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The photograph below is part of an album of views of Jamaica.Reproduced courtesy of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library, it shows a view of the barracks at Up Park Camp, Kingston, Jamaica. It was a terrible thing to see young people in the youth and bloom of life suddenly stricken down, not in battle with an enemy that threatened their country, but in vain contest with a climate that refused to adopt them.No longer a barracks, the buildings and surrounding area have been redeveloped (click here for more from Gibraltar’s tourist board.)The illustration below is part of the Yale Center for British Art’s Paul Mellon Collection.Created by George Lothian Hall, it shows the officers’ quarters and Casemates Barracks in 1843.
In her autobiography, (1857), Mary Seacole (1805-81), née Mary Jane Grant, the Kingston-born nurse and healer, wrote that by 1843, she had 'gained a reputation as a skilful nurse and doctress, and my house was always full of invalid officers and their wives from Newcastle, or the adjacent Up-Park Camp.' A decade later, Mary's services were in even greater demand, 'for the yellow fever never made a more determined effort to exterminate the English in Jamaica than it did in that dreadful year. He became an instructor and was a good shot, competing at Bisley [Surrey].
The South Barracks, Gibraltar (1844), below, is the work of George Lothian Hall (1825–88).
Created using watercolour, pen and black ink and graphite on thick, moderately textured, cream wove paper, it is now part of the Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection.
When World War I broke out, he was seconded to the King's West African Rifles in Nigeria as an instructor.
He was wounded in what was then German East Africa.
We would catch some fireflies, put them in a glass jar and eat our evening meal on the verandah by their light; then we would release them into the warm night again. Sent home from school early, I helped put the shutters up on the windows, take in everything possible, tie down everything else – and then watched as my party dress was whipped off the line and disappeared! Our house was in quite a large garden, with four banana trees, a mango tree, a calabash tree and masses of plants.