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Small Collections Box 17

Given by Colonel G. Maxwell

Bombay: 1870-1945

Xerox copies

  1. Letter from Hamilton Maxwell to his mother, Mrs. Colonel Roberts (sic) written on board H.M.S. Calcutta from Malta Harbour, 16 November 1840, on his voyage out. to India. Does not write from Gibralta as they heard Alexandria had been bombarded, so only stay one night – Gales – Being taught arithmetic to prepare for examination.
  2. Extracts from Recipe Book of Major Hamilton Maxwell of Aardwell, D.A.A.G. Meerut, Eastern Command, Indian Army. Written Meerut 1863. Contains: equivalents of bazaar weights and measures and recipes for horse draughts, curry, chutney, punch, linament, black ink, and ‘after dissipation.’
  3. Letter from Lord Roberts from Camp Muridbi, 21 January 1890 to his sister Mrs. Hamilton Maxwell about her son, 2nd Lt. Alexander Gordon Maxwell, just posted to the Royal Irish Fusiliers.