East India Register 1842 second edition, corrected to11th May 1842


The East India Register and Directory for 1842; containing complete Lists of the Company’s Servants, with their respective Appointments; with Indexes to the Same, and Lists of Casualties….Births, Marriages and Deaths in India…List of the Proprietors of East India qualified to vote … compiled by Permission of the East India Company…by F. Clark of the Secretary’s Office, East India House., Second edition, corrected to the 11th May 1842. Wm, H. Allen [London] 1842 small 8vo.

xliii, 255pp including 6pp casualties (Bengal), 166pp including 3pp casualties (Madras), 132pp including 3pp casualties (Bombay]. Late 20th century red leather gilt, firm and clean although the title page and following few pages are rather browned,  Fully indexed lists of all serving and retired officers in the three Presidency armies, together with lists of civil servants, Indian Navy officers (down to Midshipmen), government officials, etc. A feature of the Register is the list of annual casualties with date and place of death, etc. This volume, published when the Lord Ellenborough was Governor General and General Sir Jasper Nicholls was commander-in-chief, lists the army as it was shortly after the 1st Afghan War  [The Bengal casualty list begins with Sir William Hill Macnaghten, Brt. 25th Dec. 1841 Assassinated at Cabool  and shows several other officers killed at or near the Afghan capital and a few in the Khyber Pass. jun3/2

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