SHOWERS, Charles Lionel

SHOWERS, Charles Lionel. 5.2.1816 — Geneva 13.9.1895. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of Major Howe Daniel Sh. and Harriet Ashe. Joined army 1835 and left for India. As Colonel in 1869 Political Agent in Gwalior, then Major-General (1878). Retired 1881, General 1889. Married 1856 Frederica Helen Nightingale (née Hurst),…

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ROGERS, E. H.

ROGERS, E. H. 18?? — 1899?. Head Master of the Lawrence Military Asylum in Sanawar, Himalayas (1858), then Sub-Inspector of Army Schools (1879), retired. Publications: How to speak Hindustani, being an Easy Guide to Conversation in that Language for the use of Soldiers and others proceeding to India. 84 p. L.…

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ROEBUCK, Thomas

ROEBUCK, Thomas. Linlithgowshire ?.12.1784 — Calcutta 8.12.1819. British (Scottish) Colonial Officer and Linguist in India. Son of an iron-works manufacturer, educated at Alloa and Edinburgh. Came to India in 1801 and served in Madras, in 1805 health problems forced him to return to the U.K., but he came back in 1810,…

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ROBERTS, T. Theo

ROBERTS, T. Theo. 17?? — 18??. British Colonial Officer in India. Lieutenant. His Glossary was intended to help newcomers, consisting mainly of Indian words and names adopted in English usage in India. Publications: An Indian Glossary, consisting of some thousand words and terms commonly used in the East-Indies. 120 p. L.…

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ROBERTS, R. E.

ROBERTS, R. E. 17?? — 18??. British Colonial Officer in India. As Major in 1777 visited Burma, in the mid-1780s called Persian interpreter. In 1798 Lieutenant-Colonel, 180? Colonel. Member of Asiatic Society (1802/10). Also knew Hindustani. Publications: “An Account of Arakan”, Asiatick Miscellany 1, 1785, 316-326; “An Account of the Mahratta States” Ibid. 395-419.…

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RICHARDSON, David Thomas

RICHARDSON, David Thomas. Langholm, Dumfriesshire 176? — on sea ?.11.1808. British (Scottish) Colonial Officer in India. Like several his brothers he went to India as cadet in 1779. Learned soon Persian and Hindustani. In 1799 came to England accompanied by Mirza Abu Taleb Khan, a Persian scholar of Oudh. In 1800…

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RHEEDE TOT DRAKENSTEIN, Hendrik Adrian van

RHEEDE TOT DRAKENSTEIN, Hendrik Adrian van. Utrecht 13.4.1636 — on sea off Bombay 15.12.1691. Dutch Colonial Administrator and Botanist. Son of Ernst van Rheede and Elisabeth van Utenhove (d. 1637), a noble family, lost early his both parents. In 1656 joined Dutch E.I.C. as a soldier and went to India. In 1670-76 Governor…

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RAMSAY, Horatio Nelson

RAMSAY, Horatio Nelson. London 13.12.1805 — Malligaum, New South Wales 20.5.1847. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of Thomas R. and Jane Sills. Served in Bombay Native Infantry, later went to Australia. Captain (from 1823 until death). Married 1827 Catherine Turner, four daughters and four sons. Publications: The Principles of Gujarati…

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PULLAN, Ayrton

PULLAN, Ayrton. Staveley, Derbyshire 31.3.1834 — Clifton 30.4.1891. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of Rev. Benjamin William P., educated at Cheltenham College. In 1756 joined Bengal Native Infantry. Participated in the Trigonometrical Survey. Colonel 1886. He was a noted artist who made water colours of Indian scenes. Married 1864…

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PRICE, William (younger)

PRICE, William. 17?? — 18??. British Colonial Officer and Oriental Scholar in India. Lieutenant (1807), then Captain (1823) and Major (1831) in the 5th native regiment in Bengal. Taught Bengali, Marathi and Sanskrit at Fort William College, from 1824 Professor of Hindee (i.e. Braj) and Hindoostanee there. Retired in 1834…

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