HARDINGE (CHARLES STEWART) Eight views, tinted lithographs, images approximately 285 x 372mm., [Thomas M'Lean, 1847] (8)
Hardinge (18221894), was the eldest son of Henry Hardinge (17851856), Governor-General of India, and father of Charles Hardinge (1858-1944), the later Viceroy. He was private secretary to his father when governor-general in the second half of the 1840s, also the period of the Sikh Wars. Hardinge visited Kashmir (then in Sikh hands), with John Nicholson (18211857). The views (each with its letterpress decription preserved), include several of positions important to the First Anglo-Sikh War of 1845-1846: Outpost of Rhodawala; Hill Fort of Gulab Sing; Wulur Lake; Passage of the River Chunab; Bij Beara; Kote Kangra; City of Kashmir. Mosque of Shah Hamadan; Delhi. Palace of the King. See illustration overleaf.