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Register entry 171 - George Alfred Henty

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Visited the Bell Fam on June 10, 1885 - George Alfred Henty was a war correspondent for the 'London Standard' and one of only 2 foreign journalists reporting on the Rebellion. Henty arrived May 9th and was with the troops on the first day of Batoche. He went onto become a hugely popular author of boys' adventure tales.

SOURCES:

National Portrait Gallery

"Reminiscences of the North-West Rebellion", by Major Boulton - https://archive.org/details/cu31924028902934/page/n271

Major Boulton on Major Bell, p. 210 and 211 - https://archive.org/details/cu31924028902934/page/n227

and again on p.396 - https://archive.org/details/cu31924028902934/page/n419

RESEARCH BY:

Michelle Cabana, Saskatoon, Sask.