Hans Busk, Originator of England's Volunteer Army.The Profits arising from the sale of this portrait will be contributed to the funds of an Association for the Mutual Benefit of Volunteers.
Vincent Brooks, Imp. [n.d., c.1860.]
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 385 x 240mm, with the page of letterpress. Very scarce.
Hans Busk the younger (1815-1882). While still an undergraduate Busk proposed to the government the advantage of forming rifle clubs for defence against invasion, and on receiving a discouraging reply from Lord Melbourne in 1837 started a model rifle club in the university, and published a popular pamphlet, The Rifle and how to Use it. In 1858 he joined and revived the Victoria Rifles, then the only volunteer corps in existence.
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