The British in Boston.
Barker, Lieutenant John.
Harvard University Press, ( 1924), Cambridge, MA
8vo, 20 cm. x, 73 pp. b/w frontispiece and plates.
Being the Diary of Lieutenant John Barker of the King’s Own Regiment from November 15, 1774 to May 31, 1776; with Notes By Elizabeth Ellery Dana. The diary was discovered and first published in the “Atlantic Magazine” in 1877. These are selections from that text. In 1775, Barker served as a captain in the Tenth Regiment of Foot, stationed in Boston. According to the introduction, “Barker’s narrative of the events of the 19th of April is perhaps the most valuable evidence we have from British sources.” First edition, very good condition in original cloth binding. Scarce