An Irish fox hunting journal and diary of Edward Spencer Watson of the 10th Hussars;
January to May 1868.
|Main Creator:||Watson, Edward Spencer, 1843-1889|
|Citation:||National Library of Ireland. Department of Manuscripts.|
Journal bound in black leather with "Journal for 1868 E.S. Watson 10th Hussars" stamped in gold leaf on front cover.
This diary mainly relates to the fox hunting season and military life of a British officer with the 10th Hussars in Ireland and a description of the visit of the Prince of Wales [later Edward VII] to the Punchestown Races. Also included are two black and white photographs of Watson in later life [one of him seated reading a letter and one of him and two other ladies [one of whom he is holding hands with - possibly his wife - she holds a lucky horseshoe - a celebration of a wedding anniversary perhaps?]. Included is a modern copy of his journal published by the Naval & Military Press Ltd. in June 1988 entitled "A naval cadet with HMS Shannon's Brigade in India: the journal of Edward Spenser Watson". The original written by Spenser was entitled "Journal - India: with HMS "Shannon" Naval Bridgade from August 18th, 1858 [by] Edward Spencer Watson Naval Cadet" and was originally published by W.E. and J. Goss, Booksellers and Stationers". This was written during a period of the Indian rebellion.8
Physical description: 1 ; box [1 diary, two slighty damaged photographs plus one modern book publication]
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|MS 49,405||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Manuscripts|
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