LETHBRIDGE, Roper

LETHBRIDGE, Roper. 23.12.1840 — 15.2.1919. Sir. British Civil Servant in India. Son of E. L., educated at Plymouth, Mannamead College and Exeter College in Oxford. In 1868-76 served in Bengal Educational Department and in 1877-80 in Political Department as Press Commissioner. In 1871-78 editor of the Calcutta Review. Fellow of the Calcutta University. Returned to England, he was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in 1880. In 1885 and 1886 M.P. for North Kensington (Conservative). Retired in 1892. C.I.E. 1878, K.B. 1885, K.C.I.E. 1890. Married.

Publications: History of India. L. 1875, rev. ed. 8+207 p. 1893; A Short Manual of the History of India. 7+334 p. L. 1881; The Golden Book of India. 20+366 p. L. 1900.

several educational works for use in India.

Sources: Buckland, Dictionary; Wikipedia.

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