Reminiscences in the life of Surgeon-Major George A. Hutton

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byGeorge Allan Hutton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1907 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXI West Ayton--Agricultural Show--Visits to Edinburgh--Highland Agricultural Show--Surgeon-Major Black--Royal Review of Scottish Volunteers by the King--Impressive sight--Telegrams from the King to General Sir C. Tucker, and to the Lord Provost--Home Nursing Address--Illness. For several years before my illness, I stayed for some weeks with my family in the pleasant village of West Ayton, near Scarborough. The village is situated just at the entrance of the beautiful Forge Valley, through which flows the river Derwent. The annual agricultural show was an interesting day for the village, and the gathering was well supported by the member for the division, Mr. Ernest Beckett (now Lord Grimthorpe), Lord Downe, the Rev. Gurney Little, etc., and by the farmers within a radius of twenty-five miles. The shows were good, especially in horses, some of which would have done credit to the Royal. These local shows are of great benefit to the well-being of the country, and have good effects far beyond the mere exhibits, for they bring together the landlord, the tenant, and the labourer in a spirit of good comradeship, and by this means serve to promote kind feeling among all classes on the land. Two pleasant and instructive visits to Edinburgh--to my old friend, Surgeon-Major W. T. Black--during the last few years proved interesting. I have known ROYAL REVIEW OF SCOTTISH VOLUNTEERS 131 Dr. Black for over fifty years--a regular medical veteran, who entered the Army Medical Department over sixty years ago. We were in South Africa together. He was through the Kaffir Wars of 1846 and 1852, and it was pleasant to chat over a country where the climate admits of outside life all day and all night, and a country where you learnt all kinds of useful work. One good resul...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1907 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXI West Ayton--Agricultural Show--Visits to Edinburgh--Highland Agricultural Show--Surgeon-Major Black--Royal Review of...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021798410X

ISBN - 13:9780217984102

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