DALTON, Edward Tuite (or Tuite-Dalton). 1815 — 30.12.1880. British (Irish) Colonial Officer and Ethnologist in India. Son of Edward Tuite D. and Olivia Stevenson. Educated in Harrow. “Entered the Army, 1835; in expeditions against frontier tribes of Assam 1839-40, and 1842, commanded an expedition and captured the Mishmi chief, who had murdered the French missionaries Kirk and Bourry on the Tibetan frontier. Commissioner of Chota Nagpur in 1858; with the Field Force against the Palamau rebels, and in 1858-59 against Singbhum insurgents. C.S.I. Major-General, 1877.” Unmarried.
Publications: The Descriptive Ethnology in Bengal. Calcutta 1872.
– articles in JASB.
Sources: Buckland, Dictionary; briefly in JRAS 13, 1881, Proc. viiff.; www.swansea.ac.uk/visualanthropology/projects/003_Dalton.
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