WOLLASTON, Arthur Naylor. Beulah Hill, Norwood 14.10.1842 — Walmer, Kent 8.2.1922. Sir. British Oriental Scholar. Son of Henry Francis W. Educated at Stockwell Grammar School. In 1859 joined Political Department of India Office, worked under John Kaye, later moved to Revenue, Statistic and Commerce Department. Senior Clerk 1873, Assistant Secretary 1884, Registrar and Superintendent of Records 1898, retired 1907. From 1880 also Examiner in Persian at Staff College. C.I.E. 1886, K.C.I.E. 1908. Married Caroline Marianne Woods (d. 1902).
Publications: Transl. Anwár-i Suhailí, or or Lights of Canopus commonly known as Kalilah and Damnah: being an adaptation of the fables of Bidpai, by Mulla Husain Bin Ali Al Waiz-al-Kashifi. 18+503 p. L. 1877.
– An Elementary Indian Reader. Designed for the Use of Students in the Anglo Vernacular Schools in India. 8+182 p. L. 1877.
– English–Persian dictionaries, 1882, 1889; books on Islam, translations.
– With R. Lethbridge rev. E. Thornton’s Gazetteer of the Territories under the Government of India. 8+1070 p. L. 1888.
Sources: Buckland, Dictionary.; W.F[oster], JRAS 1922, 305-307.