WILSON, James

WILSON, James. Dunning, Pertshire 27.2.1853 — Crieff 22.9.1926. Sir. British (Scottish) Civil Servant in India. Son of Rev. John W., educated at Perth Academy. Studies at Edinburgh and Oxford (Balliol College). Entered I.C.S. 1873, in India from 1875. Served in the Punjab, then in government Department of Revenue and Agriculture. Retired 1910. In 1911-21 in various positions in agricultural administration. C.S.I. 1901, K.C.S.I. 1909. Married 1888 Anne Campbell Macleod (d. 1921, author of two books on India), children.

Publications: General code of tribal custom in the Sirsa district of the Panjáb. 8+164 p. Calcutta 1883; General code of tribal custom in the Shahpur district of the Punjab. 79 p. Lahore 1896; Gazetteer of the Shahpur District. 12+240 p. Lahore 1897.

– Grammar and Dictionary of Western Panjabi, as spoken in the Shahpur District with Proverbs, Sayings and Verses. 299 p. Lahore 1899.

– Shahpuri Kangri glossory [sic]; a grammer [sic] and glossory [sic] of the dialects as spoken in Shahpur & Kangra districts. Patiala 1962.

– In retirement published several books on Scottish dialects and folklore.

Sources: Wikipedia.

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