Military history: three early 19th century handwritten manus...





Military history: three early 19th century handwritten manuscript volumes, The Journals of Charles Adolphus Marie de Peyron, Captain, 3rd Regiment, Bengal Cavalry - Vol I June 1801 to July 1804; Vol II July 12th 1804 to May 3rd 1807; Vol III commenced at sea (East India Company ship Walthamstow) May 4th 1807 ended September 4th 1807, the most daily entries covering the 2nd Maratha War, inscriptions inside front covers reads 'I received this journal of my maternal grandfather... from Sir Edward Colebrook Bart, MP in 1871, signed F. Burroughs Esq. (Lt. Gen. Sir Frederick William Burroughs) Rousay, Orkney', full calf (worn) folios to/with a quantity of associated letters (3)

Provenance - de Peyron family thence by descent

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bindings original, worn, multiple stains and abrasions, beginning to unbind due to handling/age/ ..Gifted to Burroughs by Colebrooke, the author being the grandfather of Burroughs (each album bears dedication) please re-read updated catalogue description for fuller clarification ...the albums being a complete record plus numerous letters

Auction Date: 28th Mar 2023 at 9:30am

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