[ Major C.H. Dale; Royal Madras Fusiliers; Indian Mutiny; Autograph Letter Signed] Carbon Typescript Memories of the Mutiny with Selections from Notes by Lt. Col. J.A. Woods 102nd Royal Madras Fusiliers. Spectamur Agendo.

Author: 
Major C.H. Dale, Military Knight of Windsor, late102nd Royal Madras Fusiliers.
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Publication details: 
[ 1911 ]
£1,200.00
SKU: 23020

75pp. (and leaves), 4to, attractive green buckram gt, corners bumped, wear to extremities of spine, mainly good to very good. Bookplate front endpaper, The Royal Dublin Fusiliers; another bookplate of sorts recto of free endpaper This Book was Royal United Service Institution. WITH Autograph Letter Signed CH Dale, two pages, 12mo, [ headed ] 12 Clarendon Villas, Hove, to Bird [Secretary of the Oriental] discussing the manuscript which he has sent his correspondent apparently, Woods' MS Notes and talking about the two [? handwriting difficult ] typed copies. The first three typed pages contain brief note exchange with the Palace (June 1911), ending with Dale's gift of his pamphlet 'Memories of the Mutiny' to the Prince of Wales, meaning perhaps a typescript. A detailed personal account of an officer's involvement in the various stages of the Mutiny. Dale starts with a brief history of the regiment and his early involvement with the Fusiliers. He then describes the circumstances in which he and his fellows got involved in the Mutiny, from the word go. Geographically, he went to Madras where he heard of the outbreak at Meerut, on to Ranegunga, Allahabad, Dinapoor, Benares, Cawnpore, Alum Bagh (news of the fall of Delhi), and Lucknow. Personal experiences, involving actions and contact with the major figures (Havelock, Neill, Outram etc.). Detail down to his giving a wounded Outram some brandy, and women throwing missiles from the roofs of Lucknow. Dale concludes by quoting from Queen Victoria's correspondence in 1847. There is a smattering of pencilled additions and corrections. A very detailed and readable account. No other copy traced.