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  • Joseph Moorhouse was commissioned from the ranks, joining the Madras Artillery in 1768. He was killed, aged 47, leading an assault on the Pettah Gate at Bangalore during the 3rd Mysore War (1790-1792). Mortally wounded, he lies in the centre of the scene, supported by Captain Douglas of the 74th (Highland) Regiment. Others include the second-in-command, Major-General William Medows, riding a brown horse to the right, and Captains Wight, Wynch and Burn in the centre. The assault on the Pettah Gate proved successful and the enemy was routed. Tipu Sultan, the ruler of the State of Mysore, was forced back to his fortress capital of Seringapatam where, after a few months, peace was signed.
  • From a painting by Tilly Kettle, probably about 1776. Enlarged photograph of the Portrait in the collection of Asiatic Society of Bengal, to whom it was presented in 1834 by Brigadier Home. Full-length seated in armchair, with folded arms, brown suit, hair brown, river scenery on right.
  • State entry into Delhi of Lord and Lady Curzon with T.R.H. The Duke and Dutchess of Connaught, on the occasion of the Coronation Durbar, 1 January 1903 The procession is passing the Jama Masjid. Lord & Lady curzon are seated on the first Elephant; the Duke and Duchess on the second. The Ruling Chiefs follow in order of Precedence, led by the Nizam of Hyerabad.
  • Viscount Lake (Baron of Delhi and Laswarree 1744-1808) and his son on their arrival at Futtehghur (1804). Lake was the Commander-in-Chief of India from 1801-07.
  • The treatise is divided into eight chapters dealing with - 1 tenets of Islam 2 new terms fixed for calculation and measure of words for omen taking 3 detailed account for the methods and devices for fighting with muskets 4 ordinances in the names of Mutasaddis and Sarbakhshis 5 general principles regarding forms of services 6 rules relating to Shihabdaran 7 rules regarding horsemen 8 rules relating to piyadahs of the Taluka forces
  • A standard and well authenticated contemporary account of the reign of Emperor Akbar.
  • The Ten Counsels of Aristotle, the philosopher. A compilation of Counsels for maintaining sound health. The manuscript is a specimen of superb calligraphy; the text is written on a ground dusted with Gold.