PRIAULX, Osmond de Beauvoir

PRIAULX, Osmond de Beauvoir. Guernsey 1805 — London 15.1.1891. British Classical Scholar interested in India. Born in a waelthy family, studied law at Cambridge (St. Claire’s College). Never practised law, lived in London as private scholar and book collector. Married late in life. One of the first persons in the U.K. to be cremated.

Publications: “The Indian Travels of Apollonius of Tyana”, JRAS 17, 1860, 70-105; “On the Indian Embassy to Augustus”, JRAS 17, 1860, 309-321; “On the Second Indian Embassy to Rome (Pliny, Nat. Hist. VI, 24)”, JRAS 18, 1861, 345-361; “On the Indian Embassies to Rome from the Reign of Claudius to the Death of Justinian”, JRAS 19, 1862, 274-298; “On the Indian Embassies to Rome from the Reign of Claudius to the Death of Justinian – continued”, JRAS 20, 1863, 269-312; all republished in The Indian Travels of Apollonius of Tyana and the Indian Embassies to Rome. An Historical Investigation, from the Reign of Augustus to the Death of Justinian, A.D. 565, with Critical Notes, References and an Index. 1873.

Sources: R.N.C[ust], JRAS 3, 1891, 348; www.bbc.co.uk/guernsey/content/articles/2009/03/02/osmond_de_beauvoir_priaulx_feature.shtml with portrait (1888, better reproduction in https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/osmond-de-beauvoir-priaulx-18051891-founder-of-the-priaulx-library-136887).

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