CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 2884/1/3
TitleSamuel Chalmers
Date1849 - 1858
Extent2 volumes
DescriptionLetters (originals and transcripts) of Samuel Chalmers (b. 8 February 1833 at Aberdeen; d. 14 August 1858 at Calcutta), telegrapher HEICS. Places of address include: Aberdeen, Philorth, Fraserburgh, Glasgow; London; India: Agra, Beoura, Bhopal, Seapree, Umballa, Jullundeer, Phillour, Umritsur, Delhi, Rawal Pindi, Calcutta, Mynpoorie, and Murree.

[Samuel Chalmers enlisted in the H.E.I.C. Artillery in 1854. He was sent from Calcutta to Allahabad and then to Meerut where he was appointed Assistant in the India Electric Telegraph Department where he remained until 1858. He accompanied Nicholson's Moveable Column to Delhi and was attached to the 52nd Regiment during the siege. (As certified by W. Watson, M.D., Deputy Surgeon General, Bengal Army, in submission to Under Secretary of State for India to have Samuel Chalmers' role in the Indian Mutiny recognised by way of a posthumous award of the India Mutiny Medal) (p.935).]
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