BOWRING, Lewin Bentham

BOWRING, Lewin Bentham. Hackney, London 15.7.1824 — 14.1.1910. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Sir John B. (1792–1872), linguist, traveller, politician, diplomat, governor of Hongkong, even poet. Educated in Exeter, at Haileybury and Fort Williams (Calcutta). Bengal Civil service 1843-70. From 1847 Assistant Resident in Lahore, 1858 private secretary to Earl Canning, 1862 Chief Commissioner of Mysore and Coorg. Retired in 1870, lived in Devon. C.S.I. 1867. Member of the R.A.S. from 1870. Twice married, six sons and two daughters.

Publications: wrote for the JASB.

edited: Eastern Experience: Autobiographical Recollections of Sir John Bowring. 1877.

Haidar Ali and Tipu Sultan. 234 p. Rulers of India Series. 1893.

Sources: Who Was Who and other sources in Br. Biogr. Arch.; Wikipedia (with photo).


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