LEWIN, Thomas Herbert

LEWIN, Thomas Herbert. London 1.4.1839 — Abinger 11.2.1916. British Colonial Officer in India. Lieutenant-Colonel. Son of George Herbert L. and Mary Friend. Educated at Littlehampton and Addiscombe, in 1857 to India. Until 1874 served in Chittagong Hill Tracts. From 1875 Deputy Commissioner of Cooch Behar and from 1877 of Darjeeling. Retired 1879. From 1885 until death living in Abinger, near Dorking, Surrey. Married Margaret McLean, one son.
Publications: The Hill Tracts of Chittagong and the Dwellers therein. 151 p. Calcutta 1869.
– Wild races of south-eastern India. 8+352 p. L. 1870.
– Hill proverbs of the inhabitants of the Chittagong Hill Tracts. 2+30 p. (Calcutta?) 1873.
– Progressive colloquial exercises in the Lushai dialect of the Dzo’ or Kúki language. 90+30 p. Calcutta 1874.
– With Ugyen Gyatsho: A Manual of Tibetan. 11+176 p. Calcutta 1879 (the spoken dialect of Sikkim).
– A fly on the wheel; or, How I helped to govern India. L. 1885, new ed. 318 p. L. 1912.
Sources: worldcat.org; https://archiveshub.jisc.ac.uk/search/archives/5fb3cbc4-fc07-3558-aed9-d8d1afd5de1c; family in findagrave.com (but 1910 as death year).

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