DIACK, Alexander Henderson

DIACK, Alexander Henderson. 13.2.1862 — 7.7.1929. Sir. British Civil Servant in India. Studies at Aberdeen. Joined I.C.S. in 1879, additional studies at Cambridge (King’s College, 1879-81). Served from 1881 in the Punjab. Settlement Officer of Kulu 1887-90. Finally (1914-16) Vice-President of the Punjab Legislative Council (1913–16) and Additional Member of the Imperial Legislative Council. Retired 1916. K.C.I.E. 1916, C.B.E. 1920. Married 1898 Ethel Mary Wallace and 1906 Mylsie Molloy.

Publications: Kulu Dialect of Hindi: Some Notes on its Grammatical Structure, with specimens of the Songs current amongst the People, and a Glossary. 107 p. Lahore 1896.

Gazetteer of the Kangra District. 2-4. Kulu, Lahul and Spiti. 12+1899.

Customary law of the Dera Gházi Khán district. 35 p. Lahore 1898.

Sources: Portrait in www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/person/mp102649/sir-alexander-henderson-diack.

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