August 14, 1883
General Charles "Chinese" Gordon Discusses His Discovery of "Cavalry" in Jerusalem
A fine letter about Gordon’s archeological exploration of Jerusalem’s biblical sites, most especially his identification of Skull Hill as the site of the crucifixion. Significant here, too, is Gordon’s expression of belief in the physical exactitude of his quest: “One can conjure up Alexander the Great, Titus, Pompey, etc. & say to a yard where they once stood.”
Gordon also mentions, in a postscript, that he may go to Gaza to visit a Missionary there.
Autograph Letter Signed ("C.G. Gordon"), 4 pages, octavo, Jaffa, 14 August 1883. To Sir Samuel Baker.