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Doyle, Carlo J., 1787-



Major-General Carlo Doyle was born in Warsaw in 1787 (his Godfather was the Emperor). He joined the British Army’s Coldstream Guards in 1803. He saw war service in the Peninsula War against Napoleon, and was present at critical battles for Corunna, Talavera, and other actions. In 1809 he was mentioned in dispatches to the Military Secretary of the Commander in Chief in London, by the Honorable Sir Arthur Wellesley KB (later to be the Duke of Wellington) who was writing from Castello Branco. In 1813 he was Military Secretary to Lord Hastings, the Governor-General of India. He also served in the campaigns against the Pindaries and Mahrattas in India, 1817-8.

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Letter to Sir William Rumbold

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: MS P678
Overview Carlo J. Doyle (b. 1787), British army officer in Calcutta, India, writes to Sir William Rumbold (1787-1833), third baronet, about plans to return to London, England. Doyle also encloses bills (not included) that Lord Hastings (1754-1826) took care of in Rumbold's absence to keep Rush Moore from going to jail. Doyle also relates incidents in which Rush Moore has behaved less than honorably. In closing, Doyle offers to handle any commissions that Rumbold might have for him in London and notes...
Dates: November 10, 1820