HALLETT, Holt Samuel. 1841 — London 11.11.1911. British Railway Engineer in India. Son of T. Perlham L. Hallett, LL.D., of Dorset, educated at Kensington School and Charterhouse. Qualified for Engineer on London and North Western Railway, employed in construction work in Lancashire and Cheshire 1860-68. Entered Indian P.W.D., 1868, and served in Burma, retired in 1880. Proposed connection of Indian, Burmese, Thailand 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; “New Markets and Extension of Railways in India and Burmah”, Journal of the Soc. of Arts 35, 1887, 353-???; Development of Our Eastern Markets. 64 p. Manchester 1890, etc.

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