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Pratt (Henry Marsh) Album
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The album, which Lieutenant Colonel Henry Marsh Pratt began compiling in 1868, offers a uniquely personal record of Pratt's professional and family connections in both India and England. Depictions of the Pratt family of Norfolk, England, with frequent appearances by Henry Marsh Pratt, and views of country homes associated with the Pratt family circle made by unidentified amateur and professional photographers, are mingled with views of India by professional photographers such as Samuel Bourne, Charles Shepherd, and William Henry Baker (also represented as W. Baker & Co. and Baker & Burke), and with carte-de-visite-sized portraits and views by photographers working in Europe and India, including André́-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri; Charles H. Reutlinger; Hills & Saunders; the London Stereoscopic Company; and Window & Bridge.
Colonel Henry Marsh Pratt (1838-1919) was the son of the Reverend William Pratt of Harpley, Norfolk, and a descendant of Edward III. In November 1856 he joined the Indian Staff Corps, his section of which became the Bengal Staff Corps in 1861. He was present at the 1857 mutiny of the 51st Bengal Infantry; served in the Second Anglo-Chinese War in 1860; took part in the march from Kabul to Kandahar and the battle of Kandahar during the second Anglo-Afghan War of 1878-1880; and commanded a column of the Hazars Field Force during the 1888 Black Mountain Expedition (Tor Ghar, now northwestern Pakistan). Pratt was made Companion of the Most Honorable Order of the Bath (CB) when he retired from the British army in 1889. He married Evelyn Margaret Freake Glyn in 1891 and they had two daughters, Pleasance Millicent Mary Pratt and Evelyn Lucy Pratt.
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