Hans Busk (1815–1882)
While still an undergraduate, he lobbied the Government to form rifle clubs for defence against invasion, and created a model rifle club at Cambridge in 1837. This grew into the "Volunteers" movement, which he helped to pioneer. He served with the 1st Middlesex Rifle Volunteers and with the Royal Victoria Rifle Club, and wrote a number of practical manuals regarding rifle training. He was styled "Captain Busk".
Another sister, Frances Rosalie, married Rev. Charles Vansittart in May 1845, but the marriage was deeply troubled, and Hans Busk was involved in legal proceedings between his sister and her husband, including the precedent-setting case Vansittart v. Vansittart before the Court of Chancery.
Because he had the same name as his father, some well-known reference sources confuse the two. For instance Alumni Cantabrigienses incorrectly states that he is the father, rather than the brother of Rachel Harriette Busk; and the Dictionary of National Biography incorrectly states that he was high sheriff of Radnorshire (a post occupied by his father).
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- "The Navies of the World; their present state, and future capabilities"
- "Busk, Hans (BSK834H)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- Henderson, Thomas Finlayson (1885–1900). "Busk, Hans (1815-1882)". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
- "Obituary". Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society and Monthly Record of Geography. New Monthly Series 4 (5): 315. May 1882. JSTOR 1800228.
- "Assize Intelligence". The Solicitors' journal and reporter 2: 854–855. 21 August 1858. Retrieved 1 March 2011.
- "Vansittart v. Vansittart". The Law Journal Reports for the Year 1858. 36, Part 1: 222–225. 12 January&15, 1858. Retrieved 1 March 2011.
- Hans Busk (1815-1882) (thePeerage.com)
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