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Handwritten Diary of Lindsey J. Robertson. Letts’s No. 35 Colonial Rough Diary or Scribbling Journal for 1886. Very Good condition, no tears, loose or missing pages. The diary is written in ink, from January - August. Roughly two thirds of the days have entries in them, with approx 50 pages having full entries (see photos). Sporadic entries September onwards. Interesting diary of life in Bombay, India, both work and leisure. Spends much time in Chambers, The Byculla Club, Yacht Club & Government House. The Byculla Club was opened in 1833, the first of Bombay’s residential clubs, serving the British residents of the prosperous and elegant suburb of Byculla. (Included is a partially begun letter addressed from the club) Robertson attends High Court in the mornings & reads law in the afternoons. Leisure time is spent playing tennis, riding, watching cricket, shooting, takes tiffin & often plays billiards afterwards. Attended a debate on smoking. Monsoon breaks June 17th. Went to stay with Leith on Malabar Hill, then to Poona & returned to Bombay. Interestingly mentions a colleague returning home on FURLOUGH. His writing is small, but in a clean, legible lawyers hand. I’ve not read it all & worthy of further research.
Dealer Notes
Lindsey J. Robertson was a lawyer, working in Bombay, India.
He was the author of ‘A Manual Of Hindu Law’ and contributed to ‘The Judicial Recognition of Custom in India’
A fascinating window into daily life of the British Raj.
Author Robertson, Lindsey J.
Date 1886
Binding Printed Card
Publisher -
Illustrator -
Condition Very Good
Pages -

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