but from before our time, I mean WAY BEFORE.
Colonel Hawker did not provide a great deal of information regarding the Candle Cartridge in the Sixth Edition of Instructions To Young Sportsmen (published in 1830). However, he does provide instructions for making the Candle Cartridge:
Candle Cartridges. Fill a socket, within the size of your cylinder, with melted tallow, and when it has cooled so far as to be about the consistence of thick cream, pour your shot 1 in, and shake it well together. When nearly cold, close all by a little pressure on the top; and, when quite hard, shut up your cartridge, and you are ready for action. Just go and see how this shoots. Though I condemn tallow confined in wire, I can see no objection to it when merely covered with light paper. am indebted to my friend Captain Ward for this discovery, and a schedule of its excellent performance
Instructions To Young Sportsmen, In All That Relates To Guns And Shooting Sixth Edition (Riling 1830).