Store book of Colonel [John] Adlecron's Regiment, 39th Foot, kept by Stephen Julian and Edward Forde, successive quartermasters, when the regiment was based in the Carnatic at Fort St David and Fort St George. Edit




  • 1744-1778. (Creation)


  • 45 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Arrangement

    45 folios.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, 1946.

  • Custodial History

    The volume was bought by the National Library of Scotland with the aid of the Reid Fund.

  • Scope and Contents

    Copies of other documents of a military nature have been added. The volume has been damaged and several pages are missing, particularly at the end.

    The contents are as follows:

    (i) Quarterly records of stores issued for the use of the regiment, September 1754, to March 1759 (folio 1);

    (ii) Copy of 'Instructions for the Commanding Officer of Train of Artillery attending His Majesty's Forces ordered to the East Indies', dated 21 February 1754 (folio 30 verso);

    (iii) Copy of "General Instructions for the Engineers - suppos'd in Queen Anne's time" (folio 31 verso);

    (iv) "Ordre de Battaille de l'Armeè [sic] alliez comme Ils seront Rangees le 4ieme d'Aoust, 1744"; a plan giving details of units, commanding officers, etc. (folio 32 verso);

    (v) 'Gentooe alphabet' with some words in Malabar script (folio 33);

    (vi) Copy of an indenture of stores, dated 24 November 1745, for 'a field-train of Artillery Directed to March with the Forces under the Command of Senoir John Ligonier...', and copies of other records of stores for the artillery in Flanders, 1746-1748 (folio 33 verso);

    (vii) Plan of the disposition of the forces at Culloden, 1746 (folio 44 verso);

    (viii) Fragment of a memorandum relating to trade between England and Holland, undated (folio 45);

    (ix) Copy of 'Instructions for Thos. Yellowly, M[aster] G[unner] at Berwick', 8 July 1778 (folio 45 verso).