1865 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH ARMY 95TH REGIMENT OF FOOT [DERBYSHIRE] WHILE IN KURRACHEE

By: MAJOR GEORGE LYNEDOCH CARMICHAEL [SMYTHE]

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On offer is a super handwritten manuscript 1865 diary of a Major [George Lynedoch] Carmichael [Smythe], [b. December 8, 1831 - d. January 29, 1903], of the 95th Regiment of Foot [Derbyshire] serving in Kurrachee [Karachi, Pakistan] as evidence by the holograph entry to the calendar at the front. A slip of ephemera being a loose slip relating to "Major Carmichael, 95th Regiment" being further confirmation. This is an amazing relic of British Colonial times at a superbly interesting time in Pakistan for an Officer of the famed Regiment. Various manuscript entries largely of a financial nature eg "Paid Fatigue Party for Porter - £2-1", "Drew for Company Pds. 400" but a number of other notes including an alphabet translation of an unidentified language but most probably local to Karachi and one particular section full page section written in another language we are not able to decipher. Married to Eva Saunders. BIO NOTES: Lt.-Col. George Lynedoch Carmichael was baptised with the name of George Lynedoch Carmichael Smythe. He was educated at Harrow School, Harrow on the Hill, London, England. His name was legally changed to George Lynedoch Carmichael by Royal Licence. He fought in the Crimean War. He was decorated with the award of Order of Medjidie (5th Class). He was decorated with the award of Chevalier, Legion of Honour. He fought in the Indian Mutiny, where he was mentioned in despatches. He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the service of the 95th Regiment. He held the office of Chief Constable of Worcestershire between 1871 and 1903. Thin card covers, good illustrated advertisement for Ransomes & Sims Agricultural Machinery, Ipswich to the back. With the original advertising inserts (8pp [Thurston & Co., Billiard Tables, Hobb's Locks etc.] & 4pp Royal Insurance Company). Some losses to the backstrip, some soiling, marks & rubs to the covers, creases & losses to two corners. The contents are slightly toned, with light foxing, small creases to the corners. Thirty two pages have handwritten entries from simple notes of finance or wages to more detailed weeks. Some losses to the blotting paper leaves, which have been well used. Otherwise clean & complete. Size: 24.5cm by 19cm. Overall G.

Title: 1865 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH ARMY 95TH REGIMENT OF FOOT [DERBYSHIRE] WHILE IN KURRACHEE

Author Name: MAJOR GEORGE LYNEDOCH CARMICHAEL [SMYTHE]

Categories: 19th Century Manuscript, Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 19th Century Diary,

Publisher: KURRACHEE [KARACHI] PAKISTAN, 1865

Book Condition: Good

Type: English

Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Seller ID: 0001057

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