WATHEN, William Henry

WATHEN, William Henry. 17?? — 18??. British Civil Servant in India. In Bombay as early as 1810. In the 1820s and early 1830s Persian secretary to Bombay Government, in 1837/38 Chief Secretary to it. Introduced to Oriental studies by Elphinstone. Last mention in 1844, in still Bombay

Publications: Wrote about Central Asia, inscriptions, and Sindhi grammar for the JASB 3-6, 1834-37, on inscriptions also in JRAS 2-5, 1835-38.

A Grammar and Vocabulary of Sindhi Language. Bombay 1836.

Sources: Stray notes (mainly on letters and articles by him) in Internet; not in the D.N.B.

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