The extensive Galloway collection includes uniforms and documentation such as a full-dress General Officer’s uniform, c.1840s (estimate £1000-1500), and journals belonging to Major General Sir Archibald Galloway KCB (1779-1850).
Sir Archibald joined the East India Company as an Ensign in 1800, fought in the 2nd Anglo Maratha War, was knighted by Queen Victoria, and rose to become Chairman of the Honourable East India Company.
His journals are a useful source of information on the operations of the East India Company at the beginning of the 19th century.
Also included in the auction are the midshipman’s uniform jacket worn c.1870 (estimate £600-1000) and a large quantity of personal and official papers belonging to Admiral Arthur Galloway (1855-1918).
The grandson of Sir Archibald, Arthur’s father was in the Indian Civil Service and serving as Magistrate of Delhi when he was killed during the Indian Mutiny.
Admiral Galloway, who was also the grand-nephew of Sir Colin Campbell of Peninsular and Waterloo fame and Vice Admiral Sir Patrick Campbell, a distinguished naval officer of the Napoleonic Wars, joined the Royal Navy in 1869 and his papers give an intimate insight into the workings of the navy in the Victorian and Edwardian periods.