BEVERIDGE, Henry

BEVERIDGE, Henry. Scotland 9.2.1837 — London 8.11.1929. British Historian of Mughal and Colonial India. Son of the elder —> Henry B., husband of —> A. S. B. Educated at Glasgow Uni­ver­sity and Queen’s College in Belfast. Joined the I.C.S. through competition in 1857, and served in Bengal until 1893, when retired. Married in 1875. In retirement he settled in Haslemere devoting himself to his studies. In 1899 again visited India in search for MSS. sources on Mughal history. One daughter and son, the economist Sir William Henry B. Bart. (1870–1963).

Publications: articles in CR, JASB and JRAS.

The District of Bakarganj (in Eastern Bengal): Its History and Statistics. L. 1876.

The Trial of Maharaja Nanda Kumar: A Narrative of a Judicial Murder. Calcutta 1886 (from CR).

tr.: The Akbarnama by Abul Fazl. History of the reign of Akbar. 1-3. B.I. Calcutta 1897-1904-21; with A. Rogers, The Tūzuk-i-Jahangīrī Or Memoirs Of Jahāngīr. L. 1909-14.

Sources: Brief note only in Br. Biogr. Arch.; *IHQ 6, 1930, 201–203; E. Denison Ross, JRAS 1930, 224-228 (with bibliographies of H.B. and his wife); briefly Wikipedia.

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