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Soldier and Traveller
MEMOIRS OF ALEXANDER GARDNER
COLONEL OF ARTILLERY IN THE SERVICE OF
MAHARAJA RANJIT SINGH
MAJOR HUGH PEARSE
2ND BATT. THE EAST SURREY REGIMENT
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY
THE RIGHT HON.
SIR RICHARD TEMPLE, BART., G.C.S.I.
WITH PORTRAITS AND MAPS
WILLIAM BLACKWOOD AND SONS
EDINBURGH AND LONDON
Ν Ο Τ Ε.
The Editor desires to express his grateful thanks to all who have assisted him in the preparation of this volume; and he would specially acknowledge the kind help and encouragement afforded him by Captain Claude Clerk, C.I.E., and Mr Herbert Compton.
THE MAN AND HIS WRITINGS.
Mr Frederick Cooper and Colonel Gardner-Sir Lepel Griffin
-Mr Edgeworth's abstract of Colonel Gardner's Journal-
EARLY LIFE AND TRAVELS, 1785–1819.
Parentage and birth of the traveller-A wanderer from child-
hood—The Jesuit school in Mexico_Five years in Ireland
ADVENTURES AMONG THE HAZARAS, 1819.
Savage hospitality-The Khalzais (Dai Kundi Hazaras)-The
Therbahs—The ancient Kafirs-Gardner acquires a faithful