  • Diaries
  • Documents
  • Information sources
  • International conflicts
  • International relations
  • Literary forms and genres
  • Literature
  • Military organizations
  • Nonfiction
  • Organizations
  • Photographic slides
  • Photographs
  • Primary documents
  • Prose
  • Second Boer War, 1899-1902
  • State security
  • Visual materials
  • War
  • Wars (events)

Personal names

  • Clive, Percy Archer, 1873-1918, Captain
  • Clive, Percy Archer, 1873-1918, Captain

Corporate names

  • British Army


  • Cape Province, South Africa, Southern Africa
  • Orange Free State, South Africa, Southern Africa
  • Transvaal, South Africa, Southern Africa
  • West Africa, Africa

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