SKRINE, Francis Henry

SKRINE, Francis Henry Bennett. 1847 — 1933. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Rev. Clarmont Skrine, a retired officer in Wimbledon, and Mary Bennett. Educated at Blackheath School; entered the I.C.S. 1868, served in Bengal and Bihar. In the 1880s worked on famine relief in Bihar and Madras. Collector of Customs, Calcutta, 1895; Commissioner of Chittagong Division, 1896; retired 1897. In Central Asia with E. D. Ross. Married 1887 Helen Lucy Stewart, at least one son, —> Cl. P. Skrine.

Publications: Laborious Days: Leaves from the Indian Record of Sir Charles Alfred Elliott. 1892; An Indian Journalist: being the life, letters and correspondence of Dr. Sambhu C. Mookerjee, late editor of ‘Reis and rayyet’. Calcutta 1895.

– With E. D. Ross: The Heart of Asia. A History of Russian Turkestan and the Central Asian Khanates from the earliest Times. 567 p. L. 1899.

The life of Sir W. W. Hunter, K.C.S.I. 511 p. L. 1901.

The Expansion of Russia, 1815-1900. 406 p. Cambridge 1903.

A few further works not relevant here.

Sources: Buckland, Dictionary; Wikipedia.

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