BLUNT, Edward Arthur Henry. Mauritius 14.3.1877 — 29.5.1941. Sir. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Frances Theophilus Blunt (later Commissioner of the Seychelles) and Emily Rainsford. Educated at Marlborough College, then studies at Corpus Christi College (Oxford, B.A.) and University College (London). From 1901 served in I.C.S. in United Provinces, from 1905 in Secretariat. Finally 1931-35 Member of Executive Council of U.P. Governor, then retired due to ill health. O.B.E. 1919, K.C.I.E. 1922. Married 1901 Ada Stone, two daughters and one son.
Publications: List of inscriptions on Christian tombs and tablets of historical interest in the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh. 263+47 p. Allahabad 1911.
– The Caste System of Northern India with Special Reference to the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh. 7+374 p. L. 1931.
– The I.C.S.: The Indian Civil Service. 13+291 p. L. 1937.
– Edited: Social service in India: an introduction to some social and economic problems of the Indian people. 23+446 p. L. 1938 (ch. 1-2., p. 1-77 by himself).
Sources: Wikipedia with photo; thepeerage.com.