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Neville, Richard Cornwallis, 1820-1861 (4th Baron Braybrooke, Captain and archaeologist)



  • Existence: 1820 - 1861


Richard Cornwallis Neville (1820-61) succeeded his father as 4th Baron Braybrooke in 1858. Previously he was an officer in the Grenadier Guards, and served in Canada, 1838-40. He was promoted to lieutenant and captain, and retired from the service in 1842. He was a distinguished practical archaeologist, and contributed to Archaeologia and other journals.

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Richard Neville, 4th Baron Braybrooke: Diary in Canada

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9556
Scope and Contents

1 vol., diary of military life in Canada, 21 AUG 1838 – 19 MAY 1840: life in barracks, descriptions of buildings, pastimes, women in Canadian towns and settlements; detailed report on rebellion at Beauharnois.

Dates: 1838-1840
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