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Henry Ellis: Journal, HMS styx, Kaffir Burmese Wars

 Fonds
Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9420

Scope and Contents

Henry Thomas Ellis was junior officer on HMS Styx, later a Royal Navy commander and author, Hong Kong to Manila (London, 1859). Styx sailed off South Africa (1852) during the Kaffir War; and (1853) sailed for Burma. During the siege of Rangoon, Styx carried wounded to hospital at Amherst, Gulf of Martaban, and went to Madras and Trincomalee. —1 volume, 210 pp. of journal text, 1852-53. [With loose sheets, including page of Illustrated London News, 5 FEB 1853, illustration and note on Kaffir prisoners at the Cape; notes on Ascension Island, n.d.; On passage from Ascension to South Coast, n.d.; Notes on South Coast, n.d.]. Bookplate: given to Michael Rome Bouquet by Mrs. Dunn (Elliss niece), APR 1935.

Dates

  • 1852-1853

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Extent

1 collection

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased 1996
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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