MCCABE, Robert Blair. 1854? — Shillong 12.6.1897. British Civil Servant in North-East India. Educated at Victoria School, Jersey. “Sent out to India, 1876, served in Assam, in charge of the Naga Hills. A distinguished frontier officer, did much to civilize the Angami Nagas. In the difficulties with the Lushais showed great bravery and judgement, in Feb. 1897 released captives in their hands. Inspector-General of Police, Assam. Killed in the earthquake.” Before Naga Hills he was Deputy Commissioner of Manipur, where grows the Rhododendron macabeaunum named after him.
Publications: An outline grammar of the Angami Naga language. 95 p. Calcutta 1887.
Sources: Buckland, Dictionary; https://www.sfbg.org/rhododendron-macabeanum.
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