Auction Date: 2/09/2014 at 01pm
Military Ottoman – Serbian war 1876 two extensive letters being copies on onion paper of the originals written from a British Army officer – Colonel William Mure – in Belgrade in 1876 – 17pp and 7pp folio respectively. Dated September 1st & 2nd respectively. Mure had obviously been sent to assess the situation on the ground following the outbreak of the Ottoman-Serbian War in July of that year. Mure’s account provides a fascinating insight into what the conditions on the ground were like. He travels throughout Serbia commenting on some of the local commanders, one of which he disparagingly remarks ‘infests’ the local hotel.