HALLETT, Holt Samuel

HALLETT, Holt Samuel. 1841 — London 11.11.1911. British Railway Engineer in India. “Son of T. P. L. Hallett, LL.D., of Dorset, educated at Kensington School and Charterhouse, qualified for Engineer on L. and N.W. Railway, employed in construction work 1860-68. Entered Indian P.W.D., 1868, and served in Burma, retired in 1880. Proposed connection of Indian, Burmese and Chinese railways, and surveyed the country, 1881-85.” In 1885 also visited Thailand.

Publications: A Thousand Miles on Elephant in the Shan states. 36+484 p. Edinburgh 1890.

– “Indian Taxation, Ancient and Modern”, The Co-operative Wholesale Societies, Limited, England and Scotland: annual 1897, 254-281.

India and her Neighbours. L. 1878; Extension of Railways. L. 1887; Development of Our Eastern Markets. 64 p. Manchester 1890; Indian Factory Legislation. 1891, etc.

Sources: Who Was Who 1897-1915; Buckland, Dictionary; Minutes of the Proc. of the Institution of Civil Engineers 187, 1912, 324f.

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