CORDINER, James

CORDINER, James. 1775 — 1836. Rev. British (Scottish) Priest in Sri Lanka. In 1799-1804 second chaplain to the garrison in Colombo and principal of all schools in the island under Governor North. Then returned and became minister of St.Paul’s Chapel in Aberdeen.

Publications: A Description of Ceylon, Containing an Account of the Country, Inhabitants and Natural Products; with Narratives of a Tour round the Island in 1800, the Campaign in Kandy in 1803, and a Journey to Ramisseram in 1804. 1-2. 12+445+6+360 p. 25 pl. L. & Aberdeen 1807.

A Voyage to India. 11+315 p. Aberdeen 1820 (on the same travel).

Sources: Harris 2006, 21; portrait by William Bond in nationalgalleries.org.

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