MALTBY, Thomas James

MALTBY, Thomas James. 18?? — 1???. British Civil Servant in India. Served as assistant collector of Ganjam district under Madras Presidency, later apparently superintendent. An Internet forum offers the following dramatic account signed by Roy Corduroy: “Civil servant Thomas James Maltby was charged before the magistrate in Madras in 1879 accused of causing the death of Latchim Nazada. The court found him unfit to plead by reason of unsound mind. By law he was removed to England and detained in Broadmoor Lunatic Asylum in May 1880. Shortly, however, he was removed from Broadmoor to ‘Moorcroft House, Hillingdon to keep him in safe custody, there to remain until our further pleasure shall be known. … the 19th day of July 1880, by Her Majesty’s command.’”.

Publications: A practical Handbook of Uriya or Odiya Language. 216 p. 1874.

The Ganjam district manual. Ed. by G. D. Leman. 262 p. Madras 1918.

Sources: Not in Who Was Who, Br. Biogr. Arch.; http://www.jtrforums.com/showthread.php?p=174154.

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