LYALL, Alfred Comyn. Coulsdon, Surrey 4.1.1835 — Freshwater, Isle of Wight 11.4.1911. Sir. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Alfred L. and Mary Drummond Broadwoo, educated at Eton College, then Haileybury. Arrived at Calcutta 1856 and was sent to Bulandshahr, where he narrowly escaped death during 1857 uprising. Served mostly in Berar and Rajputana. In 1882-87 Lieutenant-Governor of N.W. Provinces and Oudh, founded the University of Allahabad. Then back to the U.K. In 1888-92 member of India Council, then of Privy Council. K.C.I.E. 1881, G.C.I.E. 1891. Married 1862 Cora Cloete, two sons and two daughters.
Publications: Several district gazetteers.
– Asiatic Studies, Religious and Social. 1-2. 20+332, 14+395 p. L. 1882-99, French transl. 1907-08.
– Warren Hastings. 235 p. English Men of Action Series. L. 1889.
– The Rise and Expansion of the British Dominion in India. 17+355 p. L. 1893.
– The Life of the Marquis of Dufferin and Ava. 1-2. L. 1905.
– Verses Written in India. 138 p. L. 1889; other books on poetry.
Sources: *H.M. Durand, Life of the Right. Hon. Sir ACL. Edinburgh 1913; Wikipedia with photo.