RIVETT-CARNAC, John Henry

RIVETT-CARNAC, John Henry (Harry). London 16.9.1838 — Vevey, Switzerland 11.5.1923. British Colonial Officer and Scholar of Indian Prehistory. Colonel. Son of Admiral John Edward R.-C. and Maria Jane Davis, in a family with long tradition of Indian service. In 1858–94 worked in Bengal Civil Service (i.a. as secretary to R. C. Temple), also raised and commanded the Ghazipur volunteer regiment. C.I.E. 1878. Retired and settled in Switzerland. Married 1868 with Annie Marian Durant, no children.

Publications: Report on the Cotton Department: For the Year 1868-1869. 1869; .

articles on prehistoric antiquities in JASB and PrASB.

Many Memories of Life in India, at Home and Abroad. 1910.

Sources: Buckland, Dictionary; H.M. Durand, JRAS 1923, 491f. (eloquent, but almost no information); https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Rivett-Carnac-25 (quoting The Spectator) with photo.

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