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Journal of W. G. Romaine, 18 Jan. 1855-18 Jan. 1856

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9554/4

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Disbound sections of a quarto notebook, with many blank and partly-used pages. Identified by the handwriting as being by William Govett Romaine (1815-1893), who was appointed in 1854 as deputy judge-advocate to the Army in the East. With underlinings and marginal notes in red pencil in another hand, drawing attention to important events, e.g. the death of Lord Raglan. Begins `1855 Private Memoranda & Diary. Head Quarters Camp before Sebastopol. Jany 18th. For first 17 days see Diary for 1854.' Entries are by no means daily, especially in the later sections, where there can be gaps of several weeks. Ends with a blank page after the entry for 16 October 1856, followed by a quotation from Macaulay's History of England, headed `Defence of Military Law', and dated 19 January 1856. Note: there are 51 letters from Romaine May 1854 - Nov 1856, to three correspondents, in Add.7633 (items 5/3-53).


  • Creation: 18 Jan. 1855-18 Jan. 1856


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