WRIGHT, Henry Nelson

WRIGHT, Henry Nelson. 1870 — 1941. British Civl, Servant and Numismatician In India. His coin collection is now divided between British and Delhi Museums. Publications: Catalogue of the Coins in the Indian Museum, Calcutta. 2. Coins of Sultans of Delhi and other contemporary Moslem rulers. Oxford 1907; 3. Coins of…

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THORNTON, Thomas Henry

THORNTON, Thomas Henry. London (?) 1832 — Bath 10.3.1913. British Civil Servant in India. Son of a journalist, educated at Merchant Taylor’s School and Oxford (St.John’s, later its Fellow). In 1855 entered I.C.S. as one of the first “competition-wallahs”. Served in the Punjab, participated in 1957 battles. In 1864-76 Secretary…

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STONEHOUSE, John

STONEHOUSE, John. 17?? — 1???. British Civil Servant in India. In 1780 Assistant to Collector in Shawabad, in 1795 Collector in Medinipur, soon in Midnapur. Publications: “Letter from the Emperor Akbar to Abdûllah Khan. the Usbeck, Ruler of Turan. Composed by Abúl Fuzul. Translated from Persian”, The New Asiatic Miscellany…

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SORLEY, Herbert Tower

SORLEY, Herbert Tower. 12.4.1892 — 7.8.1968. British Civil Servant in India, Sindhi Scholar. Son of John T. Sh. M.A. 1914 Aberdeen. Served in I.C.S. Collector of Bombay (1939). Publications: The Western India States Agency. 1-2. Census of India 1931 vol. 10. 1933. – Shâh Abdul Latif of Bhit: his poetry,…

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ROMER, John

ROMER, John. 17?? — 18??. British Civil Servant in India. In 1823 he was Government Agent in Surat. Member of the Council in Bombay, acted as Governor of Bombay for a brief period in 1831. In 1830-31 President of the Asiatic Society there. In 1855 in the U.K. In the…

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RAVENSHAW, Edward Cockburn

RAVENSHAW, Edward Cockburn. 1804 —?.4.1877. British Civil Servant in India. Son of John Goldsborough R. (1777–1854), the chairman of E.I.C., and Hannah Bond. In 1820 Prizes in Bengali and Persian from Haileybury, soon entered Civil Service. Apparently served also in the residence of Hyderabad (in 1830 short time as acting Resident).…

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PUTJATA, Aleksej Dmitrievič.

PUTJATA, Aleksej Dmitrievič. Smolensk gub. 13.1.1855 — Melbourne 16.12.1894. Russian Diplomat and former Student of Indology. After studies worked in Ministry of Education and in 1885 entered diplomatic career as secretary at the Russian embassy in Bucharest, then for a while in Odessa. In 1893 sent to Australia as Russian…

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PERRY, Thomas Erskine

PERRY, Thomas Erskine. Wimbledon 20.7.1806 — London 22.4.1882. Sir British Judge in India. Son of james P., a journalist, educated at Charterhouse School and Trinity College, Cambridge (B.A. 1828). Starter career as lawyer, but soon left and studied two years at Munich. Back in England 1831 became active in politics…

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PEREIRA, António Pinto

PEREIRA, António Pinto. 15?? — 1587. S.J. Portuguese Historian of India. From Mogadour, Bragança. Apparently secretary of an officer in Goa. His work dealing with the contemporary history of Portuguese in India was published only posthumously. Publications: História da Índia no tempo em que a Governou o Visorei Dom Luís…

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PEPPE, Thomas Frazer

PEPPE, Thomas Frazer. 1833 — Ranchi, India 4.6.1907. British Civil Servant in India, interested in Archaeology and Photography. Son of George Peppe (as he died 1837, the birth year 1844 is impossible), brother of —> William Peppe. In 1865 served in Bengal Opium Department, in 1870 photographed the ruins in…

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