1868 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTERS COPYBOOK/TRAVEL DIARY BY A BRITISH SOLDIER ON HIS WAY TO INDIA SHARING INTIMATE DETALS WITH HIS MATER, PATER AND KITTY

By: HENRY ______

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On offer is a very interesting, original 1868 manuscript diary handwritten by a British army officer signing himself Henry who details through exact copies of his letters to his Mother, Father and Kitty a diary like journal with approximately 75+ pages [there has been some loss to the first section of the book but included are pages 73 - 80, then pages 89 - 160 are complete] his time aboard a number of ships including the SS Memphis, the HMS Crocodile and the HMS Euphrates and ends with a letter from 'The Fort' Allahabad Jan 26 1870. This journal will be of particular interest to researchers and historians of England's time in Colonial India and the travels, society and relations between the British and their colonial subjects. Henry describes his life and times minutely for his family. Here aare some snippets: "We are now in about the hottest part of the Red Sea , & where white people feel the heat more, I believe, than anywhere afloat - the heat was very bad last night & we lost a man from apoplexy - there is no chaplain aboard this ship but the captain read the service today - Aden is a very curious looking place - Bombay Harbour Nov 13 anchored 10 am - the destination of the regmt ...is to be Cowpore - I like India , it is certainly a wonderful, wealthy country - I believe I shall have 6 servants as each man will only do one thing, the first servant is one's Kitmagar or Butler ; the next is one's bearer, who looks after one's clothes - not having our mess it is much dearer living - I never saw anything like the number and variety of birds, beautiful parrots of all colours which make such a horrid screeching, and no end of hawks , and birds of the vulture tribe which keep our camp clean , foul looking birds some of them are too - killed a fine hare with the little single , a great big fox jumped up , looked at me and trotted off - no hounds here - there is scarcely any gold in the country one always gets rupees , they are the same as florins - I have got most of my servants; only my bearer can speak English; they are a curious looking lot." He book is in rough shape given the trauma of sections of the first part of the book missing but the pages in the 6. 3/4 inches x 4 1/2 are in great shape and very legible in Henry's precise hand. Overall F+.

Title: 1868 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LETTERS COPYBOOK/TRAVEL DIARY BY A BRITISH SOLDIER ON HIS WAY TO INDIA SHARING INTIMATE DETALS WITH HIS MATER, PATER AND KITTY

Author Name: HENRY ______

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

Publisher: SS MEMPHIS HMS EUPHRATES THE FORT ALLAHABAD INDIA, 1868

Book Condition: Fair+

Type: Manuscript

Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall

Seller ID: 0001708

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