SETON-KARR, Walter Scott

SETON-KARR, Walter Scott. 23.1.1822 — West Brompton, London 22.11.1910. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Andrew S-K, of Roxburghshire (Scotland), and Alicia Anne Rawlinson. He was a godson of Walter Scott. Educated at Rugby. Served in Bengal in judicial and political offices. In 1862-68 Judge of High Court in Calcutta. Retired and settled in Bramshott, Hampshire. Married 1856 Eleanor Katherine Cust, children.

Publications: “The Urdu Language and Literature”, Calcutta Review 4:8, 1845, Article 3.

– Edited: Selections from Calcutta Gazettes: Showing the Political and Social Condition of the English in India. 1-2. 7+293, 5+608 p. Calcutta 1864-65 (from late 18th century).

– Marquess Cornwallis and the consolidation of British rule. 202 p. Rulers of India. Oxford 1898; other books on British Indian history.

– Shivaji and his Times. 2nd ed. 1920.

Sources: Buckland; The Rugby Register gives birth date as 12.1.1823, the date above in http://www2.thesetonfamily.com:8080/directory/Descents/parbroath_descent.htm; photo in findagrave.com.

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