VIGNE, Godfrey Thomas

VIGNE, Godfrey Thomas. Walthamstown, Essex 1.9.1801 — Woosford, Essex 12.7.1863. British Traveller in India and America. Son of Thomas Vigne, “educated at Harrow. Called to the bar at Lincoln’s Inn, 1824. Travelled in America, 1831. Went to India, 1832, through Persia. Visited Kashmir, Ladak, Afghanistan, saw the Amir [1836]… Travelled in the W. Indies, Mexico and Nicaragua” in 1852-53. From Kashmir also visited Ladakh and Baltistan. In England also known as amateur cricketer.

Publications: “Some Account of the valley of Kashmir, Ghazni, and Kabul”, JASB 6, 1837, 766-777.– “Outline of a Route Through the Panj-áb, Kábul, Kashmír, and into Little Tibet, in the Years 1834-8”, Journal of the R. Geogr. Soc. 9, 1839.

A Personal Narrative of a Visit to Ghuzni, Kabul and Afghanistan, and of a Residence at the Court of Dost Mohamed. 479 p. L. 1840.

–Travels in Kashmir, Ladak, Iskardo, the countries adjoining the mountain-course of the Indus and the Himalaya, north of the Punjab. 1 -2. L. 1842, 1-2. 2nd ed. 467+486 p. L. 1844.

Other travel accounts.

Sources: Buckland, Dictionary; E.I.C[arlyle], D.N.B. 58, 1899, 309; Wikipedia.

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