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C. P. Heaslop served as a major in the Royal Marine Artillery and, while on the HMS Achilles, was part of the British fleet which was sent to Turkey to deter the Russian threat to Constantinople.
The collection consists of 150 letters (1870-1880) by Major C. P. Heaslop to his wife describing his service in the Royal Marine Artillery while stationed primarily in the Mediterranean. Letters from the HMS Resistance are posted from Plymouth, Devonport, Gibraltar, and Lisbon, while those from the HMS Achilles are mainly from the Sea of Marmara, Malta, Constantinople, and various Greek islands.
Purchased from Julian Browning Rare Books (AM1992-117).
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Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.
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- Husband and wife -- Great Britain -- 19th century -- Correspondence
- Russo-Turkish War, 1877-1878 -- History -- Sources
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