GROSE, John Henry

GROSE, John Henry. Before 1750 — after 1783. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Francis Gr., went to Bombay in 1750. A writer in the E.I.C.’s service. Member of the Society of Arts. Back in England lived in Richmond, Surrey. Married with Sarah Smalley, children. In his book gave a good account of Indian manners and customs.

Publications: A Voyage to the East Indies. 1757; further enlarged editions 1766 and 1772 and a French translation by Philippe Hernandez, L. 1858.

Sources: Buckland, Dictionary; J.K. Laughton, D.N.B. 23.

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