ALABASTER, Henry

ALABASTER, Henry. 1836 — Bangkok 8.8.1884. British Diplomat in South-east Asia interested in Buddhism. Served as interpreter to British consulate-general in Bangkok 1864-71. Returned then to England and lived in Twickenham, Middlesex, where his son was born in 1872. Apparently returned to Thailand.

Publications: The Wheel of Law. Buddhism illustrated from Siamese Sources. 381 p. L. 1871.

Sources: Briefly mentioned in Boase, Modern English Biogr. 1, 1892 (errors!), and Kirk, A Supplement to Allibone’s Critical Dict. of English Lit. 1891 (both in Br. Biogr. Arch.); Bangkok Protestant Cemetery homepage 2015, with photo.

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