ROBINSON, William (civil servant)

ROBINSON, William. 18?? — 1???. Sir. British Civil Servant in India. In the 1840s Head Assistant Collector of Malabar. In the 1850 commanded Madras Police. Later on, member of Madras Council (1877). Still active in the 1890s. Publications: “Description of the Laccadive Islands”, MJLS 14:2, 1847, 1-46, map. – Report on the Laccadive…

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RIDOUT, J. B. M.

RIDOUT, John Bertram Mais. Bourne, Cambridgeshire 17.7.1866 — Swanage, Dorset 31.12.1944. British Civil Servant in Sri Lanka. Son of John Dowell R. and Alician Maria Mais. District Surveyor from 1889, Assistant Superintendent 1897, Acting Superintendent 1901, Superintendent 1904. Still in Ceylon in 1914, in 1915 in war service as Captain. Publications: “Ritigala”,JRAS-CB 12:43, 1892,…

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RENEL, Charles

RENEL, Charles Ulysse. Strasbourg 6.5.1866 — Tananarive 9.9.1925. French Philologist. Son of Émile R., a railway official, and Uranie Lafite (D. 1878). After Franco-Prussian war the family moved to Épinal (Vosges). From 1884 studies in Paris, at Lycée Louis-le-Grand and from 1886 École normale supérieure, concentrating on linguistics and comparative religion.…

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POWELL-PRICE, John Cadwgan

POWELL-PRICE, John Cadwgan. 11.6.1888— 13.2.1964. British (Welsh) Civil Servant in India. Son of Cadwgan Powell-Price, from 1890 Rector of Festiniog, then of Machynlleth. Director of Public Instruction, United Provinces (1939 there). Married 1923 Florence Evelyn Oakley. Publications: With Pr. Dayal & R. K. Mookerji: Descriptive list of coins and inscriptions suitable for…

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POWELL, Eyre Burton

POWELL, Eyre Burton. Brecknockshire, Wales 1818/19 — Streatham, London 10.11.1904. British Civil Servant in India. Son of the elder E.B.P., studied at Pembroke College, Cambridge (B.A. 1840). In 1848 joined Madras Civil Service. Worked as teacher, finally Principal of Presidency College in Madras. In 1862-75 Director of Public Instruction for…

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MITCHELL, A. Norval

MITCHELL, Alfred Norval. 18.12.1906 — 1988. British Civil Servant in India. Joined I.C.S. in 1930, 1934 transferred to Political Service. Until 1947 Administrator of Bastar State. Married, at least one son. Publications: A Grammar of Maria Gondi, as Spoken by the Bison Horn or Dandami Marias of Bastar State. 4+69 p. Jagdalpur…

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MASTER, Streynsham

MASTER, Streynsham. Langdon, Kent 28.10.1640 — Lancashire 28.4.1724. Sir. British Colonial Administrator in India. Son of Richard Langdon. Served long in Surat, then in Masulipatam and Bengal and in 1678-81 as Company’s Agent in Madras. Returned in 1692 and bought Codnor Castle estate in Derbyshire. Married Elizabeth Leigh, two sons…

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MACREADY, William Charles

MACREADY, William Charles. England 7.8.1832 — Puttalam 26.11.1871. British Civil Servant in Sri Lanka. Son of the well-known actor William M. and actress Catherine Frances Atkins. Studies at Oxford (Christ Church) and Haileybury. From 1854 in Ceylon Civil Service, worked as Assistant Government Agent in Kandy, Puttalam, Kurunegala, Colombo and…

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MCCALL, Anthony Gilchrist

MCCALL, Anthony Gilchrist. 1895 — ?.5.1978. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Anthony McCall and Mary Gilchrist. In 1914-21 served in Royal Artillery. Major. In 1921 joined I.C.S. In 1927-30 in Manipur, 1931-43 in charge of Lushai Hills district. In 1947 back to the U.K. O.B.E. Married 1924 Jean…

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LOGAN, Alexander Cochrane

LOGAN, Alexander Cochrane. 1861? — 19??. British Civil Servant in India. Probably son of the elder A.C.L. (mentioned in 1851), grew up in Mandeville, Jamaica. From 1879 (when 18) studies at Oxford (Balliol College). Joined I.C.S. in 1879 and from 1881 worked in Bombay Presidency, from 1901 Senior Collector and…

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