Service in Manipur and the Naga Hills


Johnstone, Maj Gen Sir James, K.C.S.I.: My Experiences in Manipur and the Naga Hills. Sampsow Low, Marston & Co Ltd [London] 1896 1st edition 8vo.
Frontispiece portrait and 7 other plates, xxvii, 286pp. Original publisher’s maroon cloth gilt, spine a little age darkened but an excellent clean copy, old personal bookplate to front pastedown and an inscription on verso of half title reading H S L & O C Dewar 1942 In memory of our march on foot through the Naga Hills to Imphal.        jun17/1

James Johnstone [1841-1895] was one of the last East India Company cadets and went out to India during the Mutiny to join the 68th Bengal Native Infantry [which had mutinied] in February 1859. After serving in the Trans Gogra Force in the Mutiny and in the Bhutan War he became Political Agent at Manipur in 1877, holding that post until 1886. He was made C.S.I. in 1881 and knighted in 1887.

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