BAINBRIDGE, R. B. 18?? — 19??. British Ethnologist concentrating on the Saoria tribe (also known as Pahariya) of Bihar. No further information found. Not among members of A.S.B. in 1906. The study is written in an impersonal style, the only facts coming out are that he was a civilian (Mr.) and married. One Bainbridge served already in I.C.S. in 1857 and apparently our B. also belonged to it. Reginald Balipuria B. married 1894 Ethel Stuart Heward (d. 1907) in India, two sons (myheritage.com). This RBB was born in 1871 (ancestry.co). But such Christian names do not lead further.
Publications: “The Saorias of the Rajmahal Hills”, M.A.S.B. 2, 1907-10, Calcutta 1911, 43-84.
Sources: Not in Who Was Who. L-P. Vidyarthi in his Rise of Anthropology in India. 160 calls him “scholarly oriented administrator”.
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