VIGNE, Godfrey Thomas

VIGNE, Godfrey Thomas. Walthamstown, Essex 1.9.1801 — 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… Travelled in the W. Indies, Mexico and Nicaragua.” In England also known as amateur cricketer.

Publications: A Personal Narrative of a Visit to Ghazni, Kabul and Afghanistan. 1840; Travels in Kashmir, Ladak, Iskardo, the countries adjoining the mountain-course of the Indus and the Himalaya, north of the Punjab. 1842, 1-2. 2nd ed. 467+486 p. L. 1844.

Other travel accounts.

Sources: Buckland, Dictionary; Wikipedia.

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