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Re: My 2 favourite manuals

Postby Rusteze » 12 Oct 2015 15:06

Further to the last post. If you can demonstrate Craufurd was with E Company then I think we have it.
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Re: My 2 favourite manuals

Postby ploughman » 12 Oct 2015 15:11

That is very interesting indeed Steve . I wish the guy had better handwriting however ! Any idea where Capt Craufurd's family came from . I know it may not be relevant of course , but I bought the manual in a secondhand bookshop in Harrogate around 20 years ago.
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Re: My 2 favourite manuals

Postby ploughman » 12 Oct 2015 15:15

Be good to see one of his letters and compare the handwriting .
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Re: My 2 favourite manuals

Postby Rusteze » 12 Oct 2015 15:49

This is the Christies auction page - you can enlarge the letter a little.
http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/book ... tails.aspx

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Re: My 2 favourite manuals

Postby jf42 » 12 Oct 2015 16:56

Yes, when I first looked, I wondered if there might be a 'Crawfurd' lurking there then got distracted. I think it's a distinct possibility. I hope your optimism is justified.

It's like watching a photograph slowly develop!
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Re: My 2 favourite manuals

Postby ploughman » 12 Oct 2015 17:54

Well thank you , both of you . Your interest has thrown up a very interesting possibilty . This has been a puzzle to me for years . Brilliant . Perhaps we can say we are 90% there ?
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Re: My 2 favourite manuals

Postby jf42 » 12 Oct 2015 18:11

By the way, not of immediate help re. your Yorkshire question but the Craufurds were from Ayrshire near Kilmarnock, his father Colonel Honison Craufurd's address being given, when young William was born at Dresden in May 1862, as Craufurdland Castle, Kilmarnock

'At Dresden, the lady of R. Honison Craufurd, of Craufurdland Castle, a son.'
The Annual Register for 1862 (1863)

EDIT: Perhaps his sister was in Yorkshire PROBABLY NOT RELEVANT].
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Re: My 2 favourite manuals

Postby ploughman » 12 Oct 2015 18:23

jf42 wrote:By the way, not of immediate help re. your Yorkshire question but the Craufurds were from Ayrshire near Kilmarnock, his father Colonel Honison Craufurd's address being given, when young William was born at Dresden in May 1862, as Craufurdland Castle, Kilmarnock

'At Dresden, the lady of R. Honison Craufurd, of Craufurdland Castle, a son.'
The Annual Register for 1862 (1863)

Perhaps his sister was in Yorkshire.


Thanks for that , no , it seems his sister was from Edinburgh . But of course things end up all over the place when someone dies .
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Re: My 2 favourite manuals

Postby Rusteze » 12 Oct 2015 18:33

I think we probably have it pinned down. I particularly like the reference in the auction to the small pencil sketches of Ginginlovu he included in his letters. Fits nicely with yours.

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Re: My 2 favourite manuals

Postby ploughman » 12 Oct 2015 20:16

Rusteze wrote:I think we probably have it pinned down. I particularly like the reference in the auction to the small pencil sketches of Ginginlovu he included in his letters. Fits nicely with yours.

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Yes I tend to agree Steve, and I cant thank you and jf42 for your detective work . Well it's back in the cabinet with the other bits and pieces now , but with a little note summarising your thoughts.
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Re: My 2 favourite manuals

Postby Isandlwana » 19 Oct 2015 10:31

Steve,

This is 'E' Company, 91st Highlanders, photographed at Wynberg Camp, outside Cape Town, post-March 1881.

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Captain Crauford, is seated on the ground in the front row wearing a patrol jacket, he is the officer with his legs crossed and his hands clasped to his right knee.
John Young Collection.

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Re: My 2 favourite manuals

Postby ploughman » 19 Oct 2015 16:21

Isandlwana wrote:Steve,

This 'E' Company, 91st Highlanders, photographed at Wynberg Camp, outside Cape Town, post-March 1881.

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Captain Crauford, is seated on the ground in the front row wearing a patrol jacket, he is the officer with his legs crossed and his hands clasped to his right knee.
John Young Collection.

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John , that is flaming brilliant , thanks so much for this !
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