DOUGLAS, James. 4.6.1826 — 3.8.1904. British (Scottish) Banker in India, interested in History. Son of William Douglas, a solicitor, “educated at Sorbie Parish School and privately in Edinburgh. Went to Karachi in 1864 as Agent of the Chartered Bank of India, Australia, and China, Agent in Bombay 1865-72. Exchange and bullion broker 1873-1901. Sheriff of Bombay 1893 and 1902. Fellow of the Bombay University 1895. Devoted his leisure to researches, retired 1902.” Married 1856 Mary Allan Miller.
Publications: A Book of Bombay. 15+566 p. Bombay 1883; Round about Bombay. 427 p. Bombay 1886; Bombay and Western India. A Series of Stray Papers. 1-2. 989 p. L. 1893; Glimpses of Old Bombay and Western India, with other Papers. 13+334 p. L. 1900.
– Articles on history and archaeology of Western India.
Sources: Buckland, Dictionary; www.douglashistory.co.uk.
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