BURROWS, Lionel Burton

BURROWS, Lionel Burton. Deposit, N.Y. 12.3.1883 — U.K. 13.10.1970. British (or U.S. in British Service?) Civil Servant in India. Son of Charles Benjamin B., a publisher, and Lily Amelia Craymer. Educated at St.Paul’s School in Darjeeling and at Elphinstone College in Bombay. In 1907 joined the Bengal C.S. In 1908-11 Deputy Collector in Kolham, 1911-12 Assistant Settlement Officer, 1912-15 in Vishnupur, 1915-16 in Cox’s Bazaar, 1916-20 Deputy Magistrate and Subordinate Judge in Darjeeling, 1920-21 in Central Government, then 1921-22 Additional Deputy Magistrate and 1923-24 Deputy Magistrate in Chittagong, 1924-25 Add. Dep. Mag. in Mymensingh and Dacca, 1925-28 Deputy Magistrate in Faridpur and 1928-29 in Midnapore, 1929-30 & 1931-32 Manager at Kazim­bazar Raj Ward’s Estate, 1930 Deputy Magistrate in Mymensingh, 1931 Officiating Commissioner for Burdwan Division and 1932-38 Commissioner. Retired in 1938. In 1939-41 employed at Ministry of Home Security, 1941 at Min. of Information, 1943-54 Director of Administration of Far Eastern Bureau in New Delhi, 1945 at Political Intelligence Department of Foreign Office, 1945-46 at Min. of Information, and 1946-55 Principal, Establishment and Claims Dept., Foreign Office. Retired in 1955. Married 1908 with Catherine Ella Frampton, one daughter, as widower married with Ethel Fray.

Publications: The Grammar of the Ho Language. An Eastern Himalayan Dialect. 194 p. s.l. 1915.

Round the Kacheri. 150 p. Calcutta 1915 (by Nainu?); Indian Chikan Work. 1921.

Sources: Who Was Who 1961-70.

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