Author:LT. FRANCIS JOHN HEXT, 83rd REGIMENT OF FOOT

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1844 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN BY A VERY ABLE 27 YEAR OLD OFFICER IN THE 83rd REGIMENT OF FOOT SOON AFTER THEIR RETURN FROM CANADA

By: LT. FRANCIS JOHN HEXT, 83rd REGIMENT OF FOOT

Price: $3,655.99

Publisher: NORTHAMPTONSHIRE ENGLAND, 1844

Seller ID: 0002336

Condition: Very Good


On offer is a super, original wonderfully detailed 1844 manuscript diary handwritten by Lieutenant Francis John Hext of the 83rd County of Dublin Regiment of Foot. Francis Hext was native to Bodmin Cornwall. The Regiment having returned from Canada the year before they settled in Northamptonshire. Francis records the daily life of a British officer in the army, parades, drills and marches, with a fair bit of time to be an avid huntsman and fisherman, often recording details of what game he had shot. Here are some snippets: January 2nd 1844 "Attended the Freemasons lodge in the evening and... View more info