TICKELL, Samuel Richard

TICKELL, Samuel Richard. Cuttack 19.8.1811 — Cheltenham 20.4.1875. British Colonial Officer and Zoologist in India and Burma. Son of an officer. Trained at Addiscombe 1827-29 joined Bengal Native Infantry. From 1834 served under Hodgson in Kathmandu, then Political Agent in Singbhum. In 1847 sent to Burma. Retired as Colonel in…

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TEXTOR DE RAVISI, Anatole Arthur, M. le baron

TEXTOR DE RAVISI, Anatole Arthur, M. le baron. Bourges 15.6.1822 — Paris 8.1.1922. French Colonial Servant. Son of an officer (d. 1826), of an old noble family of Forez. Attended 1840-42 Saint-Cyr military school, then joined marine infantery. Served in Morocco and Réunion. Captain 1850. Administrator of the French Karikal…

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TEMPLE, Richard Carnac

TEMPLE, Richard Carnac. Allahabad 15.10.1850 — Territet, Switzerland 3.3. 1931. Sir (2nd Bart.). British Colonial Officer in India and Burma, Indologist, Ethnologist and Historian. Son of Sir Richard T. (1826–1902), a well known and original Civil Servant in India, and Charlotte Martindale (d. 1855). Educated at Harrow and Cambridge (Trinity…

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TAYLOR, Philip Meadows

TAYLOR, Philip Meadows. Liverpool 25.9.1808 — Menton, S. France 13.5.1876. British Administrator and Author in India. Son of a merchant. He came to India at the age of 15 as a clerk to a Bombay merchant, but soon (1824) took the service under the Nizam, first military, but soon in…

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PRICE, William

PRICE, William. – This is problematic case. If we follow D.N.B., and there is no better source, we are doing with three contemporary William Prices. 1. Worcester 1780 — ?.6.1830. British Colonial Officer and Oriental Scholar in India. In 1811-12 Assistant Secretary and Interpreter of Gore Ouseley’s mission to Persia.…

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PRICE, David

PRICE, David. Merthyr Cynog near Brecon 1762 — 16.12.1835. British Colonial Officer in India, Persian Scholar and Historian. Major. Served in India in 1781–1805. Son of a curate, lost early his father. “Educated at Brecknock and Jesus College, Cambridge; Sizar; enlisted the E.I.Co.’s service, went to India 1781; served under…

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POTTINGER, Henry

POTTINGER, Henry. County Down 3.10.1788 — Malta 18.3.1855. Sir (Bart). British Colonial Officer in India. Born in a Berkshire family settled in Ireland. “Son of Eldred Curwen P., educated at Belfast; went to sea and to India [1804] to join the marine service, but entered the Army in Bombay in…

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POSTANS, J.

POSTANS, J. 1??? — 1846. British Colonial Officer interested in Ethnology and Archaeology of India. Captain. Political Agent in Cutch and Sind. Publications: “Notes of a Journey to Girnar, in the Province of Kattywar,for the purpose of copying the ancient Inscriptions upon the Rock near that place, undertaken by order…

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PHAYRE, Arthur Purves

PHAYRE, Arthur Purves. Shrewsbury 7.5.1812 — Bray near Dublin 14.12.1885. Sir. British (Irish?) Colonial Officer and Burmese Scholar. In Burma 1834-74. “Son of Richard P., educated in Shrewsbury, entered the Bengal Army, 1828. Served in the administration of Burma, 1834-48, in the Panjab, 1848-9; Commissioner of Arakan, 1849, and of…

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VAUGHAN, John Luther

VAUGHAN, John Luther. Leicester St. Martin 6.3.1820 — Tunbridge, Kent 2.1.1911. Sir. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of Rev. Edward Thomas V. and Agnes Pares, educated at Rugby. Joined Indian Army in 1840, served in Maharajpur. In 1855 in Crimea. In 1857 commanded a Field Force in the Yusafzai…

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