Diary of a Hunting Trip, 1888.
(WYOMING). BRASSEY, T.A. Diary of a Hunting Trip, 1888. 30 pp. 8vo. Battle [England]: Printed by Ticehurst and Co, 1889. First edition. Printed wrappers. In quarter black morocco slipcase. Streeter VII 4108; not in Sabin, Howes, Phillips, or Heller . OCLC: 34069497 (Newberry; Field Museum, Buffalo Bill Hist. Center). Provenance: Charles B. Wood, III (his sale, 1986); F.P. Williamson. Thomas Alnutt Brassey, 2nd Earl (1863-1919), was educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford. Brassey was an honorary Lieutenant in the London Brigade of Royal Naval Artillery Volunteers from 1888 to 1892. He acted as Assistant Private Secretary to Earl Spencer during the time the latter was First Lord of the Admiralty (1892-95), and in 1894 was Assistant Secretary of the Royal Commission on Opium that his father chaired. He was a benefactor of the Bodleian Library. "This is the day-by-day journal of a wealthy Englishman's hunting trip for elk in southern Wyoming in August and September of 1888. He seems to have been the kind of man who knew or had letters to the 'best people' and was important enough to be given a special train from Marquette to St. Paul. " - TWSThe party camped near Battle Creek in south central Wyoming (southwest of Saratoga).