Posts Tagged ‘Derby Dike’

5th March
written by Richard

George Horatio Derby

We found ourselves in a large bar and billiard-room . . . Here I saw Lieutenant Derby, of the Topographical Engineers, an elderly gentlemen of emaciated appearance and serious cast of features. . .


The story of Lt. Derby, Army engineer and the man Mark Twain would call “the first great modern humorist” : George H. Derby