BOYD, Palmer. Simla, India 29.9.1840 — 1875. British Indologist. Son of the lieutenant-general Mossom Boyd of Bengal Army and Charlotte Loftie, joined himself first the army and served from 1858 as second lieutenant in Bengal Artillery. Resigned in 1864 and from 1867 studied Sanskrit etc. at Cambridge (Trinity College) under Cowell. B.A. 1871.
Publications: translated: Nagananda, or Joy of the Snake World: A Buddhist Drama in five acts … of Sri-Harsha-Deva. 166 p. L. 1872.
Sources: briefly Kirk, Suppl. in Br. Biogr. Arch. (not in the 2nd Series); myheritage.