8pp holograph letter, two separate 4 pp, each flat size 23cm x 18 cm, folded to 11.5cm x 18 cm. (originally these pages were folded to a final size of 11.5cm x 5.8 cm but now at the 11.5cm x 18 cm. folded size). Near fine condition. Letter from Captain Thomas St Vincent Hope Cochrane Troubridge to his cousin Jane Letitia Troubridge Bruce, daughter of Captain Henry William Bruce RN; Halifax (Nova Scotia), 23 Dec. 1848. Some letter contents; "I ought to have written before leaving England to thank you for your charming epistle from Plymouth.I wish I had been a fellow passenger with you instead of coming to this miserable climate where the cold is sufficient to freeze both mind and body, the thermometer was 7 degrees below zero this morning ice half an inch thick in a jug within a yard of my bed. I expect to wake one frosty morning and find myself frozen. It is some consolation to know that you are enjoying the delightful climate of the Mediterranean. "I had a most uninteresting voyage out, only one English lady on board a daughter of Dr. Chermside the doctor to the Embassy at Paris, she was going to meet her husband at Montreal. We saw no whales nor sea serpents, and had a gale of wind for five days.The last paper said that the Fleet was still at Naples but I have no doubt you will return to Malta soon?" "I have no doubt you heard of our trip to Plymouth to see the Amazon off but I dare say Louisa did not tell you of the dinner at Sir W. Gage's to meet the President of Liberia with his nigger wife & sister. By some bad management they sat together & one of them getting a full tumbler of porter liberally began to pour half of it into her sister's tumbler much to the horror of the Admiral & his brother. They also performed other feats of dexterity such as eating with their knives & shoving their plates about the table which were highly amusing " Comment: "our trip to Plymouth to see the Amazon off refers to the departure of HMS Amazon to the East Indies in autumn 1848; it was commanded by the writer's brother, Captain Edward Norwich Troubridge. He died in China in 1850. both sons of Rear Admiral Sir Edward Thomas Troubridge (d. 1852), and cousins of Jane Letitia Troubridge Bruce. Her mother nee Jane Cochrane was a sister of Anna Maria (also nee Cochrane), the wife of Sir Edward Thomas Troubridge. Thomas St Vincent Hope Cochrane Troubridge (1815-67), 3rd Baronet CB was an officer of the British Army who served with distinction during the Crimean War. ; ensign 1834, Lieut, in 7th Royal Fusiliers 1836 -, serving in Gibraltar. West Indies and Canada, Capt. 1841; lost right leg and left foot at Inkerman, Crimea 1854, VC; Lieut. Col. and Deputy Adjutant-General 1857 aide de camp to Queen Victoria 1855-d; m. 1855 Louisa Jane Gurney (GEC, Baronetage V, 330) entry in DNB) Sir William Hall Gage (1777-1864), Admiral, long naval career, see DNB; Commander at Plymouth 1848-1851. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: 8pp. Letter of Captain Thomas St Vincent ...
Publisher: Sir Thomas Troubridge
Publication Date: 1848
Binding: No binding
Book Condition: Near Fine
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