SETON-KARR, Walter Scott

SETON-KARR, Walter Scott. 23.1.1822 — West Brompton, London 22.11.1910. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Andrew S-K, of Roxburghshire (Scotland), and Alicia Anne Rawlinson. He was a godson of Walter Scott. Educated at Rugby. Served in Bengal in judicial and political offices. In 1862-68 Judge of High Court in Calcutta.…

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SCRAFTON, Luke

SCRAFTON, Luke. 1732 (?) — at sea near Cape of Good Hope 1770. Britishman in E.I.C.’s service. Assisted Clive. After the Battle of Plassey Resident at Durbar of Murshidabad, then in Calcutta Council. Back in the U.K. one of the director’s of E.I.C. In 1769 nominated to the three-man committee…

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PERCIVAL, Robert

PERCIVAL, Robert. 1765 — 1826. British Colonial Officer. Joined Irish Infantry in the U.K., as Captain in 1895-97 participated in the conquest of Dutch Capeland. In 1797 to Ceylon, where he remained three years. His both books are said to be full of description of the cruelty and treachery of…

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PELSAERT, Francisco

PELSAERT, Francisco. 159? — Batavia ?.9.1630. Dutch Factor in India and Indonesia. From Antwerpen. In 1618 sailed to the East as Assistant, the lowest grade of the Dutch E.I.C.’s service. In 1620 promoted to junior factor (onderkoopman) and posted to India. Travelled overland from the east coast to Surat and…

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NOVÁK, Ondřej

NOVÁK, Ondřej. Prague 10.10.1946 — Vysoké Tatry 19.4.1977. Czech Scholar of Indian History. In 1965-69 studies of Indology, philosophy and history at Prague. Ph.D. 1975. Publications: “The Role of Tradition in Nehru’s Thought”, M. Krása (ed.), Jawaharlal Nehru. A Political Leader. Prague 1974, 40-62. – “Anquetilova indická cesta”, Nový Orient 32, 1977, 209-212. Sources: *M. Krása, Nový Orient 32,…

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MORIARTY, Gerald Patrick

MORIARTY, Gerald Patrick. 1.4.1863 — Cambridge 21.6.1924. British Historian. Son of Stephen Stack M., educated at Brighton College. From 1881 studies at Balliol College, Oxford (B.A. 1885). Worked as tutor in Oxford, then from 1895 I.C.S. teacher and 1897-1924 University Teacher of Indian History at Cambridge (Pembroke College, hon. M.A.…

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MACMUNN, George Fletcher

MACMUNN, George Fletcher. Chelsea 24.8.1869 — Sackville College, East Grinstead 23.8.1952. Sir. British (Scottish) Officer and Historian. Born in a soldier family, son of John Alexander M. and Charlotte Edith Matthias. Educated at Kensington Grammar School, from 1888 at Royal Military Academy. In 1891 Lieutenant of Royal Artillery in India, served…

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MACGREGOR, William Lewis

MACGREGOR, William Lewis. ?.12.1801 — Dinapur 7.9.1853. British Physician in India, Author of Sikh History. M.D. 1825 Edinburgh, then to India. The principal physician to Ranjit Singh and superior of Honigberger. Married Anna Caroline, at least one daughter. Publications: The history of the Sikhs: Containing the Lives of the Gooroos; the…

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LYALL, Alfred Comyn

LYALL, Alfred Comyn. Coulsdon, Surrey 4.1.1835 — Freshwater, Isle of Wight 11.4.1911. Sir. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Alfred L. and Mary Drummond Broadwoo, educated at Eton College, then Haileybury. Arrived at Calcutta 1856 and was sent to Bulandshahr, where he narrowly escaped death during 1857 uprising. Served…

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MALLESON, George Bruce

MALLESON, George Bruce. Wimbledon 8.5.1825 — Kensington, London 1.3.1898. British Colonial Officer in India. Colonel. Son of John M. and Lucy Nesbitt. “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…

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