ABERCROMBY (-bie), Robert

ABERCROMBY (-bie), Robert. 1740 — Airthrey ?.11.1827. British (Scots) General. Served as officer in French war in India, in American revolutionary war. In 1790–97 Governor of Bombay and (1793) commander-in-Chief of Indian Army, in 1791 visited Kodagu (Coorg) and caused its history to be written. From 1801 Goveror of Edinburgh Castle.

Publications: ‘Rájéndranáme’ or History of Coorg, compiled by order of Vírarájéndra Vodeya, with an English translation. 152+62 p. Mangalore 1857 (Doffa Virarajendra, the raja of Kodagu 1791–1807).

Sources: Wikipedia (with picture); “The Story of Veerarajendrapete”, Coorg Book (Internet).


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