Finely bound copy of the biography of John Nicholson, who perished in the Indian Mutiny


Trotter, Captain Lionel J.: The Life of John Nicholson, Soldier and Administrator, based on private and hitherto unpublished documents. John Murray [London] 1900 8vo.

 Frontispiece portrait and 1 other, 3 folding maps [NWFP, Delhi, Punjab], x, [ii], 333pp. Finely bound in contemporary, maroon half leather gilt, top edges gilt, a very clean copy with the armorial bookplate of St. John, 9th Viscount Midletoninscribed in pencil on front free endpaper St. John from Grace 1912.  A handsome copy from a country house library. jul14/1.

John Nicholson [1821-1857] served initially in the 27th Bengal NI with distinction in Afghanistan, the Sutlej campaign, and in the Punjab during the 2nd Sikh war. In 1857 as Brigadier General of the Punjab moveable column but he was shot during the storming of Delhi.

William St. John Fremantle Brodrick, 9th Viscount Midleton [1856=1942] had a long political career serving mainly in the War Office until 1903 when he was appointed Secretary of State for India during the Viceroyalty of Lord Curzon.

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