East India Register 1846, showing the Indian Army at the time of the First Sikh War, the Sutlej campaign


The East India Register and Army List, for 1846. Compiled, by Permission of the East India Company from the Official Returns received at the East India House. By F. Clark of the Secretary’s Office, East India House. Wm, H. Allen [London] 1846  1st edition small 8vo.

xlviii, 308pp including 7pp casualties (Bengal), 180pp including 4pp casualties (Madras), 152pp including 4pp casualties (Bombay), [xvii advertisements], 12pp Allen’s list. Later buckram gilt, a very clean copy with important very neat annotation [see fooinoye].  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 Sir Henry Hardinge was Governor General and General Sir Hugh Gough c.-in-c. lists the army as it was shortly before at the start of the First Sikh War in December 1846.  jun8/3

Provenance: This copy belonged to Captain Henry Vibart Glegg, HEIC Recruiting Officer, Edinburgh. We know this by his very neat handwriting and his usual note to the front free endpaper Received at Edinburgh, 30th Dec. 1845.  We have several of his volumes in our private collection.  In this volume he marks several officers as killed including seven members of the First European Regiment Light Infantry, and Cadet T. G. Farquhar at Aliwal. We have added an example of Captain Glegg’s signature from a later edition in our collection.

Richard Francis Burton, the explorer and writer appears in this list as a Lieutenant in the 18th Bombay Native Infantry where h is shown as being seconded as Assistant Surveyor. Sinde

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