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Frederick Gustavus Burnaby (1842–1885)

Burnaby, Frederick Gustavus. An English descriptive writer; born in Bedford, March 3, 1842; died at Abu Klea in the Soudan, Jan. 17, 1885. He served in the Royal Horse Guards, in which he became lieutenant-colonel in 1881. Distinguished in military service and with a love of adventure and literary skill, his life and books are equally interesting. His ‘Ride to Khiva’ (London, 1875) ran through eleven editions in a year. ‘On Horseback through Asia Minor’ (1877) was nearly as popular.