BURNLEY-CAMPBELL LT. COL. HARDIN (1843-1920). Letts's Diary...
BURNLEY-CAMPBELL LT. COL. HARDIN (1843-1920). Letts's Diary & Almanac for 1878 with many manuscript entries covering the period January to October (with some gaps) when the writer was based at Ambala & very active in the Afghan campaign. The diary also contains translations of Hindi words & a note on tiger shooting, 1879; with some 20 orig. autograph letters (signed Hardin Burnley) to his father & family at Ainslie Place, Edinburgh (these mostly in orig. stamped covers ex Umballa; & a few other loose letters, a manuscript statement of "Bill Accounts" & one or two other items. 1878-1880. Major Burnley (later Burnley-Campbell) served in Ireland & subsequently in India with considerable involvement in the Afghan wars including General Roberts' march from Kabul to Kandahar. He saw service in the first Boer campaign & retired in 1882 receiving the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Later he circumnavigated the globe in 40 days, 19 hours & 30 minutes, breaking the previous record of 54 days.