MACLAGAN, Robert E. Edinburgh 14.12.1820 — 22.4.1894. Sir. British (Scots) Colonial Officer in India. General. Son of David M., a physician. Educated at Edinburgh Academy and Addiscombe. Joined E.I.C.’s army in 1839 as engineer and fought in the Sikh war. Principal of Govt. Engineering College in Roorkee and 1860-79 Chief Engineer and Secretary to Punjab Public Works Dept. Married 1855 Patricia Gilmour, four sons (—> Edward M.) and two daughters.
Publications: Articles on history in JASB, CR, Enc. Brit., etc.
– “The Jesuit Mission of the Emperor Akbar, by E.D.M., from notes recorded by late General R.M.”, JASB 65, 1896, 38-113.
Sources: Th. H. Thornton, JRAS 1894, 603-607.