Journal and commonplace book of John Charles Brown, a private soldier in the 3rd European Bengal Regiment, during the Indian Mutiny. Edit




  • 1855-1861. (Creation)


  • 173 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

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  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    The narrative covers the period from 21 December 1855 to 3 July 1861, but with several gaps, and is followed (folio 131) by a miscellany of notes and memoranda on various topics including moral maxims, medical and household recipes, puzzles and mathematical formulae. From the formality of the layout and handwriting, the photographs and drawings pasted in at various places, and the poems and extracts interspersed in the narrative, it seems likely that this is a fair copy written up at leisure either from rough notes or a first, rough copy; but it has subsequently suffered damage to many of the leaves and has lost both covers and back.

  • Arrangement

    i + 172 folios.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented 1979 by the Reverend J H Patterson, Aberdeen.