St. JOHN, Richard Fleming

St. JOHN, Richard Fleming. 12.9.1839 — 6.2.1919. British Officer and Burmese Scholar. M.A. Oxford. Lieutenant. Deputy Commissioner in Burma. In the 1890s he taught Burmese at Oxford and at University College in London (1894), at least at Oxford continued until the 1910s. Twice married, six children. Publications: “Bhūridatta Jātaka Vatthu”,…

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SAMUELLS, William Leycester

SAMUELLS, William Leycester. Patna 14.7.1841 — 1899. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of —> E.A.S. From 1857 served in Bengal. As captain, in 1868-72 served in Chota Nagpur and Rewa. Then in Barrackpur and Hill Tippera. Retired as colonel in 1890. Publications: Wrote a few archaeological articles for the…

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SAMUELLS, Edward Alexander.

SAMUELLS, Edward Alexander. Bapt. Westmoreland, Jamaica 28.12.1814 — 23.12.1860. British Colonial Official in India. Son of Paul Stevens S. Member of Bengal Civil Service until his early death, finally Commissioner of Patna. Married 1840 with Anna Charlotte Pringle, father of —> W.L.S. and other children. Publications: “A Visit to the…

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ROOS-KEPPEL, George

ROOS-KEPPEL, George Olaf (also referred to as Ross-Keppel). 1866 — London ?.12.1921. Sir. British (Scots) Colonial Officer in India. Lieutenant-Colonel. “Joined the Royal Scots Fusiliers, 1886, and Indian Staff Corps, 1900. Served in the Burmese expedition, 1886-7. Commandant Kuram Militia, 1894-7, Political Officer with Kuram Column, Tirah expedition, 1897-8, N.W.…

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ROGERS, Henry Thomas

ROGERS, Henry Thomas. 1830 — 1898. British Officer in Burma. Captain, served some years in Burma and after returning collaborated with Max Müller Publications: Buddhaghosa’s parables translated from Burmese, with an introd. by Max Müller. 172+206 p. L. 1870. Sources: Kirk, Suppl. to Allibone, the only source in Br. Biogr.…

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POSTANS, Thomas

POSTANS, Thomas. 1808 — Deesa, Gujarat 11.12.1846. British Colonial Officer interested in Ethnology and Archaeology of India. Captain. Joined E.I.C. service as cadet in 1827 and came to Bombay. Political Agent in Cutch and Sind, later political agent at Nassik and Persian interpreter to Sindh Force. Died as appointed member…

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MALLESON, George Bruce

MALLESON, George Bruce. Wimbledon 8.5.1825 — London 1.3.1898. British Colonial Officer in India. “Son of John M., educated at Wimbledon and Winchester; joined the Bengal Native Infantry in 1844. In the second Burmese war of 1852-3, in the Commissariat Department until 1856; Sanitary Commissioner in Bengal, 1866-8; Controller of the…

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MCMUNN, George Fletcher

MCMUNN, George Fletcher. 1869 — 1952. Sir. British (Scots) Officer and Historian. Born in a soldier family. In 1988 joined Royal Artillery in India, served in North-West Frontier and Burma, also in South Africa. Lieutenant-General. Publications: The Martial Races of India. 432 p. n.d. – The Underworld of India. 2nd…

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SYKES, W. H.

SYKES, William Henry. near Bradford, Yorkshire 25.1.1790 — London 16.6.1872. British Colonial Officer in India, with wide scholarly interests. Son of Samuel Sykes, an estate owner. Entered as cadet in 1803, Lieutenant in Bombay Army 1805, participated in the siege of Bharatpur. Learnt soon Hindī and Marāṭhī. Captain 1819, traveled…

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SCOTT, Jonathan

SCOTT, Jonathan. Shrewsbury 1754 — Shrewsbury 11.2.1829. British Colonial Officer and Oriental (Arabic and Persian) Scholar in India. Son of Jonathan Scott, brother of John Scott (1747–1819), an officer in India and supporter of Warren Hastings. Educated in Shrewsbury. “To India, in the 29th N.I., in 1772, Captain 1778, Persian…

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