1856 - 1858 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A DEDICATED ROYAL WILTSHIRE LIEUTENANT WHO DETAILS THE REGIMENT'S TRAVELS AND DUTIES POST CRIMEA

By: THOMAS EDWARD PINKETT

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Book Condition: Good


On offer is a super, very interesting April 1856 - December 1858 manuscript diary and relic of the post Crimean War travels and duties of the Royal Wiltshire Regiment handwritten by Lieutenant Thomas Edward Pinkett. Lt. Pinkett [he makes captain in 1862] does a super job as a diarist providing 242 pages of personal narrative and a significant historical record with many references: named soldiers, visitors, daily duties and, for example, lists of destinations over the 3 year period of troop and ship movements; there is even a list tucked in from 1857 - 1860 of Regiments who dined with the Royal Wilts including the 4th Light Dragoons, the Middlesex, 2nd Cheshire, North Lincoln, The Roscommon, The 12th and the Stafford. Here are some snippets: 21st April 1856: "Embarked at Corfu for Santa Maura, 1 Cpt, 2 Subs, 6 Sergeants, 1 Drummer, 109 Rank & File on board HMSS Triton.....to relieve Liet Black of ours at Paxo ? who was to proceed to Zante....detachment of our own men to proceed to Cerigo. 29th November 1857: Last night there were some signs of a disturbance and the Middlesex, Warwick & Roscommon were in the morning. There was a great row at Aldershot between the 4th Lancashire & the 3rd West Yorkshire. The latter were driven out of all Public Houses and hunted home to their barracks. On 1st February 1858 they moved from Aldershot to Portsmouth, this appears to have been the base up until the end of the Diary in December of 1858, although in the list at the front of the book there are journeys to Boulogne, Barnstaple, Southsea, Mauritius, Zante, Malta Gibraltar and Vigo." "Arrived back in Plymouth on 13th September 1856; On to Portsmouth 15th September 1856; Salisbury Billets 16th September 1856; Devizes (Castle Inn) 17th Sept 1856; London (Great Western Hotel Paddington) 30th September 1856; mid October 1856 France Paris; April 1857 Germany right through to August 1857; returned to London 25th Sept 1857; 1st October 1857 to Barracks at Aldershot" etc, etc. [We list his 1859 Regimental Payroll journal separately Seller Id: #0002238]. Overall G.; Manuscript; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; KEYWORDS: HISTORY OF, THOMAS EDWARD PINKETT, ROYAL WILTSHIRES, ROYAL WILTSHIRE MILITIA, 4TH LIGHT DRAGOONS, THE MIDDLESEX, 2ND CHESHIRE, NORTH LINCOLN, THE ROSCOMMON, THE 12TH, THE STAFFORD, CRIMEAN WAR, SEBASTOPOL, BLACK SEA, ROYAL MARINES, SOLDIERS, SOLDIERING, BRITISH ARMY, BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCES, TURKEY, RUSSIA, HMSS TRITON, BRITANNICA, HANDWRITTEN, MANUSCRIPT, AUTOGRAPHED, AUTHORS, DOCUMENT, LETTER, AUTOGRAPH, KEEPSAKE, WRITER, HAND WRITTEN, DOCUMENTS, SIGNED, LETTERS, MANUSCRIPTS, HISTORICAL, HOLOGRAPH, WRITERS, AUTOGRAPHS, PERSONAL, MEMOIR, MEMORIAL, PERSONAL HISTORY, ARCHIVE, DIARY, DIARIES, JOURNAL, LOG, PRIMARY SOURCE, FIRST HAND ACCOUNT, SOCIAL HISTORY, PERSONAL STORIES, LIVING HISTORY, ANTIQUITÉ, CONTRAT, VÉLIN, DOCUMENT, MANUSCRIT, PAPIER ANTIKE, BRIEF, PERGAMENT, DOKUMENT, MANUSKRIPT, PAPIER OGGETTO D'ANTIQUARIATO, ATTO, VELINA, DOCUMENTO, MANOSCRITTO, CARTA ANTIGÜEDAD, HECHO, VITELA, DOCUMENTO, MANUSCRITO, PAPEL,BIOGRAPHY BIOGRAPHICAL AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY PERSONAL NARRATIVES

Title: 1856 - 1858 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A DEDICATED ROYAL WILTSHIRE LIEUTENANT WHO DETAILS THE REGIMENT'S TRAVELS AND DUTIES POST CRIMEA

Author Name: THOMAS EDWARD PINKETT

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

Publisher: HMSS TRITON, 1856

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 0002237

Keywords: Keywords: History Of Thomas Edward Pinkett Royal Wiltshires Royal Wiltshire Militia 4th Light Dragoons The Middlesex 2nd Cheshire North Lincoln The Roscommon