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‘A Personal Narrative of the Siege of Lucknow’, by Mrs A.E. Huxham, the wife of an officer stationed in Lucknow.

Microfilm No. 79

Original loaned by Mrs McInnes.

  1. The narrative begins on 25 May 1857, the day on which Sir Henry Lawrence ordered all British women and children to take shelter in the Residency. The story, graphically told, continues until she, her husband and two of their three children who survived the ordeal left Calcutta on 23 April 1858. They had heard by then that Lucknow was again in British hands. 56pp.