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LONDON:
COLBURN AND CO., PUBLISHERS,

13, GREAT MARLBOROUGH-STREET.

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1852.

226.4.72.

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TO

LIEUTENANT-GENERAL THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

LORD SEATON,

G.C.B., G.C.H., G.C.M.G.

COLONEL OF THE 26th (THE CAMERONIAN) REGT.

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MEMOIR OF SIR R. H. BONNYCASTLE.

Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle, Knight, Son of the late John Bonnycastle, Esquire, Professor of Mathematics in the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich, was born in 1791; he married, in 1814, a daughter of Captain William Johnstone. In 1825 he became a Captain of the Royal Engineers, and in 1840 was advanced to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the Army. He served at Flushing in 1809: in America from 1812 to 1815 : was commanding Royal Engineer in Canada West from 1837 to 1839 : received his knighthood for services in the defence of Kingston, in Canada, in 1837 : was commanding Royal Engineer in Newfoundland : and published a Work on Newfoundland—“The Canadas in 1841,” &c.

Sir Richard was an officer of considerable literary and scientific acquirements, zealous in the discharge of his duties, an ardent student, and leaving, at his demise in 1848, a mass of interesting writings on

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