CRAUFURD, Quintin

CRAUFURD, Quintin. Kilwinning, Ayrshire 22.9.1743 — Paris 23.11.1819. British (Scottish) Civil Servant in India. Son of Quintin Cr. As a typical Nabob earned a fortune in India. After India in 188? settled in Paris, where he was familiar with the royal family and during the revolution tried to help them to escape. Then lived among French émigrés until the peace of Amiens (1802) made it possible to return to Paris. Married 1811 Anna Eléonora Franchi.

Publications: Sketches chiefly relating to the history, religion, learning, and manners, of the Hindoos. With a concise account of the present state of the native powers of Hindostan. L. 1790, 2nd ed. 7+422 p. L. 1792.

Researches concerning the Laws, Theology, Learning and Commerce of Ancient and Modern India. 1-2. L. 1817.

Also Wrote on French history and literature and other matters.

Sources: *H.S.Ashbee, “QCr”, Annuaire de la Société des amis des livres 1891, 23 p.; Wikipedia (from Enc. Br.).

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