Friday, 5 August 2016

The Original Record updated

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Casualties in the Battle of Alma
The commander of the British forces transmitted to the Secretary-at-War this return of casualties among non-commissioned officers and men sustained at and after the battle of Alma, 20 September 1854. This was the opening battle of the Crimean War, in which British forces seized the heights above the river Alma. The returns include those killed and wounded in the battle; missing; dead of wounds, and since dead, to 3 October 1854.

Members of Hull Subscription Library
The list of the members of Kingston-upon-Hull Subscription Library is arranged by year of admission (the earliest surviving being in 1798): full names are given (except for ladies); no addresses, except in case of members living in outlying villages.

Passengers in the Wreck of the Josephine Willis
The sailing ship Josephine Willis, from Liverpool to New Zealand, was run down by the steamer Mangerton from Limerick, in the English Channel off Folkestone, on 4 February 1856, and sank with the loss of almost all the passengers.

The Dramatic Year Book for 1891 includes this list of actresses, giving full name and address or agent's name.

Boot and Shoe Operatives: Aberdeen
The Annual Registry of the National Union of Boot and Shoe Operatives gives full name, age, and number on the register.

Subscribers to Rhymes and Dreams
Henry Houlding's 'Rhymes and Dreams, Legends of Pendle Forest, and other Poemns' was published in Burnley for the Joint Committee of the Literary and Scientific Club and the Literary and Philosophical Society, with subscriptions mainly from the Burnley area.

(With thanks to The Original Record)


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