Indian Mutiny Account. [WESTMACOTT, G.R., Lieutenant. 1st Cavalry, Hyderabad Contigent, India.] The Letters of G.R.Westmacott to H.M.S.W and D.W, a fair copy in two hands.

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Lot 277
Indian Mutiny Account.
[WESTMACOTT, G.R., Lieutenant. 1st Cavalry, Hyderabad Contigent, India.]
The Letters of G.R.Westmacott to H.M.S.W and D.W, a fair copy in two hands.

US$ 1,000 - 1,500
£ 760 - 1,100
Indian Mutiny Account.
[WESTMACOTT, G.R., Lieutenant. 1st Cavalry, Hyderabad Contigent, India.] The Letters of G.R.Westmacott to H.M.S.W and D.W, a fair copy in two hands. Manuscript in an unknown hand, ink on paper, 304 pp, various places including Elmballa, Allahabad, various camps and forts, dated from March 24th 1857 to June 1st 1859, comprising extracts from a series of letters, referring to action in India during the Indian Mutiny, together with 4 pp "List of Officers mentioned" and "Contents," in ink, and 2 pp pencil list of regiments mentioned, small 4to (220 x 180 mm). Contemporary half morocco, spine faded and lettered in gilt.
Provenance: Raj Krishna.

A fascinating assemblage of extracts copied out from Westmacott's letters home to his family in England. The extracts describe the progress and his actions during the Indian Mutiny, sometimes in gory detail. The Hyderabad Contingency was renamed in 1853 after the signing of the treaty between the Nizam of Hyderabad and the British. They worked closely with the Madras Army of the East India Company and were loyal to the British during the Indian Mutiny. Westmacott started as a Lieutenant but was raised to Captain in 1864.
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Indian Mutiny Account. [WESTMACOTT, G.R., Lieutenant. 1st Cavalry, Hyderabad Contigent, India.] The Letters of G.R.Westmacott to H.M.S.W and D.W, a fair copy in two hands.
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