East India Register 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. Wm, H. Allen [London] 1842 small 8vo.

xliv, 260pp including 9pp casualties (Bengal), 170pp including 6pp casualties (Madras), 132pp including 6pp casualties (Bombay],[xvi advertisements] +12pp Allen’s list. Contemporary half calf with marbled paper covered boards, rubbed and worn, the spine very degraded, joints and hinges splitting but holding on the tapes, sound text block with no markings, contemporary private library bookplate Montrose Library,  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 Earl of Auckland was Governor General, lists the army as it was shortly after the 1st Afghan War [casualties list for example includes Lieut George Charles Crispin, 2nd Bengal Cavalry, 2nd Nov 1840 Killed in action, Cabool. The First China War was happening as this book was published and the Scinde Campaign was shortly to take place.        dec13

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