MAN, E. Horace

MAN, Edward Horace. Singapore 1846 — Brighton, Sussex 28.9.1929. British Civil Servant and Ethnographist in India. Son of Captain (future General) Henry Stuart Man and Emma Martha Thompson. From 1869 worked long time in various positions in the penal settlement of Port Blair, Andamans (like his father before him), also visited the Nicobars several times. He retired in 1901 as Chief Commissioner and settled in Surbiton. Later moved to Brighton. C.I.E. 1893. Unmarried, in retirement living with his sister. A great number of his papers are held by Royal Anthropological Institute, while his anthropological collections are distributes in several museums.

Publications: “List of Words of the Nicobar Language”, JASB 41:1, 1872, 1-7.

– With R. C. Temple: A grammar of the Bôjingîjîda or South Andaman language. 17 p. Calcutta 1878.

– “On the Aboriginal Inhabitants of the Andaman Islands”, JRAnthrInst 12, 1883, 69-175, 327-434; “On the Andaman Islands, and Their Inhabitants”, JRAnthrInst 14, 1885, 253-272; “A Brief Account of the Nicobar Islanders, with Special Reference to the Inland Tribe of Great Nicobar”, JRAnthrInst 15, 1886, 428-451; “The Nicobar Islanders. Part I”, JRAnthrInst 18, 1889, 354-394.

– The Aboriginal Inhabitants of the Andaman Islands. 28+224 p. 8 pl. L. 1883.

–  Dictionary of the Central Nicobarese Language. L. 1889.

– “Descriptive Catalogue of Objects made and used by the Native of the Nicobar Islands”, IA 24, 1895, 41-49, 106-112, 132-136, 169-172; “Notes on the Nicobarese”, IA 26, 1897, 217-222, 265-277; other articles in IA, JRGS, JRAnthInst, etc.

Dictionary of the South Andaman Language. 203 p. L. 1919.

The Nicobar Islands and their people. Ed. by D. Prain. 10+186 p. 32 pl. L. 1932.

Sources: Who Was Who; R.C. Temple, Man 30, 1930, 11f.; Cl. Wintle, Colonial Collecting and Display. 2013, 62ff.; *life sketch by D. Prain in 1932 book; Wikipedia with photo.

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