Association copy originally owned by a Mutiny hero recommended for the V.C.


[Boulger, Demetrius]: The Invasions of India from Central Asia. Richard Bentley and Son [London] 1879 1st edition 8vo.

xvi, 344pp. Later blue cloth gilt [a basic library style of binding but with no ex library markings, light pencil lines ot the margins of chapter one only From Kabul to Peashawur. The front pastedown has the bookplate of Rolfsay and the ownership signature F. Burroughs  Rousay  1880 Rousay is an alternative name for the estate and house Rolfsay. Burroughs has added beneath the title by Margaret Courtenay Scott (née Colquhoun) but we do not know why.    May11/1    SOLD 5th June 2022

Lieutenant General  Sir Frederick William Traill Burroughs,  K.C.B., C.M.G. [1831-1905]  of Rousay [Orkney ] has his services recorded in Hart’s Army List 1891 where he appears in the retired list thus:  Lt. General F. W. Burroughs served with the 93rd Highlanders throughout the Eastern campaign of 1854-5t6, including the battles of Alma and Balaklava, expedition ot Kertch and Yenicale, siege and fall of Sebastopol, and assaults of the 13th June and 18th September (Medal with three Clasps, Turkish Medal, and 5th Class of the Medjidie. Served also in the Indian campaign in 1857-58, icludig the relief of Lucknow by Lord Clyde, the storming of Secundrabagh and of the Shahnujeev (was the first through the breach at the Secundrabagh and was slightly wounded o the head by a tulwar cut), battle of Cawnpore on 6th Dec. and pursuit to Seraibagh, action of Khodagunge, storming of the Beegum Khotee and capture of Lucknow – severely wounded (Brevet of Major, Medal with two Clasps). Served with the Euzofzai Field Force i he campaign against the Boeyrs and other moutain tribes on the N.W. Frontier of India i Dec. 1863, and commanded the Regiment  whilst encamped in the Umbey;a pass (mentioned in despatches, Medal with Clasp). He had been born in India at Fatehgar where his father was service. After his return from India in 1870 he commanded at Edinburgh Castle for a while before retiring in 1879. He adopted the additional surname Traill on inheriting Orkney lands from an uncle with that name.